The Community Foundation serving Richmond and Central Virginia (TCF) is excited to announce the selected participants for the 2017-2018 cohort of Emerging Nonprofit Leaders!
The Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program is a dynamic eight-month experience for the next generation of nonprofit leaders in the metro Richmond area. In this engaging program, participants have the opportunity to foster a deeper understanding of their leadership capacity, advance their understanding and practice of leading in the nonprofit sector, and strengthen their network of nonprofit colleagues.
Now in its eleventh year of operation, the program has demonstrated measurable results, building a cadre of talented leaders for the future of the Greater Richmond community.
In addition to participating in engaging sessions on topics including strategic leadership, organizational change, collaboration, and coaching others, participants:
- Experience team building through a rigorous and challenging outdoor course setting
- Increase awareness of their leadership through a thorough assessment process
- Benefit from individual leadership coaching, provided by professionals with experience in leadership development and nonprofit management
- Interact with five local exemplary Executives-in-Residence in a forum where they share their experiences and perspectives
Nonprofit applicants were selected based on their potential to make a significant future contribution to the nonprofit community through assuming higher and increased levels of leadership, show substantive history of involvement in the nonprofit sector through employment, volunteerism, or board service and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development, continuing education, and lifelong learning.
In early September, a committee made up of local nonprofit leaders and ENLP Alumni reviewed applications to ensure that the 11th cohort met above criteria and that the group would be diverse and comprehensive representation of the local nonprofit sector.
The 2017-2018 Emerging Nonprofit Leader Participants
- Lee Alford, Real Estate Development Officer, Community Preservation and Development Corporation
- Juliet Anderson, Associate Director of Housing Development, Virginia Supportive Housing
- Betsy Bilharz, Assistant Director of Program Services, Virginia Mentoring Partnership
- Ellen Costlow, Director of Volunteer Services, Special Olympics Virginia
- Robin Cummings, Director, Honoring Choices Virginia, A Program of the RAM Trust
- Guinevere Dean, VA Director, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
- Stacy Eubanks, Assistant Director, Vessels of Mercy International
- Nadia Gooray, Program Director, Project Yoga Richmond
- Jacqueline Hale, Director of Programs and Community Impact, Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond
- Meredith Harris , Vice President of Mission, Children’s Museum of Richmond
- Vee Lamneck, Deputy Director, Equality Virginia
- Carolyn Leung, Program Manager, CARITAS
- Honesty Liller, CEO, The McShin Foundation
- Rodney Lofton, Deputy Director, Diversity Richmond
- Amanda Long, Youth and Young Adult Programs Coordinator, NAMI Virginia
- Emily Lowry Millhiser, Director of Foundation Operations, Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation
- Christina Manikus, Adult Education Programs Coordinator, Sacred Heart Center
- Hannah Miller, Associate Director of Development and Education, Virginia Repertory Theatre
- Matthew Morgan, Deputy Director of Neighborhood Revitalization, project:HOMES
- Michael Parsons, Information Coordinator, Peter Paul Development Center
- Jill Pesesky, Curator of Education, Agecroft Hall
- Jennifer Ross, Senior Finance Officer, The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
- Kristin Vinagro, Director of Communications, Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity
- Pamela Waterman, Operations Manager – Finance, Facilities, & Fleet, Commonwealth Autism
- Katina Williams, Director of Community Impact: Income, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg
Congratulations to all who were selected to be a part of Emerging Nonprofit Leaders!