Board Member Connect Leadership

David Lewis, Founder & CEO
A lifelong nonprofit professional, David started Board Member Connect in 2010. During David’s career he experienced firsthand how difficult it was to find passionate and quality board members, and came up with the idea of recruiting board candidates on behalf of organizations.Since its inception, Board Member Connect has placed countless professionals on nonprofit boards ranging in size from local grassroots to multi-million dollar national and international charities.David currently resides in Southern California with his wife, son and daughter.

John Derbin, Vice-President
A native of Metro-Detroit, John is a Certified Financial Planner with over 15 years of experience working in the financial services field. He earned his BBA in Finance from Grand Valley State University, was an eagle scout and has received numerous professional awards. John, his wife Elizabeth and son Nicholas currently live in Grand Rapids. They are active in their church, community and local philanthropy.Prior to starting his own financial services firm, John worked as a financial planner with a major Wall Street brokerage firm, the largest bank in the United States and a boutique mutual fund manager. Additionally, John spent 7 years working as a strategic consultant serving the non-profit sector.

Board Member Connect was a real lifesaver for our organization. We were in desperate need of an infusion of new energy on our Board and we lacked the time or talent to look outside our immediate circles. We are quite pleased with Board Member Connect and it was well worth the investment.

Terrie Light, Executive Director
Berkeley Food and Housing Project