Board of Directors

Hannah Brazee Gregory – Founder + Chief Creative Officer, Shoestring Creative Group

Hannah is a national expert in nonprofit communications and a sought-after speaker and workshop presenter. At SHOESTRING, she is responsible for all facets of agency services, most importantly as senior strategist and chief creative director. Hannah is particularly well-known for her nonprofit branding expertise, creative energy and ability to produce attention-getting campaigns.

As an expert in the field, she has written numerous articles and has been interviewed by Marketplace on NPR, NBC News and others. Hannah began her career working in the public relations departments of a university and a children’s hospital and cares deeply about doing work that matters. A trained and experienced journalist, she has a passion for helping nonprofits tell their stories and working with the news media to produce meaningful coverage.

By combining her experience producing news and television segments with her an award-winning writing and graphic design talents, she is able to provide unparalleled expertise and services to clients.

Hannah attended the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. She began working in the field of communications and journalism at the age of 16 and her experience includes everything from voicing television commercials to working as a sports photojournalist and even producing (and hosting) segments for a travel cable channel.

Every ounce of experience she has goes toward helping her clients further their missions. Her personal passions include raising her two sons and anything that allows time to be spent in the great outdoors.

Katie Burnham Laverty – Learning Institute Evaluator

Katie Burnham Laverty is the retired co-founder of the Society for Nonprofits, and served as President and Executive Director until early 2017. On March 18, 1999, Burnham was honored by the United States Distance Learning Association with the “Most Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in Lifelong Learning” award. Burnham graduated with Honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Education.

Diane Hultz – Client CFO, Financial Services Apparatus Solutions, Inc.

  • Over twenty years of experience in public accounting, specializing in not-for-profit auditing and tax
  • Three years working with not-for-profit organizations, on a project basis, as well as serving on an ongoing basis as CFO or Finance Director for smaller organizations
  • Analysis of NFP financial statements
  • Assisting with preparation for audit
  • Interacting with management and board
  • Preparation and review of Form 990
  • Member of AICPA and MICPA

Richard Mussler-Wright – Membership Relations Coordinator, Idaho Botanical Gardens

Richard is Membership Relations Coordinator for the Idaho Botanical Garden. He is responsible for membership promotion and development projects. Before he joined the Idaho Botanical Garden, he was the Director of Membership for the Idaho Nonprofit Center from 2013-2015. In that time, he doubled membership, improved member benefits, and enhanced member engagement.

Richard attended Boise State University, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.He has presented and conducted workshops at MIT Mindfest (Boston MA), Florida Technology Association (Orlando FL), New York Technology Education Association (Bolton Landing NY) and others.

He has been a regular speaker at Story Story Night, and has presented twice at Boise Ignite. He has conducted workshops on grant writing and collaboration at the Idaho Office on Refugees in 2014 and 2015, and was the keynote speaker for the PTA Advocacy Day in 2015.

Richard has also taught at project-based after-school centers, developed K-12 STEM curriculum for 13 years, built robots, and designed the LEGO project. Education is a theme in his life, and he loves to help people help each other.

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