DAN SHEEHY, President and Founder (Contact Dan)
Daniel P. Sheehy started Freelanthropy in 2004 and serves as the company's President, leading its overall strategy, product development and marketing. Sheehy also serves on the board of Reading is Fundamental, Southern California, www.rifsocal.org.
Dan has been involved in marketing and media for two decades, having begun his career in New York as an account executive at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising working with such companies as American Express, Time Inc., and Kraft General Foods. From there he moved to Los Angeles to work in The Walt Disney Company's Corporate Alliances Group to help manage Disney's strategic sponsor relationships with Coca-Cola, Nestle and General Motors among others. Sheehy is a true internet veteran working with dedicated online businesses since joining the nascent Disney Internet Group in 1996.
At the Disney Internet Group Sheehy was Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and focused on developing large-scale partnerships with fortune 500 companies as well as with emerging Internet start ups.
In 2000 Dan left The Walt Disney Company to join DrDrew.com, a company founded by Dr. Drew Pinsky and devoted to helping teens and young adults with a broad range of medical and social issues.
In 2001 Dan became the first employee of the Idealab-backed New.net where he initially led the business development team before becoming CEO in 2002, leading it to profitability and ultimately its acquisition by Vendare Media in 2004. Sheehy served as President of Vendare's Search division. Sheehy purchased Freelanthropy from Vendare when he left in December 2005 to give it the full time focus that he felt it deserved. Dan has had the privilege of learning first-hand how powerful the online medium can be. Leveraging these same powerful tools for the Nonprofit sector is what drove him to start the company in 2004 and to take complete ownership and re-launch it in 2006.
Sheehy earned his BA in Psychology from Swarthmore College and lives in southern California with his wife and four daughters.
JULIE SHEEHY, Non-Profit Outreach and Marketing (Contact Julie)
Julie Sheehy is a licensed Registered Nurse and has spent her professional career in the healthcare and medical research fields. Julie served as a biologist on a cancer research team at West Haven, CT Veterans Administration and Yale University. Her team's work at Yale was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.* She has served as an RN at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY and at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Sheehy has also worked as an RN Project Manager for California Clinical Trials in Beverly Hills, CA..
Sheehy has a B.A, Biology from Hollins University, Roanoke, VA; and an A.D., Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA.
*Immunochemical Characterization of Circulating Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein in Patients with Humoral Hypercalcemia of Cancer. New England Journal of Medicine, April 19, 1990.