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Meet The Staff


Gary Blanchette, Executive Director

Gary Blanchette is the Executive Director at the Edyth Bush Institute.

Gary comes to EBI with an extensive background of 35 years in nonprofit fundraising, management, and institutional advancement. A collaborative leader, he led Junior Achievement in Orlando for 20 years before being asked to lead several initiates at the national level. Gary returns to the Central Florida community upon serving as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Springfield College, his alma mater.

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Min Sun Kim, Assistant Director

Min Sun Kim is the Assistant Director at the Edyth Bush Institute. Previously, she served the Institute as the program manager responsible for overseeing open enrollment programs and Certificate programs. She manages special programming and projects including the Central Florida Compensation and Benefits Survey, the Grant Professional Affinity Group, Explore Earned Income series, and 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. Her experience in the nonprofit sector includes work in local and national organizations where she led efforts in branding, strategy, marketing, and fundraising. She is a proud graduate from the University of Central Florida and received her MBA at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.

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Jamie Hollis, Program Manager

Jamie Hollis is the Program Manager at the Edyth Bush Institute responsible for overseeing open enrollment programs and Certificate programs.

Jamie has served over 10 years in nonprofit leadership, with a focus on program management, strategic partnerships, and performance management. She has provided national and local training and consultation to nonprofits, government agencies, and area businesses. Using a collaborative and practical approach, she has assisted organizations in strengthening their business practices by applying data driven solutions.
Jamie holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bradley University, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

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Jim Moody, Program Manager

Jim Moody is the Program Manager at the Edyth Bush Institute 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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Tracey Olaez, CNP, Membership & Administrative Specialist

Tracey Olaez is the Membership & Administrative Specialist handling the membership engagement and retention at the Edyth Bush Institute. She also maintains the Business Lawyers’ Pro Bono Project. Tracey is a Certified Nonprofit Professional with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and is certified in Nonprofit Management. She is an alumnae of the University of Central Florida.

Her experience in the nonprofit sector has been serving as an AmeriCorps National Service member in Public Allies Central Florida and through volunteering in the community. In her most recent role, she served as a Project Specialist at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando. Tracey currently serves as the Past Board Chair Advisor of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Orlando and has also served on the Prospanica Board Orlando Chapter. She remains an active member of ALPFA and of the AmeriCorps Alumni Orlando Chapter. In her down time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and camping outdoors with family.

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Brian Schulte, Marketing Manager

Brian Schulte is the Marketing Manager for the Edyth Bush Institute. Brian holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. Throughout his career, Brian has been in marketing roles for various organizations including a marketing firm in Orlando as well as the marketing director for a nonprofit organization prior to joining the Edyth Bush Institute in 2011.

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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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Ileah Vazquez, Program Coordinator

Ileah Vazquez is the Program Coordinator at the Edyth Bush Institute responsible for supporting the workshops, programs, library, and office. 

Ileah's experience in the nonprofit sector has been serving in development roles at Clean the World Foundation, Lighthouse Central Florida, and Center for Independent Living (CIL). Additional roles in her career include entertainment management positions at a major local theme park and at event production companies. She is a proud alumnae of the University of Florida and Valencia College. In her off time, she enjoys volunteering, traveling, visiting theme parks, and attending fan conventions. 

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