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Keynote Speaker:

Christine Gray, Ph.D.

Expert on Timebanking, Former CEO of TimeBanks, Inc., Author, Adjunct Professor
Book: “The Other Pandemic: Social isolation and timebanking”
The TimeBanking Movement:

As an independent scholar-practitioner and organizational consultant, Christine’s work has focused on systems change by applying Co-Production, TimeBanking, and whole systems thinking.

As the former CEO of TimeBanks USA (TBUSA) and in other positions she helped shape numerous aspects of TBUSA as an incubator of new ideas, special projects, and a hub for the expanding national and international networks of TimeBanks. She played a leading role in initiating The National Homecomers Academy for prisoner re-entry into community, in redeveloping DC’s Time Dollar Youth Court to incorporate Co-Production, and in shaping the 2007, 2009, and 2011 International TimeBanking conferences. She has written numerous funding proposals to support new TimeBanking and Co-Production projects.

With TimeBanking founder Edgar Cahn, Christine has taught courses and workshops on Co-Production, TimeBanking, and systems change at community, professional, and graduate school levels, including the Utah University School of Social Work and the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, and, in the UK, to policy advisors in the Blair government, the New Economics Foundation (nef) and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), among others. Among her written works is a case study of co-production at Holy Cross Community Trust of Camden, London (2012).

Christine secured her doctoral degree in political science at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2011. Her doctoral thesis was published as The Tribal Moment in American Politics: The Struggle for Native American Sovereignty in 2013 by the Alta Mira Press (a division of Rowman and Littlefield).

Eastside Community Center Case Study:

Shalisa Hayes

Founder, The Billy Ray Shirley, III Foundation

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Shalisa Hayes is the founder of The Billy Ray Shirley, III Foundation, an organization in Tacoma, WA. The Billy Ray Foundation’s mission is to reduce violence and teach young people to be civically engaged, while connecting them to educational and employment opportunities. A strong advocate for the safety and well-being of children, Shalisa successfully lobbied local, state and federal officials, as well as met with numerous donors and investors to construct a new $32 million, 55,000 square foot community center in Tacoma’s eastside neighborhood, one of the poorest in the city. After suffering the loss of her teenage son to gun violence, Shalisa also founded the ‘Mothers of Magnitude (M.O.M.)’ Life Coaching agency and support network which works to connect mothers of deceased children. With M.O.M.’s she acts as a conduit for a mother’s grief while looking to inspire these mothers to move forward in life after loss. Her mantra: “When he died, he gave me purpose.”

Eastside Community Center Case Study:

Teri Moore, CFRE

Executive Director, Greater Metro Parks Foundation

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Teri Moore is now in her 35th year working in our collective nonprofit field. She has dedicated her life to the comprehensive mastery of philanthropic relationships and tools in order to significantly improve the living conditions and quality of life for others. Earlier in her philanthropic journey, she served as the corporate contributions manager of Puget Power (now Puget Sound Energy) before moving to the fund development side where she has worked for the Seattle Public Library Foundation, Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), the Tingvall Group and most recently as the Vice President in the Office of Philanthropy. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of Greater Metro Parks Foundation. She lives on a mini farm in Black Diamond with her husband, Joe. Their daughter, Nicole, lives nearby and is a recent college graduate.


Eastside Community Center Case Study:

Bryan Flint

Executive Director, Sound Outreach

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Raised in Alaska, Bryan Flint has 30 years of experience working with community-based justice and environmental organizations in Washington. Bryan brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to Sound Outreach: including non-profit management, coalition building and community organizing, fundraising, and public policy work. Previously the executive director of the Greater Metro Parks Foundation, he helped raise $10 million for to build the Eastside Community Center. Bryan previously worked as the executive director of Tahoma Audubon Society and director of communications and outreach for the Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark. Bryan lives in Tacoma with his wife and two cats, and enjoys cycling, photography and working a room. Bryan serviced on the Tacoma Public Utility Board for 10 years from 2011 to 2012 and is an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow. He has also been a member of Rotary Tacoma #8. Bryan graduated with a major in Political Science from Santa Clara University in 1990.

Eastside Community Center Case Study:

Carrie Prudente Holden

CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound

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Carrie Prudente Holden began her service with Boys & Girls Clubs in January 1996. During her tenure she has served both Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound and Boys & Girls Clubs of America in a variety of capacities ranging from locally here in the Puget Sound area to  internationally in Asia and Europe. Her career began with the original Tacoma Boys & Girls Clubs organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of Pierce County. In her five years of service, she held positions including Program Director, Branch Director and Director of Program Services. In February of 2001 Carrie was invited to join Boys & Girls Clubs of America in the role of Director, Education Programs. Her five years of service with BGCA saw her supporting the important role education plays in the lives of youth across America and beyond. She provided training and technical assistance to Clubs throughout the continental US as well as sites in Asia and Europe.

Eastside Community Center Case Study:

Dr. Michele Johnson

Chancellor / CEO Pierce College District

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Dr. Johnson was a Board member of the Great Metro Parks Foundation when it decided to take on the Eastside Campaign, and was also on the Imagine Eastside Campaign committee. She gave a major gift and secured a number of gifts from others. Michelle has 45 years experience teaching and leadership at Pierce College, including 15 years as a faculty member, 6 years as president of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, and 17 years as chancellor/CEO of the Pierce College District. Her strong leadership is a key reason Pierce has been selected twice by the prestigious Aspen Institute as a Top 10 finalist for their $1 million Excellence in Community College prize. In addition to Aspen’s recognition, highlights of Johnson’s tenure include Achieving the Dream’s prestigious national Leah Meyer Austin and Leader College of Distinction awards for supporting student success, the Military Times Best for Vets awards, doubling of graduation rates, expansion of state-of-the-art facilities on campuses at Fort Steilacoom and Puyallup, innovative programs across our diverse communities including Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and relentless pursuit of mission to eliminate areas of inequities and to build an anti-racist institution.

Helping Donors Achieve Intentional Philanthropy

Anne K. Bucciarelli, CFA

Director, Wealth Strategies Group, Bernstein Wealth Management

Anne K. Bucciarelli is an SVP and Director of the Wealth Strategies Group at Bernstein Wealth Management and is responsible for wealth management research. She provides customized advice on complex financial issues for private clients and their advisors on wealth transfer strategies and asset allocation decisions. Anne leads Bernstein’s Philanthropy team, which is responsible for providing investment advice and solutions to philanthropic individuals and next-generation wealth owners. She also heads the Family Engagement and Education Services team, which helps families explore the transfer of wealth-related values and knowledge. She has been the author of and a contributor to the firm’s published research on several topics. Anne joined Bernstein in 2004, became an analyst in the Wealth Strategies Group in 2006 and assumed her current position in 2014. She earned her BA in finance and information systems from Loyola University of Chicago, magna cum laude and with honors. A Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder since 2011, she is also a member of the CFA Society New York. She also holds certificates from the Family Firm Institute (FFI) in Family Business Advising (CFBA), Family Wealth Advising (CFWA) and Advanced Family Wealth Advising (ACFWA) and is a 21/64 Certified Advisor. Anne is a board member of Baby Quest Foundation and a founding member of the American Brain Foundation Ambassador Program.

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