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B4B Advisory Committee

Allison Bailey
Allison Bailey is the Manager of Corporate Services at Points of Light Corporate Institute. She works with the Executive Director of the Corporate Institute to provide program delivery for the Center for Employee Volunteerism. Prior to joining Points of Light, Allison graduated from James Madison University receiving both her B.B.A. in Business Management and her B.S. in Justice Studies. During her time at James Madison, she served on the Executive Board of SafeRides, a student run, non-profit designated driver program. She has a passion for learning and volunteering.

Bea Boccalandro, advisor to Business4Better, is a strategy consultant, writer and frequent public speaker on business involvement in societal causes. She is president of VeraWorks, a global consulting firm that has helped Aetna, Allstate, Bank of America, FedEx, HP, IBM, Levi Strauss & Co., The Walt Disney Company and many other companies develop and enhance their community involvement programs. She also teaches corporate community involvement at Georgetown University, Boston College, the Points of Light Institute and other organizations and has authored The End of Employee Volunteering: A Necessary Step to Substantive Employee Engagement in the Community; A Helping Hand or a Hijacking? How Nonprofits Can Respond to Ever-Increasing Corporate Involvement in the Community, and many other publications.

Dermot Hikisch is the Head of Community Development at B Laband leads B Lab's efforts to expand the community of Certified B Corporations, establishing Benefit Corporations as a recognized corporate form, and the emergence of GIIRS, the Global Impact Investing Rating System.

He is the former Head of Research for UK-based ENDS Carbon and Wind Power Intelligence. His work included producing intelligence reports, developing climate-risk indices for FTSE, and rating Europe’s largest brands on their carbon performance. He has been published in the fields of business and water insecurity, climate change, true cost accounting, and CSR in Canada. As a consultant he has worked with SMEs, Fortune 500 companies, the UNPRI, and major municipalities. Previously, he led the research team for Climate Counts, and was a sustainability ambassador with Procter & Gamble.

Dermot launched Red Bull Energy Drink into Canada and fought forest fires for nearly a decade. He really likes trees. He has a MSc. in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from Sweden, resides in San Francisco.

Julie Holdaway sits on the Leadership Team at OneOC and manages the nonprofit’s marketing efforts. She oversaw the 2010 brand launch from Volunteer Center Orange County to OneOC. Additionally, Julie is the Director of Training and Leadership at OneOC, where she oversees a robust calendar of 250+ professional development seminars to 4,000+ nonprofit leaders throughout Orange County.

Previously Julie served as the founding Executive Director of San Diego Grantmakers, consulting with foundations and corporations to strengthen philanthropy in the San Diego region. Prior to joining San Diego Grantmakers, Julie served as the Director of Marketing for the Charles & Helen Schwab Foundation in San Francisco, where she managed national programs in education and communications.

Julie attended San Diego State University studying business and art, and earned an MBA from the University of California, Irvine, Merage School of Business. She resides in Huntington Beach with Jonas, a rambunctious 8-year old future philanthropist.

Chris Jarvis is a co-founder and partner of Realized Worth, a leading consulting firm specializing in employee volunteering andworkplace giving programs. Chris believes volunteering is transformative and works with companies to design and implement programsthat meet employees where they're at - producing better companies, better communities, and a better world.

Susan McPherson is a serial connector, passionate cause marketer, writer and corporate responsibility expert. As SVP/Director of global marketing at Fenton, she focuses on creating visibility for the firm running its CSR practice. She’s a regular writer and contributor for the Harvard Business Review, Triple Pundit and Forbes and has 20+ years experience in marketing, public relations, and sustainability communications.

McPherson serves on the board of Bpeace, and Earth 2 Hub, a London-based innovative media platform for science and technology. She also is a member of Echoing Green’s Social Investment Council and Social Media Week’s New York Advisory Council. Additionally, she serves as an adviser to the non-profits: Girls Who Code, Plant A Fish, She’s The First, The Adventure Project and The OpEd Project. Recently, McPherson was selected as a Vital Voices global corporate ambassador.

Daniel J. McQuaid was named President and Chief Executive Officer of OneOC, formerly the Volunteer Center Orange County in 2005.  He has guided OneOC’s development of a full array of integrated volunteer, training, consulting, and business services that accelerate nonprofit success.  Daniel has 30 years of experience as an executive of nonprofit organizations, local community leader, board member and chairperson, consultant, and trainer. He holds a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in the City of New York and earned Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from University of California, Riverside.

Jackie Norris is the Executive Director of the Points of Light Corporate Institute and leads the corporate strategy and employee engagement programs. Prior to that, Jackie served as the Senior Advisor to the CEO at the Corporation for National and Community Service and as Assistant to President Obama and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. Jackie helped to develop a strategic plan to address the issues the First Lady is involved with including healthy eating, national service, military family and women in the workplace. Jackie has served as a trusted advisor to various political candidates and most recently led Iowa to an Obama victory in the 2008 presidential campaign as the Iowa State Director.

Jackie also served as a high school government teacher and still works with young people as an adjunct professor at American University. She was awarded the James Madison Fellowship in 2005, which supports the graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies. Jackie has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY College at Geneseo and a Masters in Political Science from Iowa State University. She serves on the Leadership Council for the Impact Center and is a member of the U.S. Commission on Presidential Scholars.

Barbara Powers has served as OneOC’s Chief Development Officer since February 2008. She has 20-plus years of experience in major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, annual campaigns, special events, direct mail, grant writing and cause-related marketing with organizations including American Red Cross, YMCA, Orange County High School of the Arts and The Philharmonic Society of Orange County.

Barbara is certified as a CFRE through the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 2000, and serves on AFPOC’s board of directors. Honors include the Western Region and Chapter Tiffany Award for Excellence in Management from American Red Cross. Holding a BA in Journalism/Public Relations from San Diego State University, Barbara is a native Southern Californian.

Regina Starr Ridley is publishing director of the Stanford Social Innovation Review at Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford, Regina was a group president at UBM companies Miller Freeman and CMP. She has a master’s in International Management from the Thunderbird Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from the University of Connecticut. Her passions outside of work include travel and involvement in her community, global and local. She currently serves as President and Board Chair for Friends of Timboni Feeder School, a nonprofit she helped found in 2006 to bring water to a small school in eastern Kenya, and is on the board of the Noe Valley farmers market.

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