THE GODEN TEAMWe are a collection of industry professionals, nonprofit managers, musicians, lawyers, philanthropists, wives, and mothers, that have come together because we know how a single organ donor can impact not just the life of one person but the future of an entire community.
Nancy Adzentoivich – CEO. Founder.
Organ Transplant Advocate. Digital Marketing Executive.
Nancy is a senior digital marketing and media executive with more than 20 years of experience working at agencies, brands and nonprofits. She’s part of the executive leadership team who drove Resolution Media (Omnicom) to 30% growth YoY every year since 2010 to achieve the rank of #1 global digital marketing agency. She built the West Coast operations of Resolution from a four-person team to more than 100 people working across three offices in three different cities. She’s built and maintained strategic partnerships with companies including Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Instagram. As a senior team member, she’s helped define the mission and vision at Resolution, Wahlstrom Group and Reprise Media, leading to the evolution of digital marketing and media practices globally. Her clients include Apple, Levi’s, Activision, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Nest, Brooks Running, Eli Lilly and Cathay Pacific Airlines. She is a self-proclaimed geek at heart who is excited by the prospects of Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Voice Search, the Internet of Things, the Connected Home, Autonomous Vehicles and rapid change and Innovation in general.
She has worked in the nonprofit sector at InterExchange, managing the marketing program for AuPairUSA, and at the Strang Cancer Prevention Center with Dr. Michael Osborne.Nancy is also a mother and a wife. Her husband, Ernest Adzentoivich is a recipient of a liver transplant from an organ donor. After many conversations with doctors and surgeons, she understood the problem and devised a way to solve it – and so she started GODEN.
Lila Swenson – Secretary
Lila currently serves on multiple local school, church, and community boards of directors and committees and, after almost losing a good friend whose life was saved by a liver donation, is grateful to have the opportunity to help pay that blessing forward by serving on the board of GODEN and their mission of organ donor advocacy.
Theresa Wood – Treasurer
She has worked as a bookkeeper for both Golf Digest and Tennis Magazine working directly under the controller, as well as for the non-profit organization Save The Children (International Headquarters) and Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity headquarters In the capacity of bookkeeper.
She also worked with her husband setting up his local business. She sits on the GODEN board of directors as treasurer.
Helen Nightengale – Board Member
Director. Musician. Producer. Philanthropist.
Helen is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician around the world. She has held numerous symphonic positions, including concertmaster positions with the London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera, Frankfurt Opera, and the Hamburg Philharmonic. She has recorded on more than 500 film, TV and video game titles, including, ”Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Schindler’s List,” ”Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Titanic” and many more Oscar® winning scores and recordings.
As a producer, Helen, and her company HANNOAH Entertainment, most recently executive produced the short film “Cello”. Cello has delighted the film festival circuit, globally, and has been awarded many honors along the way. The film highlights the struggles of the aging population and some of the health concerns and tough decisions faced by one man – through the eyes of his young granddaughter. With grace and dignity, the story brings a very difficult discussion to the fore.
In 2010, Helen and her husband, cellist Lynn Harrell, were named Artist Ambassador’s for the Save the Children Foundation and their HEART (Healing through Education and Art) campaign. As a direct result, Helen and Lynn founded the HEARTBeats Foundation, a 501(c)3 who’s mission is to help children in need harness the power of music to better cope with, and recover from, the extreme challenges of poverty and conflict. Helen has served on several nonprofit boards throughout her career.