The Alliance has filled important positions that will help us more effectively achieve our mission of ending this disease within our lifetime. The following new staff will be highly visible and engaged team members.
Kelly Russo recently joined the Alliance as director of the Undy RunWalk series, leading all aspects of more than 20 fundraising run-walk events across the country. Kelly is originally from Ohio but called Los Angeles home for 10 years before moving to Washington, DC. Kelly joined the Alliance from the National Psoriasis Foundation and, prior to that, the American Cancer Society. Relatively new to DC, she plays tourist in her free time, exploring the sights and checking out great restaurants. Kelly’s favorite past-time is cheering on her Buckeyes.
Nick Edwards joined the Alliance last week as director of corporate and foundation giving. Nick arrives with experience in both non-profit corporate and foundation fundraising and for-profit sales. He has spent the previous four years working at a student non-profit, DECA, where he managed a portfolio of corporate partners and individual giving and alumni development efforts. Nick is currently obtaining an MBA from the University of Maryland. Nick grew up in Eden, North Carolina, where you may find him visiting with two incredible nephews, Thomas and Sawyer, in his free time. He is a die-hard Tar Heel.
Genevieve Roth joined as a special events coordinator in mid-January. Genevieve leads all the logistics required to produce successful Undy RunWalk events. Working with Kelly Russo, she will also work closely with local volunteers so they can manage their own events. Genevieve is originally from Boulder, Colorado, and moved to Washington, DC, to work for The Advisory Board Company sales team after graduating from Emory University. When she’s not working to end colorectal cancer, Genevieve can be found running at the National Mall or teaching yoga classes.