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Meet The Staff

 

  Margaret LinnaneMargaret Linnane, Executive Director

Margaret Linnane is the executive director of the Edyth Bush Institute. Prior to coming to the Institute, Ms. Linnane was the executive director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida for 18 years. Her extensive experience in resource development, program and fiscal management, and community outreach were paramount in selecting her to lead the Philanthropy Center in 2004.

Ms. Linnane serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Florida Nonprofit Alliance, the statewide association formed to provide a collective voice for nonprofits at the local, state and federal levels. A past recipient of the prestigious Martin L. Bell Memorial Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship awarded annually to a nonprofit executive in the Executive MBA Program at the Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business, Linnane holds an MBA and a B.A. from Rollins College.

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Nicole Abbondandolo, Program Coordinator

Nicole is the program coordinator at the Edyth Bush Institute, as well as the Membership Online Specialist. She is a graduate of Valencia Community College and the Radio Broadcasting Institute. A Central Florida native, Nicole is a volunteer member of several organizations such as Kids Beating Cancer, Habitat for Humanity and Coalition for the Homeless. She is also a member of Vocals Incorporated, which provides vocal entertainment for convention shows, theme parks and community events.

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Catelin Brown, Program Coordinator 

Catelin is the Program Coordinator for workshops and events at the Edyth Bush Institute.  After working in the educational and nonprofit fields for several years, she enjoys combining those passions by working to educate the Central Florida nonprofit community in meaningful and relevant ways.  Prior to joining at the Institute, Catelin worked with the Center for Management and Executive Education at Rollins College, educating professionals from Central Florida and around the world in skills such as leadership, organizational development, and organizational management.  She has also served the Central Florida community at Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, working in fund development.  Catelin is passionate about giving those around her the opportunity to be personally and professionally successful.  Catelin graduated from Rollins College in 2008 with a B.A. in Spanish, and in 2017 with a Masters in Human Resources.

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Kecia Carroll, Manager of Corporate Citizenship

Kecia Carroll is the manager of corporate citizenship at Edyth Bush Institute where she raises awareness for and engagement in corporate social responsibility and its benefits to companies, the nonprofit sector and the community.

Kecia is a marketing strategist and a corporate social responsibility (CSR) champion with a career divided between in-house leadership and consulting roles. She has worked with dozens of organizations -- from startups to Fortune 500 companies, professional service firms and social enterprises, helping them build their businesses and their brands. In her role as a senior advisor, Kecia advised companies on effective ways to integrate corporate social responsibility into their overall business strategy for positive impact to the bottom line, but equally as important, the community.

She comes to us via Denver, CO where she also served on the advisory board of the Forward Steps Foundation and as a mentor for CEC Middle College’s community service student club. Kecia graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Journalism, is a member of the Orlando Mayor’s City Academy and was a Rotary Business Exchange Scholar to China.

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  Min Sun Kim, Program Manager

Min Sun Kim is the Program Manager at the Edyth Bush Institute, and is responsible for overseeing programs in the following areas: fundraising, marketing, advocacy, social media, technology, financial management, and volunteer management. She additionally oversees the Central Florida Compensation and Benefits Survey, the Grant Professional Affinity Group, and the newest program, Successful Start: Bootcamp for New Nonprofit Executive Directors.

 

Throughout her career, Min has joined organizations, both nonprofit and for-profit, during transitional periods. Her keen eye for details, fresh outlook to improve or maintain current processes, and her ability to bring a diverse team together, has moved organizations towards positive change and a unified brand. She is a proud graduate from the University of Central Florida and offers over 9 years of experience working in the high school classroom, a revolutionary healthcare technology company, and the nonprofit sector.

Her nonprofit experience, while at Harbor House and the Assistance Fund, includes overseeing key annual events, serving as the in-house marketing department, working on a team to develop the nationally recognized R3 app, managing logistics of capital campaigns, stewarding donors, and being a key team player for both the marketing and development departments.

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Jim Moody, Program Manager

Jim Moody is the newest member of the Edyth Bush Institute staff, serving as a Program Manager responsible for custom training and education.  This includes working with new and existing clients to coordinate specialized instruction in the nonprofit specialty areas of board governance, fundraising, leadership, volunteer management and more.

Jim has 10 years of senior level management experience in nonprofit management, both in Florida and New York.  His professional areas of expertise include operations, board development, fundraising, and leading turnaround / start-up organizations.  Jim graduated from Northeastern Seminary with a Master’s Degree in Theology.  He also has two Bachelor of Science Degrees; in Administrative Management and Community Leadership & Development.  He is also a graduate of Cornell University’s Leadership Institute for Non-Profit Executives.      

Jim served for 6 years on a public school Board of Education and with the New York Department of Education, State Rehabilitation Council.  When not working, Jim enjoys spending time with his family and church, reading, and watching baseball.

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Karen Revels, Senior Manager of Philanthropy

Karen RevelsKaren Revels is the Senior Manager of Philanthropy at the Edyth Bush Institute overseeing Donors Forum of Central Florida, Institute partnerships, the Leadership Certificate, fundraising programs and is an instructor for many Institute workshops.    

Karen has more than 18 years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience in roles as Executive Director with The American Cancer Society and the International Fibrodisplaysia Ossificans Progressiva Association; and as Development Director with The Jewish Community Center and the Institute of Internal Auditors. In addition, she serves as an adviser on Cannonball Kids Cancer Board of Directors and Vice Chair of The Victory Cup initiative, Previously founded and served as President of the Howard Middle School Foundation, served as a foster parent; and co-founded Conway Cares: A Hunger Solution of Servant's Heart Center.  

She was awarded the Women of Distinction Award from the Citrus Council of Girl Scouts, is a graduate of Leadership Orlando Class 69 and Leadership Brevard Class 2005.  She received both a B.S. in Public Administration and Masters of Science in Management from the University of Central Florida. 

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Brian Schulte
, Marketing Manager

Brian Schulte is currently the Marketing Manager for the Edyth Bush Institute. Brian has been in marketing since graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Central Florida during the internet boom of the 1990s. Brian’s marketing experience includes working at a marketing agency with a variety of clients, being the marketing director at a nonprofit organization, and marketing in higher education at two colleges in Florida.

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Barbara Van ArsdaleBarbara Van Arsdale
, Administrative & Program Services Manager 

Barbara manages the administrative and program services at the Edyth Bush Institute, coordinates the finances and budgeting, and provides support for the Donors Forum of Central Florida. After resigning from a banking career to raise a family, Barbara served the community as a volunteer for several organizations. She earned a B.A. from Rollins College.

 

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