Voleine Amilcar

Vice President

As a vice president at Wonder: Strategies for Good, Voleine is committed to using her strategic communications experience to help mission-driven brands move hearts and minds to build a more just world.

She excels at developing public relations, branding, and messaging that position organizations to engage more authentically with their audiences. Prior to joining Wonder, Voleine served as the marketing and communications director at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), the cultural anchor of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens development. She led all marketing and communications strategy to achieve deeper audience engagement and broader awareness of YBCA’s mission to center art as an instrument for social change.

Voleine previously served as the associate director of communications at the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and as director of public relations at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. Prior to her in-house experiences, Voleine cut her teeth on the client relations side through her time at global public relations and communications firm Burson-Marsteller and social change agency Fenton Communications.

A proud Haitian-American, Voleine lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and two boys.

Why are you a strategist for good?

I once read somewhere that “the planet doesn’t need more ‘successful’ people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.” I strive to embody all these traits and I’m teaching my children to do so as well.

What’s your superpower?

I have the ability to synthesize information and articulate it in a compelling way and to bring humor and humanity to every situation.

Who is your intellectual crush?

James Baldwin. His faculty with words in addressing the most volatile social and political issues of his time continue to ring true today. He was fierce, unapologetic, and gave insight to past, present, and future generations.