Our Leadership

Jeffrey R. Wilcox

Founder, President & CEO

Jeffrey is former Senior Vice President of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix). He is the nonprofit columnist of the “The Third Sector Report” which appears in the Long Beach Business Journal. He is past Chair, Executive Transitions Affinity Group for The Alliance For Nonprofit Management, Past President of the Orange County (CA) Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a member of the board of directors of Advancement Northwest in Seattle. Named Alumnus of the Year in 2015 by Seattle Pacific University, he chairs the Executive Advisory Board of the School of Business, Government & Economics at SPU. Jeffrey is also a partner of Social Venture Partners in Los Angeles and Seattle and is an advisor to the Encore Fellows Program in Los Angeles.

Leadership Team

Helen Wardner

Senior Strategist – Client & Affiliate Relations – Southern California

Helen heads up the recruitment and placement of qualified professional interims that have been trained by Third Sector Company for their work with nonprofit organizations in transition. She has an extensive background in nonprofits that includes fundraising and leadership training, sponsorship development, donor recognition, policies and procedures, program assessment, and mentoring. She has served on nonprofit boards and has chaired several committees and major fundraising events.

Sharon Howe, CFRE

Senior Strategist – Client & Affiliate Relations – Pacific Northwest

Along with communication with Third Sector Company affiliates in the Pacific Northwest, Sharon supports organizations who request services from Third Sector Company. A Certified Fundraising Executive, CFRE, she has an extensive background in nonprofits that includes fundraising and leadership training, donor recognition, policies and procedures, capital campaigns, legacy giving, and endowment policies. She has founded a nonprofit corporation, and has served as president of numerous nonprofit boards.

Erin Rodenbiker

Senior Strategist – Communications

With ten years of nonprofit experience, Erin has earned a reputation for creative communication which includes digital strategy in marketing, public relations, and social media efforts. He also has a background in community leadership within the faith community, higher education, and the nonprofit sector. Through his work in various communities, he has an established commitment to multicultural community development, grassroots organizational management, and pastoral guidance, thoughtfulness, and compassion. He also has a wide breadth of experience in volunteer empowerment and event management, in which his ability to bring individuals together to serve a common purpose sets him apart.

Scott Campanario

Senior Strategist – Research

Scott manages all of the ongoing research efforts for the Third Sector Company as the organization’s Senior Strategist for Research. This includes creating, administering, analyzing, and presenting research in the context of organizational assessments, community participation and engagement surveys, interim executive evaluations, training and workshop evaluations, and data collection and aggregation for volunteer-led executive search services. He is currently working towards his PhD in industrial-organizational psychology at Seattle Pacific University and has a passion for academia, research and statistics, and nonprofit leadership.

Gail Grimm - Senior Managing Community Partner

Gail Grimm, CAE

Senior Managing Community Partner, Northern California – Professional & Trade Associations

With an extensive background in leadership support, process development and implementation, and strategic planning for non-profit and for-profit businesses, Gail Grimm is an experienced executive of project and process management. She brings some important experience to ThirdSectorCompany in her role as Senior Managing Community Partner. Gail is also the owner and acting consultant for her own firm, GL Grimm Consulting, where she specializes in organizational and strategic development in the nonprofit community.

Jan Glick - Senior Managing Community Partner

Jan Glick

Senior Managing Community Partner – Pacific Northwest

Jan Glick is nationally recognized as an executive leader in the non-profit sector. Since 1996, Jan has been president of his own consulting firm, Jan Glick & Associates, which brings his unique expertise to Third Sector Company. The author of Nonprofit Turnaround, A Guide for Nonprofit Leaders, Consultants and Funders, his specializations include nonprofit leadership and management coaching and training, nonprofit mergers and restructuring, executive search and succession, and strategic planning.

Wayne Robert

Senior Professional Advisor – British Columbia & Canada

Wayne has earned a noteworthy reputation of successfully guiding nonprofits through difficult times, effective fiscal management, successful personnel and corporate management, achieving goals and more from over 20 years of continuous work with nonprofits. He brings his collaborative vision and engaging personality to ThirdSectorCompany, helping to engage our clients’ stakeholders and staff toward cooperative action in order to meet practical, measurable goals.

Susan Adler

Senior Strategist, Community Relations – Pacific Northwest

Susan Adler has led nonprofits for over three decades, serving in the roles of Executive Director and now, as a Board President. For more than 15 years, she was the Executive Director of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. Prior to that appointment, she was Executive Director of the Seattle Alliance for Education. Susan has a proven track record in building strategic alliances and working with diverse stakeholders — skills honed during her work on state and federal education policy for the nation’s governors and legislators in the “other” Washington. An experienced communicator and facilitator, Susan is passionate about our responsibility to grow and shape the pipeline of future board and professional nonprofit leaders across our Seattle region as the new director of the Board Chairs Academy Alumni Advisory Council and coordinator of the Interim Executives Roundtable of Greater Seattle.

Interim of the Year

Mark Crawford

Mark W. Crawford of Seattle, Washington has been named Third Sector Company’s Interim of the Year. Crawford was awarded this recognition for his outstanding performance as Interim Chief Executive Officer of The Arc of King County, as well as his work as Interim Executive Director of the Northwest Folklife festival.

In these roles, Crawford has provided exemplary transitional leadership, helping the organizations to reflect on their histories, refocus their services to the Seattle community, and prepare for their next generation of executives. Read more.

Past Award Winners:

  • 2015: Joan McBride
  • 2014: Joan Van Hooten
  • 2013: Jerry Kappel and Carole Zavala
  • 2012: Ina Frank
  • 2011: Kathleen Buehler
  • 2010: Tim Kittleson
  • 2009: Ron Van Winkle
  • 2008: Lindsay Shields
  • 2007: Marc Haupert
  • 2006: Janet Schulman
  • 2005: Gabrielle Hass
  • 2004: Alice Klein

Leadership Council

Jeffrey Wilcox – Council Chairman, President & CEO

Scott Campanario – Senior Strategist, Research

Helen Wardner – Senior Strategist, Client & Affiliate Relations – Southern California

Southern California Representatives:
Marc Haupert, Jerry Kappel, Tim Kittleson, Beverly Froelich, Joan McBride, Janet Schulman, Lindsay Shields, Joan Van Hooten, Chuck Watson, Carole Zavala

Northern California Specialist: Gail Grimm

Professional & Trade Associations Representative: Gail Grimm

Pacific Northwest Representatives:
Jan Glick, Mark Crawford

Canada Representative: Wayne Robert

Organizational Assessment Specialists

Southern California Specialists:
Tim Kittleson, Beverly Froelich, Lindsay Shields, Chuck Watson

Northern California Specialist: Gail Grimm

Professional & Trade Associations Specialist: Gail Grimm

Pacific Northwest Specialists:
Mark Crawford, Susan Doerr, Scott Schaffer

Canada Specialist: Wayne Robert