The Dollar Giving Board of Directors is made up of community and business leaders across the United States and Europe.  Board members ensure Dollar Giving continues to operate and grow in the best interest of partnering nonprofit organizations and champion meaningful change in the community.

 

Erin Brallier

Erin Brallier

Board Member

Erin is a Business Communication Manager who has a proven track record of working with Fortune 500 companies to develop communication strategies that meet B2B/B2C/ and internal business objectives that drive engagement.

She was raised in Connecticut and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). Most recently her professional career includes 13+ years’ working for a Connecticut based healthcare company, with a culture focused on customers health and well-being, something that is at the very core of Erin’s values. She participates and raises money for cancer rides every year, and also dedicates her time to writing inspirational blogs aimed at motivating others to improve themselves in every aspect of life.

Why Dollar Giving?

Erin quite simply wanted to contribute more to the local community. Her passion for the digital landscape, health and wellness, caring empathetic attitude, and love of storytelling is what attracted her to Dollar Giving. She is excited to see the combination of what just one dollar, a powerful social network, and the simple act of sharing can do to help everyone.

Erin resides in Simsbury CT with her athletic funny son Caleb, and rescue lab retriever mix Maya. In her spare time you will often find her training for half marathons, trail races, cycling, and supporting her son on the soccer lines.

Isabel Ceballos

Isabel Ceballos

Board Member

Isabel Ceballos was born in Medellin, Colombia, and raised in Connecticut. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in Modern Languages with a concentration in Spanish Language, Literature & Culture from Central Connecticut State University. She is a Spanish Teacher at The Ethel Walker School, and the Founding Executive Director of Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, the first all-girls Horizons program in the country. Named one of Hartford Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2016, Isabel is a fierce advocate for girls’ education. Her endless commitment to the community has led her to serve on multiple committees within The Ethel Walker School, and is currently a member of the United Way Community Engagement Committee. Isabel lives in Simsbury, CT with her daughter.

Why Dollar Giving?

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”-Vincent Van Gogh. Being apart of Dollar Giving means being able to create the opportunities for individuals to come together as a community and make meaning change, no matter how big or small. I truly believe in the power of community, we are stronger together.

Rob Hagmeier

Rob Hagmeier

Board Member

Robert Hagmeier is a compensation and reward specialist with a specific focus on the private equity, banking, and asset management industries.  He currently works for EWM Global as the Regional Director for the London, UK office and is responsible for external business development and relationship management throughout the EMEA region.  Prior to joining EWM Global in 2011, Rob worked for The Hartford Financial Services Group and graduated from the University of Connecticut with bachelor’s in Finance.  He currently lives in London, UK with his wife and several stuffed animals.

Why Dollar Giving?

The experiences that make me happiest are those which enable me to put a smile on other peoples’ faces.  Nobody embodies that principle better than my close friend, Bobby Nims.  His drive and initiative makes him a champion of worthy causes, and it is a huge honor to join him in helping charities spread happiness, joy, and support for people in need.

Jocelyn Hillard

Jocelyn Hillard

Board Member

Jocelyn is the Senior Director for Volunteer Services for the Connecticut/Rhode Island Region of the America Red Cross.  Since relocating to the greater Hartford region in 2015, her volunteer leadership includes Ambassadors Committee Vice Chair for Hartford Young Professional and Entrepreneurs (HYPE) and Strategic Leadership Committee Chair for American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Prior to her current position she served as a dedicated Red Cross volunteer while working full time at the University of Michigan, her alma mater, in Ann Arbor, MI. She currently resides in Farmington.

Why Dollar Giving?

Dollar Giving is committed to showing how easy it is for each person to make a positive impact in their community. I look forward to being one of many who come together to make a difference.

Ray Naclerio

Ray Naclerio

Board Member, Treasurer

Ray Naclerio is an Associate Finance Manager at PepsiCo. Prior to joining Pepsico, Ray served as the Director of Operations for Foxon Park Beverages, a beverage manufacturer and distributer located in the heart of New Haven County. When not searching out Connecticut’s best pizza spots, you can find him working on refining his golf swing. Ray graduated with an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management and received a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Connecticut.

Why Dollar Giving?

One of the most positive experiences in Ray’s life has been his involvement volunteering to help the Hartford Community.  Dollar Giving is an impassioned project which gets to the core of what we should all be striving for as a community.

Pablo Paredes

Pablo Paredes

Board Member

As of September 2017, I am the Portfolio Manager for the Information Management & Analytics department within Cigna.  In previous organizations I was a Global Director with HP, running global accounts with high complexity and revenue of $450M annually. I worked at Prudential Financial as the Applications & Operations Manager for the Annuities division.  Before Prudential, I worked for Unilever for about 8 years moving through different positions from Service Center to Operations and eventually to Global Services.  Prior to all this ran my own technical consulting firm working with small to medium size organizations.

Why Dollar Giving?

I believe the desire to help is innate to all of us.  What better way to help than making contributions to a cause which produces a significant change.  When one person donates to Dollar Giving, that one donation helps people and neighborhoods progress from what they are today to what they should be.  That small donation becomes an action, and that action creates a big impact.  After all “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

Ashley Sanyal

Ashley Sanyal

Board Member, Secretary

Ashley Sanyal is the Director of Sales Operations for the Mid-South market at Cigna. She has been with Cigna for 10 years in a variety of roles within operations, product management and business development. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Arizona State University. Ashley recently relocated from West Hartford, Connecticut to Nashville and she is loving every minute of Music City!  Outside of work her passions include volunteering, traveling and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.

Why Dollar Giving?

As a volunteer, I often hear of local non-profits trying to scrape up some additional resources to support those in need unexpectedly. With very tight budgets, it is difficult for non-profits to support those unexpected situations – which happen all too often. I believe that Dollar Giving is a platform and resource for non-profits to tap into the community to help make an even bigger impact on our community. And, the leadership at Dollar Giving is beyond inspiring!

Klim Shved

Klim Shved

Board Member

Kilm has held a variety of diverse roles throughout Cigna’s business units. He has championed substantial growth in the over 500 segment in New England and the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey markets and has led several complex project initiatives designed to improve efficiency and increase delivery time to market. He enjoys spending free time with his three children teaching them the wonders of the world.

Why Dollar Giving?

Klim believes that in order to help improve the lives of the many you must first begin by helping to improve the lives of the few.  Dollar Giving is about small campaigns to help where many give small amounts in order help a few individuals or non profits.  And through growth, crowd funding and social media we can then begin to help more and more and have greater impact.

Eric Simpson

Eric Simpson

Board Member

Eric is a Marketing and Sales Manager at EY. Prior to his current role, he held various roles at EY and another Big Four accounting firm in New York City. Now in Connecticut, he spends his free time with his wife and daughter, playing tennis, and writing a novel. He was a 2016 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference contributor. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Groton Long Point Yacht Club since 2012. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and his MBA in Marketing from Pace University.

Why Dollar Giving?

Eric believes in the power of giving, no matter how small.  If everybody in the world gave just one dollar, so many causes could benefit. With today’s digital and social world, it is easier than ever to make a powerful impact.

Jack Soos

Jack Soos

Board Member

Jack joined Pratt & Whitney in 2011 and has assumed roles of increasing responsibility in Supply Chain, Group Strategy & Development, and Manufacturing Operations. Most recently he served as Senior Manager, Industrial Engine Programs.

Jack holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Biology from John Carroll University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Drexel University.

An active member of the Greater Hartford Community, Jack serves on several nonprofit boards including Leadership Greater Hartford, the Jordan Porco Foundation, and is the current Chair of Community Engagement for the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. In 2013 he was named one of the areas 40 Under 40 by the Hartford Business Journal.

Why Dollar Giving?

Jack believes that none of us is as impactful as all of us. Dollar Giving provides a powerful platform to connect broad and diverse communities with nonprofit organizations in need of advocates and financial supporters.

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