OUR STAFF

Trudy Harris, Executive Director

Trudy has over 25 years experience in the nonprofit community and with her background in community relations & the business world, she has always been involved in philanthropy and service.  She has assisted on committees and advisory boards for a variety of projects, including Interfaith activities, disaster relieve, family support projects, and nonprofit events.  She lives in Carmichael with her husband of 38 years and enjoys her two daughters and three granddaughters.  She loves to garden and cook, and has a real live bucket list she is actively working to complete.

As the Development Manager for local Boys & Girls Club, she saw the great need to help connect nonprofits with the volunteer community to get needed projects completed.  In 2015 she cofounded Team Giving to provide this vital resource to our community.  Trudy enjoys public speaking and has presented for Team Giving at the Points of Light Conference, Sacramento State University, the Impact Foundry's What IF Conference, local associations, and many other local engagements.  Her presentations take the form of seminars, panels, workshops, and discussions sharing the valuable lessons learned and services offered by Team Giving.

Teresa Booth, Philanthropy & Engagement Manager

Teresa has a Bachelor's Degree from UC Davis in Psychology with a minor in Education and a Master's Degree from Columbia University in Organizational Development.  In 2013 she recognized the fact that working in the nonprofit sector is at the top of the list for work that is meaningful and rewarding.  She has provided fund development support for numerous nonprofits, providing grant writing services, annual fundraising plans, and implementing the tools that achieve annual revenue goals.  She is also a board member for Folsom's Hope, supporting their work serving the physical, educational, relational, material and spiritual needs of at-risk children and their families.

Teresa lives in El Dorado Hills with her husband and three children and are very active in their parish life.  All five actively volunteer their time serving the underserved in the Greater Sacramento Area.

Michelle Doupe, Program Coordinator

Michelle was raised in rural Northern California with a love for the outdoors, close community, and an understanding that a life freely lived in service to others is a life well lived.  In 2015 she received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from UC Merced, where she was an active volunteer and participated in a Human Rights program abroad. Upon graduation, she began her nonprofit career at a homeless shelter for families where her role coordinated care between multiple nonprofit and government agencies.  It was during this time that she developed a passion for efficiency and professional development in the nonprofit world, as she saw many organizations struggling to do the great work they were looking to do and desired to find a solution.  Michelle lives in Roseville with her husband Patrick and daughter Isobel.  As a family they are guided by their Christian faith, with a desire to share the love of God with those around them in all that they do; their favorite activities include playing strategy board games, cooking and consuming breakfast foods with friends, and spending time outdoors.

Sabryna Roberson, Office & Volunteer Administrator

After an epic road trip, Sabryna and her husband relocated to Sacramento from Atlanta in 2003.  A proud graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia, Sabryna takes her liberal arts background to heart, earning a culinary arts degree and working currently toward a certification in Bowenwork.  Passions include introducing others to new foods and teaching them how to cook; her family of four calls Rocklin home, and enjoys exploring restaurants and hiking trails throughout the Greater Sacramento Area.  Volunteering has been an integral part of her life.  With Team Giving she is looking forward to connecting nonprofits who are in need of volunteers to those looking for opportunities in our region.

OUR BOARD

Moreen Lane, Board President

Ms. Lane is a seasoned multi-sector policy specialist.  In her experience serving national, state, and local organizations, she has effectively built models that balance priorities and agendas from all of her key constituents.  Her passion is achieving outcomes that drive social equity and contributing to the development of a workforce that supports California's state & regional economic goals.  Most recently, Ms. Lane was the California State Deputy Diector for ReadyNation, a national business leader organization working to strengthen business through better policies for children and youth.  Ms. Lane has served on the boards of the YMCA, Community Services Planning Council, Family Services Agency, and was a loaned executive for the United Way Capitol Campaign.  She is a member of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber and an alumni of the Chamber's Leadership Sacramento program.

Shaida Samimi, Board Vice President

Employed with Patelco Credit Union as a Business Development Specialist for the Northern California Region, Shaida is involved with many organizations and events to establish good relationships and help grow businesses in the community.  She is an active member of five local chambers, and partners closely with many nonprofit organizations to teach financial literacy to their employees and clients.  Shaida has obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Project Management, as well as over fifteen years of experience in the banking industry.  She is passionate about bringing a positive impact to the communities she is involved in, including through volunteer assistance with organizations such as World Relief, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, and many others.  She is a firm believer in being able to change the world, one individual at a time.

Michael Holy, Board Treasurer

Michael is a graduate of UCSB and Duke University School of Law.  He obtained his license to practice in California in 2001, where he initially worked in the Bay Area.  After the 9/11 attacks, he worked to obtain a commision in the US Army, where he eventually joined the Judge Advocate General's Corp.  He served with the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade in Iraq during the war, and also served shorter tours in Italy, Korea, and Guatemala.  In 2013, Micahel transferred to the Army Reserve and moved to Sacramento to establish a private practice.  In November of 2014 Michael married his wife Melinda, with whom he has 2 children. Michael's practice is based out of Curtis Park south of Midtown, and specializes in estate planning for business and family.  He is an active member of BNI and the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

Samantha Beck, Board Secretary

Currently serving as the Director of Member & Community Relations for the Power Inn Alliance, Samantha is a Sacramento native who loves supporting and watching her hometown’s businesses, communities and artisans thrive in our wildly growing economy.  Additionally, Samantha is a certified StrengthsFinder Trainer and has completed assessments for multiple organizations in Sacramento including her former team at the Sacramento Metro Chamber. She has a passion for the development of teams to have a higher success rate and quality of life. Her love for volunteering and serving her community is a driving force for all that she does including her seat as a board member for Team Giving. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys hiking, visiting local breweries or wineries and traveling.  Samantha is passionate about education and has earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International/Multicultural Studies from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. She is currently a fellow in Class X of the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program and cannot wait for the possibilities that will unfold here in Sacramento.

Lois Bonfert, Board Member

Lois grew up in Southern California with a simple, loving upbringing.  She lives her life with the understanding that life and success are not measured by possessions, and was raised to appreciate the little things in life and welcome opportunities to help others.  Even as a child, she was often serving the elderly through violin playing and assisting with youth camps.   After a robust work history and raising her daughter Jennifer, Lois returned to her education to receive her BS in Business from Peperdine University as the first member of her family to graduate college, and received her MBA in Finance and Global Business in 2012.  Now retired, Lois is an active volunteer living in Auburn with her husband, Art.  She loves to travel, to spend time with her granddaughter Piper, to spend time in her garden, and to support nonprofits in our community.

Annie Hodges, Board Member

Annie Hodges is a 6th generation California Native, received her Bachelor's Degree in Interpersonal and Organization Communications from Azusa Pacific University, and loves living in Northern California with her husband Jeff and their new daughter Gwen.  She has worked in community-facing roles for the past six years, and participated as a volunteer throughout her entire life.  Currently employed by The Greater Folsom Partnership, Annie's primary role is to engage the business community as a resource and provide them with quality connections that will help meet their business needs.  Annie understands the power of positive relationships and the support of the community behind any organization; she has a passion for connecting to people on a personal level and finding ways to utilize her strengths to deepen relationships and meet their needs.

David Morikawa, Board Member

David has been part of the nonprofit community and human service field for nearly 50 years in various service and leadership positions.  He was the Program Director for Meals on Wheels by ACC in Sacramento where volunteers were instrumental in all areas of operation.  Previously, David served as the Chief Operations Officer for Easter Seals-Goodwill for the Northern Rocky Mountains, served in many roles with the American Red Cross at the community, state, regional and national level and served on various board of directors for chambers of commerce and other community organizations.  He brings enthusiasm and experience in fundraising, volunteer development, organizational leadership and public relations.

Essence Hill, Board Member

Essence is a marketing professional currently working for American River Bank, leading demand generation and overseeing advertising and growth efforts. She has a background in association management, real estate development and foster care. Essence has been active in the Sacramento community for over 15 years in many capacities. She has worked with former Mayor Kevin Johnson on his Indivizible of Sacramento initiative leading marketing and communication, she is a former Associate Board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento, and the creator of Handbags for the Homeless. Currently Essence serves on the regional committee of the Fellowship Chamber, is the 2020 Women on Boards Host Committee Chair, a member of S.W.A.G. (Sacramento Women Achieving Greatness) and the LPGA Amateur Golf Association and has been a featured speaker for the American Marketing Association, Goodwill Industries, LPGA Amateur Golf Association, American River Bank and on the William Jessup University Business Leaders Panel.  As a board member, Essence leads the Auxilary Committee, empowering individuals who are passionate about Team Giving's mission to get more involved.