Our Staff

Meet the members of the Voices for National Service staff team.

AnnMaura Connolly, President

AnnMaura Connolly is the President of Voices for National Service, a coalition committed to expanding opportunities for Americans of all ages to serve and volunteer, and the Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President of City Year, Inc., an AmeriCorps program dedicated to helping urban schools and students succeed. Since serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps after graduating […]

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Makese Motley, Senior Director, Public Policy

Makese Motley serves as Senior Director of Public Policy for Voices for National Service team. Prior to joining the Voices team, Makese worked at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities where he was Assistant Director of Federal Relations. At AASCU, he worked on the Higher Education Act, Title IV, teacher preparation and veterans […]

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Juan Carlos Perez, Associate Director, Coalition Operations & Outreach

Juan Carlos Perez serves as the Associate Director, Coalition Operations and Outreach with Voices for National Service. Juan Carlos oversees Voices for National Service membership campaigns and works alongside national partners in uplifting national service policy and advocacy priorities. Juan Carlos previously served as Director of Membership and Advocacy for GreenLatinos, a national environmental and […]

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Jennifer Ney, Managing Director

As Managing Director of Voices for National Service, Jennifer works to position national service as a viable policy solution to tackle unmet needs, expand opportunity and leverage social capital.  Jennifer also serves as the Vice President for Public Policy at City Year, an education-focused nonprofit that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time […]

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Amanda Hooper, Senior Director for Advocacy and Outreach

As Senior Director for Advocacy and Outreach, Amanda Hooper leads Voices for National Service’s efforts to engage leaders across the country in support of national service.  She drives Voices for National Service’s presence in the states, identifies new partnerships, and develops innovative strategies for growing and strengthening the chorus of voices for national service. Amanda brings a decade of […]

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