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Staff | Nourish International

National Office Team


Kelly Leonhardt Phoenix, Executive Director

 Kelly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in Economics and Dramatic Arts. Kelly joined Nourish from Urban Ministries of Wake County where she served as the Manager of Development and Communications for nearly two years. While at Urban Ministries, Kelly worked to fight local poverty to raise awareness and funds through major campaigns for over 24,000 people in need each year. Kelly holds board positions with Passage Home and the UNC Young Alumni Leadership Council. Kelly was recently recognized as one of the Top 40 Leaders under 40 Years Old by the Triangle Business Journal. Kelly is a community volunteer with Band Together, Dress for Success Triangle and many other non-profit organizations. Kelly has traveled to Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. She currently resides in Durham, North Carolina and enjoys theater, live comedy, music, reading, and travel.  








Chancey Rouse, Program Director

Chancey graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2012 with a B.A. in history and political science. After being very involved with nonprofit work in college, she abandoned her plans to go to law school in order to follow her passion and work in the nonprofit sector full-time. She first joined Nourish in July 2013 as a program associate. In her spare time she enjoys reading, volunteering, and exploring the local restaurant scene with friends. 






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Anna Marie Carr, Development Coordinator

Anna Marie is interested in philanthropy, global citizenship, and the power of education and entrepreneurship in creating lasting impact. Her passion for Nourish International is a reflection of those priorities and has shaped her values and professional trajectory since 2010 when she helped found the Wake Forest University chapter. Experiences working with various nonprofit organizations and time spent abroad in Ghana and Vietnam contributed to her growing interest in the intersection of social enterprise and international development. Anna Marie remained actively involved with Nourish as an alumna, while working as Development Manager for JDRF Piedmont Triad and, most recently, as Development & Campaign Manager for the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem. She is thrilled to work alongside her brilliant colleagues at the National Office and she and her dog, Fury, are enjoying their new home in Durham. 







Alli Pulley, Program Associate

Alli graduated from the University of Southern California in May of 2013 with a BA in International Relations with concentrations in International Development and Global Gender Issues. After graduation, Alli volunteered in Northern Peru developing a Women’s Empowerment program for a local non-profit. She is excited to help Nourish students have a similarly life changing international experience. In her free time, Alli loves hiking, reading, cooking and spending time with friends and family. 






Juliette Brown, Program Associate

 Juliette graduated from UCLA in 2014 with a B.S. in Psychobiology. She served as an active member of GlobeMed at UCLA throughout her undergrad experience. Her involvement with this organization sparked a passion for sustainable global development and the social justice aspect of global health. She served as Director of Community Building during her Junior year, Director of Development during her Senior year, and spent the summer of 2013 working as a GROW (GrassRoots On-site Work) Intern with GlobeMed at UCLA’s partner organization in Uganda. She is eager to continue learning about and contributing to a healthier more productive global world. In her free time, she enjoys most outdoor activities, cooking, eating, working with youth, yoga, meditation, and reading!









Ellen Moore, Program Associate

Ellen graduated from Syracuse University in May 2014 with a B.A. in International Relations and Policy Studies. Her passion for international development took shape as a result of her travels throughout college. She spent a summer volunteering at a nonprofit in Israel, working on fundraising for a women’s economic development program, and studied in South Africa for a semester, where she truly became interested in fostering collaborations with community partners abroad. Ellen was lucky to find Nourish during her junior year and is honored to have spent her senior year as the founding Chapter Leader at SU. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family. She is ecstatic about joining the Nourish team and looks forward to helping the movement grow.








Madi Smith, Non-Profit Administration Associate

Madi graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2012 with degrees in Spanish and Global Studies. While at UNC, she spent a semester abroad in Quito, Ecuador and has also had the opportunity to travel to Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Bulgaria and Uganda. Since finishing school, Madi has worked with local non-profits Stop Hunger Now and the United Way and has received a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. In Madi’s free time, she enjoys traveling, coaching volleyball, going to concerts, and watching TV shows (The Walking Dead and Parks & Rec!). 









Grace Herbener, Executive Assistant

Grace graduated from Ohio State University in May of 2014 with a degree in International Development Studies and a minor in Spanish.  During her time in college, Grace spent several semesters on the executive board of OSU’s Nourish Chapter and also had the opportunity to travel to Cameroon to spend five weeks on a Nourish Project. She hopes to continue to work in the field of international development and the nonprofit sector in the future.  In Grace’s free time, she enjoys traveling, dining at new restaurants, and cooking. 







Nathan Albright, Community Discourse and Awareness Coordinator

Nathan is an alum from Nourish’s University of Georgia chapter where he served as Co-President and later as the Awareness Chair. At UGA’s chapter he started the Sidewalk Symphonies series, worked to build a foundation for the chapter, and ran several Awareness film screenings and discussions. While an undergrad he also played an active role at Georgia’s student radio station serving as a Music Director and later as the General Manager, and was the head of the Veritas Forum at UGA- a group that facilitates interfaith discussions, forums, and book studies. All this earned him the “Outstanding Student” award in 2012 for his work in general student affairs along with a plaque that says so, which his mom still keeps hung up in a prominent site for guests to admire. She is very proud of him but wishes he would just shave that beard once in a while. Since graduating, he’s lived and worked in Los Angeles with a probation placement home for incarcerated youth, completed a carpentry apprenticeship, hitch-hiked around the country with his best pal, and worked with a Triathalon racing company. He now teaches guitar lessons in Brooklyn, NY and just loves playing music all the time and hopes something good will come out of it one day. He’s also remained active as an Alumni Mentor and always has a great time at the annual Summer Institute each year. Now he’ll be serving as the Community Discourse Coordinator for Nourish and is excited to have some great discussions with anyone who’ll talk to him!







Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board, consisting of one representative from each Nourish Chapter, provides the Nourish Movement with a platform for student discussion and student voice. Learn more about the Student Advisory Board.


The National Office is staffed by a mix of full time staff and interns. You can learn more about our 2015 Summer Intern Team here.

Careers and Internships

To learn more about opportunities and apply, visit Careers and Internships.