Management Team

Brian Coulter
Chief Executive Officer

Brian is a seasoned Chief Executive Officer with experience in the non-profit sector, for-profit sector, and Federal government. With a formal education in finance, real estate, and business law, as well as, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, he has both academic and practical real-world experience.  He has provided leadership to multiple non-profits as a member of the Board of Directors, often holding the Treasurer position.

With over twenty-one years of experience increasing productivity, efficiency, and accountability, Brian has lead organizations through strong and weak markets. Consistently employing an innovative, can-do management style utilizing financial analysis skills, organizational management, wisdom, and understanding. 

As a Distinguished Alumni of the Finance, Real Estate, and Business Law Department, for California State Polytechnic University, Pomona he has served as Adjunct Professor teaching Corporate Finance to undergraduate students.  Brian is responsible for Finance, Contracting and Government Grants, Facilities, Information Technology and Legal.

Cheryl Gardner
Vice President of Philanthropic Services

Cheryl Gardner’s passion, and her heart, is in the work she’s done with nonprofit organizations throughout her career. Cheryl is a seasoned executive who has worked with nonprofit organizations for nearly 20 years, helping them build and increase revenue streams, establish networks, manage resources, raise awareness, and create and implement solid, enduring programs. In 2010 she launched her own consulting firm, Cheryl Gardner & Associates, which helps nonprofit organizations develop funding and build infrastructure to support their mission.

Clients included: American Bible Society (ABS), Communication Institute/European Leadership Forum, Scriptures in Use (SIU), CASA 50+ Network, and Operation Mobilization (OM).
Cheryl served as Director of Foundations and Strategic Partnerships for Operation Mobilization (OM). Prior to that, she served as interim President/CEO of CASA 50+ Network; Account Executive with the Russ Reid Agency, Vice President of Resource Development for Biblica – International Bible Society; Director of New Membership Development for American Baptist Credit Union (now Christian Community Credit Union); and Director of Government Affairs and Public Relations at Open Doors with Brother Andrew.

Cheryl has traveled globally and worked extensively with international partners across cultures, training and equipping leaders and development staff to effectively communicate their mission to stakeholders and donors. She has worked to advocate for human rights and religious freedom for vulnerable people groups worldwide.

She serves on the Board of Directors Supervisory Committee of Christian Community Credit Union (CCCU) and is a member of the Advisory Board of Purple Hearts, a nonprofit serving victims of domestic violence. She enjoys cycling with her husband, traveling, and cooking/entertaining.

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