BOARD OF DIRECTORS

David Elrod

Board Chair

David has over 20 years of experience across a broad range of finance roles at large companies. David is currently the Sr. Director of Finance at Cumulus Media, a national radio broadcasting company, which he joined in May 2017. Before joining Cumulus, he spent over two years at Savers, a global thrift store chain, and ten years at Microsoft, where he held a variety of positions including a three-year stint in China as the Regional Finance Manager for R&D.  Prior to Microsoft, he worked at FedEx and Georgia-Pacific in roles ranging from Accounting to Audit and FP&A. David is a CPA and a CMA. He received a BBA from Oglethorpe University (Atlanta) and a MBA from Indiana University.  Atlanta, GA.

Mark Ryan

Secretary

Mark brings over 20 years of executive level leadership in sales, technology, operations and capital fund raising to the team.  In his current role as an independent consultant,  Mark advises businesses with strategic and financial planning, developing custom sales methodologies and implementing technology-enabled business solutions.  In addition, Mark serves as president for a restaurant holding company engaging in the development of business planning from inception to implementation.  For 8 years, Mark served as COO for Viewpointe, responsible for all operations and sales activities including P&L, technology and strategic direction.  Mark attended Adelphi University as a communications major leading to over 10 years in leadership roles within the technology, financial services and healthcare data fields. Birmingham, AL.

Cassiopeia Olson

Board Member

Cassi is driven by a passion to support children, families, and communities at large. As an attorney with 9 years of courtroom, mediation, and corporate background, she brings a wealth of experience and compassion to her support of One Warm Coat.  Graduating from Loyola University (J.D. 2008), she went on to work for Credit Suisse, in the investment banking sector.  She has also worked in contract negotiation, entertainment law, and child and family advocacy.  She is currently general counsel for an international media company based in Southern California.  Los Angeles, CA.

Jeff Zon

Board Member

Jeff has over twenty-five years experience as a visionary, results-driven senior technology executive with an exceptional track record for leading strategic initiatives and technology shifts to achieve quantifiable business growth. ​He has extensive background in leading all areas of Information Technology in the healthcare and retail industries.  Jeff is currently a Leadership Partner at Garter, serving as a trusted advisor and coach to IT leaders from Global 2000 organizations.  Previously, he​ held executive positions leading IT organizations at Providence Health & Services, REI and Whole Foods Market. Jeff holds a B.S in Business Management from Golden State University and an MBA from Washington State University, with a focus on leadership development.  Seattle, WA.

Deborah Chambers 4/18

Board Member

Minister Deborah J. Chambers has been Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement at Central Union Mission since April 2008. In this role, she is responsible for the Mission’s multidimensional fundraising and communications programs.Minister Chambers has over 25 years experience in outreach and financial planning, sales and strategy development with companies such as American Express and Geneva Enterprises. She received her formal education at Howard University and Washington Bible College. She has served both as executive director and campaign manager for two local churches’ successful multi-million-dollar capital campaigns. Minister Chambers is an ordained minister with the First Baptist Church of Glenarden and has led numerous church ministries. She is a licensed chaplain and serves as a clergy ambassador with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. She is a board member for New Day Laurel, a Gospel Rescue Shelter in Laurel, Maryland, and her active memberships include the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, the Christian Leadership Alliance and the Association of Professional Fundraisers. Laurel, MD.

Kevin Cheung

Treasurer

Kevin brings a broad range of leadership experience including: financial management, entrepreneurship, commercial real estate development, and local government non-profit governance. Kevin is currently the Director Supply Chain Finance: Kellogg’s Morning Foods, and is responsible for 10 plants, logistics, and procurement across three countries that represents ~$2B of annual spend. Kevin has had 7 years of progressive financial experience at Kellogg’s and Harris Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Business, M.A. in Religion, and a M.S. in Accounting from Liberty University and a Master of Science in Analytics from Northwestern University. He completed post-graduate certificates from Dartmouth College and Stanford University in Lean-Six Sigma (Green Belt) and Project Management (SAPM), respectively. Battle Creek, MI.

Sahil Kumar

Board Member

Sahil is a technology leader with extensive consulting experience in CRM strategy, roadmaps, implementations, setup of center-of-excellence (CoE), and continuous improvement programs. He is currently a Director, Sr. Engagement Manager at Silverline. Over the years, he has led large salesforce.com implementations for various Fortune 500 clients. Prior to joining Silverline, he was a leader in the salesforce consulting practices of NTT Data and Deloitte. He has successfully delivered Salesforce CRM transformation engagements in the areas of sales / distribution, contact center, asset management, and customer experience for multiple Healthcare & Life Sciences as well as Financial Services clients. He holds a B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Punjab Technical University. North Smithfield, RI.

Patrick Sullivan

Board Member

Patrick is an avid supporter of public education and children’s welfare. He has over 20 years of experience in the Staffing and Human Resources field. Patrick currently serves as a Staffing Manager supporting Research & Engineering recruitment at Google, leading teams to map, source and hire the world’s leading computer science talent. Prior to joining Google, Patrick held a variety of global HR and Staffing leadership roles at both Microsoft & Amazon. He has a BS in Psychology from Michigan State University. Palo Alto, CA.

Susan Peterson Sturm

Board Member

Susan is an industrial controls leader with 15 years’ experience working with energy companies to securely and efficiently scale digital solutions. Susan is currently the digital lead of ABB’s Power Generation & Water business. Prior to joining ABB, Susan spent 10 years in various roles at GE developing, launching and operating software and security solution product lines. Susan began her career working at power generation companies in the US, Europe and Latin America in finance, operations and trading capacities. She is an active member of non-profits supporting women in technology and poverty alleviation. She received a BA from the University of Mary Washington and an MBA from Colorado State University. Denver, Colorado

YOU CAN HELP

One Warm Coat is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN #74-3045243. Coat and dollar donations and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. 877-663-9276