Jatrice Martel Gaiter
Executive Vice President of External Affairs
As executive vice president of external affairs, Jatrice Martel Gaiter works to build national awareness for Volunteers of America and support its mission to provide programs and services for America’s most vulnerable. She is passionate about the nonprofit sector’s strength and relevance, which is reflected in her work as vice chair of the board of the National Human Services Assembly, a popular blogger for The NonProfit Times and an active voice on Twitter as @Ms_Nonprofit. She is a frequent speaker on nonprofit management, health, social justice and women’s issues.
Gaiter has a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctorate from the Syracuse University College of Law. She has completed several executive education courses, including two at Harvard Business School—Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management in 1998 and Women’s Leadership Forum in 2010. She has received numerous awards, including Washingtonian Magazine’s 2006 Washingtonian of the Year, Choice USA’s Mentor of the Year Award, Women’s Information Network’s Karen Mulhouser Award and the Washington Free Clinic Heart of Gold Award. In November 2012, Gaiter was selected as one of the Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business awardees.
She is currently a member of the Generations United board, the Independent Sector Public Policy Committee, the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Advisory Council, the University of Maryland’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Alumni Chapter Board, Leadership Washington, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Public Relations Society of America, the National Press Club and the Metro Stage board. She has served as a member of the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance board, a Nonprofit Roundtable Future Executive Directors Fellowship mentor and a Robert Woods Johnson Nursing Fellow mentor.