Judi Holley - President
Judi is a retired federal employee who has been involved in charity work for decades, much of it connected to the Combined Federal Campaign. She has been a CFC donor, a local CFC volunteer and board member of multiple CFC "federations.".
Judi's experience leading CFC federations began in the 1990s, when she was a board member and president of Do Unto Others (DUO) – a federation representing international emergency relief, development and humanitarian charities. During her tenure as DUO's president, she participated in the National CFC Committee as the designated representative of her federation. She currently serves on the boards of several CFC federations.
Judi is a long-time participant in non-profit organizations in her home state of Washington. These activities include the Governor's Advisory Council for Vocational Rehabilitation; the Criminal Justice Training Commission; South Puget Sound Cultural Diversity Coalition; several local charities focusing on immigrant education, employment and housing; and the Pierce County Sheriffs Advisory Board.
Marshall Strauss - Secretary
Marshall has been active in the not-for-profit field for more than a quarter century and has been involved in the CFC for much of that time. He is the CEO of the Workplace Giving Alliance, a collaboration involving more than a dozen federations that serve hundreds of national and local charities.
Marshall served as chair of the National CFC Committee for two years and remains a members of that body. He is also treasurer of the Combined Federal Campaign Foundation.
Beginning in September 2011 and concluding in July 2012, Marshall served on the U.S. government's CFC 50 Commission which recommended a number of improvements to the operation of the CFC. The Commission's report was released in the summer of 2012.
Marshall helped found several CFC federations. He has also served on a number of national and local not-for-profit organization boards.
During the early 1990s, Marshall helped establish and served as the initial CEO of two international organizations whose programs supported democracy activists overseas: The Democracy for China Fund and Freedom Channel. As executive director of the former, he organized and participated in the 1991 human rights delegation to China led by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. During his tenure at Freedom Channel, that organization produced and aired on nationwide Russian television numerous human rights documentaries.
During the 1980s, Marshall served as associate director of Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Child Welfare League of America. Earlier, he served as special assistant to Massachusetts Governor Francis Sargent and special assistant to U.S. Senator John Durkin, among other positions. Marshall was a research associate at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy from 1994-96, and an adjunct member of the faculty of Emerson College in 1995. Here and overseas, he has been interviewed extensively on issues of human rights and philanthropy by, among others, the Associated Press, UPI, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, ABC News, Actuel (Paris), BBC, Russian National Television, Chronicle of Philanthropy, GovExec, Federal Times and Nonprofit Quarterly.
Lin Valinski - Treasurer
Lin served as staff accountant for the Workplace Giving Alliance from 2014 to 2020. She is now an accountant at the medical technology firm Perkin Elmer.
Lin was born in northeast China, in a city on the border with North Korea. She completed her undergraduate work in the United Kingdom and obtained a masters degree in the Boston area. Married, she lives in suburban Boston.
Jonathan Kieran - Director
Jon is Programming Manager at the New Orleans Film Society, presenting organization of the annual New Orleans Film Festival, where he’s worked in multiple capacities since 2011. As a member of the Programming team, Jon assists in the curation of the festival’s film programming, with a specific focus on the Narrative Short, Narrative Feature, and Experimental Shorts categories.
Jon has contributed writing on film to New Orleans-based magazine ANTIGRAVITY and the indie film blog NoBudge. He holds an MFA in Film Production from the University of New Orleans and a BA in Philosophy from Ursinus College.
Before leaving to attend graduate school, Jon worked for several years at the Workplace Giving Alliance in a variety of roles. He also serves on the board of the Autism Support Alliance, another WGA federation.