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Emerging Nonprofit Leaders 2019-2020 Announced!

The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond is excited to announce the selected participants for the 2019-2020 cohort of Emerging Nonprofit Leaders!

The Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program is a dynamic nine-month experience for the next generation of nonprofit leaders in the metro Richmond area. In this engaging program, participants can 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 thirteenth year of operation, the program has demonstrated measurable results, building a cadre of talented leaders for the future of the Greater Richmond community.

ENLP Class of 2019-2019 in June at Graduation.

In addition to participating in engaging sessions on topics including strategic leadership, organizational change, collaboration, and coaching others, participants:

  • Experience team building through rigorous and challenging activities in an outdoor setting
  • Develop deep relationships with other nonprofit leaders
  • Participate in a live nonprofit case study
  • Increase awareness of their leadership through a thorough assessment process, including 360-degree feedback and the Birkman Method Assessment
  • Benefit from individual leadership coaching, provided by professionals with experience in leadership development and nonprofit management
  • Network between sessions by engaging in dialogue with the other participants and instructors
  • Interact with five local exemplary Executives-in-Residence in a forum where they share their experiences and perspectives
  • Participate in Small Peer Practice groups led by ENLP Alumni
  • Have access to a supportive online cohort-based e-learning platform.

Selection Process

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 August, a committee of ENLP Alumni reviewed applications to ensure that the 13th cohort met above criteria and that the group would be diverse and comprehensive representation of the local nonprofit sector.

The 2019-2020 Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Participants

  • Amy Atticks, Director of Development and Communications, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond
  • Fran Bolin, Executive Director, Assisting Families of Inmates
  • Elena Brooks-Perkins, Education & Outreach Manager, Safe Harbor
  • Tiffany Copeland, Fitness Warriors Program Manager, Sports Backers
  • Christoper Edwards, Director of Mission Achievement, Virginia Supportive Housing
  • Laura Faison, Creative Services Manager, Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia
  • Katherine Francis, Mental Health Services, Program Manager, ChildSavers
  • Rebecca Huff, Senior Director of Operations, Heart Havens, Inc.
  • Christina Mastroianni, Director of Civic Engagement, Community Foundation for a greater Richmond
  • Elaine McFadden, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Virginia Museum of History & Culture
  • Victor McKenzie, Jr., NRC Works Director, The Neighborhood Resource Center for Greater Fulton
  • Melissa Meadows, Education Director, The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood
  • Cindy Moussavou, Program Director, Housing Families First
  • Edward Oliver, Executive Director, Federation of Virginia Food Banks
  • Cynthia Pantaleo, Director of Capstone Programs, Junior Achievement of Central Virginia
  • Steve Parkins, CFO, Jewish Family Services
  • Madeline Petrie, Grants & Marketing Coodinator, project:HOMES
  • David Sams, Executive Director, The Community Tax Law Project
  • Marisha Toler, Property Manager, Better Housing Coalition
  • Sarah Young, Assistant Director of Development, Peter Paul Development Center

Thank you to everyone who applied and congratulations to those who were selected!

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