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The CARA Board encourages you to volunteer for one of our committees. This is a great way to meet colleagues and develop your leadership skills. We always needs help at our events, writers for the newsletter, improving and adding value to membership, social media gurus, presenters and subject matter experts. If you are interested, please contact the chair of the committees below. And become part of the CARA experience!

CARA Committees:

Volunteer / Mentorship - Chair

Elizabeth Fennell (Libby)

Communications – Chair

Mallory Lass

Membership – Chair

Nicholas Antoniades




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CARA Board of Directors



Ryan Frank
Director of Prospect Management
National Public Radio
(909) 267-8875




President-Elect and Program Chair


Amanda Struer
Director of Advancement Research and
Prospect Management
San Jose State University





Vladimir Foronda
Senior Prospect Analyst
UC Berkeley



Kevin Decker
Director, Prospect Research & Management
San Diego State University


Co-Conference Chair & Past President

Mallory Lass
Interim Assistant Director, Prospect Management

UC Berkeley


Co-Conference Chair

Duyanh Tran
Director, Prospect Research and Management
Providence Health & Services Foundation



Mentor-Mentee / Volunteer Program Chair

Elizabeth Fennell (Libby)
Director Of Philanthropy
The FH Foundation



Southern California Regional Chair & Past President

James Vermillion
Director, Prospect and Relationship Management
Interim Director, Annual Giving/Direct Marketing
UC San Diego



Northern California Regional Chair

Colby Halligan
UC Berkeley


Membership Chair 

Nicholas Antoniades
Research Analyst

University of San Diego
Vendor Chair

Angelina Dawes
Research Analyst
BC Cancer Agency
604-707-5900 x674847

CARA Executive Director

Jenifer McDonald, President
McDonald Association Management Company, Inc.

1900 Point West Way, Suite 222
Sacramento, CA 95815-4706

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