ASC Announces New Board of Directors, Members and Officers for 2020-2021

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2020 – Today, America's Service Commissions (ASC), the national association representing the 52 state service commissions across the United States and their programs, announced its new board members and officers for the 2020-2021 year.

The slate was approved by the association's 52 commission members during its annual Membership Assembly held virtually on September 23, 2020.

ASC is pleased to welcome a new Board Chair, Maureen K. Eccleston of Pennsylvania. Eccleston currently serves as executive director of PennSERVE and has been a member of the ASC Board of Directors since 2017. Eccleston started her AmeriCorps journey with the sixth class of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and has since served or worked with AmeriCorps NCCC, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps State and National, and Learn and Serve America. She has worked for two state service commissions, PennSERVE and the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. She holds a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management from Notre Dame of Maryland University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from York College of Pennsylvania. A two-time AmeriCorps alumna, Eccleston believes in service as a catalyst for social justice.

America's Service Commissions also congratulates the following incoming leaders whose terms start October 1 to help guide and shape ASC as the nonprofit association of the 52 state service commissions in the year to come:

2020- 2021 Elected Board Officers:

  • Maureen Eccleston, Chair – Executive Director, PennSERVE (re-appointed)
  • Scott McFarland, Vice Chair/Public Policy Chair – at-large
  • Beth McGuinness, Membership Chair – Director of Programs, Massachusetts Service Alliance
  • Ginna Holmes, Resource Development Chair – Executive Director, Michigan Community Service Commission
  • Richard Swarttz, Treasurer – at-largeCFO, Peace Corps
  • Shelly McAlpin, Secretary – Executive Director, Serve Wyoming

2020- 2021 Board Members (in addition to Officers above):

  • Katie Abbott – Executive Director, Serve Alaska (continuing)
  • John Albright – Commission Chair, Missouri Community Service Commission (continuing)
  • Thenera Bailey – at-large – SISGI Group and and SISGI Beyond Good Ideas Foundation (new)
  • Kristen Bennett – at-large – Service Year Alliance (new)
  • Owen Brown – Youth Commissioner, Volunteer Mississippi (new)
  • Vanessa Diamond – Commissioner, Virginia Office of Service and Community Services (new)
  • Jeanne Duffy – Executive Director, Serve Wisconsin (continuing)
  • Steve Epstein – Commission Chair, Volunteer New Hampshire (new)
  • Caroline Farmer – Executive Director, Volunteer NC (continuing)
  • William Hall – Executive Director, ServeOhio (continuing)
  • Beverly Hoster – Commission Chair, Oklahoma Community Service Commission (re-appointed)
  • Judd Jeansonne – Executive Director, Volunteer Louisiana (continuing)
  • Julia Keehner – Commission Chair, Volunteer West Virginia (continuing)
  • Cat Keen – National Service Programs Director, Volunteer Florida (continuing)
  • Charlette Kremer – Commissioner, Serve Idaho (continuing)
  • Jessica Noble – Executive Director, Kansas Volunteer Commission (new)
  • Kate Scheuritzel – Director of Programs, Serve Connecticut (continuing)
  • Lisa Spinali – Commissioner, California Volunteers (new)
  • Marty Weinstein – at-large – CEO, Bay Area Community Resources and Co-Chair, California AmeriCorps Alliance (continuing)

We would also like to thank our outgoing Board members and officers for their past support and years of service:

With Thanks for Their Service:

  • Amber Martin-Jahn, Chair – Executive Director, Serve Washington (Former Chair; Board member since 2014)
  • Philip Kolling, Secretary – Executive Director, SerVermont (Former Secretary; Board member since 2014)
  • Bill Hulterstrom – at-large – President/CEO, United Way of Utah County (ASC's longest serving Board member; current term since 2014)

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"We could not be luckier to have such an incredible group of talented state service leaders on our Board," said Kaira Esgate, Chief Executive Officer for America's Service Commissions. "ASC relies heavily on our Board members' counsel to advance our mission to unite states in service, and this year will be even more important as we undertake a new three-year Strategic Plan as an association."


About America’s Service Commissions

America’s Service Commissions (ASC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing and promoting the 52 state service commissions across the United States and territories with the mission to lead and elevate the state service network. State service commissions are governor-appointed public agencies or nonprofit organizations made up of more than 1,000 commissioners, private citizens leading the nation’s service movement and administering nearly 80 percent of the federal AmeriCorps funds to address pressing community needs. Learn more at

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