Board & Staff
Board of Directors
Jon Bluth - Product Management Executive, Folio Investing
Hannah Brazee Gregory - Founder + Chief Creative Officer, Shoestring Creative Group
Jon Bluth is an expert in the areas of advisor technology, mobile solutions, product modernization, and user-centered design. With nearly 30 years of financial services experience in strategic product management and business development, Mr. Bluth’s notable contributions include delivering the first web-based portfolio management platform, as well as the first mobile collaborative tool for advisor meetings in the financial services industry. His products have received extensive industry coverage, including nominations for the Technology Innovation Award by FTF Magazine. Mr. Bluth has been a featured speaker at industry events including the American Banking Association Wealth Management & Trust Conference and the Financial Planning Association Major Firms Symposium, and has been often asked to share his insights on advisor solutions, mobile, and emerging technology trends with Aité, Celent, Gartner, Ovum, and Tower Group.
Katie Burnham Laverty - Learning Institute Evaluator
Hannah is a national expert in nonprofit communications and a sought-after speaker and workshop presenter. At SHOESTRING, she is responsible for all facets of agency services, most importantly as senior strategist and chief creative director. Hannah is particularly well-known for her nonprofit branding expertise, creative energy and ability to produce attention-getting campaigns. As an expert in the field, she has written numerous articles and has been interviewed by Marketplace on NPR, NBC News and others. Hannah began her career working in the public relations departments of a university and a children’s hospital and cares deeply about doing work that matters. A trained and experienced journalist, she has a passion for helping nonprofits tell their stories and working with the news media to produce meaningful coverage. By combining her experience producing news and television segments with her an award-winning writing and graphic design talents, she is able to provide unparalleled expertise and services to clients. Hannah attended the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. She began working in the field of communications and journalism at the age of 16 and her experience includes everything from voicing television commercials to working as a sports photojournalist and even producing (and hosting) segments for a travel cable channel. Every ounce of experience she has goes toward helping her clients further their missions. Her personal passions include raising her two sons and anything that allows time to be spent in the great outdoors.
Andrew Homen - Network Administrator, YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
Katie Burnham Laverty is the retired co-founder of the Society for Nonprofits, and served as President and Executive Director until early 2017.
On March 18, 1999, Burnham was honored by the United States Distance Learning Association
with the "Most Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in
Lifelong Learning" award. Burnham graduated with Honors from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Education.
Diane Hultz - Client CFO, Financial Services
Apparatus Solutions, Inc.
I have a passion for serving communities that has shaped my career choices for over 25 years. I entered Active Duty with the Army in 1993 after spending my early college years studying drug and alcohol counseling. My time serving the military community was cut short by an injury that forced me out of the Army. After my separation from service I spent a month at a monastery in Oregon contemplating what to do next and found that I had a strong desire to serve the non-profit community. I began working at the YMCA a few months later and became their Network Administrator in 2000. During the last 17 years our organization has grown from a $20 million budget serving 5 locations to a $60 million budget serving 12 locations. The technologies have changed, but my focus has not: I consider my role to equip staff and volunteers with all the tools they need to serve our communities in the best ways possible. A few years ago I became re-involved with the Boy Scouts and have the same philosophy as a leader: equip teams to serve. Success in the non-profit world, to me, comes when we listen well, learn often, and find ways to connect people, organizations and needs.
Richard Mussler-Wright - Membership Relations Coordinator, Idaho Botanical Gardens
- Over twenty years of experience in public accounting, specializing in not-for-profit auditing and tax
- Three years working with not-for-profit organizations, on a project basis, as well as serving on an ongoing basis as CFO or Finance Director for smaller organizations
- Analysis of NFP financial statements
- Assisting with preparation for audit
- Interacting with management and board
- Preparation and review of Form 990
- Member of AICPA and MICPA
Richard is Membership Relations Coordinator for the Idaho Botanical Garden. He is responsible for membership promotion and development projects. Before he joined the Idaho Botanical Garden, he was the Director of Membership for the Idaho Nonprofit Center from 2013-2015. In that time, he doubled membership, improved member benefits, and enhanced member engagement. Richard attended Boise State University, and has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. He has presented and conducted workshops at MIT Mindfest (Boston MA), Florida Technology Association (Orlando FL), New York Technology Education Association (Bolton Landing NY) and others. He has been a regular speaker at Story Story Night, and has presented twice at Boise Ignite. He has conducted workshops on grant writing and collaboration at the Idaho Office on Refugees in 2014 and 2015, and was the keynote speaker for the PTA Advocacy Day in 2015. Richard has also taught at project-based after-school centers, developed K-12 STEM curriculum for 13 years, built robots, and designed the LEGO project. Education is a theme in his life, and he loves to help people help each other.
Executive Director - Jason Chmura
Jason Chmura is the Executive Director of the Society for Nonprofits. Jason served as the Membership Director from 2002 until 2017, and was responsible for membership services, web development, database
management, and other related functions. Jason is a self-taught web developer, with experience in a number of open source technologies. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1999
with a B.A. in Organizational Studies.
Nonprofit World Editor - Jill Muehrcke
Juliana (Jill) Muehrcke is the founding editor of Nonprofit World and
has served as its editor since its founding in 1983. A writer and editor
of international reputation, she has written over 100 books, including
Are You Sitting on a Gold Mine?, Map Use (with Jon Kimerling and Phillip
Muehrcke), and Walk in My Shoes. A graduate of the University of
Washington, she has won numerous awards, including the Nonprofit
Advocacy Award. She is also the founder and owner of the publishing firm
Funding Alert Editor - Mary Lou Santovec
Mary Lou Santovec is the editor of the Funding
Alert database. She has a B.S. in physical education from the
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and has done graduate work in
nonprofit administration at the University of Notre Dame. She’s the
co-author of two books and has written articles on many topics for
various national and regional newsletters, magazines and newspapers.
She’s currently working on a book on Wisconsin gardens for Big Earth