BRAWS is looking for candidates to serve in a variety of committee positions. Below is a list of roles and descriptions: Advisor: 1. Regularly attends board meetings and important related meetings. 2. Volunteers Regularly 3. Participates in fundraising for the organization
We are also actively searching for committee members to fill a variety of openings: 1. Marketing/Communication Committee 2. Corporate/Business/Community Partnerships Committee (includes events, collection drives, and fundraising) 3. Mardi Bras Annual Fundraiser Committee 4. Grant Writing Committee 5. Volunteers Committee (recruiting, managing and utiilizes volunteers effectively) 6. Shelter Partnerships Committee (reaching out to shelters, coordinating distribution days and delivering donations)
*To become involved, please click on the VOLUNTEER button below. The commitment is minimal - meetings are once a month and most work can be done from home.
Holly Seibold, BRAWS Founder and Executive Director Holly Seibold is the founder and executive director of BRAWS: Bringing Resources to Aid Women's Shelters, a Vienna, Virginia based nonprofit founded in 2015. She is a graduate of George Washington University with a M.Ed in Elementary Education, as well a B.A. in the interdisciplinary study of Communications, Law, Economics and Government from American University in Washington, DC. Holly has diverse career experience in education and nonprofits.
Holly is the owner of a small, woman-owned business - m2 Academy - an educational firm that offers consulting services, after-school programs and summer camps. Clients have included Fairfax County, Town of Vienna, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, DC Public Charter Schools, and Columbia College.
Holly is a member of the Vienna Business Association and nominee for the 2016 Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Emerging Influential Leader of the Year Award. Holly is a fierce advocate for women's rights, testifying in Washington, DC and in Richmond, VA in favor of the repeal on the tampon tax. Most recently, she participated in Congresswoman Grace Meng’s panel, “The Case for Menstrual Equity: How Policies Surrounding Menstruation Affect Outcomes for Women.” Holly has been featured on NBC4 Washington, ABC 7 News, Good Morning Washington, Fairfax Public Access, StreetSense.org, NPR, GW Hatchet and the cover of the Connection Newspaper.
Holly lives in Vienna, Virginia with her husband, Erik, and two children, Morgan and Matthew.
BRAWS’ Directors and Key (Unpaid) Staff: Amber Kelleher - Chair, Board of Directors Amber Kelleher has more than 25 years of experience in international executive education and nonprofit management. She is currently the founder and executive director of Exchange of Pace, a nonprofit organization focused on fitness and philanthropy. She received her MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Amber has been an active volunteer with BRAWS since 2016, and assumed the Chair role in 2017.
Tori Draude - Vice Chair, Board of Directors Tori Draude has 17 years of experience in the defense industry, specializing in talent acquisition, human capital strategy, and project management. She currently leads resource management for CACI’s Enterprise Information Technology division. Tori has worked for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, including Capital One, IBM, Deloitte Consulting, and CSC. Tori has been an active volunteer with BRAWS since its inception, serving as BRAWS’ Treasurer prior to her current role as Vice Chair.
Cassie Hartogs - Treasurer, Board of Directors Cassie Hartogs has more than 20 years of experience providing diversified strategic tax planning, tax compliance, and examination services. Her current role is Tax Office Managing Partner for BDO’s Greater Washington, DC market, and she is one of the tax leads for BDO’s local Real Estate and Hospitality practice and Government Contractor practice. Cassie has been an active volunteer with BRAWS since 2016.
Amy Nordeng - Secretary, Board of Directors Amy Nordeng is a health law attorney with more than 15 years of experience practicing in law firms and health care associations. She is currently an in-house attorney for a nonprofit health care association based in Arlington, Virginia. Amy earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She has been an active volunteer with BRAWS and served as Secretary since 2016.
Sara Mastro - Chair, Marketing Sara Mastro has been in the design and user experience profession for nearly 20 years. She currently serves as User Experience and Product Director for Perceptronics, an IT company specializing in artificial intelligence. Sara has worked with a variety of companies and organizations throughout her career including Discovery Channel, Mediabarn, National Geographic, U.S. Department of Treasury, and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She has been an active volunteer with BRAWS since its inception.
Emily Schofield - Chair, Special Events Since 1999, Emily Schofield has been working in nonprofit and for-profit industries, as well as the U.S. Government. She recently transitioned to a new field and launched a second career as an interior decorator. Emily also serves in a variety of volunteer roles in her community. She has been an active volunteer with BRAWS since its inception.
Jennifer Min - Chair, Community Outreach and Fundraising Jennifer Min has been a School Psychologist for Fairfax County Public Schools for over 20 years. She earned a Master of Education and an Educational Specialist degree from James Madison University. Jennifer also serves in a variety of volunteer roles in her community. She has been an active volunteer with BRAWS since 2016.
Nicole Murray - Chair, Distribution Nicole Murrary has worked and volunteered in the nonprofit / human services world since she was a teen. She currently works for the Fairfax County Health Department and is also a Realtor with Long and Foster. Nicole has been an active volunteer with BRAWS since 2016, and currently serves as the Chair of Distribution.
Vicky Hodges - Lead, Preteen/Teen Distribution Program Vicky Hodges recently retired from a 35-year teaching career in pre-school and elementary education. Following retirement, she was drawn to volunteer opportunities where she could continue to help children and teens. She currently oversees BRAWS’ Preteen/Teen Distribution program, a grant-funded project with outreach to teens in high schools, elementary schools, teen centers, and homeless shelters. She has been an active volunteer with BRAWS since 2016.
Jaime Racer - Lead, Shelter Liaison Program Jaime Racer is a licensed professional counselor with nearly 15 years of experience in Mental Health Counseling. She works with children, adults, and families. Jaime is also a very active volunteer in her community. She has been volunteering with BRAWS since 2016, and currently serves as the lead for BRAWS’ Shelter Liaison Program.
Julie Smith - Chair Emeritus Julie Smith spent her early career with Booz Allen Hamilton, and has since moved into the nonprofit sector as Manager of Marketing Partnerships for the National Wildlife Federation. She is a very active volunteer in her community. Julie has been an active volunteer with BRAWS since its inception, including her role as BRAWS’ first Board Chair.
BRAWS: Bringing Resources to Aid Women's Shelter is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization.