DCTB Board of Directors
The Dane County TimeBank is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are governed by a Board of Directors who oversee our staff and maintain the integrity of the organization and its mission. January 26, 2014 was our most recent board election.
2015 Board of Directors:
MARY GIRARD, President
Mary Girard is a creative writer working now on a couple of books. She returned to Madison six years ago to be a care giver to her aging parents. She immediately began volunteering with a variety of non-profits and has been on staff with DCTB and CORE. As an "accidental consultant," her passion is to help organizations stay true to their mission and realize their vision. As Board President for the TimeBank, she is committed to improving member engagement and organizational sustainability.
RON CHANCE, Vice President
Ron Chance is currently the Community Programs Manager at Dane County Human Services overseeing the Joining Forces for Families initiative, one of the largest human services collaboratives in the United States. This neighborhood-based teaming approach involving a community social worker, school personnel, public health, law enforcement and others stabilized over 1695 vulnerable families in 2013 through resource linkage and case management strategies. He is also Director of Dane County’s Early Childhood Initiative an innovative home visitation program with an intensive employment and training approach targeted at chronic poverty families.
Additionally, Ron is Vice President of the Board of the Dane County Timebank, one of the largest Timebanks in the U.S., and International Calendar Chair, for the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison. Proceeds from this calendar have raised over 1 million dollars for charitable causes, mostly international, since its inception.
Prior to this, he was the first facilitator of the Northside Planning Council, a resident-led organization focused on community development and Project Director of the National Youth Gang Project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice and located at the University of Chicago. The National Youth Gang Project developed the “Spergel model” to assist communities in their efforts to address youth gang violence. This approach has been implemented by a multitude of cities across the United States. Additionally, he has worked as an administrator in the non-profit sector and with the U.S. Peace Corps in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kingdom of Nepal as a teacher. He has a Masters Degree from the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago and a Bachelors Degree in International Studies from Bradley University.
Mr. Chance was selected as the Outstanding Social Worker for the State of Wisconsin by NASW in 2007.
GARRETT LEE, Treasurer
Garrett Owen Lee is the founder of WHY–We Help You, which aims to build asset-based, peer-to-peer, self-help communities centered on positive psychology, mindfulness, and wellness principles. He also is the creator and co-founder of Good Point., which aims to gamify and promote "Good Capital" as an alternative way of valuing one another's intrinsic goodness in our market society. His passions include family, pedagogy, authentic expression, consciousness, mindfulness, social & restorative justice, live music, disc sports, philosophy, truth seeking, creativity, problem solving, puzzles & games, beer & cheese, and having fun.
AMANDA McKAIG, Secretary
I have lived in Madison since 2005 and worked in a day care center before going to college. I have my Associate of Arts in liberal studies and plan on getting a BS in Elementary Eduacation. I love working with children and meeting new people. I currently am a Respite Care Worker, and am working with people with disabilities. Feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions about the Timebank.
Sandy Nelson is a returning board member to Dane County TimeBank. She is an avid weather watcher and people helper and first got involved with DCTB when she served as the Ambassador at the 2007 International TimeBanking Conference.
I recently moved back to Madison in 2014. After graduating from UW-Madison in 2006 with a degree in Conservation Biology, I did environmental work in both AmeriCorps and PeaceCorps. During my time in PeaceCorps I developed a passion for gerontology and mental health. After returning from PeaceCorps, I went back to school to get a MSW from University of Michigan. Currently, I am an Activity Director at a Madison area nursing home. As a board member, I hope to use my experiences, skills, and interests to promote collaboration between underserved groups in Madison.
Ms. Pradhan is a development professional with over 20 years of experience in international development. She has a Masters Degree in Anthropology from Tribhuvan University in Nepal and a certificate in Development Information Management from University of Sussex, Institute of Development Studies in London, UK. She approaches her work from an equity and inclusivity perspective. Expertise areas include communications and public relations, capacity building and change management, and strategic planning and program implementation. Ms. Pradhan has initiated gender inclusive projects involving clean water, sanitation and hygiene in Nepal, South Asia Region and UK.