Nora Silver is Director of the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership and an Adjunct Professor at Haas. She teaches Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations, Social Sector Solutions (S-cubed), and Economics of Philanthropy (undergraduate). Nora is faculty Co-director of Net Impact and the faculty sponsor for two speaker series: Education Leadership, and Social Impact. New research to be launched this year includes multi-sector leadership and nonprofit networks.
Before coming to Haas in 2003, Silver 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, and is the author of At The Heart: The New Volunteer Challenge to Community Agencies as well as numerous papers and articles. Her recent research interest is community involvement in different ethnic communities.
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.
James Lincoln is Faculty Research Director for the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership. Lincoln serves Haas as the Mitsubishi Chair in International Business and Finance, Professor in the Haas Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. His primary research and teaching interests include organizational design and innovation, Japanese management, and inter-organizationalnetworks. Lincoln is co-author of Japan’s Network Economy: Structure, Persistance, and Change, and Culture, Control and Commitment: A Study of Work Organization and Work Attitudes in the US and Japan. He is an editor of The State of California Labor.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Evin has been the Program Manager at the Teleosis Institute, a non-profit organization based in Berkeley which promotes environmental sustainability in health care. Her projects have included building green teams at health care centers and developing drop-off programs for expired medications throughout the Bay Area. Evin has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University, Professional Certification in Sustainable Business Operations from Cal State East Bay Small Business Development Center and Recycling & Resource Management Certification from California Resource Recovery Association.