Sunday, October 10, 2010

Meet Our New Board Members!!!

Welcome to the new members of the YNPN San Diego Advisory Board! Below you will learn a little bit more about these dynamic individuals who are a part if YNPN San Diego's leadership team...

Laura Purdom

Laura Purdom currently works at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a day program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. As the assistant to the Executive Director she is involved in all aspects of the organization, including operations management, event planning, marketing, board coordination, safety, assisting in the grant process and strategic planning. Prior to working at SMSC, Laura worked in the “corporate world” in a variety of fields, but most recently title and escrow services for new housing developments. During that time she was an Ambassador for the San Diego Building Industry Association.

Laura has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. She is a graduate of the 2010 East County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program and currently serves on their Marking and Recruiting Committee. When she has time, Laura enjoys volunteering at various organizations, cooking and reading a good book.

Danielle Reyes-Acosta

Danielle Reyes-Acosta is co-founder of a Carlsbad-based interactive design firm, where she interfaces with designers and developers to help non-profit, government, and corporate clients form sustainable brand identities. She also consults with Metric Systems Corporation, a Vista-based telecommunications company, assisting in their development of an international export sales campaign. In both capacities, she has been responsible for procuring and facilitating projects that encompass campaign management, web development, identity formation, and interactive application design.
Danielle has a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Global Studies, where she focused largely on international human rights issues. A longtime veteran of non-profit work, she served as Fundraising Chair of the International Convention on Human Rights to hold Santa Barbara’s inaugural Human Rights Day Festival in 2006. Studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain in 2004-2005, Danielle also worked with Amnesty International at a time when the Darfur conflict inspired heightened international outcry. While at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), she continued her studies in Spanish (Castellano), Catalan, and French, and traveled throughout Spain and France to hone her skills.

A Southern California native, Danielle enjoys surfing, snowboarding, being outdoors, and giving back to her community. In addition to serving on YNPN’s Advisory Board, Danielle is YNPNSD’s Communications Committee Co-Chair, and also volunteers for the Member Relations and Fundraising Committees.

Natacha Tullier

Natacha Tullier currently works for the Girl Scouts San Diego-Imperial Council in Balboa Park. As Fund Development Assistant, she oversees the Council’s donor database, generates donor acknowledgements, financial reports, and performs prospect analysis. She also takes part in the production of the Council’s largest fundraising events, including San Diego’s Cool Women and Urban Campout. Prior to coming to the Girl Scouts, Natacha worked at the San Diego Museum of Art as Membership Assistant, soon after discovering her passion for nonprofits through an internship at the San Diego Museum of Man in 2007.

Originally from France, Natacha has tutored students in both French and English, in addition to providing freelance translation services. She is currently enrolled in the Spanish for Communication series at UCSD Extension, and hopes to become trilingual. She holds a BA in Communication and a minor in International Studies from UC San Diego.

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