Gabriele brings tremendous passion to client development after first being a team member then a project manager, sponsor and now board co-chair. She loves meeting with potential clients, learning about the incredible work they are doing and figuring out how a CCT team could best help.
CCT role: Previous Board Co-Chair
Volunteer since: 2008
MBA: Darden School of Business at UVA
First CCT project: Judge Baker Children’s Center
How did you discover CCT?
Gabriele says she is, “forever grateful to Julie Rowe who introduced me to CCT.” Gabriele and Julie had known each other from having worked on a start-up together.
Describe your CCT experience:
Although there certainly have been challenges while leading the organization during this recent period of growth and evolution, Gabriele describes her board experience as, “a lot of fun with such a talented group of individuals.” Gabriele has been involved with many facets of CCT’s operations. When asked what she has enjoyed the most, she responds, “I love the project work as that is the core of our mission - I’ve been a team member, project manager and sponsor.” In addition to project work, Gabriele also admits to a passion for client development. She co-chaired the Client Development Committee and still loves doing client outreach during the summer months as well as conducting site visits with applicants in the fall. Gabriele shares, “I love meeting with potential clients, learning about the incredible work they are doing and figuring out how a CCT team could best help.”
What don’t we know about you?
Gabriele and her husband are avid wildlife photographers. They love exploring the National Parks, Yellowstone being a favorite. The couple have also travelled to other countries, including Australia, where they have discovered, “an abundance of wild animals to photograph.”