Gina Cassinelli worked at the Hewlett Packard Company for 26 years, serving in several executive positions, including Vice President of Marketing for HP’s Technology Systems Group Enterprise Partners. She also held several senior management positions in HP’s business systems organization. Cassinelli became an Encore Fellow in the Silicon Valley Encore Fellows program, which matches former corporate employees with local nonprofits. She spent her fellowship year at Citizen Schools, a national nonprofit that works with high-needs middle schools to expand the learning day.
During her part-time, year-long fellowship, Cassinelli created the organization’s five-year strategy and sustainability plan, assembled the marketing plan and served as the interim executive director. Cassinelli is now working to help Encore.org expand the fellows program nationally.