Meet the Team
Board of Directors
These dedicated individuals contribute their time, talents and resources to our mission of ending relationship violence.
Sharon Donnelly Love
Founder, One Love Foundation
Sharon Love, Yeardley’s mother, co-founded One Love with her daughter Lexie to honor Yeardley’s positive spirit. Sharon has been the main driver behind One Love, steering it toward prevention strategies after learning more about the issue in the wake of Yeardley's tragic death. Sharon had a 25 year career in the Baltimore City Public Schools teaching hearing-impaired students before retiring in 2013 to work on One Love full time. She works tirelessly on the behind-the-scenes tasks of developing a national foundation and has become a well-respected leader on the topic of relationship violence. As the main spokesperson for One Love, Sharon has reached many groups of students at every age level, professionals in the relationship violence arena and politicians on both a local and national level.
Alexis Love Hodges
Founder, One Love Foundation
Lexie Love Hodges, Yeardley's sister, currently works as an IT engineer and consultant at Baltimore-based Agora Publishing. Lexie’s drive and ability to overcome extremely challenging obstacles helped her establish One Love in recognition of Yeardley and the tremendous legacy she left behind. In addition to the never-ending behind-the-scenes tasks of developing and growing a national foundation, Lexie is a public spokesperson for the cause. She has been interviewed by various national and local media outlets.
General Counsel, Foremost Group
Christine J. Chao is currently General Counsel of the Foremost Group, an international shipping company. Christine has extensive corporate and commercial law experience, having worked in senior legal positions for three Fortune 100 companies: GE, Federal Express, and Ultramar Corporation. Christine began her legal career upon graduation from Columbia Law School with the Wall Street law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf focusing on M&A, US securities, leasing and project finance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and currently serves as a Trustee for her alma mater. Christine is honored and proud to join One Love and join in the movement to educate others about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. After living abroad in Hong Kong, China and London, England, Christine now resides in Greenwich, CT with her husband Jos Shaver and their two sons.
Herbert A. May III
Partner, DH Capital
Herb May is a partner of DH Capital in New York, a private investment banking partnership focused on M&A advisory and private capital placement. He has over 25 years of experience in the capital markets and the broader financial services industry. Most notably, Herb has served on the Board of Trustees of the Salisbury School, an all-boys preparatory in Connecticut, for over 20 years, where he now holds the title of Trustee Emeritus. Herb works with other board members on fundraising, corporate relations, sponsorship and advisory. He also brings his experiences working with young men to One Love’s educational resource development efforts.
Jamison Harwood Hodges
President, Hodges Industrial LLC
Jamison Hodges, husband to Yeardley Love’s sister, Lexie, is a mechanical engineer and entrepreneur. He is a Baltimore native and attended the Calvert School, followed by the Gilman School. Hodges has been involved in all facets of One Love since its inception, including organization, fundraising, event planning, major gifts planning and local team sponsorships. Jamison leverages his experiences as a student-athlete in high school and college to relate to One Love’s target male demographic for new ways to help shine a spotlight on this national crisis.
Chairman, One Love Foundation
Kim Rutkowski currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the One Love Foundation. Prior to her role as Chairman, Kim was the first Chairman of the National Advisory Council. She has been a driving force behind the strategic planning and growth of the organization. Kim graduated with a BA and MBA from Temple University and her professional career includes more than twenty years working with Fortune 500 companies. She was also the founding Board Chair for City Year Jacksonville and currently serves as the Vice- Chair. Kim is a student in the Doctoral Program at Jacksonville University where she teaches as an Adjunct Professor in the Davis School of Business.
Leslie Morgan Steiner
Bestselling Author and Public Speaker
Bestselling author Leslie Morgan Steiner is a public speaker on family violence and a guest on national television and radio. Steiner has appeared on shows and outlets such as National Public Radio, NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC and Fox News, and currently writes the Two Cents on Modern Motherhood column for ModernMom.com. Leslie, a former victim of relationship violence herself, provides the board with expert resources and advice on real life applications, which helps One Love grow as a nationally recognized voice against relationship violence.
Secretary, One Love Foundation
Olwen Modell, a former lawyer, has served on a variety of development boards. As a mother of four, Olwen recognizes the importance of taking a preventative focus on relationship violence to invoke social change. Olwen has helped One Love in the development of the digital workshop and dissemination planning. She also brings extensive experience in philanthropic event planning to create signature events. Prior to One Love, Olwen served on the Board of Directors at the House of Ruth in Maryland for 16 years, where she created and co-chaired the first House of Ruth Spring Luncheon. She has also been on the board at the Templum House in Cleveland and acted as the Chairman of the Development Committee. Upon graduation from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Olwen began her legal career in corporate litigation, but later realized a stronger interest in domestic law through her work as a clerk at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
Penelope "Penny" Thompson
VP, Government Affairs for the University of Florida Jacksonville
Penelope "Penny" Thompson currently serves as the Vice President of Government Affairs for the University of Florida Jacksonville’s academic medical center. She is responsible for the lobbying and strategic public policy issues for the 695 bed hospital. Penny is involved with the community and sits on many boards, including the Cultural Council of Jacksonville, the local Children’s Miracle Network Board and the Board Development Committee for the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Girl Scouts. Penny is proud to lend her services to One Love as they work to help establish a strong national voice in the conversation about relationship violence.
Vice Chair, One Love Foundation
Sharon Robinson, cousin of Yeardley Love, is the board’s Vice Chairman. She is the Varsity Head Lacrosse coach at New York’s Bronxville High School. Sharon played a pivotal role in developing One Love and continues to be active as both a spokesperson and chair of the committee for the annual Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Awards. Sharon graduated from Yale University, where she was the captain of the lacrosse team. Before coaching and working at One Love, she spent 13 years in the asset management/hedge fund industry. She worked in investor relations and marketing at Satellite Asset Management, LP; Citadel Investment Group, LLC; Wellington Management, LLP and Baupost Group LLC. Sharon is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.
Won Young Giuriceo
Treasurer, One Love Foundation
Won Young Giuriceo is a certified public account with 12 years experience working at Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC) within the audit division. Her clients were comprised of Fortune 50 multi-national clients within the retail and consumer sectors. Won brings her accounting and financial reporting experience to the board. As Treasurer, she monitors and assumes oversight responsibility for the financial reporting of One Love. Won is dedicated to actively supporting the foundation as it develops innovative and effective educational programming that will engender intolerance towards relationship violence.
Dedicated and passionate agents of change, our staff members apply expertise from across multiple disciplines to bring us closer to our goal of ending relationship violence.
Regional Coordinator, Jacksonville
Annie is one of One Love’s Program Coordinators for Campus Campaigns. Thanks to a generous grant from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Annie is able to work closely with the city of Jacksonville and the surrounding area. She works with schools and community partnerships alike to bring One Love content to the region. Prior to One Love, Annie served as a Leadership Consultant for Sigma Kappa Sorority and as part of the National Panhellenic Conference’s Campus Safety and Sexual Assault Task Force. A native of Virginia, Annie graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Women, Gender, & Sexuality. She was deeply involved in the sexual violence prevention community while at UVA, which sparked her desire to work in the field of violence prevention full-time. Contact Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about One Love in Jacksonville, Florida.
Managing Director, Content and Campaigns
April Wright is the Managing Director, Content and Campaigns. She works closely with the program team to help build movements—both digitally and through grassroots activation—on campuses across the country. Prior to One Love, she oversaw the global expansion strategy and campaigns to get young people involved in social change at DoSomething.org. Before DoSomething.org, she supported the media and marketing contract for the EPA ENERGY STAR program, managing their tentpole social change campaign to educate Americans about energy efficiency and its impact on their communities. April is a very proud graduate of James Madison University (Duuuuukes!) where she holds a BA in Communication Studies as well as Technical & Scientific Communications. Contact April at email@example.com.
Community Development Coordinator
Bridget Marshall is the Community Development Coordinator at One Love. She works closely with all teams to grow and develop existing and new regional relationships as well as plays a critical role in building and executing all aspects of community fundraising and events across the country. Bridget grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Presbyterian College with the degree in Psychology. After being an avid supporter of One Love since 2010 she is taking her passion for building relationships and connection within communities to educate the public and spread the movement. Contact Bridget at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cameron Kinker is a Campus Engagement Coordinator working to build the Team One Love movement on college campuses across the country. A New York native, Cameron graduated in 2016 from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Anthropology and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. While at WashU, Cameron was heavily involved in racial justice and LGBT movements on campus and across the city, particularly after the shooting of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson. Through the Civic Scholars program, he wrote his honors thesis on transgender health in the region and is a big proponent of transgender rights. Cameron is a big fan of intersectional feminism and in his spare time enjoys travelling, engaging with movements towards change, and (of course) Netflix. Contact Cameron at email@example.com.
Regional Coordinator, Chicago
Emily Lloyd is the Regional Coordinator, Chicago. She works to roll out the Escalation curriculum nationally on campuses and in the community. Emily previously worked at HopeWorks of Howard County and at Bridges: Sexual and Domestic Violence Support as a domestic violence advocate. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2014 with a B.A. in Women, Gender and Sexuality. During her time at UVa, Emily was a varsity athlete, a captain of the women's swim team, and a member of the sexual assault prevention group, One Less. She also worked with the UVa Women's Center to plan events and write articles for their online magazine. Contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Escalation in the Chicago area.
Erica Becker is a One Love Campus Coordinator. She works with schools and community members to support the roll out of One Love programming nationwide and to empower young people to educate their communities. Erica grew up in New York and graduated from Duke University in 2016 with a B.A. in Public Policy Studies. While at Duke, she researched undergraduate students’ understanding of sexual violence and related campus policy, and volunteered at a local domestic violence and self-sufficiency services center. Erica also enjoyed fostering a positive campus atmosphere through her role as a peer responder for an online messaging platform. Erica previously worked with Advocates for Children of New York, and with the League of Conservation Voters in Washington, D.C., where she gained experience building national campaigns.
Jaklyn Van Manen
Manager, Campus Engagement
Jaklyn Van Manen is the Manager of Campus Campaigns at One Love. In this role, she oversees One Love’s distribution of the Escalation Workshop, campaigns, and events and supports student leaders who are crucial in the movement to end relationship abuse. Jaklyn has over 7 years of experience working with survivors of trauma in higher education, nonprofit, and government settings. As a student activist, she was a leader of the CHANGE Initiative at Castleton University and continued her career at Castleton creating a Peer Advocacy program for victims of interpersonal violence. Jaklyn also engaged in cutting edge clinical research at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, where she coordinated studies examining PTSD and treatment response. Jaklyn holds a Master of Arts degree from New York University in Trauma and Violence Transdisciplinary Studies. Contact Jaklyn at email@example.com for more information about Escalation on campus.
Managing Director, Strategy and Operations
Jennifer is the Managing Director of Strategy and Operations at One Love, overseeing the strategic direction of the organization as well as operating functions including finance, human resources and technology. Jennifer brings to One Love over a decade of experience in finance, strategy, and operations at companies including Morgan Stanley, Disney, and Insight Communications. Most recently she helped launch a start-up Investment Management firm in New York City. Jennifer received a B.A. with distinction from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Jessica Perkal is the Director, Partnerships for the NYC and Boston regions. She previously worked as an Associate Director in CEB's consulting practice in Washington, DC. Jessica started her career as an M&A Investment Banking Analyst for BlackArch Partners in Charlotte, NC. While at Duke, Jessica was awarded a Fulbright-Hays grant to develop global curricula by exploring local schools in India and a Duke Global Health Institute grant to interview Rwandan children orphaned by genocide or AIDS. She has a North Carolina Professional Educator's Licensure which qualifies her to teach in NC public schools. Jessica received a B.A. from Duke University in 2010.
Regional Coordinator, Maryland
Jordyn Cohen is the Regional Coordinator for Maryland. Thanks to a generous grant from the Baltimore Ravens, Jordyn works throughout the entire state of Maryland. She works closely with schools in Maryland to roll out the Escalation curriculum on campuses and in the community. Prior to One Love, Jordyn worked as a Research Data Associate at NYU on a longitudinal study related to substance use and psychological disorders. While at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Jordyn was a research assistant for a psychology study that focused on how attachments made in childhood affect behaviors in adult relationships. Jordyn graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2011 with a B.A. in Psychology. Contact Jordyn at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Escalation in Maryland.
Chief Executive Officer
Katie leads One Love’s work to educate, empower and activate young people in a movement to end relationship violence. Originally drawn to One Love as a family friend, Katie’s involvement deepened as the Foundation’s focus turned to prevention.
Katie’s prior work uniquely positions her to lead One Love. At The Michael J. Fox for Parkinson’s Research, she led development of its unique model for impact and as CEO almost doubled fundraising and grant making. As an independent consultant, Katie worked with nonprofits and donors to identify their goals and develop operating plans to achieve their objectives. As a visiting lecturer at Duke University, Katie deeply engaged with her students and realized they could do anything they put their minds to. It's her belief--in the power of young people--that drives her work at One Love today.
In 2011, Crain’s New York Business selected Katie for its “40 Under 40” list, recognizing New York City’s top business leaders under the age of 40. A graduate of Duke University and Harvard Business School, Katie’s professional experience also includes time at Goldman, Sachs & Co and Bain & Company. She lives outside NYC with her husband and four kids.
Krista Giuntoli is one of One Love's Campus Coordinator. She works closely with schools and local groups to roll out the Escalation workshop in their communities. Krista graduated from Brandeis University in 2015 with a B.A. in Education Studies. Alongside several internships and jobs with schools and education groups, she was a facilitator of her college bystander intervention program and a Students Talking About Relationships peer counselor. Contact Krista at email@example.com to learn more about Escalation in the Midwest and New England.
Liz Cowley is one of One Love's Campus Coordinators. She works closely with schools and communities across the country to roll out One Love's educational programming and motivate young people to talk about healthy relationships. Liz graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Temple University in 2015 and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. While obtaining her degrees in Philadelphia, Liz had the opportunity to work with the domestic violence population in a variety of ways. Her work with survivors, particularly young adults and children, drives her passion for prevention education and her belief that everyone deserves to feel safe in their relationships. Contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Director, Bay Area
Megan is One Love’s Bay Area Executive Director. She leads all One Love efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the goal of scaling One Love’s educational programs and building the movement to end relationship violence throughout the region. Megan brings a decade of experience working in strategy roles in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining One Love, Megan led strategy and impact assessment for the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, a family foundation focused on helping people get along better. Megan has also worked for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research where she managed Team Fox, the organization's grassroots community fundraising program. She holds a B.A. in American Studies with a focus on means of social change from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business.
Regional Coordinator, Bay Area
Melanie Sperling is the Regional Coordinator for the San Francisco area. She works closely with schools to roll out the Escalation curriculum nationally on campuses and in the community. Melanie previously worked for the BELL Foundation in Boston, New Profit Inc. in Cambridge, MA, and Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn. While at Duke, Melanie focused her time on research in the psychology department and has a special interest in education reform and non-profit work. Melanie is planning to attend Harvard Business School through the 2+2 program starting between September 2016 and 2018. Melanie graduated from Duke University in 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology. Contact Melanie at email@example.com to learn more about Escalation in the West.
Managing Director, Engagement
Melinda is the Managing Director of Engagement at One Love and leads the engagement team in bringing educational content and campaigns to campuses and communities across the country. Melinda brings over 20 years of experience in non-profit management and operations experience to One Love, working with multiple program teams across several states, organizing broad networks of constituents. Prior to joining One Love Melinda served in senior management positions with New York Blood Center and Be The Match, both large, not-for-profit healthcare organizations dedicated to saving lives, improving public health and empowering communities. Melinda currently serves on the board of directors of Be The Match and holds a B.A. in Psychology and Business from Manhattan College and an M.P.A with a concentration in Public Finance from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service.
Boston Regional Executive Director
Melissa is the Boston Regional Executive Director. She began her career in education as an elementary classroom teacher in the New York City Public Schools after leaving a career in finance. Melissa relocated to Massachusetts and worked within the Boston Public Schools for five years, working closely with educators and partners throughout the city serving in the roles of the Director of Expanded Learning and Director of Transformation Strategy. Most recently, Melissa was the Chief of Mass Insight Education, a national nonprofit focused on school improvement. She received her Master of Education degree in School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Master of Science in Teaching degree from Fordham, and her Bachelor of Arts in English from Villanova. Melissa is an active member in her community in Boston and has two children attending the Boston Public Schools.
West Coast Regional Coordinator
Sarah Bigler is the West Coast Regional Coordinator at One Love. She works with colleges, high schools and communities to bring the Escalation workshop and educational materials to students in the Bay Area. Sarah graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.A. in Political Science, and from University College London with a M.Sc. in International Public Policy. Before joining One Love, she worked primarily in campaign management and community organizing, where she organized volunteers around issues relating to civil rights, education and social justice. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Escalation on the West Coast.
Managing Director, Partnerships
Seanna is the Managing Director of Partnerships at One Love and brings 10 years of fundraising and nonprofit experience. Seanna manages the development growth plan and oversees the team that builds new relationships and collaborations that will help One Love educate, empower and activate young people in a movement to end relationship violence. Prior to One Love, she served as the Managing Director of Development at iMentor. There she oversaw a $9M fundraising department and helped secure $27.5M for the strategic growth campaign. Before iMentor, she served as the Director of Advancement at The Michael J. Fox Foundation, managing the major gift revenue stream and a portfolio of donors. Seanna has served on several nonprofit boards in New York City and Philadelphia, including a startup nonprofit, Milestones NYC and her high school, St. Basil Academy. She started her career in development at her alma mater, La Salle University where she holds a BA and MA in Professional Communication and is an active Alumni Board member.
Manager, Digital and Communications
Serena is the Manager of Digital and Communications at One Love. She is responsible for developing creative marketing strategies for the foundation and spreading awareness about our movement in the digital realm. She is also responsible for creating content and material for One Love's website, blog, social media channels, and educational programming. Serena is the manager of One Love's brand voice and visual identity. She joined our team in March 2016 after several years in the digital communications field at various advertising agencies in NYC. Prior to her career in advertising, Serena worked and held internships at Special Olympics Connecticut and WOR 710 Radio. Serena received a B.S. in Advertising and minor in Interactive Digital Design from Quinnipiac University.
Regional Coordinator, Dallas
Zoë Skinner is the Regional Coordinator for Dallas. She works closely with schools and community members across Dallas to roll out the Escalation curriculum and develop Team One Love movements on campuses and in the community. Zoë previously interned at the Baltimore Ravens in their Community Relations Department, helping to roll out the team's and specific NFL community initiatives during the 2014-2015 season. While at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she competed for the varsity lacrosse team and spearheaded her team's community outreach efforts, as well as connecting other UNC student athletes to service opportunities in the Chapel Hill area. In 2013, she was awarded the Yeardley Love Unsung Hero award for her leadership both on and off the field. Zoë graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014 with a B.A. in Political Science. Contact Zoë at email@example.com to learn more about Escalation across the Southeast.