Nora Silver is Director of the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership and an Adjunct Professor at Haas. She teaches Social Sector Solutions, Social Sector Solutions for Social Enterprises, Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations, and Cal Strategic Philanthropy (undergraduate). Nora is faculty co-director of Net Impact and faculty sponsor for the Social Impact Speaker Series. Her current research focuses on multi-sector leadership and nonprofit networks.
Before coming to Haas in 2003, Nora founded and directed a nonprofit collaboration of foundations to strengthen community service, served as executive director of a domestic violence organization, taught Spanish in an inner city junior high school, taught at community colleges and universities and nonprofit training programs, conducted research on the nonprofit sector, and worked as a psychotherapist in private practice. She holds a Ph.D. in organizational and clinical psychology. Nora is author of Telling the Whole Story: Voices of Ethnic Volunteers in America, At The Heart: The New Volunteer Challenge to Community Agencies, as well as numerous papers and articles.
As an organizational consultant, she has worked with hundreds of organizations worldwide--including nonprofits, businesses, governments, foundations and universities--on strategy and organizational development, collaborations and mergers, community involvement, board and executive development, and disaster response. She has consulted with leaders in government and business to help build strong social service sectors internationally in Singapore, Japan, Denmark, and Canada. As a senior trainer for Leader to Leader Institute, she has consulted with nongovernmental organizations around the world in organizational self-assessment and cross-sector collaboration, including Hong Kong Junior Chamber of Commerce, Office of the Governor of Hawaii, and Alaska Association of Nonprofits.
Nora can be reached at 510-642-1625 or by email.
Andrik Cardenas is Director of Operations and is responsible for coordinating execution of the center's programs and events. He has nearly ten years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. His projects have included organizational development, leadership development and training, recruiting and mentoring. Prior to joining the center in 2010, he was Director of Operations of Oliver & Sabec, a boutique law firm focused on intellectual property and nonprofit governance. Before that assignment, he was the Director of Operations and senior consultant at the Communications Leadership Institute, a SF-based nonprofit that provides training around marketing, public relations and communications to nonprofits around the nation. Through his training and consulting work, Andrik has helped dozens of organizations improve their communication efforts and their internal governance.
In 2004, Andrik founded the McCormick Leadership Conference for executive committee members of student organizations. The conference helped executives improve operational issues, leadership styles, the communication of mission/vision statements and clear goals. He also spearheaded the creation of a new college preparatory curriculum for underrepresented inner city high school students in Detroit, MI. Andrik has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Masters of Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.
Andrik can be reached at 510-642-4884 or by email.
Cathy Garza is Director of Alumni Engagement and is responsible for connecting alumni with relevant Center programming, students, faculty and staff. Cathy's ties to Haas are longstanding. As the Managing Director of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics' Policy Advisory Board, she produced programming for 200+ Board members. She also spent four years in Haas' Career Management Group advising students, working with employers to bring relevant opportunities to campus, and enhancing curriculum by bringing to campus a speaker series, a mentoring program, and varied networking opportunities. Prior to joining Berkeley Haas, Cathy worked in commercial banking in a variety of roles in marketing and finance, including as an analyst and lender and in corporate finance, working on some of the first asset backed securitizations of credit card receivables. Cathy is Bay Area educated receiving her MBA from Haas and her AB from Stanford. She is active in her community as a public school volunteer and can be found on a soccer pitch most weekends cheering on her kids.
Cathy can be reached at 510-643-4359 or by email.
Evin Guy is the Project Coordinator and is responsible for managing the Center's events, programs, and community outreach efforts. She has more than five years of experience working in the social sector, primarily in the realm of developing and promoting green business operations. Previously Evin was the Program Manager at the Teleosis Institute, a non-profit organization based in Berkeley which promotes environmental sustainability in health care and safe medication disposal programs throughout the Bay Area. Evin has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University and a Professional Certification in Sustainable Business Operations from Cal State East Bay Small Business Development Center.
Evin can be reached at 510-643-1869 or by email.
Navneet Singh is the Marketing Coordinator and is responsible for managing the Center's online channels such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and our Social Impact blog. She first learned about the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership through the Strategic Philanthropy course of Spring 2012, and has been involved with their work ever since. She is currently enrolled in Social Entrepreneurship, and is looking forward to joining the other Center classes as well.
She is an undergraduate at Berkeley-Haas, majoring in Business Administration. Outside of school, Navneet has interned with nonprofits, including UniversalGiving and Reading Partners. She is currently working as a Resident Assistant in Unit 1 for her second year, and is involved with numerous cultural organizations on campus.
Amy Lam is the Social Media Coordinator and is responsible for editing videos and pictures and posting them on Flickr and YouTube. She first learned about the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership through a conversation with a friend. She is extremely excited about learning more about the social sector through the Center's events as well as learning how to address social issues from different perspectives.
She is an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, double majoring in Psychology and Social Welfare. Outside of school, Amy is involved with numerous organizations where she has the invaluable opportunity to empower students from underserved backgrounds to pursue higher education and challenge the economic and social inequalities they face in their communities.
Justin Li is the Online Marketing and Data Coordinator and is responsible for managing the Center's website and analyzing event data. He first learned about the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership through his involvement in The Berkeley Group, a student-run organization that provides pro-bono consulting for nonprofits, and has been involved with the Center ever since. Justin has learned much about the social sector through taking courses provided by the Center such as Strategic Philanthropy and Managing Nonprofits and Social Ventures.
He is an undergraduate at Berkeley-Haas studying Business Administration with a concentration in Global Management. Outside of school, Justin runs his own nonprofit organization he started in high school called Kenya Dream. Kenya Dream provides education to the youth in Kenya, and since it's launch in 2007 has helped build three schools and fund the annual tuition costs of over 50 high school students.