Erin Cornelius, Executive Director
Ms. Cornelius comes to Furnishing Dignity as our first full time Executive Director after leading one of our partner organizations. Prior to that, Erin worked with The Phoenix Symphony and Junior Achievement in their fundraising departments. Erin has over 20 years of nonprofit experience, working with youth in residential treatment, the juvenile court system, and outpatient counseling. Ms. Cornelius has extensive nonprofit experience having served in roles at all organizational levels, from program coordinator to CEO. Ms. Cornelius is a graduate of California State University San Bernardino with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and the University of Phoenix with a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In her free time, Ms. Cornelius is an avid runner, works with local animal rescue organizations, and has a passion for volunteering with organizations that serve youth. With a proven track record of growing organizations both financially and programmatically, Ms. Cornelius is honored and excited to share her vision and expertise with Furnishing Dignity. Erin can be contacted at
Tamara Silva, Volunteer Coordinator
Tamara comes to Furnishing Dignity as the Volunteer Coordinator. She has over 7 years of experience overseeing all aspects of volunteerism; recruiting, training, and managing. Prior to her position with Furnishing Dignity, Tamara developed and managed volunteer programs with Best Friends Animal Society, The National MS Society, Habitat for Humanity, and PAWS Chicago. Tamara was born and raised in Chicago and attended the University of Iowa studying sociology. She recently returned to nonprofit work after a 3 year hiatus to start a family and care for her 2-1/2 year old son and 15 month old daughter. Tamara is thrilled and honored to restart her nonprofit passion with Furnishing Dignity to build the volunteer program and move Furnishing Dignity’s mission forward. Tamara can be reached at
Doug Bollig, Warehouse Manager/Driver
Doug comes to Furnishing Dignity after a long history of warehouse management, driving trucks in a variety of positions including CDL, and shipping and receiving. He has a passion for community and helping those in need. Doug has completed college courses in psychology and hopes to one day return to school and complete his degree.