Michael Matthews is the founder and principal member of Panache 5 consulting, specializing in development, training, and project management for nonprofits and public health initiatives actively engaging youth, families and community residents and start-up businesses. He previously was associate director of the Neighborhood League Institute in Cleveland, which develops grassroots resident leadership that strengthens communities by improving the quality of life for urban underserved residents. He was also director of MyCom, a youth development network that brings together over 750 partners in 17 neighborhoods in Read more
Lori Moffa is The Nonprofit Center’s director of consulting. Her appreciation and understanding of the role of the consultant stems from her own extensive experience as a consultant to a variety of nonprofits and as a professional whose role has been to work with groups of consultants. For over 20 years Lori has worked in the nonprofit sector in a variety of roles. At United Way of King County, Seattle, she recruited and managed a corps of consultants, including some volunteer, to provide technical assistance 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
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
Meghan Pierce, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Marketing at La Salle University. While pursuing her Ph.D., Meghan consulted in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on participatory action research, behavior change strategies, and measuring impact. She received her B.S. in marketing, B.A. in foreign languages and literatures, M.S. in marketing research, and Ph.D. in marketing from Virginia Tech. She also spent several years spent working with the Health Communication Lab and Center for Organizational Research at the University of Lugano, Switzerland.
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
Richard Przywara, CFRE, is vice president of resource development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. He was previously chief operations officer for the YMCA of Greater Brandywine and 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 Read more
Roslyn H. Schaffer is a director of Human Resources at Delta Community Supports, a nonprofit providing support to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families as well as services in foster care and adoption. Ros has spent two decades providing HR guidance to some of the region’s most preeminent nonprofit organizations, including the Barnes Foundation and the Renfrew Center and Resources for Human Development. Her expertise covers such areas as performance management, leadership development, HR policies, employee relations, diversity, staff coaching and mentoring, consensus building, 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