Edward R. Matthews

As the president of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC), Edward Matthews’ main goals revolve around providing services, technology and advocacy for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Prior to joining UCP of NYC, Mr. Matthews worked as an independent consultant. Before that, he led a 10-year career with the New York State government, where he implemented a … Continue reading Edward R. Matthews

Margaret Shaklee

As an active member of the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Margaret Shaklee has been assisting the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the United States for the last ten years. With an evident passion for nonprofit work, she demonstrates an expertise in public administration. In utilizing skills drawn from her previous roles, Ms. Shaklee is well-equipped to manage and protect the wilderness and backcountry areas within the … Continue reading Margaret Shaklee

Samantha Inesta

“BeASister2ASister brings women of all ethnicities and backgrounds together in a sisterhood to do away with societal and cultural divisions,” says Samantha Inesta, who has spent her career showing women that by standing strong together, they can be a unified force that does away with gender inequalities and atrocities against women. With a fervent desire to enact change, Ms. Inesta established the nonprofit organization four … Continue reading Samantha Inesta

Dr. Josephine E. Pallard

Josephine Pallard is a true inspiration. Having been born and raised in Baguio City, a city located in northern Luzon in the Philippines, Dr. Pallard’s passion for fighting against social injustice developed early in life. She found living under the authority of President Ferdinand Marcos to be very oppressive, and decided to leave the Philippines in 1967 to pursue her educational goals in Canada. She … Continue reading Dr. Josephine E. Pallard

Lucille D. Johnson

Humble, talented and extremely compassionate, Lucille D. Johnson has a true love for working with people within the nonprofit sector. She utilizes her expertise in social work, family services and child welfare to serve as the director of family services for the Bristol Bay Native Association. In this capacity, Ms. Johnson administers programs for children, families and elders in order to support the organization’s mission. … Continue reading Lucille D. Johnson

Rob MacKay

The Queens Economic Development Corporation, or QEDC, is a nonprofit corporation that focuses on the creation and retention of jobs through programming that expands neighborhoods, assists small businesses, and promotes tourism and business development. Since its inception in 1977, QEDC has been funded by the New York City Department of Small Business Services, the New York State Department of  Economic Development and the Small Business … Continue reading Rob MacKay

Pierre Abrezol

Pierre Abrezol is a spirited and skilled entrepreneur who successfully runs two companies — AW Go Organic Pty Ltd and TOOAC. Both of the companies remain dedicated to bettering the environment and all who inhabit the Earth by providing environmental awareness services, as well as stocking and cropping services, respectively. Aside from running his two companies, Mr. Abrezol is also a board member of One … Continue reading Pierre Abrezol