Our Staff

Dedicated to building a career through service to others, our professional staff of 9 fulltime and 10 part-time employees oversees Family Giving Tree’s day-to-day operations.

Leadership Team

Jennifer profJennifer Cullenbine - CEO and Founder

Co-founder of the Family Giving Tree, today Jennifer serves as Chief Executive Officer. Jennifer earned her Masters degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University, where the very idea for the Family Giving Tree was born. Jennifer is affiliated with many organizations, including the Entrepreneurs Organization, The Milpitas Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club of Milpitas where she recently served as President. 


Al profAl Galan - Operations Director

Originally from Chicago, Al graduated with a B.S. in Math from Marquette University. Prior to moving to California, Al served in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer for 8 years in San Diego. He then earned his Masters degree in Organizational Development from UCSF prior to working for Integrated Device Technology and Intel as a Supply Chain planner and manager. 


Jess profJess Gutierrez - Chief Financial Officer

As he does for a number of other nonprofits, Jess currently acts as Family Giving Tree’s part-time CFO. With a B.S. from Santa Clara University and an MBA from Pepperdine University, Jess is an expert in small-to-medium-sized operations with added extensive work in the nonprofit sector. His specialization is in financial reporting, internal controls, business planning, financial systems, and organization development. 


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Jake Manaloor - Director of Development

As Development Director, Jake Manaloor leads FGT's fundraising efforts, vital to fulfilling our Back-to-School Drive and Holiday Wish Drive missions. Jake comes to FGT from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Prior to his time in Silicon Valley, Jake worked in non-profit and higher education. His focus areas included grant management and administration, as well as donor/alumni development. Jake earned his degree in Business Administration from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He is also a graduate of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law.


Charlotte Wood - Director of Marketing

A Rhode Island native, Charlotte graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art from Kenyon College and pursued a career in advertising. Working on the agency side first, she transitioned to the client-side and brought her skills to Silicon Valley and worked as an advertising and media manager in the high tech sector before opening a small consulting business. Charlotte joined Family Giving Tree in 2016.




Amelia      Development Officer                                        Kristina       Data Specialist      

Celeste     Agency Coordinator                                         Kristyn        Program Coordinator

Evelyn       Distribution Coordinator                                  Lauren        Development Associate

Evelyn       Community Outreach & Membership             Liza             Executive Assistant

Frank        Director of Technology (Encore Fellow)         Tennille        Bookkeeper

Jazmin      Volunteer Coordinator