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Jeffrey Poulos Bio
Chief Executive Officer
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Ann Garchinsky Bio
Senior Director, Finance and Administration
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Janice Kitchen Bio
Programs and Administrative Associate
Program Manager, The Summer Fund
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Alex McCray Bio
Senior Director of Programs
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Gail Pinkham Bio
Senior Director of Communications
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Michael Underhill Bio
Programs and Services Manager
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Georganna Woods Bio
Research Associate and Meet-the-Donors Program Manager
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Jeffrey Poulos
Chief Executive Officer
Since mid-2010, Jeff has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Associated Grant Makers. Jeff is currently the Treasurer on the board of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and Chair of the board of the United Philanthropy Forum.

Prior to joining AGM, Jeff served for ten years as Executive Director of StageSource, the Greater Boston Theatre Alliance, a regional association for theatre artists and organizations. Jeff has also worked at the Huntington Theatre Company in a number of positions and as General Manager at the New Repertory Theatre.

Additionally, Jeff has served on the Leadership Team of the national D5 Coalition on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Philanthropy, as Chair of the Arts Services Coalition of Boston, as Board Treasurer of Massachusetts Advocates for Arts Sciences and Humanities (a pre-cursor to MassCreative), and as a member of The Boston Foundation Arts and Culture Advisory Committee and the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Advisor Corps. In 2007, Jeff was one of 56 arts leaders to attend the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leadership-Arts at Stanford University Graduate School of Business Center for Social Innovation. In 2011, Jeff was awarded the StageSource Theatre Hero Award for his long-time service to the Greater Boston theatre community.  Jeff is a resident of Watertown, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Ithaca College.

Ann Garchinsky
Senior Director, Finance and Administration
As Senior Director of Finance and Administration since 2004, Ann oversees all financial aspects of AGM’s operations. Reporting directly to the CEO, she is responsible for collecting and analyzing financial data, preparing budgets and financial statements, managing the annual audit as well as keeping an eye on AGM’s day to day financial activity.

Moving to Los Angeles after completing grad school, Ann held the positions of Assistant Director of the Continuing Education Department at Otis Art Institute of the Parsons School of Design; Financial Manager for Cori Films International and Manager of The Antique Guild. During her twenty years in Southern California she also provided accounting services and consulting to small businesses; bought and sold antiques and collectibles; took numerous art classes and trips through the wine country. Ann has a BS in Education from Salem State College; a MS in Education from Boston University and completed the Accounting program at UCLA. She is on the Finance Committee of the Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers.

Janice Kitchen
Programs and Administrative Associate

Program Manager, Summer Fund
Jannie joined Associated Grant Makers as the Programs & Administrative Associate in October 2016.  Prior to joining AGM, Jannie worked as a legal assistant at Clark+Elbing, a patent law firm in Boston.  She previously worked in development and production at Firehouse Center for the Arts and in the Education & Community Partnerships Department at Center Theatre Group.  Jannie holds a BA in Anthropology with a minor in Theatre from the University of Southern California.

Alex McCray
Senior Director of Programs
Alex joined AGM as the Senior Director of Programs in August 2017. With a career in the nonprofit sector that spans 20 years, most recently Alex McCray served in a Resource Development capacity at both the United Way of Greater Plymouth County and the United Way of Rhode Island. Prior to his work within that network, Alex was a Senior Associate at Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), helping to strengthen nonprofits and enabling social sector leaders to make sound strategic decisions. In addition to raising funds and consulting, Alex has held program management and marketing roles within youth, workforce development and arts-focused nonprofits. For four years Alex gained a grantmaker's perspective in his position as a Grant Programs Associate at the Rhode Island Foundation, where he continues to serve on an Advisory Council. In 2017 Alex joined the Board of Directors of Project STEP, and became a Big Brother again. Alex received his M.S. Nonprofit Management - Leadership, from Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) in 2012, where he now serves as a Lecturer. Alex was awarded his B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin College.
 

Gail Pinkham
Senior Director of Communications
Since joining AGM in 2002, Gail has been responsible for the communications and branding in her position as the Director of Communications.  Her work includes creating AGM’s marketing collateral such as the Annual Report and Member and Nonprofit Partner collateral, design and content updates of the AGM website, production of the Members newsletter and promotion of AGM programs and events via social media outlets.  Before entering the nonprofit field, Gail had over 10 years of experience in the corporate sector with Hill, Holliday Exhibition Services as Director of Marketing for conferences for Primary Medicine Today, American Institute of Architects and the National Association of Realtors, Deltek Systems as Director of Strategic Marketing and Director of B2B Marketing at experience.com. Gail serves on the committee of Boston Women Communicators, Bridges Together, and Friends of the Burlington Dog Park and is a board member of the Christopher Catanese Children's Foundation and the New England Patients' Right Group. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. 

Michael Underhill
Programs and Services Manager
Michael stepped into the role of Programs and Services Manager in April 2016. Michael serves as the lead manager on the Nonprofit Partners Program and assists with implementation of Member Programs and Services. Michael has been with AGM since 2013, when he began as an Administrative Associate, providing administrative support, customer service and grants research tutorials. Michael has been a member with the Boston chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) since 2013, and was named to it's steering committee in 2016.  A graduate of Northeastern University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance, Michael is also a local actor who has been an Artistic Associate with imaginary beasts since 2010 and has served on the Artistic Board with Happy Medium Theatre since 2012. Other local credits include: Actors' Shakespeare Project, Boston Playwright's Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Stoneham Theatre, Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company, Theatre on Fire, Heart and Dagger, Whistler in the Dark, and ShakespeareNOW! Michael returned to Northeastern University in fall 2016 to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration and Entrepreneurship.

Georganna Woods
Research Associate and Meet-the-Donors Program Manager
Since 2005, Georganna has worked in various capacities at AGM.  She began as Associate Librarian at the AGM Resource Center for Philanthropy (RCP) and transitioned into a combined position where she coordinates AGM’s Meet-the-Donors series and also conducts research for AGM Members and Partners. Georganna divides her work week between AGM, Earthworm, Inc. – a nonprofit recycling organization, and the Dedham Community Theatre.

 

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