Sally CliffordSally joined Experience Matters in May 2013 as Program Director and is responsible for developing and delivering programs for the nonprofit community that help them effectively engage skilled community talent and build the capacity of the volunteer engagement efforts. Sally also oversees Experience Matters National Services Programs – Americorps/Senior Corps RSVP, in addition to other key strategic partnerships.  Prior to joining Experience Matters, Sally held the position of Executive Vice-President at the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, overseeing the day-to-day operations as well as managing all major initiatives and programs. Prior to that, Sally spent 17 years with American Express in Phoenix in a wide variety of positions, primarily as lead business architect, guiding teams through developing and implementing new products and services into the marketplace.

Sally has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

sclifford@emaz.org | 602.812.3945

Sandra FreyerBorn in Germany, Sandra came to the U.S. in 1989. After working for a software company in San Francisco for two years, she moved to Phoenix in the fall of 1991. Sandra started her 20-plus-year career in the nonprofit sector with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in January 1992. Her experience includes logistics, program evaluation and strategic planning, process improvement, volunteer and staff management and project management, as well as grant writing and management.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional.

At Experience Matters, Sandra manages the National Service Programs and is charged with ensuring the programs achieve the desired impact and are in compliance with grant regulations.

sfreyer@emaz.org | 602.812.3946

Gail KnightGail is an alumna of the Experience Matters Encore Fellow Program. Her career has spanned more than 40 years in the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her leadership and accomplishments in community service and organizational development.

Gail holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. She also serves on the Balsz School District Governing Board.

Gail is the widow of the late Leonard G. Knight and proud mother of two daughters and one son.

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Kathy AttwoodKathy Attwood is an accountant and former CPA with more than 30 years of experience in the accounting field, including positions with Price Waterhouse, for-profit entities and nonprofit organizations. Her breadth of experience includes managing and overseeing all accounting functions and working in specialized areas such as tax and investment functions. Kathy has served on the board of a nonprofit organization in Texas that distributed public funds to service providers in the natal healthcare industry. She currently serves as a volunteer for a local St. Vincent de Paul conference and the Phoenix Council of SVdP. These roles have helped her develop broad leadership and administrative capabilities, in addition to her technical skills.
Kathy is married to Stephen Attwood. They have two sons and a daughter, and five grandchildren.

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