Staff

Amy Klein, Executive Director

Amy, a California native and UCLA graduate, has broad nonprofit and volunteer experience.  Beginning her career as a volunteer, she recently worked extensively in the development and fundraising fields.  Amy has donated countless hours of volunteer work throughout her life, from single day beach clean-up events, to skills-based work, such as planning fundraising galas.  She praises her parents as her inspiration for modeling the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community at a young age.

 

McKinley Mertz, Program Coordinator 

Mertz Solo Photo

McKinley started working with VolunteerConnect as a volunteer and joined the staff in January 2013 as the Program Coordinator. She supports the executive director in promoting and maintaining VolunteerConnect’s skills-based volunteer and educational programs. She grew up in central New Jersey and graduated from Miami University in Ohio in 2011. McKinley has been an active volunteer since early high school for organizations around the country and continues to volunteer within Mercer County. She is currently working towards her graduate degree at Rutgers’ Bloustein School of City Planning and Public Policy.

 

Christina Bailey, Project Manager

Christina

Christina Bailey joins the VolunteerConnect staff as a volunteer Program Manager, working with current and potential skills-based volunteers to find nonprofit placements.  Christina does project-based work for CC Communications, a local communications consultancy and has volunteered since 2008 with the Junior League of Greater Princeton (JLGP), including two years as a member of the JLGP Board of Directors.  Her professional experience is in the area of strategic communications, including corporate positioning, public policy analysis and public relations services.  Christina speaks Russian and holds an undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and an M.A. from The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University.