Our Team

Zack Rosenburg

Co-Founder & CEO

Zack co-founded SBP in 2006 after spending two weeks volunteering in New Orleans six months after Hurricane Katrina. What he and his then girlfriend Liz (now wife), thought would be a one-time, two week trip, led to a passion for direct impact and system change. 

Zack’s realization that a delayed recovery causes extensive human impact and that too many survivors suffer unnecessarily, drove SBP’s mission of shrinking time between disaster and recovery. Today, Zack directs the strategic vision, marketing, partnership development, and fundraising for SBP.

Following disaster Zack plays a direct role in the advisement of local and state government officials, and has worked closely with elected officials from South Carolina, New York and West Virginia, as well as with appointed officials at HUD, helping them to craft effective long-term recovery programs. Among the innovative SBP programs that Zack has designed include: Opportunity Housing, an innovative blight eradicating/affordable housing program that turns blighted properties into well-built affordable housing; and Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab, which among other things, shares SBP’s learnings and model with at-risk and disaster impacted communities. 

Zack speaks nationally on a broad array of topics including disaster resilience and recovery policy, organizational culture development, high-impact innovation and leadership. His work has been featured in Newsweek, US News and World Report, Politico, The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. 

Before founding SBP, Zack was an E. Barrett Prettyman Teaching Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center and he ran an indigent criminal defense practice in Washington, DC. One of Zack's most meaningful victories was freeing a man who served 23 years for a murder that he did not commit.

For his work, Zack has been recognized as as one the 2018 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, New Orleanian of the Year and Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project Champion of Justice, and he has received the Manhattan Institute Social Innovation Award.

Zack received a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University and a J.D. from the American University Washington School of Law.  He has also received an Honorary Doctorate from Muhlenberg College, and a distinguished alumnus award from Washington College of Law. 

Zack and his wife Liz, live in New Orleans with their son, Jack, and two cats.

Liz McCartney


Liz co-founded SBP in 2006 after spending two weeks volunteering in New Orleans six months after Hurricane Katrina. What she and her then boyfriend, Zack thought would be a one-time, two week trip, led to a passion for direct impact and system change.

Today Liz is the Chief Operating Officer, leading SBP’s ongoing long-term rebuilding work in 10 disaster-impacted communities around the country, where she provides oversight for all volunteer management, client services and construction activities. Liz has also led the expansion of SBP’s innovative Opportunity Housing program which redevelops blighted New Orleans properties into affordable homes for first time low-moderate income homebuyers, and generates revenue which is re-invested into SBP’s owner occupied rebuilding program. 

Through SBP’s partnership with Toyota, Liz led her team to reduce the average time to rebuild a house from 116 to 61 days. The model used to achieve these results has become SBP’s standard construction model, applied to all of the organization’s work nationwide.

Liz speaks on a number of topics including disaster recovery and women’s leadership. She has delivered addresses at her alma mater, Boston College and participated on panels at the Farmers Insurance Open Executive Women’s Day.

In 2008 Liz was named the CNN Hero of the Year for her innovative work in helping Katrina survivors return home and in 2016 she was nominated as a CNN SuperHero of the Decade for her continued work in disaster recovery in South Louisiana following devastating floods that summer.

In recognition of her dedication, Liz has twice been named a White House Champion of Change (2011 & 2013) and in 2011 was awarded an Urban Innovation Fellowship at Tulane University to scale and replicate SBP’s model across the country, with support from the university.

Prior to founding SBP, Liz taught middle school in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, upon her return from Lesotho where she served with the Peace Corps.

Liz received a B.A. from Boston College, an M.A. from The George Washington University and an honorary doctoral degree from Muhlenberg College.

Liz and her husband, Zack, live in New Orleans with their son, Jack, and two cats.

Keith McCulloch

Chief Financial Officer

Reese May

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Reese May, a two-time combat veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, has worked for SBP on major disaster recovery efforts in six states.

As Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Reese oversees SBP’s operations across the country. In this capacity, Reese consults with community and elected leaders at all levels, on how best to develop and implement and long-term disaster recovery programs that avoid common mistakes and barriers to a prompt, efficient and predictable recovery.

Reese’s work and policy recommendations to high ranking government officials following severe flooding in South Carolina and West Virginia have enabled those states to realize a more efficient, and effective recovery.

Reese joined the SBP team as an AmeriCorps member in 2011. He later took on the responsibility of exporting SBP’s model to communities impacted by disasters more recent than Katrina, and helped to open SBP’s operations following the 2011 tornado in Joplin, MO.

After Hurricane Sandy devastated the New York area, Reese permanently relocated to NYC, accepting the role of Director of East Coast Operations and leading SBP’s recovery efforts in NY and NJ. Since then, Reese has taken on the role of National Recovery Director and has lead SBP operations in San Marcos, TX; Columbia, SC, and White Sulphur Springs, WV.

Reese’s work is driven by the mission to ensure that each new community recovery should be built upon lessons of the last. These hard earned lessons can and should improve how communities recover. May does not define ‘community’ by geographic proximity. Rather, he believes that community is defined by shared experience, and the collective wisdom of shared experience should inform better approaches to community resiliency and recovery wherever disaster strikes.

May, a native of Mendenhall, Mississippi, holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and is a Truman National Security Fellow.

Reese lives in New York City with his wife.

Elizabeth Eglé

Chief Development Officer

Elizabeth joined SBP in 2014, and since that time she has helped the organization grow through nine disasters.

In her role, Elizabeth oversees SBP's Development Department. She is responsible for raising funds to support SBP's five strategic interventions, and works with the senior team to build and support SBP's strategies and new programs. Additionally, she oversees SBP's Communications Department, which supports many of SBP's internal communications functions as well as all external messaging to stakeholders. Elizabeth gives credit to her team for its ability to drive impact in a very dynamic environment, and is forever grateful to the thousands of donors, volunteers and ambassadors who continue to support SBP's mission.

Elizabeth started her career as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Ortho-McNeil, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. She then took a leap of faith to chase the American dream of owning a business, and opened a coffee shop with her husband in Washington, DC. After six years and many lattes later, they sold the shop and moved to New Orleans. Elizabeth was introduced to SBP's work after her husband's frequent volunteer experiences with the organization.

Elizabeth is most proud to be a part of the SBP team at Welcome Home Parties. This is where donor generosity plus the hard work of volunteers and AmeriCorps members plus the gratitude of the homeowner all collide to form a magical thing called HUMAN IMPACT. These parties are a constant reminder of the importance SBP's investment in long-term recovery.

Elizabeth is originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from East Carolina University. She and her husband, Jack, live in New Orleans with their two daughters.  To Elizabeth, HOME means a predictable mix of chaos with kids and relaxation with neighbors, and it is a constant reminder to count her blessings.

Sarah Gillen

Chief People Officer


Thomas Corley

Continuous Improvement Officer

As Continuous Improvement Officer, Thomas oversees standardization of SBP's operational practices.

Before assuming this role, Thomas served as the Executive Director of the New York recovery operation, guiding SBP’s Owner Occupied Rebuild program, as well as Project UPLIFT - a home elevation pilot program supported through the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery - Thomas and the New York team have spearheaded growth in organizational capacity and client outreach.

Thomas has positioned SBP as the primary disaster recovery operation focused on homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy. Offering home-repair services for over 250 families, while implementing an $8.2MM home elevation pilot program, Thomas continues to represent SBP’s dedication to serving Sandy-affected homeowners who are unable to rebuild.

Prior to Thomas  joining the SBP team, he managed production for an artisan tile company in Chicago.   Joining SBP as an AmeriCorps member, he later took on the responsibility of directing SBP’s operations in Joplin, MO.  Implementing strategic outreach initiatives, Thomas and his team offered hard-data on the remaining recovery need in Joplin. This data guided SBP’s ramp-down plan, ensuring total housing recovery within Joplin. This methodology  is now replicated throughout SBP operations nationally.

Thomas is driven by the conviction that “a problem isn’t a problem without a solution”. That is - all problems are inherently solvable. In disaster recovery, problems often cause delay. That delay is felt by families with children, the elderly, persons with disabilities and veterans. Thomas is committed to showing communities, and those he works with, that we must work tirelessly to serve those impacted by the delays in disaster recovery.

Thomas holds a B.A. in Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University. Born on Long Island, he was raised in northern Connecticut with his two brothers and sister. He currently resides in Queens with his dog, Arla Guthrie.

Andy Stofleth

National Director of Communications

JR Sanderson

Senior Government Advisor

Foofie Schaefer

National Director of Strategic Partnerships

Kyle Carson

National Director of Human Resources

Greg Loushine

National Director of Philanthropy & Senior Texas Officer

Mike Sullivan

National Director of AmeriCorps

Meagan Remy Nocella

Deputy Director of AmeriCorps

Angela Pinckard-Hale

National Recruitment Manager

Rebecca Clarkson

National Grants and Development Manager

Executive Directors

Kevin McGee

Executive Director - New Jersey

Kevin McGee, Director of SBP's New Jersey operation, has been a part of the SBP-New Jersey team since May of 2014. Kevin previously served as NJ's Community Engagement Manager before assuming his current position in April of 2015. 

Prior to his role at SBP-NJ, Kevin worked as a mental health professional in Monmouth County, NJ for 10 years helping to meet the complex needs of adolescents and their families. Kevin is committed to serving homeowners still recovering from Superstorm Sandy now over 4 years after the storm. Kevin and the New Jersey team are determined to find new and creative ways to meet the housing needs of communities all across the Jersey Shore. 

Kevin, a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore, holds a B.A. in Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Kevin resides in Long Branch NJ with his pitbull, Red Lightning.

Tommy Ray

Executive Director - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Mark Smith

Executive Director - Houston, Texas

Dulcie Shepherd

Director of Operations - New Orleans

Glenn Goodwin

Executive Director - South Carolina

Dionisio Ortiz

Executive Director - Puerto Rico

Angela Calabro

Executive Director - New York

Board of Directors

Francis Bouchard

Zurich, Group Head of Communications and Public Affairs

Board Chair

John Solon, CPA

Matrix Financial, LLC

Board Treasurer

Jacqueline Alexander, JD

Know Your Fruit, Owner

Board Secretary

Trevor Colhoun

Humilis Holdings Management Company LLC

Managing Member

Scott Couvillon

Trumpet Advertising


Lee Carter

maslansky + partners


Keith Daly

Farmers Insurance

President of Personal Lines

Pete Forlenza


Global Head of Equities

Mike Goss

President, Toyota USA Foundation

General Manager, Social Innovation, Toyota Motor North America

Mary Jones

City of New Orleans

Principal Office Support Specialist, Engineering & Building Maintenance Division

Elie Khoury

KFK Group


Derrick Johnson


President Mid South District

Courtenay LaRoche

Certified Nursing Assistant, EJGH, Nurse Assistant


Ann Limberg

U.S. Trust Bank of America, Private Wealth Management

Head of Philanthropic Solutions and the Family Office

Ron Guerrier

Zack Rosenburg


Co-Founder, CEO

AmeriCorps Members

Columbia, SC

Houston, TX

Monmouth County & Ocean County, NJ

Rockaway, NY

South Louisiana