Common Impact Enters New Era of Growth with Addition of Four Board Members

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Common Impact, a nonprofit organization that connects skilled professionals from leading companies to high-potential nonprofits that need assistance overcoming key business challenges, announced four new members have joined its Board of Directors. They are: John Goodhue, vice president of marketing of SiCortex; Steve Neff, CIO of Fidelity Investment Management Technology; Jean Serra, co-founder and partner of Version 2.0 Communications; and David Shapiro, president and CEO of Mass Mentoring Partnership.

Common Impact, a nonprofit organization that connects skilled professionals from leading companies to high-potential nonprofits that need assistance overcoming key business challenges, announced four new members have joined its Board of Directors.

The new members bring a broad spectrum of experience and professional perspectives to their new positions. They are: John Goodhue, vice president of marketing of SiCortex; Steve Neff, CIO of Fidelity Investment Management Technology; Jean Serra, co-founder and partner of Version 2.0 Communications; and David Shapiro, president and CEO of Mass Mentoring Partnership. The addition of these executives brings Common Impact's total board membership to 13.

"We are so pleased to have John, Steve, Jean, and David join our board, which plays an integral role in helping us fulfill our mission of helping high potential nonprofits through corporate partnerships," said Theresa M. Ellis, CEO and Co-founder of Common Impact. "With their extensive corporate and nonprofit experience and diverse professional expertise, these four new members will bring fresh ideas, insights and opportunities as we continue to expand our programs and presence within and beyond Boston."

Goodhue, Neff, Serra and Shapiro begin their first terms on June 30 and will serve through June 30, 2011.

Meet the New Board Members:

John Goodhue is the vice president of marketing at SiCortex inc., a vendor of high performance computer systems for scientific and engineering applications. He has more than 25 years of experience in both technical and managerial roles at information technology companies. He first met Common Impact in 2002, when he established the initial partnership between Cisco and the nonprofit. John also serves on the boards of the Conservation Law Foundation and Pine Island Camp.

Steve Neff is CIO of Fidelity Investment Management Technology (FIMT), a unit of Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans and a leading online brokerage firm. In this role, he is responsible for providing information technology solutions supporting Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMRCo), Pyramis Global Advisors, Strategic Advisers Inc., and Fidelity International Limited.

Jean Serra is a co-founder and partner of Version 2.0 Communications. During her career, she has led strategic communications campaigns in the enterprise, consumer and professional services sectors. Prior to co-founding Version 2.0 with industry veteran Maura FitzGerald, Jean spent ten years with FitzGerald Communications, a leading technology communications firm, where she designed and managed awareness campaigns for leading global brands and technology start-ups.

David Shapiro is president and CEO of Mass Mentoring Partnership, the umbrella organization for youth mentoring in the Commonweath. David has diverse experience in the non-profit sector as a funder, fundraiser, and non-profit manager. He began his career with United States Golf Association (USGA) as they launched their foundation with a 10-year, $50 million commitment to use golf to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities. In the last two years of his tenure, he served as co-director of the foundation and following that, served as Director of Institutional Giving for the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay. Common Impact has worked with Mass Mentoring Partnership twice in the past.

Complete professional biographies of Common Impact's board of directors can be found at http://www.commonimpact.org/about/board/.

About Common Impact
Common Impact is a nonprofit organization that connects skilled professionals from global companies to high-potential local nonprofits. Our employee engagement programs match employee-volunteers with nonprofits that need help overcoming key business challenges. This innovative approach to corporate community service enables companies to realize a positive return on their social investment while building stronger teams and developing employee skills. At the same time, this access to private sector talent enables nonprofits to amplify their impact on the constituents they serve. Ultimately, our work helps foster stronger communities wherever those companies operate.

Further information can be found at http://www.commonimpact.org/.

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