Staff

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Patrick Corvington

Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Corvington brings over two decades of nonprofit leadership experience at esteemed national and global nonprofits, such as Habitat for Humanity International, The Urban Institute, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation. In 2010, Corvington was appointed to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Corporation for National and Community Service —the agency that oversees AmeriCorps, VISTA, and AmeriCorps Seniors, during the Obama Administration. He most recently served as Interim Executive Director and Board Member of ConnectED, a Washington DC-based nonprofit focused on school reform. Currently, he is also the Board Chair of The Writer’s Center and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Lab School of Washington, which serves children with language-based learning differences .

Patrick graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Public Policy and is a recipient of an Outstanding Americans by Choice award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his daughter in these last few months before she heads off to college.

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Rebecca Birkholz

Senior Program Manager

Rebecca has experience working in nonprofit operations and administration and enjoys putting sustainable systems in place for organizations. After graduating from Boston University with a major in Psychology, she served two years with the AmeriCorps VISTA program and held a leadership role during her second term. Prior to joining Minds Matter, she worked at the nonprofit Explore Austin as their Business Operations Manager. She is based out of Austin, TX. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, live music, improv classes, learning guitar, and traveling to offbeat destinations.

 

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Dave Grimes II

Senior Program Manager

Dave Grimes comes to Minds Matter National with a wide-array of experience in the worlds of education and non-profit management. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Dave went on to work in educational summer programs for underserved youths in western Massachusetts, he taught English in South Korea, and then taught 2nd grade full-time in Oakland, California through AmeriCorps. After that, Dave moved into more behind-the-scenes roles in marketing and development for organizations like the Web of Life Field School, ConnectEd California, and Smith College.
Dave is based in South Deerfield, MA. In his free time, Dave enjoys 3D printing, visiting Disney Parks, and spending time with his cats and chickens.

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Casey Gotcher

Associate Program Manager

Casey has worked with nonprofits for over a decade, both as a consultant and as a volunteer. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, she spent a couple years working in exhibit development and artifact preservation in museums before finding her passion by helping nonprofits work smarter with the aid of technology.
She is an avid traveler and adventurer and recently spent 13 months at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, hanging out with penguins and staring at the Southern Lights. If you've got an extra ticket to Mars, she is interested.