CAVA Board 2023
President: Kristen Woods
Kristen Woods is the Community Engagement Manager with WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium. She has spent the past ten years working for local nonprofit institutions, starting her career at the Cincinnati Museum Center and most recently, the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. Kristen is a University of Cincinnati graduate with a background in Art Education, and has spent most of her career in museum education, program management and volunteer administration. Kristen joined the Cincinnati Association of Volunteer Administrators board as one of their Continuing Education Chairs in November 2021 and is excited to find new professional development opportunities for CAVA Members.
Vice President: Mykayla Kroeger
Mykayla is the Volunteer Manager at the Aronoff Center for the Arts with Cincinnati Arts Association. In her current role, Mykayla recruits, trains, and supports over 1,000 volunteers a year. With 10+ years of nonprofit experience including Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati Museum Center, and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio she brings a knowledge of volunteer management, program development and education to the board. Mykayla joined the CAVA Board as the Public Relations Chair in 2020 and has been a member since 2019. Mykayla also sits on the planning committee of the ServeOhio Volunteerism Conference. She is excited to bring her knowledge and skills to help other professionals in the field.
Past President: Aaron Grant
Aaron is a senior project manager at People Working Cooperatively in Cincinnati where he manages the Volunteer Involvement Program and works on health-focused housing initiatives through PWC's Whole Home Innovation Center. Aaron holds an M.A. in Public Service and is also a licensed Risk Assessor with PWC's Lead Poisoning Prevention program. He has worked in the nonprofit housing sector for 12 years in the areas of home repair, accessibility and lead abatement, and provides direct services to low-income residents while coordinating the activities of more than 3,000 volunteers annually. Aaron also works on special research projects with local academic and health care organizations to explore the connections between housing and health, particularly issues related to asthma, lead poisoning and fall prevention. He serves on the board of the Ohio Healthy Homes Network and is Chairperson of the Hamilton County Lead and Healthy Homes Collaborative.
Secretary: Kristen Quimby
Kristen Quimby, Community Development Team Leader at Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, spent a year serving as an AmeriCorps member at the Boys + Girls Club of Indianapolis before moving to Ohio to start work at Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. Through both roles, Kristen developed a passion to supporting and training volunteers and seeing others make a huge positive impact on the community. She earned her Bachelor of Political Science from Wittenberg University. Kristen is excited to join the CAVA Board as the Secretary in November 2022. In her time off, she enjoys finding great places to eat, exploring the outdoors, and reading the next great novel.
Continuing Education: Stephanie Togneri
Stephanie is excited to return to the CAVA Board in 2022. She has been a member of CAVA since 2010 and served as President from 2015 to 2017. Currently, Stephanie is the Senior Director of Volunteer Engagement for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati where she is excited to be engaging members and community volunteers in supporting the Y's overall mission at the association and branch levels. Stephanie has had the pleasure of leading volunteers and directing projects at various nonprofits in the Tristate area. Whether it is helping people to develop healthy bodies, minds and spirits, have access to theatre education or social services, Stephanie has helped volunteers share and shape their skills and passions to make a direct impact.
Continuing Education: Jaime Brown
Jaime joined the CAVA Board in 2023. She is a Community Development Manager at Girl Scouts of Western Ohio where she recruits, trains, and supports volunteers. She has managed volunteers for political campaigns and elections. Jaime has been a volunteer for local food banks, her college’s student government, and as a grant writer. Jaime is excited to join the CAVA Board because she is passionate about volunteerism and being a good leader/volunteer manager for people who give up their time to make a difference in others’ lives. She has her bachelor's degree in political science and philosophy. She loves to travel, read books, and play with her cats Benji and Finn
Public Relations: Devan Murphy
Devan is a Community Development Manager for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. She helps to form Girl Scout troops and recruit adults willing to volunteer to lead them. She then trains and mentors the adult volunteers to ensure the longevity of the troops. She spent her college career as a part of BobcaThon, Ohio University’s 12-hour dance marathon, raising money for the Ronald McDonald House as both a dancer and as the Director of Participant Fundraising. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Law, Justice, and Culture, both from Ohio University. Devan joined the Cincinnati Association of Volunteer Administrators board as their Public Relations Chair in December 2022 and looks forward to working with CAVA’s board members.
Treasurer: Joe Von Allmen
Joe Von Allmen is a Volunteer Engagement Specialist for Great Parks of Hamilton County, primarily coordinating volunteer project for community and corporate groups. Joe is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Organizational Leadership. He has worked with various environmental nonprofits in the past, including Cincinnati Parks and Cincinnati Nature Center. Joe is an alumnus of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. His time working with various environmental nonprofits on the west coast inspired him to pursue a career in the public sector, specifically working with volunteers. Throughout this pursuit Joe has worked in many different fields and has gained an eclectic collection of experiences before returning to the organization he interned with many years ago. Joe is very excited be part of the CAVA board and make more connections within the nonprofit network of the Cincinnati area.
Professional Development: Ebony Pratt
Ebony has been a member of CAVA since she moved to Cincinnati in 2021. Ebony graduated from the Master of Public Affairs program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with a concentration in Non-Profit Management. Born and raised in North Carolina, Ebony relocated to Cincinnati in June 2021 to work at Lydia’s House, and is now the Volunteer Manager for CityLink. Ebony enjoys running, bargain shopping, and attending church. Before returning back to school, Ebony worked in the non-profit field as a community engagement specialist and volunteer manager in the Triad area. Ebony is passionate about working with volunteers and within the community. Ebony is excited to join the Board as the Professional Development Chair in December 2022.