Christine Armstrong is a Professor of Communication at Northampton Community College’s Monroe Campus. In addition to a wide variety of communication courses, Chris also teaches Research Methods at the college in which she supervises research projects and walks students through the process of careful data collection and interpretation. She has a long history of working with, and within nonprofit organizations at a variety of levels both locally and internationally. She holds a M.A. in Communication Arts and Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University and a Read more
LiRon Anderson-Bell is a strategic communication and digital media veteran with 20+ years’ experience across entertainment, consumer products and the pharmaceutical industry. Her specialties are public relations, crisis communication, and digital and social media marketing. She is an assistant professor of instruction at Temple University.
LiRon’s professional background includes roles at MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comcast Cable, Okayplayer.com, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CDNOW.com, The ROZ Group, WURD Radio, Time Warner Cable, The Terrie Williams Agency, and Manning, Selvage & Lee.
She earned her MBA at the Fordham Gabelli School of Read more
Tina M. Barber, MPA, has a varied and robust fundraising background that includes leadership positions at some of the Delaware Valley’s most well-known nonprofit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, The United Way, Philabundance, and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation. She currently serves as Director of Community Giving at The Trevor Project where she is responsible for growing annual fund revenue nationally. As a highly skilled individual giving strategist, Tina has been a key part of multi-million dollar capital campaign projects as well as Read more
Neil Batiancila currently serves as Philadelphia Zoo’s Chief Development Officer – the first in the history of America’s First Zoo. In this role, Neil oversees all charitable activity, including annual and campaign fundraising operations. Prior to joining the zoo, he served as executive director, campaign operations at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation where he led efforts for a multi-year, multi-faceted $1 billion comprehensive campaign, the most ambitious in its history. He previously served as the foundation’s director of corporate & foundation relations where he managed Read more
Chenora D. Burkett is the owner of BrchBurk Consulting, a firm that supports the financial and operational needs of small local companies and non-profit entities. Chenora’s more than 25 years of experience have focused on the alignment of transitional management and organizational restructuring. She has worked in non-profit and the public sector including art and culture, governmental funding fiscal management, behavioral health and charitable philanthropy. Her expertise includes organizational transition, strategic planning, financial management, talent and culture, information systems, facilities management and relocation, pension administration Read more
Deirdre Childress Hopkins
Deirdre Childress Hopkins brings veteran communications, national reporting, and marketing skills to the nonprofit center with a lifelong focus on improving diversity to broaden and improve public engagement. She is the senior director of communications at Temple University where she also teaches. Her journalism background includes The Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Daily News, and The Washington Post. She has led communication efforts at for- and non-profits such as The Pennsylvania Convention Center and The Hope Center in charge of overseeing all internal and external communications Read more
Audrey has extensive leadership and consulting experience in all components of Human Resources Management. She draws on over 20 years’ experience in several industries, including Fortune 50 organizations. Her Human Resources principle is to design and develop programs in alignment with organization goals and strategy, with a performance based foundation.
She is a strong advocate in the strategic value of people and aligning people processes tailored to the needs and requirements of the organization and has been a speaker at the SHRM National Conference, Read more
Jean Dolan has worked as a communication professional for more than 30 years in a career that spans journalism, public relations, marketing and teaching. For more than 15 years she’s directed public relations at a nonprofit community college that serves more than 10,000 students, a position that includes media relations outreach and internal communication to more than 500 employees. She has also served on the board of directors of the Newtown Library Company, a nonprofit subscription library that is among the oldest in the state Read more
Rachel Dukeman is founder and lead strategist for R&R Creative, a consulting and outsourcing firm helping nonprofits and mission-driven businesses with creative marketing and business strategy. Rachel enjoys creating marketing and strategic plans to provide customized framework that empowers staff to do what they do best: fulfilling their mission. She applies her experience and education in traditional marketing and publicity to the integration of social networking, digital media, and “Next Gen Nonprofit” theory for a diverse range of clients. When not drafting planning documents, she’s writing articles on arts, culture and social impact or leading a Read more
Dennis Maurice Dumpson is an author, thought leader, strategic consultant, and racial equity practitioner. He is Founder and Principal Consultant of #InvestBLK, a boutique racial equity & strategic planning consulting firm specializing in strategy development, training, and coaching for nonprofits and leaders. Prior to #InvestBLK, Dennis served as a Diversity Teaching Fellow & Lecturer with Community College of Philadelphia.
Previously, he served as the first Director of Community Engagement & Outreach at the Philadelphia International Airport; Managing Director of Development & External Impact at KIPP Philadelphia Read more