Faculty

Jamie Austin, MPH, MPP
Senior Director, Impact & Learning
Tipping Point Community

One of Tipping Point's first employees, Jamie rejoined the team after serving as the chief operating officer of JVS, a workforce development organization, where he oversaw finance, human resources, information technology and evaluation. He's had a variety of roles in the non-profit and government sectors, including budget director for the City of Fremont, statistician at UCSF and senior program officer at Tipping Point. An Occidental College graduate, Jamie holds two master's degrees from UC Berkeley in public policy, and epidemiology and biostatistics. He is also a proud board member of Village Enterprise, which fights poverty in Kenya and Uganda through entrepreneurship.


Jennie Brick
Senior Administration & Accounting Consultant
Pacific Training & Resources

Jennie Brick is the senior Administration and Accounting consultant for Pacific Training and Resources. Having worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years, Jennie is experienced in creating systems to streamline and accommodate the challenging world of the nonprofit administrator. She has trained management, staff, board members, and volunteers in the areas of budgeting, fiscal operations, and office administration.


Y'Anad Burrell, MPA, MHA
President & CEO
Glass House Communications

Y’Anad Burrell is a native San Franciscan and the Founder Glass House Communications, LLC, a premier boutique company that specializes in public relations, marketing, branding, social media/strategic communications planning, event design/planning and fund development/fundraising. GHC has two offices in the Bay Area (Oakland and San Francisco) and their clients have national platforms. GHC provides services to corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, government entities and the faith-based community. Education is something that Y’Anad really pursuing and she plans to get your Ph.D. very soon. Currently Y’Anad holds a BA Degree in Accounting from SF State and an MPA degree and MHA degree, both from Golden Gate University. Y’Anad is also the Founder of the largest charity fashion show on the West Coast, Fashion On The Square (FOTS). She has a passion for the arts and fashion and blended the two in the production of the 10th anniversary celebration of FOTS with Fashion On The Square Week. Before going in the PR industry, for more than 10 years Y’Anad worked in the legal field as an Intellectual Property Litigation Paralegal for top laws firms in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Y’Anad enjoys public service and currently sits on these boards: Board VP, California Diversity Council – San Francisco Chapter, Commissioner, Arts & Culture Commission Contra Costa County (AC5), President-Elect, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), San Francisco Chapter Board VP, Diversity & Inclusion Chair, Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals – Golden Gate Chapter, Board Member, Berrett-Koehler Publishing Foundation and Advisory Council Member, Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), The Vanguard.


Stephanie Colosi
Assistant Director of Marketing
Jewish Vocational Service

Stephanie Colosi serves as the Assistant Director of Marketing at Jewish Vocational Service (JVS). Previously, she held fundraising positions at JVS and LA Opera. She has served as a board member for Leap, a San Francisco-based arts education nonprofit. Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from University of La Verne and a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Golden Gate University. Find Stephanie Colosi on LinkedIn.


Douglas Cook, CPA, MPA
Principal, Cook & Company

Douglas Cook, C.P.A., M.P.A. is Principal of Cook & Company, an accounting firm specializing in performing audits of nonprofit organizations. He has over a decade of professional accounting experience and has become a well-respected specialist in nonprofit accounting and tax issues. Douglas also teaches accounting Golden Gate University and is a graduate of the public administration program at San Francisco State University.


Laurie J. Earp, MA
Principal, Earp Events & Fundraising

Laurie J. Earp is the principal of Earp Events & Fundraising, a firm which works locally and nationally with non-profit and labor organizations on the vision, development and successful execution of their events and fundraisers. Since the firm’s establishment in 1996, Laurie has produced events of all shapes and sizes to meet and exceed her client’s expectations.


Kevin Hickey, MNA
Director of High School and Bridge Programs
Jewish Vocational Service

Kevin Hickey serves as the Director of High School and Bridge Programs at Jewish Vocational Service (JVS). Kevin also teaches public and nonprofit sector leadership at the University of San Francisco (USF) and San Francisco State University (SF State). Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SF State and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from USF. Kevin is a proud veteran of the United States Navy.


Pamela C. Lampkin
Independent Consultant

Pam Lampkin is a fundraising and marketing consultant specializing in nonprofit arts organizations. She has been active in fundraising in the nonprofit community for more than 15 years as a professional, volunteer, and board member.

Prior to this second career, Pam spent 18 years designing costumes for major regional theatres in Canada. In the Bay area her work has been seen at A.C.T., Theatreworks, San Jose Repertory, Opera San Jose, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and Hillbarn Theatre.

Her extensive knowledge about the performing arts world led her to her current passion of working in partnership with staff members and and the Board of Directors, providing strategic planning and implementation of Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Grants, Corporate, Special Event, and Legacy giving campaigns. Her current clients include Hillbarn Theatre, Foster City; Music at Kohl Mansion, Burlingame; Ives Collective, Palo Alto; and Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta, GA.

Ms. Lampkin holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Costume Design from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.


Joel Mackey, JD
Executive Director
West Coast Costa Ed Fund

Joel Mackey is Executive Director of the West Contra Costa Ed Fund and was previously the legal and policy analyst with Making Waves in Richmond. He has extensive experience as a nonprofit executive and board member. Joel holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Divinity degree from Northwestern University.


Audrey Magnusen, MPA
Principal, Nonprofit Solutions Unlimited

Audrey Magnusen is a professional fund raising executive with a proven record of strong leadership, management, collaborative and relationship-building skills and proven success in raising funds for education and healthcare advancement. She is currently the Principal Director of Nonprofit Solutions, Unlimited, her consulting business. She was the Director of Development for Development for United Religions Initiative, a global grassroots network that cultivates peace and justice engaging community action.

Ms. Magnusen holds a master degree in Public Administration from SF State. Having served as Hillsborough Schools Foundation's Executive Director, Chief Development Director at Archbishop Riordan High School and Director of Development for Sequoia Hospital Foundation, Ms. Magnusen has more than a decade of experience in philanthropy, and experience in all areas of development, including board development, building comprehensive fundraising programs, corporate and foundation relations and community/alumni relations.


Bruce Marcus, MPA
Third Sector Solutions

Bruce Marcus is a nonprofit manager with over twenty years of nonprofit senior management experience. Bruce has developed programs and services, managed community based agencies and multi-agency coalitions, and has created, implemented and evaluated a university graduate internship project for nonprofit agencies. He has over ten years experience managing volunteers for a number of local nonprofit agencies.


Regina Neu, MS
Independent Consultant

Regina Neu has spent her career working in the nonprofit sector including as an Executive Director for two Bay Area nonprofits and teaching nonprofit administration courses at San Francisco State University and at California State University, East Bay. She is also a consultant focusing on helping nonprofits increase their efficiency, manage change, and overcome challenges. Her expertise is in board development, executive searches and transition management, needs assessments, strategic planning, and fund development. Regina has a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware and a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


Jennifer Shea, PhD
Associate Professor, SF State Public Administration Program

Dr. Jennifer Shea is Associate Professor in the Public Administration Program at San Francisco State University, where her teaching and research focus on areas related to nonprofit management and public policy. Currently, she has two main research projects, one related to understanding revenue structure in nonprofit housing organizations and another related to building community resilience. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Dr. Shea had a career in the nonprofit sector, where she was responsible for fundraising, program management and development, and volunteer and membership management. She has worked in the United States and abroad for various nonprofit organizations, including: CARE, InterAction, Oxfam America, and Share Our Strength.


Eleanor Smith
Eleanor A. Smith & Associates

Principal of Eleanor A. Smith & Associates, Eleanor partners with foundation and nonprofit leaders to identify the social impact they seek and strategies to reach it. Since 1997, Eleanor has assisted education, human services, environmental, and arts groups with program evaluation, program development, strategic planning, and theory of change services. She teaches in the Nonprofit Management programs at two Bay Area campuses of California State University.


Eric Talbert Eric Talbert on LinkedIn
Western Regional Director
MedShare International

Eric Talbert has over a dozen years of nonprofit leadership experience. He has raised millions of dollars by inspiring people to give joyful gifts that make our world a better place. Eric is honored to have received the University of Nevada Las Vegas’s College of Liberal Arts Alumnus of the Year Award and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – San Francisco/Bay Area (YNPNsfba) Young Executive Director of the Year Award. He has also co-founded three nonprofits and currently serves on the board of three other nonprofits.