Our Team


J. Patrick Traynor

Executive Director

Pat plans, supervises, and directs Foundation operations under the general direction of the board of directors utilizing the Carver Model of Board Governance. Previously, Pat served as the Executive Director and CEO of the ND Workers Compensation Bureau and practiced law in Fargo, ND. Pat has led the foundation since its inception in 2005.

Scott Holdman

Impact Institute Director

Scott is an innovator in nonprofit fundraising who, through training and coaching, helps charities as they solve complex community challenges. He was the co-founder of FundingLogic, a framework for nonprofits of all sizes to catapult their fundraising. Through the Impact Institute, Scott has worked with hundreds of nonprofits to build and adapt this framework for long-term fundraising success.

Scott is certified in Fundraising Management by Indiana University and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

Jessica Offerman

Executive Manager

Jessica coordinates daily operations for the Foundation and manages the overall flow of projects and resource creation for Impact member nonprofits.

Jessica has a rich history of volunteering and working with nonprofit organizations, which greatly influences her role as the Executive Manager for the Impact Institute. Jessica holds a Master’s Degree in Philanthropy & Nonprofit Development from the University of Northern Iowa. She joined the Foundation in 2015.

Tanner Olson

Special Project Coordinator

Tanner provides support on special projects and initiatives for Impact Foundation. He was previously the Program Manager for Impact's Procurement Technical Assistance Center, working with small businesses to secure government contracts. He joined the Foundation in 2013.