HandsOn Network is led by a dynamic and diverse team that blends business smarts, Network experience and passion for the sector.
President | Points of Light Action Networks
Amy joined HandsOn Network in March of 2005 after supporting a variety of initiatives in the organization, including serving as Interim Director of Technology.
Amy was the first HandsOn Regional Vice President, supporting all affiliates west of the Mississippi River. She was named President of HandsOn Network in 2008. Prior to HandsOn Network, Amy was the Executive Director of HandsOn San Francisco, driving the merger between HandsOn San Francisco and Community Impact to create HandsOn Bay Area, now the largest Bay Area-wide volunteer service organization.
Amy has an additional eight years of corporate experience and has worked for Apple Computer on several initiatives.
Executive Director | HandsOn Network
Emily Gilliland has extensive experience in building and managing national service and volunteer initiatives at the local, state, and national levels. Her experience includes lead content development for the first launch of www.freedomcorps.gov, the White House’s landmark volunteerism website and creating Portland State University's first ever certificate in service-learning. Most recently, Emily served as Executive Director of Oregon Campus Compact, a coalition of college and university presidents - representing over 100,000 students - dedicated to advancing community service, civic engagement, and service-learning. Oregon Campus Compact is now the largest AmeriCorps program in Oregon and mobilizes the largest number of college students in service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the country.
Emily is a two-time AmeriCorps Alum and has served over nine years between two state commissions on service and volunteerism including serving as the Chair of the Oregon Commission for Voluntary Action and Service. Her first volunteer opportunity with the Hands On Network was in 1998 at the Hands On Baltimore (now Volunteer Central) Serve-A-thon.
Emily holds a philosophy degree from Indiana University and a Master's in Liberal Arts from St. John's College
Vice President | HandsOn Network
Gary joined HandsOn Network in September of 2008 after serving 3.5 years at Metro Volunteers in a number of capacities including Development Diretor, Marketing Director, and as Associate Executive Director.
Gary was originally hired as Regional Vice President, supporting all affiliates west of the Mississippi River. He was promoted to the position of VP, Affiliate Advancement in October, 2010. In his current role, Gary works with over 240 HandsOn Action Centers throughout the United States. He has a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from Oregon State University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Teacher's College, at Columbia University in New York, New York.
His passion for the power of volunteerism can be seen in his 20+ years experience in the nonprofit sector from serving as a camp counselor at the age of 13 to his recent appointment by the United States Tennis Association Board Chair to serve on their Committee for Diversity. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis and playing with his small by might dog, "Sassy".
Gary can be reached at 773-466-4482.
Affiliate Assembly MembersThe Affiliate Assembly is a representative body of HandsOn Network Members, elected by Affiliate peers. The Assembly collaborates with the national office to establish strategies and policies that strengthen the entire Network and grow the volunteer movement through HandsOn Affiliates. Click here to learn more about the 2013 Affiliate Assembly Members.
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