QVS Staff

We are glad to introduce you to our dedicated and growing staff team. Click on the photos to learn more about each staff member and for their contact info.

Hilary Burgin (she/her)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Hilary joined Quaker Voluntary Service in January 2015 as the Boston Coordinator. In that role, she supported three cohorts of Fellows through the QVS program. In November 2018, she stepped into the Executive Director role. Hilary sees QVS as an integral component of the Quaker movement the world needs now, and is excited about continuing to build our community of support nationwide.

Hilary grew up in Acton Friends Meeting (MA), participating in the New England Yearly Meeting youth programs from elementary through high school. After graduating Oberlin College in 2010 she moved to Boston. In the years since she has worked on farms (mostly veggie CSAs), for environmental nonprofits, and at New England Yearly Meeting. Hilary attends Beacon Hill Friends Meeting, lives in Jamaica Plain, and wears a helmet when she bikes around Boston and beyond.

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Hilary Burgin (she/her)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rachael Carter (they/them)
ATLANTA COORDINATOR

Rachael Carter is a 2018 program alumnae, which was their primary introduction to Quaker practice and grew up as a Baptist in Philadelphia. They came into interfaith work in their years in undergrad at Ursinus College in PA studying Politics, Peace and Social Justice, International Relations and Africana, African American Studies. Since then, Rachael has spent time researching ecotheology in the Black community and learning to understand its connections to other faith and spiritual practices. 

Rachael is passionate about plants and the natural world, cooking as a healing practice and understanding various community and social systems. They are interested in further exploring the intersection of religion, food, and employment and are hoping to continue this exploration with further study. They also enjoy biking, taking care of their many plants and listening to podcasts in their time off.

They are honored to be able to deepen their work with QVS and the Atlanta community as the Local Coordinator while continuing to stay connected with The Partnership for Southern Equity which is a racial equity organization in Atlanta.

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Rachael Carter (they/them)
ATLANTA COORDINATOR

Miranda Dils (she/her)
MINNEAPOLIS COORDINATOR

Miranda grew up in western Massachusetts and attended Bowdoin College, where she majored in English and Psychology. Her early experiences at summer camp on the shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont and her small congregational church helped to instill in her the value of community and opened her up to the gifts of individual and communal spirituality. She was a 2019-2020 Fellow in the QVS Minneapolis house, working at Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW).

Miranda had an incredibly positive and growth-filled 11 months as a Fellow and experienced great alignment as she built community with housemates and local Friends, engaged community members in FNVW’s social change work, and became more closely connected to her spirituality and leadings. She now calls the Twin Cities home and is thrilled to join the QVS staff team as the Minneapolis Coordinator! Miranda deeply believes in the mission of QVS and is excited for the opportunity to guide Fellows though the experiment that is a QVS year.

Outside of work, Miranda organizes for racial and economic justice with ISAIAH, a coalition of Minnesota faith communities, lives in intentional community, and prioritizes her relationships with friends and family near and far. She enjoys taking long walks around the lake, laughing, playing soccer, sharing food, and keeping things simple.

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Miranda Dils (she/her)
MINNEAPOLIS COORDINATOR

Carol Anne Ferlauto (she/her)
ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Carol Anne grew up in New Jersey, where several years after graduating Rowan University, she first worshipped among Quakers in 2014. As a newly convinced Friend, she jumped into Quaker life with both feet. That same year, her membership was recorded at Chatham Summit Friends Meeting shortly before her departure for the adventure of a lifetime with QVS. Carol Anne loved her QVS year in Philly, where she served at Bread & Roses Community Fund! After attending Earlham School of Religion through the Leadership & Service Scholarship offered to QVS Alumni, she directed Earlham College’s Quaker Fellows program. Carol Anne moved to Dayton, Ohio during the pandemic, where she took up gardening with her partner. She enjoys Lucretia Mott trivia and coffee with a good conversation.

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Carol Anne Ferlauto (she/her)
ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Claire Hannapel (she/her)
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Claire (she/her) grew up in Durham, North Carolina where she attended Durham Friends Meeting with her family. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2016, Claire moved to Atlanta to participate in QVS and has lived there since. During QVS, Claire got to know the city of Atlanta through her work at the Georgia Law Center for the Homeless. There, she developed and managed the Identification Advocacy Program, assisting unhoused individuals in obtaining their birth certificates. She also worshipped with and became an active member of Atlanta Friends Meeting. 

In Claire's role as QVS’s Development Director, she visits and collaborates with QVS supporters (virtually or in-person) and stewards many of QVS's digital communications efforts. When Claire's not online on behalf of QVS, she’s likely organizing with Resource Generation and Sunrise locally in Atlanta, watching women's soccer, or playing with her dog, Miso.

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Claire Hannapel (she/her)
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Mike Huber (he/him)
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM

If Mike ever gains access to a time machine, he will set course for the 17th Century and follow Mary Fisher through the Ottoman Empire. Mike found his spiritual home with the Quakers at the age of 18. This came as a surprise to everyone (himself included). After earning a philosophy degree from Portland State University and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Seminary, Mike helped start West Hills Friends in Portland, OR. After 30 years of pastoral ministry, he’s excited to begin a new chapter of life with QVS. He has a magical daughter and a highly capable wife. His brilliant son died in 2014, which simply broke his heart in two. He believes in fresh donuts, a sense of wonder and the fearless pursuit of love; but the greatest of these is love.

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Mike Huber (he/him)
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM

Rachel Logan-Wood (she/her)
PORTLAND COORDINATOR

Rachel Logan-Wood (or Woody and she likes to go by) grew up attending Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, OH. In her most formative, awkward teen years, she always felt like she fit in on the Quaker youth service trips through Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting. These volunteer trips were the first she was exposed to the intersection of Quaker spirituality and service. Woody then attended Earlham College, a Quaker College in Richmond, IN, and majored in Environmental Policy with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. It was there and through the Quaker Fellows Scholarship Program at Earlham she began identifying as a non-theist Friend, rooting her Quakerism in the SPICES testimonies and living through them in her daily life. After college, she deepened her understanding of spirit-led service work as a QVS Fellow for the Portland 2017-2018 year and is now so excited to join the QVS staff to continue her work with QVS!

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Rachel Logan-Wood (she/her)
PORTLAND COORDINATOR

Lee Anne McGaha (she/her)
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Lee Anne previously worked for QVS in a part time capacity, and is thrilled to rejoin QVS as Director of Operations. In her (long ago) college days, she devoted most of her extracurricular time to service projects, and has always had a volunteer spirit and desire to help make the world a better place. Lee Anne graduated from Trinity University with a degree in Economics and French, and spent the majority of her career at a large management consulting firm where she gained experience in organizational operations improvement. After a brief stint pursuing a graduate degree in cell biology, she ultimately decided to stay home with her young daughter for several years. QVS provided the perfect opportunity to re-enter the workforce and use her talents for good. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her amazing family, decorating cookies, and starting crocheting projects.

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Lee Anne McGaha (she/her)
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Melissa McLaughlin (she/her)
PHILADELPHIA COORDINATOR

Melissa recently completed a QVS Fellowship in the Philadelphia house, during which she worked at Bread & Roses Community Fund providing support for grassroots organizers and grantmaking administration. She is thrilled to serve as the coordinator for the Philadelphia house, continuing her long history of connection to Quaker communities in the region.

Her roots in Quakerism began at Radnor Monthly Meeting, where she found her spiritual connection through exploring the outdoors and studying liberation theology and radical readings of the Bible. After attending Quaker school, she graduated from Haverford College where she studied biology and ecology, with a focus on climate change science. It was at Haverford that she began to experiment with intentional community, living in a house centered on Quaker values. This experience propelled her towards QVS, where she could continue to learn intentional living, grow spiritually, and explore organizing happening in Philadelphia. Melissa loves canoeing, backpacking, traveling, and all things outdoorsy. When stuck inside, she enjoys listening to music, tending to houseplants, playing with animals, and learning instruments.

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Melissa McLaughlin (she/her)
PHILADELPHIA COORDINATOR

Zenaida Peterson (they/them)
DIRECTOR OF EQUITY AND EMPOWERMENT & BOSTON COORDINATOR

Zenaida Peterson is an alum of the Quaker Voluntary Service program in the Boston house (2016-2017). They have stayed connected with QVS since their service year in various roles and are now the Director of Equity and Empowerment and the Boston Coordinator. A few things that are important to Zenaida are the Wildwood nature connection school, writing poems, uplifting queer and trans youth, transformative justice and making doughnuts with herbs from their garden.

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Zenaida Peterson (they/them)
DIRECTOR OF EQUITY AND EMPOWERMENT & BOSTON COORDINATOR

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