Katherine Wertheim, CFRE
Katherine Wertheim, CFRE, teaches people how to ask for money and get it. She's raised millions of dollars for dozens of nonprofit clients. She has taught fundraising and board development to thousands of people in 22 U.S. states plus Asia and Latin America. Her published articles on fundraising have been seen by more than 200,000 people worldwide. She has served on 12 boards of directors since she was 16, holding every board office. She is a Master Trainer with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, one of 242 in the world, and has earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential, which means she has passed an extensive, peer-reviewed process documenting her knowledge and results. When not consulting, Kathy likes hanging out with her family, doing Sudoko, and being a Toastmaster.
Project Assistant | Jenny@VISIONALITYpartners.com
Jenny Cardenas is happiest when she is working with people who are focused on service to the community. She has worked in the community services field for the cities of Anaheim, Long Beach and Lancaster. Much of her work has focused on partnering with nonprofits to provide youth programs in the communities she served. As an experienced professional and mother of twins, she has become known for being both perceptive and adaptable. Jenny earned her Master's of Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Chapman University. Jenny loves bike rides and eating tacos at the beach with her husband John, and twins Wyatt and Eva.
Project Manager | Krista@VISIONALITYpartners.com
After working at a major film studio, Krista Eulberg found herself losing her passion for the medium. That is when she decided to go back to her roots in the nonprofit world. Krista has a strong commitment to service and believes non-profits are where social and cultural changeoccur. Krista’s experience in film allowed her to develop a fervent ability to observe and ask questions – making her project management style approachable and innovative. Her questions often ignite ideas and fresh ways of implementing tasks. Krista holds a MFA in Film Production and a Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts. On the weekends, you might find her and her dog, Drake, on a hike or on the couch with a good book.
Operations Manager | Llewellyn@VISIONALITYpartners.com
Llewellyn Somers excels at answering the question: “How can we do this better?” She is constantly envisioning ways to improve and elevate everything that she does. Although she is focused on details, Llewellyn is still able to see the big picture. Her colleagues describe her as insightful, passionate, and effective. She is excited about working with organizations that improve the lives of the people they serve. Prior to joining VISIONALITY, she empowered entrepreneurs at Women’s Economic Ventures, taught middle school English in New York City, and worked in acquisitions for an academic publishing company. Llewellyn lives in Oxnard with her husband Tom and children Ebbett, Odella and Gregor.
Project Manager | Carmela@VISIONALITYpartners.com
"I love helping people succeed!" Carmela's people-oriented personality and quest for "a better, smarter way" inspire her to navigate her client's projects with positivity, pride, and care. "I enjoy my position because it allows me to assist amazing people who are doing valuable work in my community. Relationships, productivity and a sense of accomplishment are what drive me." Carmela received her B.A. in Political Science from UCSB, after which time she worked with nonprofits such as United Way of Santa Barbara County and Just Communities Central Coast. She served on the board of the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara and has volunteered for numerous community organizations. Outside of work, she can be found spending time with her family, lounging by the harbor or the beach, and dancing in studios throughout the L.A. area.
Project Manager | Cecily@VISIONALITYpartners.com
Cecily Hendricks is a professional performer, planner, and director in all aspects of her life. By working with nonprofit organizations at local and international levels for more than ten years, she experienced how programs with a proactive cause can truly help others in a long-term capacity. Pursuing a career in collaborating with community organizations was the next step forward. An actor by nature, Cecily earned her bachelor of arts in theatre arts at Westmont College. She brings a fresh perspective to project management and event planning with her keen eye for design and meticulous attention to detail. In her spare time, you will find Cecily renovating her 1910 house, learning lines for her next play, or playing with her puppy Scout.
Project Manager | Marcella@VISIONALITYpartners.com
Marcella loves people and has made a profession of helping people make their lives, families, businesses, and communities better. Dr. Marcella Shelby has 15 years of experience working in economic development. As a nonprofit professional she has worked at the local, regional, state and national levels with nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and elected officials throughout the country. Marcella currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at California Lutheran University and the Ventura County Community College District. Marcella holds a Doctorate in Economic Development from New Mexico State University, a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University. She is married and a mother of three boys ages 2, 4 and 16 years old. Life with three boys keeps her busy and you will likely find her at a local playground or at the beach with her family any day of the week.
Meggan McCarthy is a fundraising, event planning, and volunteer management expert. She specializes in the nonprofit sector and has worked with various nonprofits and governmental agencies throughout California, including the California STEM Learning Network, Planned Parenthood, the Foundation for Santa Barbara City College, and Boys & Girls Clubs. Meggan received her bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Puget Sound and is currently an Executive Board Member of the MERITO Foundation. Meggan enjoys being outdoors, hiking, biking, yoga, great food and wine, and traveling – the more exotic and adventurous, the better! She is also an amateur diver and speaks Spanish.
Emily Barany has an insatiable need to solve problems, create efficient systems and empower people. In 2011 she launched VISIONALITY with a mission to help organizations dream big and a commitment to transform their dreams into reality. What’s Emily’s dream? She wants to be part of something BIG too – projects that are bigger than the people involved and causes that will change the world. Emily has been named one of the top 40 under 40 Business Leaders by the Pacific Coast Business Times; received Mayor Garcetti’s 2016 Small Business Recognition Award; is the 2018 Alumni of the Year for the Ventura County Leadership Academy; was awarded the 2018 Innovator of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners, Ventura County Chapter; and VISIONALITY was named the #1 best place to work by the Pacific Coast Business Times in 2018. Emily is also a Board Member for the California Lutheran University Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Originally from Colorado, Emily graduated from California Lutheran University with majors in Communications and German and a minor in Philosophy. Emily loves doing agility with her best friend Scooter and baking complicated desserts to share with the people she loves.