Doris brings to IAVE deep international experience from nonprofit, professional services and government sectors. Her global perspective has been enhanced through her extensive work and travel throughout the world. Prior to joining IAVE, Doris served in Brussels as the CEO of Nonviolent Peaceforce, an international civil society organization that fosters dialogue among parties in conflict and provides a protective presence for threatened civilians in violence-affected communities. Doris led a large group consisting of professionally trained, unarmed civilian field teams in Africa, Asia and the Middle-East as well as advocacy staff in the United States and Europe. Under Doris’ leadership, Nonviolent Peaceforce was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016.
Previously Doris held roles as Vice President for Policy at Business Executives for National Security in Washington, DC and Senior Strategic Adviser for the US Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany. Before that, Doris served as Vice President of both the Washington Operations and the Europe/Eurasia Operations at the International Executive Service Corps, a non-profit organization leveraging the expertise of volunteer American business executives to advance sustainable development and economic growth in the developing countries. A common thread throughout Doris’ career has been volunteerism and development. Doris currently volunteers for the World Affairs Council Washington DC and serves as a member of their International Affairs Committee.
Kenn 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.
Consultant, Latin America Regional Conference
Raaida 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.
Consultant, Network Development
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 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.
Director, Corporate Strategy
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.
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Jessica 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.