Practitioner Advisory Board

The SPI Practitioner Advisory Board provides SPI leadership with guidance to develop and ensure quality programming and practitioner-relevant research. We gratefully acknowledge the impactful contributions of the SPI Practitioner Advisory Board.

Chicago Advisory Board

  • Chuck Longfield
    Senior Vice President
    Chief Scientist at Blackbaud, Inc.
  • Ivan Adames
    Executive Director
    Office of Alumni Relations & Development, Northwestern University
    Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Grant Gilbert
    Senior Director, Central Region
    World Wildlife Fund
    President, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Chicago Chapter
  • Maria Kim
    Chief Operating Officer, The Cara Program
    Board Member, Chicago Women in Philanthropy, EPIC Academy, and Horizons for Youth
  • Jim Rosenberg
    Chief of Staff
    Jewish United Fund

Atlanta Advisory Board

  • Juan A. McGruder, PhD, CFRE
    Director of Development, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts-Georgia Institute of Technology
    Board Member, AFP Atlanta
  • John O’Kane, CFRE
    Senior Consultant, Coxe Curry & Associates
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Management & Policy, Georgia State University
    Commerce Club Member, President of Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, Community Advisory Board Member for the Junior League of Atlanta
  • Veronica Squires
    Director, Corporate Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
    Chair, Volunteer Recruitment for Advisory Board, AFP Atlanta
  • Claire E. Hennessey
    Associate Director of Development, Office of Foundation and Corporate Relations, Emory University
    Emory Employee Council Member, Board Member, AFP Atlanta, Marketing & Development Committee Member, Whiteford Community Program, Leadership Council Member, Posse Foundation
  • Mary Helen M. Bernknopf
    Director of Donor Relations, Kennesaw State University
    Member, Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP)
    Member, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)