Partnership for Effective Board Leadership

BoardSource is the national leader in nonprofit governance, providing well-researched information, best practice resources, and comprehensive educational services to nonprofit board members and executives.

Next Gen Board Placement Program

Earlier-career professionals are a valuable – and often untapped – talent pool for nonprofit boards. Alcoa Foundation is partnering with Taproot Foundation, Google and PwC for a pilot program to drive resources into youth-serving nonprofits organizations in New York City.

Bench Warmers or Change Makers: It's Time to Engage the Next Generation in Nonprofit Board Service 

Alcoa Foundation Nonprofit Board Service Program

Established in 2011, the Alcoa Foundation Nonprofit Board Service Program connects Alcoa employees with charitable organizations that combine their social passion with the Foundation’s focus on the Environment and Education, and its emphasis on skills-based volunteerism.


Matching Alcoa employees with a nonprofit board leverages Alcoa Foundation’s community investment initiatives, offers leadership development opportunities and promotes deeper connection to the communities where Alcoa operates. 


Nonprofits include: American Corporate PartnersCatalystCity Year New York, The Manufacturing Institute, and World Resources Institute.

Alcoa employees serving on boards 

  • American Corporate Partners – Margaret Cosentino, Vice President, Business Development, Defense
  • Bottom Line – William (Bill) Oplinger, Chief Financial Officer 
  • Bread for the City – Michelle O'Neill, Vice President Government Affairs and Trade Policy
  • Carnegie Mellon University - Heinz College – Nancy Wolk, Vice President, Global Shared Services
  • Catalyst – Libby Archell, Chief Communications Officer
  • Citymeals on Wheels – Esra Ozer, President, Alcoa Foundation
  • City Year New York – Peter Hong, Treasurer
  • SkillsUSA Foundation Committee – Alice McCarvill, Vice President of Human Resources, Engineered Products and Solutions
  • The Manufacturing Institute – Natalie Schilling, Vice President, Corporate HR and HR Innovation & Excellence
  • Step Up Women's Network – Kelly Pasterick, Vice President, Global Financial Processes, Global Primary Products
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management – Olivier Jarrault, President, Engineered Products and Solutions
  • University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science – Ray Kilmer, Chief Technology Officer
  • Women in Manufacturing – Diana Perreiah, President, Alcoa Building and Construction
  • World Resources Institute – Daniel Cruise, Vice President, Government Affairs & Business Development