Our Team

Susan J. Ellis

 

Dean of Everyone Ready®

Susan founded Energize, Inc. in 1977 and is internationally recognized as a writer, trainer, and consultant in the field of volunteerism. She serves as editor-in-chief of the e-Volunteerism journal and is dean of faculty for the Everyone Ready® Online Volunteer Management Training Program.  Susan's Bio

Sheri Wilensky Burke

 

Everyone Ready® Associate Director

Sheri Wilensky Burke has more than 30 years of experience working with national non-profit organizations and understands that volunteers are the soul of any non-profit.  She empowers organizations to develop volunteer-based projects and volunteer leaders, and as president of Sheri Wilensky Burke Consulting LLC offers consultation and training in volunteer management, board development and special events. Prior to developing her own business, Sheri was the Director of Volunteer Management & Board Development for the American Lung Association National Headquarters for 12 years. She has also worked for Volunteers of America’s Greater New York Branch, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s New York City Chapter. Sheri previously served as President of the New York Association for Volunteer Administration (NYAVA) and also served on the national board of the Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA).

Betsy McFarland

 

Everyone Ready® Associate Director

Betsy McFarland is a principal at Adisa, a consulting firm dedicated to helping purpose-driven individuals and organizations unleash talent and achieve impact. Betsy has more than 20 years of experience in maximizing volunteer engagement in the animal protection, much of it with The Humane Society of the United States. She was the first to launch comprehensive volunteer engagement training for the animal sheltering field, authoring the book, Volunteer Management for Animal Care Organizations, and publishing research on staff-volunteer relationships. She worked with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to develop a research-supported Volunteer Program Assessment model that serves nonprofit volunteer programs across the U.S. and Canada.

Kristin Floyd

 

Web and Programs Strategist

Kristin has worked with Energize for over 25 years providing strategic and development support for Energize Inc.'s web sites and the custom platform she developed for our online training program, Everyone Ready®.  She began working as our Publications Director but was immediately attracted to the potential of the web when Energize was tapped to develop a special volunteer section of AOL in 1994. She was the force behind the opening of our Energize Inc. web site in 1997 and has continued to spur us to explore new technology and ways of delivering our expertise online to our colleagues around the world.  No new project is planned without Kristin's input.

 

| Share |