Collective Community ImpactConnect

At work in over 2,000 American cities — and now, other countries.

Connect with Others with
Similar Passion and Vision

We offer you unique opportunity to connect with innovative community stakeholders, from across the country or within your state.  They strive to increase communication, cooperation, and collaboration among all helping agencies in their communities. They are willing to share their best practices with you.

Different ways to connect...

ConnectEmail

Email

Preferred way to make introductions
Phone

Phone

Should be scheduled appointments
Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups

Live video/audio conferencing via the web
Instant Messaging

Instant Messaging

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Listed below are community stakeholders who welcome the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience. Use email to introduce yourself, and then, schedule a time for a phone visit. If you would like to join an "Affinity Group," please contact Erin Meisner (erin@simonsolutions.com), Community Impact Specialist for Simon Solutions. Erin's direct line is 256-712-2356.

Courageous & Visionary Pioneers

blazing a trail towards innovative best practices and lasting solutions
Cathy Easley

Cathy Easley

Associate Vice President of Community Impact
Trident United Way
CEasley@tuw.org
Trident United Way
SSI Tool used:

SafetyNet Assistance Network

Charleston
,
SC
County Served:
Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester
Year Launched:
2009
People Served:
156,001
Partnering Agencies:
337
Caregivers Connected:
852
Jennie Robinson

Jennie Robinson

President of Huntsville City Council / Admin for ELM Foundation
ELM Foundation
jennie@elmhsv.org
ELM Foundation
SSI Tool used:

Huntsville AL Area Network

Huntsville
,
AL
County Served:
Madison
Year Launched:
2013
People Served:
40,730
Partnering Agencies:
232
Caregivers Connected:
570
Missy Hanks

Missy Hanks

Case Manager
ELM Foundation
missy@elmhsv.org
ELM Foundation
SSI Tool used:

Huntsville AL Area Network

Huntsville
,
AL
County Served:
Madison
Year Launched:
2013
People Served:
40,730
Partnering Agencies:
232
Caregivers Connected:
570
Andrea Proulx Buinicki

Andrea Proulx Buinicki

Vice President of Community Impact
Lake Area United Way
APB@lauw.org
Lake Area United Way
SSI Tool used:

United For Families

Griffith
,
IN
County Served:
Lake
Year Launched:
2013
People Served:
56,983
Partnering Agencies:
69
Caregivers Connected:
209
Rebecca Eastman

Rebecca Eastman

Board Member
Stillwater Cares
rebeccae@meridiantech.edu
Stillwater Cares
SSI Tool used:

Stillwater Cares

Stillwater
,
OK
County Served:
Payne
Year Launched:
2014
People Served:
19,256
Partnering Agencies:
65
Caregivers Connected:
154
Pat Schoenemann

Pat Schoenemann

Director
Brazos Health Resource Center
PSchoenemann@st-joseph.org
Brazos Health Resource Center
SSI Tool used:

Brazos Valley / CHI St. Joseph Regional Hospital Network

Bryan
,
TX
County Served:
Robertson, Leon, Madison, Brazos, Grimes, Burleson, and Washington
Year Launched:
2016
People Served:
2.585
Partnering Agencies:
140
Caregivers Connected:
172
James Whitford

James Whitford

Executive Director
Watered Gardens Ministries
james@wateredgardens.org
Watered Gardens Ministries
SSI Tool used:

True Charity Joplin

Joplin
,
MO
County Served:
Jasper and Newton
Year Launched:
2010
People Served:
75,146
Partnering Agencies:
72
Caregivers Connected:
216
Hannah Jarrett

Hannah Jarrett

Director of Financial Stability Strategy
United Way of the Piedmont
hjarrett@uwpiedmont.org
United Way of the Piedmont
SSI Tool used:

Piedmont Area CharityTracker Network

Spartanburg
,
SC
County Served:
Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union
Year Launched:
2012
People Served:
161,800
Partnering Agencies:
56
Caregivers Connected:
62
Vanessa Ruiz

Vanessa Ruiz

Vice President of Operations
San Diego Food Bank
vruiz@sandiegofoodbank.org
San Diego Food Bank
SSI Tool used:

Jacob and Cushman San Diego Food Bank

San Diego
,
CA
County Served:
San Diego
Year Launched:
2013
People Served:
600,000 each month
Partnering Agencies:
500
Caregivers Connected:
Shelly Parks

Shelly Parks

Director of Programs
San Diego Food Bank
sparks@sandiegofoodbank.org
San Diego Food Bank
SSI Tool used:

Jacob and Cushman San Diego Food

San Diego
,
CA
County Served:
San Diego
Year Launched:
2013
People Served:
600,000 each month
Partnering Agencies:
500
Caregivers Connected:
Peter Crasto Donnelly

Peter Crasto Donnelly

Operations Manager
The Food Pantries for the Capital District
peter@thefoodpantries.org
The Food Pantries for the Capital District
SSI Tool used:

The Food Pantries for the Capital District

Albany
,
NY
County Served:
Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady
Year Launched:
2019
People Served:
52,737
Partnering Agencies:
77
Caregivers Connected:
159