2022 Boost Matching Speakers

Brittany Mattfeld Craig
Managing Director, Global Impact

Brittany Mattfeld Craig serves as a managing director at Global Impact, leading the organization’s fundraising efforts and work around employee engagement and corporate programs including employee giving, employee assistance and grantmaking. She is responsible for overseeing the strategy and execution of Global Impact’s employee giving program, which supports a Charity Alliance of more than 100 international nonprofits. Craig also manages the organization’s high impact fund and emergency response programs and drives engagement with over 300 public and private sector partners. She has a passion for problem solving and believes in the power of giving and volunteering to create a better world and community.

Craig earned a master’s degree in public administration with a focus on nonprofit management from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

Chris Jarvis

Chris Jarvis
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Realized Worth Executive Director, RW Institute

Chris Jarvis is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Realized Worth, a consulting firm focused on the design and implementation of transformative employee volunteering and giving initiatives. His work with organizations of all sizes from around the world is helping mobilize employees to make meaningful contributions in the communities where they live and work.

In 2015, Chris and his partner, Angela Parker, launched the RW Institute (RWI), a think tank focused on advancing the practice and theory of corporate citizenship. RWI is a collective of diverse stakeholders from around the world, committed to bringing evidence-based approaches to employee engagement in giving and volunteering using neuroscience, social sciences, transformative learning theory and other related academic disciplines.

Widely known for his thought-leadership in employee volunteering, workplace giving and corporate social responsibility, in 2011, the United Nations Office of Partnerships invited Chris to design and launch the first private sector led initiative to achieve the post-millennial Sustainable Development Goals through corporate volunteering. The IMPACT2030 initiative is the only business led effort designed to unite companies in their corporate volunteering efforts to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2021, the RW Institute launched Nudge the Good. The initiative aims to formally apply Behavioral Science insights to the practice of employee volunteering and giving. The goal is to model a scientific approach for break-through results in corporate citizenship that can be shared and duplicated by organizations in any region or context. Nudge the Good partners include Ideas42, The World Bank, Nike, Medtronic Foundation, Target, Starbucks, KPMG, CIBC, Altria, and 3BL Media.

The goal is to help practitioners be more successful – whether they are clients, engaged formally or not. Chris believes the work these men and women do as part of corporate citizenship is critical to addressing the huge social and environmental issues facing our global society.

Brittany Mattfeld Craig

Brittany Mattfeld Craig

Managing Director, Global Impact

Brittany Mattfeld Craig serves as a managing director at Global Impact, leading the organization’s fundraising efforts and work around employee engagement and corporate programs including employee giving, employee assistance and grantmaking. She is responsible for overseeing the strategy and execution of Global Impact’s employee giving program, which supports a Charity Alliance of more than 100 international nonprofits. Craig also manages the organization’s high impact fund and emergency response programs and drives engagement with over 300 public and private sector partners. She has a passion for problem solving and believes in the power of giving and volunteering to create a better world and community.

Craig earned a master’s degree in public administration with a focus on nonprofit management from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

Chris Jarvis

Chris Jarvis

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Realized Worth Executive Director, RW Institute

Chris Jarvis is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Realized Worth, a consulting firm focused on the design and implementation of transformative employee volunteering and giving initiatives. His work with organizations of all sizes from around the world is helping mobilize employees to make meaningful contributions in the communities where they live and work.

In 2015, Chris and his partner, Angela Parker, launched the RW Institute (RWI), a think tank focused on advancing the practice and theory of corporate citizenship. RWI is a collective of diverse stakeholders from around the world, committed to bringing evidence-based approaches to employee engagement in giving and volunteering using neuroscience, social sciences, transformative learning theory and other related academic disciplines.

Widely known for his thought-leadership in employee volunteering, workplace giving and corporate social responsibility, in 2011, the United Nations Office of Partnerships invited Chris to design and launch the first private sector led initiative to achieve the post-millennial Sustainable Development Goals through corporate volunteering. The IMPACT2030 initiative is the only business led effort designed to unite companies in their corporate volunteering efforts to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2021, the RW Institute launched Nudge the Good. The initiative aims to formally apply Behavioral Science insights to the practice of employee volunteering and giving. The goal is to model a scientific approach for break-through results in corporate citizenship that can be shared and duplicated by organizations in any region or context. Nudge the Good partners include Ideas42, The World Bank, Nike, Medtronic Foundation, Target, Starbucks, KPMG, CIBC, Altria, and 3BL Media.

The goal is to help practitioners be more successful – whether they are clients, engaged formally or not. Chris believes the work these men and women do as part of corporate citizenship is critical to addressing the huge social and environmental issues facing our global society.

David Hessekiel

David Hessekiel

President, Boost Matching

Engage for Good and Boost Matching President David Hessekiel came to the field of “doing well by doing good” after years of volunteering for good causes and a career in journalism, publishing and consumer marketing. In the months after 9/11, he identified a growing business need: a clearinghouse where corporations and nonprofits would find the building blocks of cause marketing success.

Jamila Cowan

Jamila Cowan

Director, Global Team Member & Community Engagement, Dell

Jamila Cowan is a ESG leader working at the intersection of technology, social impact, diversity, equity and inclusion. For the past 16 years she has held various roles within Dell Technologies from Technical Account Manager to Global Service Delivery Manager and Senior Regional Manager.

Jamila is currently the Director of Global Team Member & Community Engagement for 150,000+ Dell Technologies team members and is committed to helping youth gain access to technology and exposure to STEM careers. She is equally passionate about innovation and mentoring the next generation of Social Impact leaders. She has served on the Posse Atlanta Leadership Council, the YWCA TGI Tech Advisory Committee, and the Board of the Atlanta Business League. Jamila has been recognized as a global Corporate Social Responsibility thought leader and given the opportunity to speak globally about corporate volunteer engagement. She represented Dell Technologies at the United Nations headquarters sharing, with global leaders, the importance of private sector partnerships with public entities and highlighting Dell Techs pro bono collaboration with the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund. Most recently she shared insights with the White House Leadership Development Program.

Jen Carter

Jen Carter

Global Head of Technology, Google.Org

Jen Carter (pronouns: she/her) is the global head of technology at Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, and leads the company’s pro bono initiatives. She has been at Google for over 13 years and works to harness the power of technology to accelerate the impact of nonprofits & civic entities, focusing on areas like education, economic opportunity, criminal justice reform, AI for social good, and crisis response, including COVID-19 relief.

Kaitlin Love

Kaitlin Love

Vice President, Ipsos Public Affairs

Kaitlin is a Vice President with Ipsos based in Washington DC. In this capacity she serves as a research consultant and strategic advisor for government, non-profit, and private sector organizations that are interested in understanding impact as well as knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and practices of populations of interest. She has worked with companies across sectors on their social impact strategies, from supply chain-based approaches to risk management, to producing thought leadership aligned with business values, and evaluating the social impact of philanthropic investments. She has over a decade years of experience leading projects around the globe with in-depth practical knowledge of how to apply rigorous qualitative and quantitative methodologies to emerging contexts. Her expertise includes translating research findings into actionable recommendations to public and private sector stakeholders. Recently, Kaitlin has led studies for various UN agencies, the World Bank, Women’s World Banking, USAID, and Vital Voices, as well as the social impact arms of private sector companies. Kaitlin has an advanced education in International Development and is considered a subject-matter expert on the topics of gender, sustainable development, and social impact.

Sarah Tompson

Sarah Tompson

Managing Director, Corporate Partnerships, Save The Children

Sarah is Save the Children’s Managing Director of Corporate Partnerships where she drives $60M+ revenue per year through product donation, workplace giving, and employee engagement initiatives that create shared-value partnerships. As a member of Save the Children’s Global Alliance, she also leads priority global partnerships to unlock strategic opportunities across business lines. Previously, Sarah led Save the Children’s U.S. Emergency Programs and has a decade of experience responding to disasters across the nation. Working closely with corporate partners like Amazon, Sarah piloted innovative relief distribution programs and led the Resilient Children Resilient Communities Project, winner of the 2018 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Award for Best Disaster Resiliency Program. Sarah holds a Master’s in Health Communications from Johns Hopkins University and lives in Maryland.

Shira Haaz

Shira Haaz

Corporate Responsibility Manager, Subaru of America

Shira Haaz is the Corporate Responsibility Manager at Subaru of America, Inc. where she is responsible for the company’s strategic corporate responsibility efforts, the operation of the Subaru of America Foundation and community engagement in the automaker’s headquarters location of Camden, New Jersey. Haaz focuses on creating meaningful partnerships within the company and throughout the city, creates volunteer and mentoring opportunities for employees and collaboratively develops impactful funding opportunities. She also works cross-functionally to develop sustainable business practices with partners across Subaru.

Haaz has held numerous other roles at Subaru including most recently Parts and Service Marketing Manager and Retail Relationship Specialist. Previously, she was the Senior Marketing Manager of Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley. Here she was responsible for both large-scale and grass-roots marketing efforts and establishing the company as the thought-leader in hunger relief in the Delaware Valley. She also held positions in global corporate giving at ACE American Insurance Company and account management at LevLane Advertising.

Haaz holds a bachelor’s in business from The George Washington University and is certified in strategic management from the Harvard Extension School.

Tracy Nilles

Tracy Nilles

Sr. Director, Strategic Partnerships St. Jude/ALSAC

Tracy joined the ALSAC leadership team in June 2016. She is responsible for developing and implementing an integrated strategy for ALSAC’s employee engagement efforts specifically with employee giving and matching gifts. These strategies focus on expanding corporate relationships, retention and increasing revenue across the enterprise. She manages a team of 12 and is responsible for both internal and external activities to support the infrastructure to include matching gifts, account management, operations and gift processing.

Prior to joining ALSAC/St. Jude she worked at United Way Worldwide for 25 years managing the Global Corporate Leadership Program which was 120 of the largest companies responsible for raising over $1 billion a year to help those in need.

ALSAC is the fundraising and awareness arm of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Vanessa Davis

Vanessa Davis

Manager, Employee Engagement & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Octo

Vanessa Davis leads Employee Engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Octo, a cutting-edge technology solutions firm creating transformative solutions that enable federal government agencies to modernize faster and enhance citizen engagement. As chair of Octo’s Employee Engagement and CSR Committee, Vanessa empowers employees to embrace Octo’s core value of seva—serving a greater purpose—by enabling Committee members to lead and support community, giving, volunteering, wellness, and sustainability initiatives. She has also helped to launch charitable match, public giving, and volunteer grants for good programs which has taken Octo’s CSR efforts and employee engagement levels to new heights. 

Prior to joining Octo, Vanessa enjoyed a sustainability career for over a decade at Arizona State University (ASU) where she was Program Manager for the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes, Executive Assistant to leadership of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and oversaw multiple sustainability grant programs engaging School of Sustainability students. An Arizona native and ASU alum (Go Devils!), Vanessa studied sustainability and sociology and has a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. She interned with the Environmental Protection Agency and traveled to Hong Kong in 2015 to study urban sustainability as a Walton Global Studies Scholar. She enjoys road trips, podcasts, movies, yoga, and hiking, and is happily married with two boys who attend public schools in Tempe, AZ. 

As a lifelong sustainability advocate and connector-of-dots, Vanessa is eager to collaborate with attendees at Engage for Good 2022 to learn from and to share stories and best practices for engaging the many talented stakeholders around us to discover, design and deploy solutions for good.

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