Katherine DeYoung, CPA
Kathy is a Certified Public Accountant who worked with nonprofit organizations through her accounting practice for more than 30 years. She founded the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship when she became aware that board members lacked training opportunities, yet were responsible for governing organizations crucial to the well-being of communities. She now spends all of her time helping this situation as our Executive Director.
Kathy is the co-author of a popular financial risk assessment workbook and important documents organizer for governing board members (see our publications section). She has been a consultant to nonprofit boards and a frequent national presenter on the topics of understanding financial information and protecting organizations from embezzlement.
CNS has named retired Department of Justice Chief Investigator Kirk Harvey, one of CNS’ top instructors, as its new Director of Programming.
This new position will oversee nonprofit board member training and educational programs delivered in-person, online and through written tools. Harvey previously served as Chief Investigator for the Charitable Activities Section of the Oregon Department of Justice. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner with 32 years experience in government regulation and law enforcement.
Harvey earned his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and added a Masters in Public Administration with concentrated studies in nonprofit administration from the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University.
Angela has a strong background in project management, nonprofit organizations, services marketing, and customer service. She also has extensive experience with the database management system that supports CNS’s distance education project. In June 2013, Angela received a Masters Certificate as part of the University of Oregon’s Nonprofit Management program. She has also served as Board President, Secretary and Treasurer for a small nonprofit organizations.
Whitney received her Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University, majoring in natural resources with a focus on watershed management. Her experience since college include serving in AmeriCorps as a rural program coordinator and working as a program assistant for a nonprofit watershed council. She currently is a volunteer for the Department of Justice, serving on the Benton County Citizen’s Review Board.
Bruce DeYoung, Ph.D.
Bruce is OSU Professor Emeritus of Business and OSU Extension. For over 30 years he led and conducted outreach education programs – initially for Cornell University (NY) and later for Oregon State University. He has designed and administered numerous outreach evaluations and impact assessments. Bruce also has extensive grant writing experience. He now uses these skills to develop support for the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship training and assessing the results thereof.