Gina Johnson, M.P.A., CFRE joined Cal Poly Pomona’s Advancement team in January 2011. As Executive Director of Central Development, Ms. Johnson oversees the university’s development activities including Corporate and Foundation Relations, Annual Fund and Planned Giving, with an annual goal exceeding $15 million. Gina has maintained senior management positions in the Nonprofit Sector for over 20 years; serving as the lead strategist and securing millions of dollars annually. Prior to joining Cal Poly, she served as Regional Director of Development with Olive Crest-Inland Empire, Executive Director with Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation Foundation and Chief Operating Officer with Epworth Children & Family Services in St. Louis, Missouri.
Gina holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia (1989) and a Masters of Public Policy Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (2000). She also earned a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Gina currently serves as a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Ethics Committee. Previously, Gina served as President of the AFP-Inland Empire chapter and a board member for 8 years. In addition, she has served as a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, advisory board member of the Joanna Hayes Foundation, program committee member of Boys Hope Girls Hope- St. Louis and member and past president of Therapeutic Recreation Association of Great St Louis
Yulanda N. Davis-Quarrie, CFRE brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in the field of philanthropy, is principal of DavisQuarrie Consulting, a nonprofit consulting firm. Most recently, Davis-Quarrie served as Executive Director of Advancement & External Relations at St. Lucy’s Priory High School, a non-profit community-based Catholic private all girl’s college preparatory high school located in the San Gabriel Valley. In her role at St. Lucy’s, Ms. Davis-Quarrie oversaw the fund development, alumnae relations and external relations areas.
A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 1990, Ms. Davis-Quarrie has secured more than $80 million in philanthropic dollars for various nonprofit organizations in Southern California, including Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles, The Claremont Graduate School, St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, The Wellness Community in Santa Monica, Citrus Valley Health Partners in West Covina, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation, and Beverly Hospital.
She is actively involved with the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, where she currently sits as current member and immediate past chair of the ethics committee and is also a member of the finance committee.
Ms. Davis-Quarrie is also active in the larger community where she currently serves as immediate past president of Encore Trojans, a generational alumni group of the University of Southern California, President of the San Gabriel Valley USC Alumni Club, treasurer of the Women’s Club of West Covina, and secretary of the Associate Group of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Pomona Area Chapter.
A resident of San Dimas, Ms. Davis-Quarrie earned her undergraduate degree from the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, from the University of Southern California and her graduate degree in Health Care Management from California State University, Los Angeles. Ms. Davis-Quarrie is married to her husband of 39 years, Donald, one of Jamaica’s Olympic Gold Medalists in track and field, has two adult children and a little Maltese, named Sydney, who was rescued a year ago.