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Secretariat Team


Kenn Allen
Senior Consultant
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer

Kenn AllenKenn Allen works in support of IAVE’s various current and developing program initiatives and manages IAVE’s administrative services. He also serves as IAVE’s Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Secretary.

Kenn is the founder and president of the Civil Society Consulting Group LLC. Kenn has worked as a consultant and trainer in over 30 countries worldwide, helping develop organizational systems to effectively engage volunteers, designing and facilitating strategic planning processes and advocating for corporate volunteering. For eleven years he was a senior executive of the Points of Light Foundation, and prior to that led the National Center for Voluntary Action and its successor VOLUNTEER.

Kenn has been a member of IAVE since 1980 and served as its elected volunteer World President from 1996 through 2001. In 2012, he authored The Big Tent: Corporate Volunteering in the Global Age, which was sponsored and published by the Telefonica Foundation in partnership with IAVE.

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Raaida Mannaa
Consultant, Latin America Regional Conference

Raaida MannaaRaaida is the Project Manager of Global Youth Volunteers, a strategic initiative, lead by the International Association for Volunteer Effort, connecting young volunteers globally for them to pursue their passions, build their skills and multiply their impact, all through volunteering.

Raaida is a member of Partners of Americas’ international board of directors, a representative for Colombia in the Iberoamerican Leaders Program, and the founding curator of the Barranquilla Hub of the Global Shapers Community. She co-founded socialBaq, an organization which aims to build sustainable social actions.

Raaida is a blogger for the national Colombian newspaper El Espectador, co-founder of red2021, a Latin American social media campaign linking personal and organizational youth volunteering commitment, and the Communications Coordinator for Latin America of the Wake Up Call. She is currently serving as the Country Chair for Colombia of the Global Dignity initiative.

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Ramona Dragomir
ConsultantNetwork Development

Ramona Dragomir

Ramona joined IAVE at the beginning of 2013, as an Atlas Corps Fellow. During her fellowship, she was involved in assisting the design, development and launch of IAVE’s Global Network of National Volunteer Centers. Currently, Ramona, from her home base in Romania, serves as a consultant regarding IAVE’s network development and assists in the development and execution of IAVE’s global research on volunteer centers.

Ramona’s involvement in the non-profit sector began in 2006, starting as a volunteer in numerous local, national, and international organizations and later joining Pro Vobis – the National Resource Center for Volunteering of Romania as a Program Coordinator.

She holds a degree in Political Science from Babes-Bolyai University and was also awarded a fellowship to participate in the Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation. Her extensive professional experience in the field of social development by means of volunteering translates in to setting up and implementing projects to support the development of volunteer infrastructure in her home country, Romania.

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Lorrie Foster
Director, Corporate Strategy

Lorrie FosterLorrie Foster is an independent consultant specializing in corporate-non-profit partnerships, strategic planning and transition leadership.

Prior to launching her consulting career, Lorrie worked for 13 years at The Conference Board. She was the Vice President of Councils, during which time she directed 75 global and U.S. function-specific peer networking groups.

Before The Conference Board, Lorrie was executive director of the World Trade Institute at the World Trade Center, an economic development venture of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. She also served as the founding executive director of the New Jersey Governor’s Commission on International Trade. She also held management positions in strategic planning and global public affairs at AT&T International. In these positions, she managed CEO-level European and Asian advisory councils and advised senior executives on the business impact of global political, economic, social, and regulatory trends. She earned her MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School and an AB in Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College.

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Jessica Han
Manager, Marketing & Communications

Jessica HanJessica currently serves as the manager for network development, communications and marketing for IAVE’s secretariat team. She manages the development and management of the IAVE website, maintenance of social media and e-marketing efforts, management of IAVE’s membership programs, as well as staff support for the Executive Director and senior consultants.

Prior to joining IAVE, Jessica worked as the sales and marketing coordinator for a environmental tech startup in Washington, DC. There she was responsible for marketing campaigns, web design, content marketing, client acquisitions, and partnership outreaches.

Jessica has a B.A. in International Affairs with a dual-concentration in International Development and Contemporary Societies and Culture from The George Washington University.

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