The Community Foundations National Standards Board (CFNSB) is a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations and is responsible for the quality, value and integrity of compliance with National Standards. The board ensures that National Standards remain relevant amid changing policies, procedures and regulations, and coordinates developments in the compliance process.
Board members represent practitioners and thought leaders in the community foundation field.
Hazle Hamilton - CFNSB President
Executive Vice President
Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Macon, GA
Hazle Hamilton joined the staff of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia in August 2000. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs. In addition to serving on the Community Foundations National Standards Board, she is a member of the Fiscal and Administrative Officers Group for Community Foundations (FAOG). She was a 2006 Southeastern Council of Foundations Hull Fellow and is a graduate of the National Planned Giving Institute of the College of William & Mary. She is a member and former President of the Macon Estate Planning Council and the Career Women's Network of Macon. She is a graduate of Leadership Macon. She previously served as Treasurer on the Middle Georgia Regional Library Board. She is a graduate of Mercer University and has a background in public accounting.
Rebecca Carr - CFNSB Treasurer
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Concord, NH
Rebecca Carr joined the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in 1998 after serving four years as Controller at New England College. Prior to that, she worked as a CPA at a local firm and spent eight years in banking. Rebecca is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Management Accountant. She currently serves on the Fiscal and Administrative Officers Group for Community Foundations Board of Directors, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the NH Society of CPAs, and the Institute of Management Accountants. She received a B.S. in Business Studies and a M.S. in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.
Eric Anderson - CFNSB Secretary
Director of Stewardship
The Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
Eric Anderson has been with The Minneapolis Foundation since 2000, currently under the title of Director of Stewardship. He serves as a liaison between the Foundation and its more than 600 fund advisors and the community at large. His responsibilities include overseeing programs and services for donor advisor engagement, assisting donor advisors and successor advisors in achieving their charitable goals, grant screening and selection, and facilitation of various projects as a center for philanthropy. Nationally, he has served a six‐year term – two as Chair – on the community foundations Advancement Network (AdNet) Steering Committee, has been a member of the former CFLT Field Engagement Action Team, and has served on two fall community foundation conference planning committees, as well as on numerous other conference panels. Eric has held positions at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, William Mitchell College of Law, and Augsburg College. He currently serves on the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth board and formerly on boards including the Minnesota AIDS Project, Playworks Twin Cities, and Youth Performance Company.
President and CEO
Southwest Initiative Foundation, Hutchinson, MN
Diana Anderson was named Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) new President and CEO in January 2015 after serving as interim President and CEO since August 2014. Diana joined SWIF as Development Director in 2001, leading SWIF’s fundraising and starting SWIF’s community foundation program. In 2007, she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this newly-created position, Diana provided leadership and oversight to SWIF’s internal operations and functions, including strategic planning, management team leadership and program design. In 2011, she was again promoted to Vice President and COO, playing a more visible role in program development and delivery, working alongside SWIF team leads in communities across the southwest Minnesota region.
Prior to joining SWIF, Diana spent 11 years in administration at Sanford Canby, as well as the South Dakota Newspaper Association and Hendricks Pioneer newspaper. Diana received her degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls and later continued her education at the U of M School of Public Health. She has a background in communications, business administration, and healthcare administration.
Current board service includes Community Foundation National Standards, GiveMN.org, Vacker Place dba Lakeview Ranch, and Aveyron Homes, Inc. Diana has been a Rotary International member since 1989, the first year that women were allowed to join.
President and CEO
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Harrisburg, PA
Janice Black joined The Foundation for Enhancing Communities in September of 1994. Prior to joining The Foundation, Ms. Black worked as executive director of Edgewater Psychiatric Center. Ms. Black holds a B.S. in Nursing from George Mason University. Ms. Black has served on many boards within the community including the American Cancer Society, Leadership Harrisburg, Goodwill Industries, Rotary Club of Harrisburg, and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she served as District Governor of Rotary District 7390 in 2006-2007. When Ms. Black arrived at The Foundation, the assets totaled approximately $5 million. At the end of 2007, The Foundation assets were approximately $67 million.
Vice President and CFO
California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Steven Cobb oversees California Community Foundation’s investment management, financial reporting and cash management activities. Before joining CCF in 1998, Cobb was the chief financial officer for the Milken Family Foundation, a leading Southern California private foundation, and the Weingart Center, a comprehensive health and human services complex in Los Angeles’s Skid Row. He was also an auditor with Ernst & Young and an assistant controller for the Ticor Title Insurance Company of California. Cobb is a certified public accountant and a graduate of The UCLA Anderson School of Management, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Ventura College. He currently serves as board chair for Community Partners and has been an adjunct professor at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.
Chief Community Impact Officer
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines, IA
Angie Dethlefs-Trettin serves as the Chief Community Impact Officer at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines where she is responsible for leading, managing, and evaluating the Community Foundation’s grantmaking initiatives as well as the nonprofit capacity building program. Angie also coordinates the community leadership and social capital building initiatives of the Community Foundation, assists in identifying critical community needs and builds networks of diverse community stakeholders to address those needs.
Angie joined the Community Foundation in 2012 and her prior professional experience includes serving as President of the Iowa Council of Foundations and Director of Outreach at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.
Angie has more than a decade of experience working in philanthropy and has been involved within the community foundation field both at the state and national levels in numerous capacities, including her current role as Board Member of the Community Foundations National Standards Board. Angie is an Iowa native and a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. She holds a degree in Organizational Communication and a Master’s Degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development. She also has a certificate of Nonprofit Board Education through BoardSource.
Angie lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her husband, Matt, who works for Sammons Financial Group, and their son Henry and daughter Ainsley.
Vice President for Administration
Hampton Roads Community Foundation, Norfolk, VA
Robin Foreman-Wheeler is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is Vice President for Administration at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, where she has worked since 2000. She earned a degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from Old Dominion University. She is a graduate of the United Way of South Hampton Roads’ Project Inclusion and Lead Hampton Roads and earned a certificate of Nonprofit Management from the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence at Tidewater Community College. Ms. Foreman-Wheeler currently serves on the boards of the Family and Children’s Trust Fund of Virginia and Virginia Beach Court Appointed Special Advocates and previously served on the board of Excellence Girls’ Club, the executive committee of the United Way of South Hampton Roads Young Leaders Society and the Tidewater Community College Women’s Center Advisory Group.
The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County, Harrisonburg, VA
Revlan Hill was promoted to Executive Director of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County in December 2013 and brings more than 25 years of successful work in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise includes capital campaigns, endowment building, special events, annual campaigns and special emphasis on major gifts. Before moving to the Executive Director’s position, Revlan served as the Director of Development for TCFHR since 2006. She is deeply committed to effective philanthropy and to the donors of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Prior to joining The Community Foundation, Revlan served in a leadership capacity in development for both Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center and for WVPT Public Television. A native of Rockingham County, Revlan graduated from Turner Ashby High School and from Elizabeth Brant School of Business. She has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has served on its Board. She received the AFP Sandra Neff Fundraising Award for Excellence in Development in 2008.
Revlan lives in Bridgewater with her husband, Fred, and together they have four children and one grandchild.
Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Wheeling, WV
Susie Nelson works every day to help fulfill philanthropic wishes. As Executive Director of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV), she has the privilege of working with philanthropists of all types. Since 2007, Nelson has served as Executive Director of the CFOV, serving the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and Eastern Ohio. The assets of the CFOV have increased by more than 50% under her leadership, comprising 240 individual charitable funds. In addition to working with donors, Nelson also spends time working with nonprofit leaders to assist them with finding and acquiring philanthropic resources from across the region and nation. In 2013, Nelson was awarded the Spirit of Philanthropy Award for Staff Leadership by West Virginia Grantmakers. In 2012, the CFOV, under Nelson’s leadership, was awarded the Spirit of Philanthropy Award for Critical Impact for the Women’s Giving Circle of the CFOV.
Nelson serves as Chairperson of the board of Philanthropy West Virginia. She also serves annually on the allocations panel for the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley. Nelson is the former regional chair of Leave A Legacy of Central Appalachia. She is a former board member of Wheeling Health Right and the YWCA Wheeling, and former board president of the Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley. She is a former President of the Rotary Club of Wheeling. Prior to Nelson’s work at the CFOV, she served as the Director of Marketing & Community Relations for the City of Wheeling where she marketed the city for economic development and worked to enhance summer events at Wheeling’s Heritage Port.
A wife and mother of two, Nelson graduated from West Virginia University in 1993.
Fond du Lac Area Foundation, Fond du Lac, WI
Sandi Roehrig's educational achievements include attending University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac then transferring to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Health. Sandi has been with the Fond du Loc Area Foundation since 1992 and has served as the executive director since 1995. She has been an active volunteer in the community for youth sports, education, and public service including as a founding member of the Fond du Lac Arts Council and Women’s Fund of Fond du Lac. Sandi lives in Fond du Lac with her husband and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Jennifer Tolle Whiteside
President and CEO
North Carolina Community Foundation, Raleigh, NC
Jennifer Tolle Whiteside joined NCCF in 2006 to serve as the second president and CEO in the organization’s history. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as executive director of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina. She won the distinguished Commissioner’s Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for her work at Prevent Child Abuse, as well as the Old North State Award for her work on behalf of the people of North Carolina, and the Prevent Child Abuse Professional Leadership Award.
Jennifer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Louisiana State University.
Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, New Britain, CT
A native of Rochester, New York, Jim Williamson assumed his current position as President for the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, Inc. in September 2004. Jim brings to this position nearly 40 years of development and nonprofit management experience, having served extensively in the United Way Movement as President of three different local United Ways in Wooster, Ohio, Pittsfield, Massachusetts and Poughkeepsie, New York. He has also been a member of the national staffs of both United Way of America and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
As Southeast Regional Director for United Way of America, Williamson was responsible for the delivery of national consulting and training programs that supported the nine-state region’s 300 local United Ways. For Boys & Girls Clubs, he was responsible for a national fundraising campaign of more than $10 million dollars.
Wherever he has been, Jim has been an active member of the community, a tradition he carries on in the Greater New Britain area. Here, he is a member of the Board of Incorporators for the Hospital of Central Connecticut and the New Britain Institute, the Board of Directors of the Southington Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Southington Rotary Club. Within the field of philanthropy, Jim is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Standards Board of the Council on Foundations, and is a past Chair of the Connecticut Community Foundations CEO Network. Williamson and his wife, Vickie, a Special Education Paraprofessional in the Southington School District, are the parents of three adult children, and reside in the town of Southington.
The National Standards is administered by the Council on Foundations, which hosts the National Standards Director and other support staff, including on-hand legal experts.
Senior Counsel, Compliance & Policy and Executive Director
National Standards at Council on Foundations, Arlington, VA
Lara Kalwinski is the product of a community foundation. She received a four-year Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship from Legacy Foundation. The contacts she made through the community foundation led to research, internship, and job opportunities in Ghana, Liberia, India, and Indiana. After graduating with a joint MPA/JD from Indiana University, Lara worked for international, religious, and community foundations where she learned and worked through the program, policy, and legal challenges foundations face. She is a recipient of the Indiana Governor's Award for Tomorrow's Leaders and a member of the Illinois Bar.
Lara is known for working with executive teams and boards to create and enhance legal compliance and financial sustainability through review and redesign of policies, procedures, and programs. Lara's past projects include reversing nonprofit operating deficits; auditing international grantmaking procedures among U.S., German, Mexican and Indian organizations; creating gift-acceptance procedures to ensure regulatory compliance; and implementing community-led grant program design.
National Standards Manager and Staff Counsel
National Standards at Council on Foundations, Arlington, VA
Christina Gonzalez is a lawyer and passionate supporter of promoting access to justice in its many forms. Prior to joining the Council as the National Standards Manager and Legal Coordinator, Christina worked at a nonprofit law firm in Los Angeles specializing in housing rights. In this role, she represented low-income tenants in unlawful detainer (eviction) actions, including jury trials, and helped tenants stay in their homes and stand up to slumlords.
Originally planning to become a marine biologist, Christina graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Women's Studies—as she is also passionate about promoting gender equality around the globe.
After working for Planned Parenthood for two years following graduation, Christina decided to attend law school to gain the knowledge and training necessary to become an advocate for those who have historically been denied access to legal representation. This is why she chose to attend Peoples College of Law, a small law school in Los Angeles whose mission it is to “bring legal resources to under-represented communities and to train legal advocates dedicated to securing progressive social change and justice in society.” Christina graduated from Peoples College of Law with a J.D.
A proud Southern California native, Christina loves sunshine and the ocean and visits her family and friends in the Golden State as often as possible. She enjoys being outdoors (when the weather is cooperating) and yoga to keep her grounded. She also loves to travel; her most recent voyage was to the beautiful country of Morocco. Another fun fact: Christina is a twin.