Jamie Smith, Executive Director Jamie Smith is YNPN's Executive Director. Prior to solely taking the helm of YNPN, Jamie was one of the 2016 Interim Co-Executive Directors and the former Communications & Network Engagement Director. In that position, she managed communications, social media, and public relations for YNPN as well as resource development and programming for our chapter leaders and members.
Jamie first connected with YNPN as a member of YNPN Chicago and was selected as a Launchpad Fellow in 2013. Before coming on full-time with YNPN, she was a freelance writer and content strategist working with nonprofits, technology companies, and travel brands to amplify their impact with clear and compelling communications.
She graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Public Policy and has a Master's degree in Communications from Northwestern University. Additionally, Jamie is a 2016-2017 Independent Sector NGen Fellow. When she's not working, she's reading, traveling, and riding her bike.
You can reach Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter at @shameonseamus.
Jeff Key, Network Engagement Associate Jeff Key is YNPN's Network Engagement Associate. Jeff is a lifelong resident of New Jersey and currently lives in New Brunswick. He currently serves as a consultant with Nfinity Enterprises, working with a number of different nonprofit organizations on projects related to leadership training and staff development, improving nonprofit board governance practices, and helping develop partnerships for leadership opportunities in the nonprofit sector for emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds. Prior to his consulting work, he was involved with law-related education programming for students throughout the City of Newark in his work with Citizen Schools and the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP). He is a graduate of Princeton University and Seton Hall University School of Law.
He has previously served as a founding board member and board co-chair of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of New Jersey, and is currently serving as a board member of The Apostles’ House and the Center for NonProfits.
You can contact Jeff at email@example.com.
Amber Cruz Mohring, National Consultant Amber Cruz Mohring provides consultancy services to YNPN through her company, ACM Consulting, in operations and event planning for the Annual Conference and Leaders Institute.
Amber Cruz Mohring has been involved in YNPN is several capacities over the last several years, including as one of YNPN's 2016 Interim Co-Executive Directors and a member of the National Board for two years. Prior to her staff role with YNPN, Amber was the Senior Strategy Officer for Convenings at Lumina Foundation.
Cruz Mohring holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Willamette University in Oregon and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University. Amber served as Chair of the Independent Sector 2015 and 2016 NGen Advisory Group. She is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in Nonprofit Management at the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
You can reach Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter at @ambermcruz.