Meet Our New Board Members – Jana Smith

Meet Our New Board Members – Jana Smith

A Board of Directors is an essential (and required) piece of a nonprofit, responsible for guiding the organization toward a sustainable future. YNPN Phoenix’s future is bright as ever as we welcome some of the Valley’s top young talent to our board in 2016. Get to know them and say hi next time you see them at a YNPN Phoenix program!



  1. Name, position, organization
    Jana Smith, Executive Director, Phoenix Community ToolBank

  2. Other professional involvement/accomplishments 
    Alumni of Tempe Leadership and Gen Next Leadership, Previously served on the Board of Directors for Tempe Leadership and chaired the Tempe Youth Leadership Committee  

  3. How long have you been a YNPN Phoenix member?
    Just getting involved!

  4. Favorite YNPN event or memory? 
    The best is yet to come!

  5. Where did you grow up?

  6. Favorite place in Arizona outside of the Valley to visit?

  7. What’s one thing you wish the general public knew more about when it comes to your organization/cause?
    How easy it is to utilize the ToolBank and what a cost savings we are for charities!  

  8. Tell us about a time that reaffirmed why you do the work that you do.
    After a member agency returns from their volunteer project and I get to hear about the volunteer work completed with ToolBank tools I am proud to have been involved in such an amazing organization!

  9. Who or what is a source of inspiration for you?
    Collaboration- seeing people work together for the collective good! 

  10. What do you hope to contribute to YNPN Phoenix?
    I hope to help shape a safe space to share, learn and grow for young nonprofit leaders.