David W. Brown is executive director of the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC) and managing director of The Marketing Collaborative, a nonprofit advertising/public relations agency serving other nonprofits. Prior to that he was vice president, sales & community relations, Pennsylvania Health Plan at United Healthcare Community Plan. In 2007, he was the first African American to be inducted into the Philadelphia Public Relations Society’s Hall of Fame in more than 25 years. He founded BrownPartners which operated as a full service minority-owned firm using a Read more
Ian Kauffman, CPA is the founder of Kauffman & Co. He established his firm after holding management positions with Grant Thornton LLP and Bishop French LLC. His background includes experience in providing accounting services for small to mid-size private and public companies in a variety of industries, including not-for-profit organizations. . He is a licensed CPA and serves on the board of non-profit associations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ian received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Mt. St. Read more
Alisa Baratta is a nonprofit management consultant with expertise in the area of strategic planning, board development, and fundraising. Currently a consultant with The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University’s School of Business, Alisa has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years. At The Nonprofit Center Alisa has completed a variety of capacity building projects including strategic planning, board development, and organizational assessment. Alisa also serves as an Interim Executive Director for organizations in leadership transition.
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Laura Solomon, Esq. has dedicated her career to advising charitable organizations, their management, and boards of directors. She understands the challenges facing charities and is uniquely qualified to help them maximize their missions and minimize their tax liability. Her practice is concentrated in the representation of exempt organizations, to make the highest quality corporate and tax legal services accessible to any nonprofit organization. Prior to starting her practice, Laura was associated with the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll in Read more
Michael Schweishimer, founder and executive producer of Primitive World Productions, is an award-winning filmmaker with experience behind the camera since 1991. He has been involved in the creation of hundreds of films and videos, ranging from corporate training and promotional projects, to television commercials and feature films. Michael founded Primitive World Productions in 2000 with an emphasis on nonprofit organizations, helping them to convey their missions to the public through video communication. He enjoys consulting, speaking and teaching about the intersection between nonprofits, education and Read more
Donna Freyman has served as director of Human Resources at the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia for 15 years, overseeing all aspects of HR, including employee recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, performance management, training and employee relations. She previously served as assistant vice president of training and development for PSFS. She holds a BA in Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has done graduate work in management at the University of Pennsylvania and La Salle University.
John Kelley, Ph.D. has extensive experience at various levels in the nonprofit world. At the social policy level, he headed the research division of the policy analysis firm Public/Private Ventures. He founded and led Villanova University’s HOS Institute, devoted to training and program evaluation in the human services. Subsequently, he was the founding leader of Villanova’s Office of Planning and Institutional Research. For three decades, he has worked collaboratively with The Nonprofit Center, serving on planning committees and as a consultant and instructor. He also teaches Read more
Stephanie Kindt has more than 10 years experience in organizational development for both nonprofits and for profits. As a human resources consultant, her focus is primarily in the areas of process management and continuous improvement, leadership and facilitator training, mission and strategy development and organization design. Her community leadership and board experience have further informed her knowledge and appreciation of nonprofits. Her education includes a BA in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, an MA in Organizational and Industrial Psychology from West Chester University and a JD from the Read more
Nancy Knoebel is the President and CEO of Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania in Allentown, PA., where she has worked since 2001. Prior to that, she worked in the health care industry both as a consultant on large national health related efforts and in the Lehigh Valley where she led a nonprofit consortium connecting local health and social service community resources. Nancy has experience both on the Easter Seals board as well as a number of other nonprofit boards. As a student of board governance, she Read more