SOURCE: InnVision Shelter Network

InnVision Shelter Network

March 03, 2014 10:30 ET

InnVision Shelter Network Creates Young Community Leaders Board to Tackle Local Homelessness

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2014) - InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN) is excited to announce the creation of its NextGen Advisory Board. This new initiative brings together young professional leaders in the Bay Area who are socially conscious and striving to make an impact. The NextGen Advisory Board will drive strategic and tactical innovation by leveraging their knowledge of technology and social media tools. The Board will also focus on increasing awareness within the young professional population of Silicon Valley about the severity of homelessness and the successful methods IVSN employs to tackle homelessness in our community.

The founding cohort of twelve Board members has strong professional and academic backgrounds and includes professionals from large tech companies, emerging growth companies, venture capital firms and social sector organizations. InnVision Shelter Network CEO Karae Lisle said, "It's important to recognize and foster the commitment of the millennial generation to homelessness and nonprofit leadership. There are new and innovative ideas about how to tackle poverty and we are thrilled to have a diverse group committed to using their skills and experience to further IVSN's mission of ending homelessness."

Julia Duncan (Co-Chair), Google
Sunil Nagaraj (Co-Chair), Bessemer Venture Partners
Austin Carroll Keeley, The Stanford Fund
Angelina Cardona, Google (via Nelson)
Casandra Espinoza, Most recently at Greylock Partners
Michael Headley, Google
Adam Klein, InnVision Shelter Network
Ryan McDougall, Zynga
Jeremy Stewart, Oakland Raiders
Sean Taube, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Daniel Valencia, Academix Direct
Elizabeth Woodson, Stanford University Student

InnVision Shelter Network is dedicated to helping homeless families and individuals in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties return to permanent housing and self-sufficiency. IVSN operates 18 sites from San Jose to Daly City, serving thousands of homeless clients annually through its "Beyond the Bed" services -- a proven model that delivers a 90% success rate in transitional program graduates to permanent housing and self-sufficiency. For further information on IVSN and the NextGen Advisory Board, please visit www.ivsn.org/about/nextgen

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