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    • 12/14/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom

    Description: Join GAVA for a training with Ungchi Stella Kim, Community Department Recovery Manager, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS). Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) works with many volunteer organizations and understands their integral role in Georgia's response and recovery efforts. This presentation introduces our partnership with GA Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (GA VOAD) and their executive leadership board. We hope to provide helpful examples of our partnership in action, as well as share how our partnership has strengthened over the years.

    Speaker Bio: Ungchi Stella Kim is the Community Recovery Department Manager for Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS). She leads the department responsible for working with private and public sector, nonprofit and volunteer organizations to develop capabilities for long-term community recovery. Prior to joining GEMA/HS, Stella managed disaster preparedness programs for the American Red Cross and conducted injury prevention programs for Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services. She also served two terms as Georgia VOAD President, has deployed to several disaster operations and is a member of Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. She has a demonstrated history of managing outreach programs, cultivating partnerships and building cross-functional teams. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia and Master of Education from Western Governors University.

    • 01/19/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Description: Join GAVA for a great training event with Amanda Bisgaard, Volunteer Project Manager, Boys & Girls Clubs of America to talk about volunteer motivations and engaging different age groups.

    Speaker Bio: Amanda Bisgaard is the Volunteer Project Manager for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and has worked in the Volunteer Engagement field for over 7 years.  She has experience with multiple organizations including Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Hands on Atlanta, American Red Cross, and Americorps NCCC FEMA Corps. Amanda serves on the Faculty of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and is responsible for designing, delivering and delivering the Volunteer Management series. She also serves as a volunteer for a number of organizations, including the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Atlanta, the Red Cross, Our House Inc., and was part of the LEAD Atlanta Class of 2021. 

If you are interested in presenting on a topic, or if there is a topic that you want to learn more about, please let us know at programming@mygava.org

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