Past Eli Segal Fellows

Paula Katrina (PK) Drago

Paula Katrina (PK) Drago

2012 Eli Segal Fellow

Current Position: Volunteer Services and Corporate Partnerships Manager, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.

AmeriCorps Service:

  • AmeriCorps NCCC: Corps Member Class XVI, Pacific Region Campus (09-10)
  • AmeriCorps NCCC: Team Leader Class XVII, Pacific Region Campus (10-11)
  • AmeriCorps National Direct: Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (11-12)

Eli Segal Fellowship Projects:

  • Spearheaded efforts to amend the national standard entrance and exit forms for AmeriCorps members to improve the amount and quality of data collected from members.
  • Improved the Segal Education Award matching program by helping to bring on new schools, connect with grantees that have program-specific matches, develop marketing materials, and simplify the registration process.
  • Researched and analyzed CNCS' past and recent alumni engagement efforts to inform future engagement strategy, including helping to initiate the development of an MOU with AmeriCorps Alums to improve collaboration.
  • Supported AmeriCorps disaster response efforts under FEMA Mission Assignment in both New York City and Alaska. Coordinated member logistics, identified housing, collected member feedback, and prepared reports for FEMA and CNCS.
  • Supported the CNCS Social Media team by providing a recent alumni perspective to CNCS’ online community including creating content and responding to inquiries.

William Chrysanthos

William Chrysanthos

2011 Eli Segal Fellow

Current Position: National Service Consultant in Greater Boston, MA and serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Service Alliance, and the Associate Board of the Breakthrough Collaborative of Greater Boston

AmeriCorps Service:

  • State AmeriCorps: Breakthrough Collaborative of Greater Boston (99-00)
  • National AmeriCorps: Teach for America, St. Louis (03-05)
  • AmeriCorps VISTA: Hands On Gulf Coast (07-08)

Eli Segal Fellowship Projects:

  • Deployed to Joplin, Missouri to help manage the AmeriCorps response to the Joplin tornado.
  • Organized VIP visits, press coverage, and reporting during the response that amplified the impact of CNCS, resulting in 3 state legislatures passing resolutions in support of AmeriCorps.
  • Deployed to Alabama to help manage the AmeriCorps response to a state-wide tornado outbreak
  • Distilled what would be lost without AmeriCorps into customized white sheets for each state, which were used to educate their legislative delegation, in response to a proposed full defunding of CNCS.
  • Assisted in an analysis and overhaul of the national AmeriCorps member experience, resulting in new requirements being added to the 2012 AmeriCorps national grant provisions.
  • Increased the number of institutions of higher learning that match the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

Iris Dooling

Iris Dooling

2009 Eli Segal Fellow

Current Position: Master of Public Administration Candidate, Robert F. Wagner New York University School of Public Service; Selection and Placement Assistant, AmeriCorps NCCC; Research and Partnerships Fellow, Taproot Foundation

AmeriCorps Service:

  • 2005-2006, Indiana Reading Corps
  • 2006-2007, Teach for America, South Louisiana

Eli Segal Fellowship Projects:

  • Served as Volunteer Manager for 500+ volunteers at the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New York City
  • Designed and managed AmeriCorps experience project which used principles of design thinking to gather and analyze focus group data, recommend improvements to enhance the quality and cohesion of the AmeriCorps member experience, and prototype proposed solutions in the field
  • Determined content and coordinated logistics between federal and state government and national and local nonprofits for CNCS’ Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Convening

Julie Proulx

Julie Proulx

2007 Eli Segal Fellow

Current Position: Development Associate, The HYM Investment Group, LLC

AmeriCorps Service:

  • AmeriCorps NCCC: Corps Member Class XIII, Atlantic Region Campus (06-07)

Eli Segal Fellowship Projects:

  • Directed and managed a team of 30 employees, nation-wide, to improve social media in our programs which resulted in staff-wide trainings, new national partnerships, and inclusion in grant requirements.
  • Helped design and evaluate a grant request for proposals for $3.2M aimed to engage college students in community-based work.
  • Produced 5 case studies of high-impact corporate pro bono programs in support of the Billion+Change campaign to promote the business advantage of skilled volunteering and multi-sector partnerships.
  • Developed and facilitated national conference sessions with over 150 attendees towards empowering Millennials to be agents of social change.

John Enterline

John Enterline

2006 Eli Segal Fellow

Current Position: Assistant General Counsel and Grants Director, League of Conservation Voters

AmeriCorps Service:

  • AmeriCorps NCCC: Corps Member Class XI, Southwest Region Campus (05-06)

Eli Segal Fellowship Projects:

  • Assisted with planning and implementation of the first AmeriCorps Week
  • Researched and reported on the challenges and opportunities that arise from trying to engage trained AmeriCorps Alums who had disaster response experience in future disaster response efforts of CNCS
  • Produced 5 case studies of high-impact corporate pro bono programs in support of the Billion+Change campaign to promote the business advantage of skilled volunteering and multi-sector partnerships.
  • Developed a research project exploring volunteer habits of college students and how to engage them with volunteer organizations.
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