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Megan joined the board of directors as secretary in January 2008, and became JumpStart International’s executive director in January 2010.
From 2002-2009, Megan led affiliate expansion efforts for HandsOn Network, an umbrella organization for local organizations engaging volunteers. Megan joined HandsOn Network in January 2002 in a fundraising role before transitioning to affiliate development in October 2003. Megan developed capacity-building systems to support new startups and program development in existing organizations for the global affiliate network, supporting development in communities ranging from Buffalo to Amsterdam to Shanghai to Rio de Janeiro. During Megan’s tenure, HandsOn Network’s affiliate base grew from 30 to 73 affiliates, followed by the merger of HandsOn Network and Points of Light Foundation in 2007. After the merger, Megan led a collaborative membership structure integration process for the two networks, engaging over 300 local organizations.
Prior to joining HandsOn Network, Megan worked in a fund development capacity for a nonprofit organization that serves people with disabilities in Vietnam, and in a business development role for a tech start-up. Megan also served for two years as program manager for an assistive technology export promotion initiative at the Atlanta Paralympic Organizing Committee.
A native of the state of Georgia, Megan has taught English in China, Brazil, and Atlanta. In her spare time she enjoys writing, traveling and gardening. Megan earned a B.S. in International Affairs from Georgia Tech in Atlanta.