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
Patrick J. Feeley, MBA, CFRE, has been fundraising in the nonprofit sector since 1993. He is currently Chief Development Officer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Caron Treatment Centers.
Prior to Caron, Pat worked in development at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in several management positions overseeing a wide range of areas from major gifts to special events. Prior to that he was director of corporate and foundation relations at La Salle University. Read more
Tracy Murray Moore is an HR consultant as well as a corporate trainer and certified life coach. Her consultancy is informed by years as a human resources executive for numerous companies and nonprofits, from the American Red Cross, American Friends Service Committee, to Siemens Water Technologies and NJ Manufacturers Insurance Co. She is also a corporate trainer for Rowan College at Gloucester County Workforce & Professional Development Institute. She earned a BS in Human Resources Management and an MS in General Management/Health Administration from the Read more
Michael Schweisheimer, founder and executive producer of PWPvideo, 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 green organizations Read more
Thomas Scurto-Davis, is executive director of the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, where he had been serving as interim executive director and prior to that, director of finance and operations. With a special interest in arts and culture, he is passionate about advancing the role of arts and culture in the national consciousness and has been committed to promoting nonprofits through enhanced education and management for more than 30 years.
Thomas got hooked on the arts through his school’s arts programs, then successfully pursued his Read more
Michael Smith, Ph.D. is chair of the Department of Communication at La Salle University, where he is also an associate professor. He was formerly director of the graduate program in Professional and Business Communication. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations, organizational communications and conflict. He has worked with a variety of nonprofits, including the American Heart Association, Cultural Center for Art and Historical Artifacts, the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, and the World Meeting of Families, and has presented crisis communication training Read more
Laura Otten, Ph.D., has been the director of The Nonprofit Center since 2001. She began her affiliation with The Nonprofit Center shortly after it was formed in the early 1980s, working as a consultant and trainer, primarily in the areas of board development, strategic planning and program evaluation and she continues to play these roles, in addition to providing direction and leadership to The Nonprofit Center’s educational, consulting, and leadership development programs. In 2013, she helped launch and became the first director of the Master’s in Nonprofit Read more
Richard Przywara, CFRE, is Chief Operations Officer for the YMCA of Greater Brandywine. Rich had most recently been executive vice president of operations for Ashley Addiction Treatment. Prior to joining Ashley, he was executive director of the West Chester University Foundation, responsible for a $50 million capital campaign and $6 million in annual fundraising and leading a $300 million revitalization project of the student residence halls. Rich has also been general manager of the Department of Special Service for New Castle County, Delaware where he Read more
Elizabeth Pilacik, who is a director of audit and accounting for Kreischer Miller, has more than 20 years of experience in working with nonprofits and other tax exempt organization on their auditing and financial consulting needs, including accounting for endowments, donations, and government funding; evaluating internal control procedures; and implementing improved policies and increased efficiencies. Prior to joining Kreischer Miller, she was an assurance director at BDO USA, where she was the co-leader of their Philadelphia Nonprofit and Education Industry Group. She spent 16 years Read more
Jennifer Shropshire is a principal with Edward F. Swenson & Associates, Inc., a management and fundraising consulting firm, where she uses management and fundraising expertise to support nonprofit clients. She was formerly director of development for the Walnut Street Theatre. In addition to her consultant work with The Nonprofit Center, she was a CLEAR Circle facilitator, working with nonprofit executive directors. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BS from the State University of New York at Oswego.