Secretariat Team


Kenn Allen
Interim Executive Director
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
Manager, Global Advocacy and Partnerships

A communications and social innovation expert with more than ten years of experience in the non-profit sector, Raaida currently serves as the manager for global advocacy and partnerships for IAVE.

Raaida is the Founding Curator of the Barranquilla Hub of the Global Shapers Community, a network of the World Economic Forum. Selected as a member of the Iberoamerican Leaders Program and the StartingBloc Network, she co-founded socialBaq, an organization fostering innovation processes through human-centered design methodologies. Raaida has served in the International Board of Directors of organizations like Partners of the Americas, a non-profit connecting people, governments and organizations across borders, developing lasting solutions to the hemisphere’s toughest challenges. She is currently serving as the Country Chair for Colombia of the Global Dignity initiative.

Raaida has an MSt in Social Innovation from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, an MA in Journalism from the San Pablo CEU University in Madrid, Spain, and a BA in Mass Media Communication and Journalism from Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia.

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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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