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The Corps Network’s Board of Directors Welcomes Stephanie Davison and Carlos Monje as Co-Vice-Chairs
Washington, DC – The Corps Network is pleased to announce the recent election of Stephanie Davison and Carlos Monje as Co-Vice-Chairs of The Corps Network’s Board of Directors. In this role, they will assist the Board Chair in engaging members of the Board in key activities and providing support and guidance to The Corps Network’s staff.
These appointments mark the first time in The Corps Network’s history that there are two Vice-Chairs. The Board of Directors voted to expand the Vice-Chair position to enable additional Board members to take active leadership roles in subject areas where they have particular knowledge or skills.
“The Corps Network is a successful, high performance organization making a difference across the nation by championing youth service in key fields, including conservation, and contributing meaningfully to building better communities,” said Derrick Crandall, Chair of The Corps Network Board of Directors. “The Board is committed to an active role supporting our outstanding staff and remarkable members. As a team, Carlos and Stephanie will join me in effectively using our Board’s diverse talents, experiences and connections, individually and collectively. Both Stephanie and Carlos will be playing central roles in the Board’s annual retreat, taking place this month.
“I am thrilled to welcome Stephanie and Carlos as Co-Vice-Chairs of our Board of Directors. We appreciate their willingness to share their time and insight for the benefit of The Corps Network and the national Corps community,” said Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO of The Corps Network. “Both Stephanie and Carlos bring years of experience and wisdom to our Board and a passion for social justice and youth development. We are grateful to have not one Vice-Chair to provide expert guidance and inspiration, but two.”
Stephanie Davison joined The Corps Network’s Board of Directors in 2019. She is currently employed with The Kresge Foundation, where she works as a Program Officer in Human Services. Prior to joining Kresge in 2018, Stephanie served as a project manager at FHI 360, where she managed a portfolio of juvenile justice, youth development, and workforce development programs. Her work included overseeing program design and execution, subgrantee management, team and consultant management, and policy development. In addition to those roles, Stephanie supported college and career readiness initiatives, increasing high school graduation rates and post-secondary enrollment rates.
An alumna of Mercyhurst University, Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and continued her studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, where she earned her Master of Public Affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Carlos Monje also joined The Corps Network’s Board of Directors in 2019. At Twitter, Carlos serves as the Director of Public Policy and Philanthropy for the United States and Canada. Before joining the company in 2017, he led planning for a top-to-bottom review of the federal government for the Clinton-Kaine transition team. Carlos previously served as Acting Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy for the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he oversaw implementation of surface transportation programs, the TIGER discretionary grant program, and efforts to promote equity and economic development. Carlos also served as deputy police director at Obama for American and was a special assistant in President Obama’s Washington, DC Senate office, where he handled homeland security and veterans’ affairs. Carlos is a graduate of Harvard University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in history and literature.
The Corps Network is governed by a Board of Directors and the Corps Council. The Board of Directors is comprised of professionals with expertise relevant to the Corps community. Board members are invited to join after being recommended by the Board Development Committee and voted upon by the Board. The Board Officers include the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. This is the first time The Corps Network has had two sitting Vice-Chairs. Officers are elected by fellow Board members. Officer positions last for one year, upon which time the position can be renewed. Board positions last for three years, upon which time Board members may be invited to serve a second term. Information on members of The Corps Network’s Board of Directors can be found here.
The Corps Council, comprised of leadership and senior employees from The Corps Network’s membership of 130+ Corps, serves as the voice of member programs. At any given time, up to one-third of the Board of Directors’ membership is comprised of representatives from the Corps Council. Members of the Council act as key advisors to the Board of Directors and The Corps Network.
About The Corps Network
The Corps Network, the national association of Service and Conservation Corps, provides leadership and support to over 130 Corps across the United States. Through advocacy, and providing Corps access to funding opportunities and expert guidance, The Corps Network annually enables more than 22,000 Corpsmembers to strengthen communities, improve the environment and transform their lives through service. To learn more about The Corps Network, please visit www.corpsnetwork.org.
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