Program Staff

  • George Pillsbury
    Senior Consultant Extension 120
    George Pillsbury, Senior Consultant Extension 120

    In 2005 George Pillsbury joined a collaboration of nonprofit partners to establish Nonprofit VOTE, a national hub of voter engagement resources and training for the nonprofit sector. Prior to starting Nonprofit VOTE, George founded and directed MassVOTE, a nonpartisan voter engagement organization in Massachusetts.

    George has authored numerous nonpartisan voter engagement guides, including "Nonprofits, Voting and Elections: A 501(c)(3) Guide to Nonpartisan Voter Engagement" and America Goes to the Polls, a biennial series on voter turnout for the last four national elections. His articles have appeared in The Nonprofit Quarterly (“Serving Democracy: Nonprofits Promote Voter Engagement in 2012”) and National Civic Review (“A New Model for Urban Voter Mobilization”). George has a B.A. from Yale University and an M.P.A. from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

  • Julian Johannesen
    Director of Research and Training Extension 110
    Julian Johannesen, Director of Research and Training Extension 110

    Julian is Director of Research and Training at Nonprofit VOTE where for the last 8 years he's worked on a variety of projects including the development and delivery of training to 501(c)(3) nonprofits working to integrate nonpartisan voter engagement into their ongoing services; research on voter turnout, especially among those served by nonprofits; and management of Nonprofit VOTE’s website and online presence. Before joining Nonprofit VOTE Julian was Franklin County, Ohio Field Director for America Coming Together during the 2004 presidential election. Julian has a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

  • Lindsey Hodel
    National Field Director Extension 130
    Lindsey Hodel, National Field Director Extension 130

    Lindsey Hodel brings more than a decade of experience in public policy advocacy, community organizing, and nonprofit civic engagement efforts in the West and nationally. Prior to her current role, Hodel founded the Colorado Participation Project, a roundtable of direct service nonprofits that participate in client engagement programs. She now brings this experience at the state level to Nonprofit VOTE, where she directs the organization's States program. Hodel has previously worked as a community organizer with Colorado Progressive Coalition, the PICO National Network, and the Sierra Club, and is a graduate of Green Corps School for Environmental Leadership. She has a degree from the University of Kansas and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Iliff School of Theology.

  • Brian Miller
    Executive Director Extension 115
    Brian Miller, Executive Director Extension 115

    Brian joined Nonprofit VOTE as its new Executive Director in 2015, bringing 20 years of nonprofit management experience with him. Since then, he has worked successfully to raise the visibility of Nonprofit VOTE's work on the national stage, with recent stories in the New York Times and USA Today, as well as industry journals like the Chronicle of Philanthropy and The Nonprofit Times. At the same time, Brian has worked to bring the voter engagement strategies of Nonprofit VOTE to scale, leveraging new resources, documenting the impact of its work, and forging new partnerships.

    Prior to his tenure has Nonprofit VOTE, Brian served as Executive Director of Boston-based United for a Fair Economy (UFE), an organization recognized for its sentinel work to raise the veil of growing economic inequality. While at UFE, he co-authored the book The Self Made Myth, with a forward by Bill Gates, Sr. Brian also served 12 years as Executive Director for Tennesseans for Fair Taxation, a statewide coalition working to pass comprehensive tax reform. A south Louisiana native with Cajun roots, Brian started his career as a community organizer for Louisiana Citizen Action and Louisiana Coalition for Tax Justice before moving on to organize in Kentucky and Tennessee.

  • Amy Kreines
    Office Manager Extension 100
    Amy Kreines, Office Manager Extension 100

    Fighting evil by moonlight, office manager by daylight. She is a graduate of Emerson College with a BFA in Modern Poetry and Shakespeare and a minor in Queer Theory.

  • Helena Berbano
    Field Coordinator Extension 125
    Helena Berbano, Field Coordinator Extension 125

    Helena Berbano is a nonprofit professional with various experiences in both the public and nonprofit sectors. As the Field Coordinator for Nonprofit VOTE, she works collaboratively with nonprofit partners across the U.S. on their voter registration and education activities. Apart from her work at Nonprofit VOTE, she is very passionate about representative parity in public office. Most recently, she presented her research on women of color public office initiatives at the Northeast Conference on Public Administration. She also serves as the Director of Asian American Millennials Unite, a start up social justice initiative focused on engaging AAPI millennials, and is a board member for YNPN Boston, and the AAPI women focused organization, ASPIRE. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston.