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 Leslie CrutchfieldAntionette KerrKim Pevia 
 Adriana AbizadahBruce ArbitRonice Bruce 
 Nancy Burd Erica VanAuken Colace Stacey Edwards  
 Andy Fraizer Heather Fullerton Kiran Gaudioso  
 Sally GlickLois GrecoAndy Fraizer 
 Kiran GaudiosoPam GregoryJeremy Grunin 
 Joe Hernandez Meghan Jambor Kiki Jamieson  
 Jeff KeyDiane KinnaneTina LeMar 
 Wendy LiscowBryan MercerYvette Murry  
 Maxine Neuhauser Marion O’Neill Mike Shapiro  
 Jon ShureDan Swern  Sandra Toussaint-Burgher 
 Mark Valli Joseph YoungbloodJune Zeringue 



Leslie CrutchfieldLeslie Crutchfield
Author, most recently of How Change Happens;  Executive Director, Georgetown University’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative
Morning Keynote: How Change Happens

Leslie Crutchfield is an author, educator, Executive Director of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and Senior Advisor at FSG Social Impact Consultants. Leslie’s latest book is How Change Happens: Why Some Movements Succeed While Others Don’t (Wiley/April 2018); she also co-authored the bestselling award-winning Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits – recognized by The Economist on its Best Books of the Year list – and Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World. Leslie was previously a managing director at Ashoka, the global venture fund for social entrepreneurs, and she co-founded a national nonprofit social enterprise in her 20s. She has contributed to Fortune, Forbes, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Stanford Social Innovation Review, and has appeared on programs such as ABC, FOX, NPR and PBS. Leslie has served as a trustee of SEED Foundation and Kiva, and volunteered with Crossroads Africa. She holds an MBA and BA from Harvard, and resides in the Washington, D.C. region. 

Antionette KerrAntionette Kerr
Co-Founder and CEO, Bold & Bright Media
Afternoon Keynote:  How Emotional Challenges Shape a Diverse Nonprofit 
Breakout Session: The Art and Practice of Emotional Intelligence and Diversity

Antionette Kerr is a nonprofit leader, media correspondent and lover of poetry. After a decade of serving as an executive director, her dedication to NC nonprofits led to being honored as the youngest recipient of the Z. Smith Reynolds Sabbatical for nonprofit leaders.

Antionette’s passion for storytelling led her back into the world of journalism, consulting, training and publishing where she earned the inaugural Innovative Leaders Scholarship for the Yale University Magazine Publishing Course.

Antionette is the co-founder and CEO of Bold & Bright Media, a book publishing company “committed to bold hearts, bright minds and storytellers whose experiences will inspire and compel others to grow in their own greatness.” Its first series of publications focuses on nonprofit guides and compelling storytelling, including Kerr’s co-authored publication Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits.

She continues to serve as a board member and communications consultant for multiple nonprofit agencies and has recently provided training through The Chronicle of Philanthropy (article), The National Council of Nonprofits, Nonprofit Marketing Guide and The Nonprofit Academy and The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Kim Pevia headshotKim Pevia
Founder, K.A.P. Inner Prizes
Afternoon Keynote:  How Emotional Challenges Shape a Diverse Nonprofit 
Breakout Session: The Art and Practice of Emotional Intelligence and Diversity

Kim Pevia is an experienced life strategist, an engaging keynote speaker, and a uniquely skilled experiential style transformational workshop facilitator. Her company, K.A.P., Inner Prizes, specializes in identifying and addressing the issues that can keep us stuck by continually developing a personalized toolbox to help us hurdle over them.  Her favorite work is done in circles.  Diversity of favorite topics include Emotional intelligence, Gifts of Conflict, Impacts of Historical Trauma, Cultural Healing, Innocuous Nature of Fear.  Born and educated in Baltimore, MD she currently lives in Robeson County, NC where her roots run deep as a member of the Lumbee Tribe. She serves on many local, state and national boards that support community activism and local economy through arts, food, culture and tourism.  

Adriana Abizadah headshotAdriana Abizadeh
Executive Director, Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Breakout Session: Rising Tides Lift All Boats: A New View of Nonprofit Career Development

Adriana Abizadeh has served as the Executive Director at the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) for two years. LALDEF’s organizational mission is to defend the rights of the Latin American community, facilitate its access to health care and education, and advance cross-cultural understanding within the Mercer County region. All of Adriana’s professional working experience has been in the nonprofit sector and she is passionate about serving others.

Adriana has a BA from Rutgers University in Political Science and a MS in Public Policy from Drexel University. She is extremely interested in second class citizenry in countries across the globe, particularly as it relates to social services, rights, and basic needs.

Bruce Arbit headshotBruce Arbit
Founder and President, Melarbit Partners
Breakout Session: Changes to the Donor Landscape After Tax Reform: Moving from Transaction to Transformation 

Bruce Arbit, through his firm Melarbit Partners, collaborates with change-makers and community builders – nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and investors – to realize their vision for change and improve life in their communities.   Bruce’s hands-on approach is based on 25 years of nonprofit fundraising, and community development, at transformational moments, with over $100 million raised. His affiliation with NYU Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship, Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED), and local/national community investors has expanded the range of resources available to solve social problems, revitalize neighborhoods and build community.   Bruce is regarded by organizational and community leaders as a trusted source for fresh, insightful, strategies and solutions.

Ronice Bruce headshotRonice Bruce
Executive Director, Newark South Ward Special Improvement District
Breakout Session: “Full Funding” Budgeting: Are You Filling in the Gaps?

Ronice M. Bruce is the Executive Director of the Newark Bergen-Lyons- Clinton Partnership, Inc.  also known as the Newark South Ward Special Improvement District.  Founded in 2014, by then South Ward Councilman and now Mayor Ras Baraka, Ms. Bruce is the organization’s first Executive Director and the State of New Jersey’s first black female Special Improvement Director. With more than 375 properties and an assortment of houses of worship, small family owned businesses, residential housing, storefront, a strong middle class and some urban blight, Ms. Bruce’s primary role is to improve the area, create an inviting image, attract new businesses, retain current businesses and increase property values.

Ms. Bruce has had an extensive career in philanthropic stewardship and development for hospitals, universities and health and human service organizations. She has worked for major health organizations such as RWJUH Foundation, UMDNJ Foundation and Foundation of New Jersey. She was also the Chief of Staff for the Director of Health and Human Services for the City of Newark. Ronice serves on the Board for the Center for Nonprofits and is a member of Executive Women of New Jersey, 100 Women of New Jersey, Newark’s End Homelessness Coalition, and the National Black MBA Association. She is also a Domestic Violence Response Team volunteer and Pop Warner Football and Police Athletic League parent volunteer.

Ronice M. Bruce is a proud alumni of Howard University, Rutgers University (Cook College and Edward Bloustein School of Urban Planning), and Keller School of Management.

Nancy Burd headshotNancy Burd
President, The Burd Group
Breakout Session: Getting off the Hamster Wheel: How to Boost your Resiliency for Long-term Financial Sustainability

Nancy Burd is the President of The Burd Group, a national advisory services firm for foundation and nonprofit leaders seeking to break through strategic and financial sustainability challenges.

Burd has worked with over 200 nonprofits and grantmakers throughout the nation. In New Jersey she has advised nonprofits and foundations from Cape May County to Sussex on all matters of capacity building including strategic planning, financial management and capitalization strategies, governance, evaluation and facilities planning. The Burd Group works in all sectors – health, social services, arts & culture, education, environment and children, youth and families.  She worked closely with New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Cultural Trust to develop grantmaking initiatives to build capacity among New Jersey’s arts and culture organizations.

Prior to establishing her firm 10 years ago, she was the Vice President for Grantmaking at The Philadelphia Foundation and before that launched the Nonprofit Finance Fund in Philadelphia and New Jersey, a community development financial institution where she served for 14 years as Director.  For a decade she was adjunct professor in nonprofit management at the University of Pennsylvania’s graduate School of Social Policy and Practice and Fels Institute of Government. She has lectured and led over 100 seminars on nonprofit finance, strategic planning, effective philanthropy and facilities planning throughout the United States.

In addition to authoring numerous articles on nonprofit finance and effective philanthropy practices, her two publications include On The Money: A Review of Key Financial Challenges Facing Nonprofits Today – And How Grantmakers Can Help, published by Grantmakers for Effective Philanthropy, 2009 and Building Stronger Nonprofits Through Better Financial Management: Early Efforts in 26 Youth-Serving Organizations, with Laurie J. Kotloff, Public/Private Ventures for The Wallace Foundation, 2012.

Burd holds an M.G.A. in Public Policy from the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government and a B.A. in American Studies from Temple University.

Erica Colace headshotErica VanAuken Colace
Executive Director, Grow it Green Morristown
Breakout Session: Cause Marketing – Successful Non-Profit/For-Profit Partnerships

Prior to joining Grow it Green Morristown, Erica served as Executive Assistant at the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference where she honed her nonprofit management skills. Erica also worked as the Outreach and Education Director for the New Jersey Highlands Coalition educating the public on the importance of the Highlands region to the State’s drinking water supply. She also represented the Coalition while working with NJ Keep it Green to secure long-term funding for New Jersey’s preservation programs. Erica was previously employed as an Environmental Educator at the Meadowlands Environment Center teaching science-based content to students and adults with disabilities.

Throughout her career, she has developed and presented numerous workshops, lectures, and conferences focusing on environmental issues in the state. Erica grew up in Sussex County, where she learned to love nature and New Jersey, and is a graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey’s Institute of Environmental Studies.

Stacey Edwards headshotStacey Edwards
Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy, Archway Programs
Breakout Session: Cause Marketing – Successful Non-Profit/For-Profit Partnerships

Stacey Edwards is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and licensed behavior specialist. Stacey’s career experience includes working with emotionally and behaviorally challenged individuals from infancy to adulthood. Stacey’s personal mission is to provide caring and effective services that inspire children of all abilities to reach their highest potential. Stacey intends to encourage guardians to have a  “do whatever it takes” attitude when navigating that education system and advocating for their child’s needs.

Andy Frazier headshotAndy Fraizer
Executive Director, Community Foundation of South Jersey
Breakout Session: Trends in Philanthropy

Andy Fraizer is the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of South Jersey. CFSJ helps South Jersey residents harness the power of philanthropy to transform their community and the issues they care about most. Fraizer is responsible for leadership and execution of the Foundation’s mission delivered via three lines of business: donor services, impactful grantmaking working with donors, and community leadership to support an equitable and prosperous South Jersey. Fraizer relocated to New Jersey from Indiana where he served as the Executive Director of Prosperity Indiana.

Fraizer is board member of the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA). He serves as the treasurer of the NACEDA board, where he works with community development associations and intermediaries across the nation. NACEDA’s mission is to lead the community development field and its partners in shaping and influencing strategies that advance community prosperity. He is a past board member with the Indiana Coalition for Human Services, Horizon House—a homeless day center and Family Development Services—a Head Start agency, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation—Indianapolis office.

Fraizer is a past participant in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University, and a graduate of Achieving Excellence, an executive education program developed by NeighborWorks America in partnership with the JFK School of Government. Achieving Excellence is an 18-month educational program for seasoned executive directors and senior level staff in community organizations with a focus on affordable housing, community revitalization, or community economic development. Achieving Excellence included sessions at the Kennedy School of Government, as well as executive coaching, intensive peer learning and guidance from Douglas K. Smith, a principal designer of the program and renowned expert on performance, learning, innovation and change.

Fraizer earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in Secondary Education and Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Heather Fullerton headshotHeather Fullerton, M.Ed.
Director of Communications and Research Grants, Histiocytosis Association
Breakout Session: Enhancing Team Performance & Ensuring a Positive Work Environment

Heather Fullerton is an experienced educational, social and information technologist who has spent her career in multiple facets of the non-profit sector. Heather serves as the Director of Communications and Research Grants at the Histiocytosis Association, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness, providing educational and emotional support for patients and families, and funding peer reviewed research projects around the world that are leading to better treatments and a cure for a group of rare blood diseases called histiocytic disorders. She is also part of an elite team who manages a scientific research meeting in a different location of the world each year to give doctors the opportunity to collaborate on research face-to-face. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Communications: Radio/Television/Film from Rowan University, Heather spent the following five years as the Communications Center Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor in Communications at Cabrini University, overseeing the daily functions of the department and an FCC-licensed radio station with a staff of students and community volunteers. Heather also spent several years as the Media Specialist for the Greater New Jersey United Methodist Church Conference, educating over 580 churches in the New Jersey area on communication techniques and keeping them connected through various projects. As a consultant, Heather has guided environmental and social service organizations on communications, marketing and website redesigns. Heather holds a Master’s degree with distinction in Education from Cabrini University and continues to evolve her communications toolbox through self-learning and hands-on experience in the ever-changing landscape of non-profit communication technologies.

Kiran Gaudioso headshotKiran Gaudioso
Chief Operating Officer, United Way of Northern New Jersey
Breakout Session: Expand Program Impact with Creative & Effective Partnerships

Kiran Handa Gaudioso is the Chief Operating Officer at United Way of Northern New Jersey. She is responsible for United Way’s investments in strategies that improve access to quality education, heath, and financial stability resources for some 1.2 million residents across five counties. In addition, Kiran oversees the research component of the United Way ALICE Project. The Project is a research-based initiative with United Ways in 15 states that provides a comprehensive study of households that earn above the poverty level, but less than a basic cost of living.

Prior to joining United Way, Kiran served as interim CEO and vice president of Program Operations at New Jersey After 3, the public-private partnership that worked to provide safe, quality after-school and expanded learning time programs for 15,000 public school students in New Jersey. During her nine years with New Jersey After 3, Kiran created and managed a professional development system for 6,000 after-school program directors, site managers, and staff. She also oversaw the organization’s annual grant application process involving more than 100 after-school programs.

Kiran developed programmatic and operational management expertise while serving as director of Mentoring, Volunteerism & Enrichment Programs at Sponsor For Educational Opportunity. There, she led the development of a mentoring program designed to help New York City teens reach their academic, personal, and career potential.

Early in her career, Kiran was instrumental in establishing AmeriCorps in New Jersey as a policy adviser under former Governor James Florio in the New Jersey Governor’s Office of Volunteerism.

Kiran received her B.A. in political science and policy studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She received a fellowship to attend The Eagleton Institute of Public Politics at Rutgers University, earning her M.A. in political science. 

Sally Glick headshotSally Glick
Principal of the Firm and Chief Growth Strategist, Sobel & Co.
Breakout Session: Cause Marketing – Successful Non-Profit/For-Profit Partnerships

In her role at Sobel & Co. Sally is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s branding, marketing communications and functions as an ambassador to the community, driving their business development strategies. To kick off 2018, Sally was elected as the Vice-Chair of the NJ District Export Council. But 2017 was a really exciting year for her. On April 6, 2017 she was inducted into the NJ Business Hall of Fame. Commerce and Industry Association of NJ also announced she won their Chairman’s Outstanding Leadership Award. She was honored by NJBIZ in 2016 with their Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the most prestigious recognitions of her career and that year was also the recipient of NJ BIA’s NJ Inspiration Awards recognizing women for their leadership, innovation, philanthropy and dedication to the advancement of others.

In 2008 she was selected as one of NJBIZ’s “Top 50 Women in Business” and in 2010 she was named as the Garden State Foundation’s Woman of the Year – Professional Services category. In 2011 she was honored as a Woman of Distinction by the Boy Scouts for Northern New Jersey. Sally was honored by Tri-County Scholarship Fund in March and was the Legacy Award Honoree for Friendship and Community Leadership at the 2014 Gala presented by the William Paterson University Foundation. In May 2014 she was Co-Chair the Garden State Go Red for Women annual fund raising luncheon and served as the chair of the Tri-County Scholarship Fund annual luncheon in March 2015 where she was previously honored as a leader in the community. In November 2016 Sally was inducted into the NJ AD Club Hall of Fame and that same year was given the NJBIZ Business Inspiration Award. In January 2017 she was recognized with the Morris County Bar Association’s Patron Award for her commitment to the community.

Sally serves on local and national boards including being the President of the NJ chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth. She is a member of the Feliciano Center Board of Advisors and is a board member for Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ). She serves on the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Members’ Council and their nonprofit committee where she co-chairs their annual nonprofit conference. She is on the board and executive committee of the Center for Nonprofits and serves as the chair of the Fairleigh Dickinson Center of Excellence Advisory Board and co-chair of the FDU annual Women in Nonprofit Leadership conference as well as being an instructor in their Center for Excellence nonprofit certificate program.

Lois Greco headshotLois W. Greco
Senior Vice President, Evaluations, Wells Fargo Regional Foundation & Community Development Corporation
Breakout Session: Getting off the Hamster Wheel: How to Boost your Resiliency for Long-term Financial Sustainability

The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation & CDC concentrates its resources on the creation and implementation of resident-driven neighborhood plans, which focus on a neighborhood’s physical and economic revitalization, improved access to quality affordable housing, the development of the neighborhood’s leadership and civic involvement, and the provision of services needed by the children and families.  Since taking this position in 2001, Lois has managed the Foundation’s portfolio of performance-based grants with an approximate award value of $92 million, assisting the Foundation’s grantees in developing, assessing and refining their programs for heightened impact.  Lois aides the Foundation in refining its own grant program based upon the data gathered and lessons learned across the grant portfolio.  Lois joined Wells Fargo & predecessors in 1994 and has served in various training and management roles in the commercial bank. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, she served as Goodwill Industry of Eastern North Carolina’s first Director of Development. She began her career in banking in 1988 at Chemical Bank New York’s Not-For-Profit Group, a specialized commercial banking group.

Active in her community, Lois is on the Board of the Community Foundation of South Jersey, a member of the Finance Committee of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG), co-chairs CNJG’s Place Based Funders Affinity Group, and is a leader of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church Mission Team. Lois has published several articles on effective practices of the foundation, and has presented on the best practices in philanthropy and neighborhood revitalization at national, regional and local events. Lois earned a BA with Highest Honors in economics from Rutgers College.

Pam Gregory headshotPam Gregory
President & CEO, Princeton-Blairstown Center
Breakout Session: Engaging Emerging Professionals on Boards

President & CEO, Princeton-Blairstown Center (www.princetonblairstown.org) Pam joined the Princeton-Blairstown Center in 2013, shortly after the Center’s transition from being a supporting organization of Princeton University to an independent 501(c)(3) award-winning youth development organization.  During her tenure, the Center developed its award-winning Summer Bridge Program; increased its occupancy by nearly 40%, increased its individual, corporate, and foundation funding by nearly 45%; and created an Advisory Council and Young Professionals Committee to engage more people in advancing the Center’s mission.

Prior to joining the Center, Pam spent two years at Cirque du Soleil as Director of Global Citizenship US overseeing corporate giving, employee engagement, public affairs, and the company’s Cirque du Monde programs for at-risk youth.  She also spent more than 20 years leading teams of Board and staff at NYC-based non-profit organizations that serve at-risk youth, including Inwood House, Children For Children, Girls Quest, and Trail Blazers.  The focus of her work was strategic planning, board development, program development and evaluation, and all aspects of fundraising, marketing, and public affairs.

A Louisiana native, Pam holds a BA from the University of New Orleans, a MA from Goddard College, and an Executive Level Program Certificate from Columbia Business School’s Institute for Non-Profit Management.  In 2017, she joined the New Jersey Institute of Technology Martin Tuchman School of Management Advisory Board.

Jeremy Grunin headshotJeremy Grunin
President, Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation
Breakout Session: Trends in Philanthropy

Jeremy Grunin has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the private sector where he managed teams of 1000+ employees responsible for over half a billion dollars in revenue.  Since 2013, Jeremy has been actively engaged throughout the community as President of the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, a proactive grantmaker focused on economic growth at the Central Jersey Shore. Jeremy is a Partner of Grunin Holdings, LLC., a New Jersey Partnership specializing in the development and management of commercial real estate, as well as investing in third party commercial ventures. In addition, Jeremy is the host of Topic A talk radio show every Sunday morning on 92.7 WOBM from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Jeremy’s Foundation, Advisory and Board Directorships include:
     Chairman of the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce Foundation;
     First Vice Chair of Count Basie Center;
     First Vice Chair of Fulfill (formerly The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean);
     Immediate Past Chairman of United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties;
     Advisory Board Member of the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at NYU School of Law;
     Executive Board Member and Former Chair of the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce;
     Trustee of Community Medical Center;
     Trustee of Arts and Education Center;
     Board Member of Ocean County Military Support Committee;
     Appointed Member to Ocean County Tourism and Business Development Advisory Council;
     Board Member of Council of New Jersey Grantmakers;
     Board Member Emeritus of Arts and Education Center;
     Advisory Board Member of Toms River Regional Schools High School Career Academy;
     Co-Chairman of mindALIGNED Steering Committee; and
     Committee Member of Ocean County Culture and Heritage Commission.    

Joe Hernandez headshotJoe Hernandez
Reporter, WHYY
Breakout Session: Building Relationships with Today’s Media and Other Influencers

Joe Hernandez is a reporter for WHYY, the NPR station in Philadelphia, covering New Jersey state government. He has written about a range of N.J. issue over the past few years, including the election of Gov. Phil Murphy, the state takeover of Atlantic City, and the state’s cash bail overhaul. Previously, Joe was a producer at WHYY as well as WNYC, where he worked for the local news desk as well as the national talk show, The Takeaway.

Meghan Jambor headshotMeghan Jambor
Informed Communities Program Officer, Communications Director, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Breakout Session: Building Relationships with Today’s Media and Other Influencers

Meghan oversees all aspects of the Foundation’s Informed Communities program, which makes grants to foster robust civic engagement through inclusive, people-powered news and information projects across the state. She will also manage partnerships and grants with outside funders toward supporting a connected and collaborative news and information ecosystem in New Jersey.

She also shares news and stories about the Foundation and its grantees, working with organizations to help improve and amplify their work, and coordinates events and opportunities that foster relationship building among organizations within the Dodge community.

Prior to joining the Dodge staff, Meghan was an award-winning reporter, digital editor and local editor at the Daily Record, a Gannett-owned news operation in Morris County. She founded and edited Grassroots, a weekly section that shared stories of the area’s sustainability communities, and worked with community partners to plan the Morris County Sunday Supper Series and annual Grassroots Awards.

Meghan enjoys gardening, hiking, and creating moss worlds, and is a founding member of the Morris Area Society of Homebrewers. She graduated from Drew University, where she studied English and political science and was a two-year editor in chief for the campus newspaper.

Kiki Jamieson headshotKiki Jamieson
President, The Fund for New Jersey
Breakout Session: Census 2020: Making All Voices Count

Kiki Jamieson, Ph.D., is President of The Fund for New Jersey. Previously, she directed the Pace Center for Civic Engagement and taught in the Politics department at Princeton University, and before that at the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, and Rutgers University. She was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study and her academic work has focused on in issues of discrimination and punishment related to gender identity and expression, with particular emphasis on the force of law felt by trans and gender non-conforming people in institutions ranging from prisons to marriage. She is the author of Real Choices: Feminism, Freedom, and the Limits of Law.

Jamieson is chair of the Board of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and a trustee of Bryn Mawr College and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers. She is past president and trustee of the Princeton Public Library. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College (A.B.) and Rutgers University (M.A., Ph.D.). She lives in Princeton with her spouse and two children.

Jeff Key headshotJeff Key
Director of Operations, Project U.S.E.
Breakout Session: Rising Tides Lift All Boats: A New View of Nonprofit Career Development

Jeff Key currently serves as the Director of Operations for Project U.S.E., an organization that provides environmental education and hands-on learning programs for youth throughout the State of New Jersey.  He has worked with various non-profits in education over the past 10 years, including Citizen Schools and the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP).

He currently volunteers with Braven, an innovative program designed to help provide professional development and coaching to promising, underrepresented college students to help them attain leadership positions and pursue meaningful careers.  He is also a board member with the New Jersey chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, advocating for leadership training, professional development, and career advancement for young nonprofit professionals.

Diane Kinnane headshotDiane Kinnane
Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County
Breakout Session: Cause Marketing – Successful Non-Profit/For-Profit Partnerships

Diane Kinnane, Executive Director, joined Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County, in February 2017. She began her career with the State of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs where her responsibilities included oversight of the State’s community development efforts specifically block grants, tax credits, Main Street and a number of neighborhood initiatives. Additionally she managed the State’s Lead Hazard Control Assistance Program, She retired from NJDCA in February, 2012 after 34 years of public service. She served as NJ State Deputy Director of President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force. Prior to joining HFHMC, she served as a consultant and through her firm, KINLEV, LLC, worked with housing developers, non-profit organizations and local governments.

Diane holds a BA from Albertus Magnus College and a MCRP from Rutgers University.

Tina LeMarTina LeMar
Tina LeMar, Founder, Sheltered Yoga
Breakout Session: Mindfulness Techniques to Decrease Stress and Anxiety

Tina LeMar has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1993. Her credentials include two Master’s degrees; an MA in Education and an MBA in Business Administration, as well as extensive graduate level classes in Family and Systems Psychology.

Tina’s formal yoga trainings are in the popular Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga styles and she is a certified yoga teacher trainer of the International Yoga Alliance.

Tina has owned and operated a successful yoga and wellness business along with yoga studios in Philadelphia and New Jersey for over fifteen years and was the founder and editor of the digital magazine, “Yoga Bean Magazine” for over six years.

Tina founded her 501c3 nonprofit organization, “Sheltered Yoga”, which brings Evidence-­Based, Trauma-­Informed, Mental Health and Wellness Curriculum to under-served and at ­risk communities, from children to seniors, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware. The nonprofit has been recognized as an effective and innovative approach to rebuilding self­ esteem, self­ worth, and self­ compassion of the communities and individuals it serves.

Tina’s advanced degree in teaching focused on the combination of yoga and meditation to enhance mental imagery and ultimately creativity. As a direct result of her work, she is considered a pioneer in the field of “Yoga Healing and Meditation.” She has ongoing clinical research employing the benefits of yoga and meditation to mitigate the clinical characteristics of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, Addictions, Autism, Pain Management, and Mental and Physical Trauma. She is available to speak on such unique topics as: “Yoga and Stress Reduction,” “Yoga and Health.” “Yoga as a treatment for Anxiety and Panic Disorder,” “Yoga for Individuals Suffering from Trauma/PTSD,” “Chronic Pain and Addictions Rehabilitation through Yoga,” and “The Benefits of Yoga for Autistic Children.”

Wendy LiscowWendy Liscow
Education Program Director, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Breakout Session: Nonprofit Lifecycles: Demystifying Why Things Are the Way They Are

Wendy Liscow is responsible for the design of the Foundation’s grantee capacity building programming, including the Foundation’s popular Board Leadership Training Series. She develops and implements Dodge’s Education Giving strategies focused on ensuring that all New Jersey students, especially those living in underserved communities, receive a sequential arts education. Additionally, Ms. Liscow has worked to build creative teaching practices across New Jersey through the advancement of arts integration, including finding common language and a framework to ensure fidelity in implementation.  Prior to joining the Foundation in 2003, Wendy worked for 25 years as a professional theatre director, dramaturg, producer, and administrator. In New Jersey, she served as Associate Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse for 12 years, and then was the Director of Programs and Services for the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.  Wendy received her dual degrees from the University of Michigan in Secondary Education, Theatre and Psychology. 

Bryan Mercer headshotBryan Mercer
Executive Director, Media Mobilizing Project
Breakout Session: Building Relationships with Today’s Media and Other Influencers

Bryan, a long-time staff member of Media Mobilizing Project, has served as Executive Director since 2013. Bryan work focuses on using strategic media and communications to strengthen and connect communities organizing for their human rights. Bryan also works on local and national media policy advocacy, and serves as a board member of the Center for Media Justice, which is committed to a ground-up approach to securing media rights and access.  Bryan received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in Anthropology and Comparative Ethnic Studies. Media Mobilizing Project

Yvette Murry headshotYvette Murry
Senior Director, YRM Consulting Group, LLC
Breakout Session: Culture Counts: Creating a More Inclusive Board Culture

Yvette R. Murry, Board Chair for the Center for Non Profits, has a distinguished career domestically and abroad in public service and social justice.

She has worked extensively in the fields of board governance, non-profit management, organizational transformation, cultural competency, community engagement and public policy.

She holds a Master of Social Work degree in Non-Profit and Public Management from Rutgers University.  She is a fellow of the Leadership NJ, and Harvard School of Business Governing for Non-Profit Excellence.

Maxine Neuhauser headshotMaxine Neuhauser
Member, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Breakout Session: What Non-Profits Need to Know about Recent Employment Law Changes

Maxine Neuhauser is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management and Health Care & Life Sciences practices, in the Newark office of Epstein Becker Green. Her practice focuses on litigation and providing strategic advice and counsel to regional, national, and international corporations, in multiple areas of law, including labor and employment, intellectual property and non-competes, and health. Ms. Neuhauser has represented clients in numerous, diverse industries, including financial services, aviation, managed care, life sciences, and retail. She also represents social service agencies and other nonprofit organizations.

In addition, Ms. Neuhauser serves as a mediator and arbitrator in employment and business disputes. She is a New Jersey Court Rule 1:40 approved mediator and an American Health Lawyers Association Certified mediator and arbitrator.

Marion O'Neill headshotMarion O’Neill, Manager – Corporate Contributions, PSEG Foundation
Breakout Session: Trends in Philanthropy

Marion O’Neill is the manager, corporate contributions in the corporate responsibility department for Public Service Enterprise Group, a diversified energy company with subsidiaries Public Service Electric and Gas Company, PSEG Power among others.

In corporate responsibility, O’Neill has engaged in projects such as contribution governance and compliance, policy issues, urban initiatives, safety and disaster relief funding, trade group advocacy, major event planning and fundraising, signature programs, employee involvement including the establishment of an employee crisis fund and communicating to both internal and external audiences.

She holds a BA in English from Montclair State College and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She serves on the Board Center for Nonprofit Corporations, the Turtle Back Zoo, and is the Chair of the Newark Museum Business and Community Council and is a member of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers Policy Committee and the Conference Board Contributions Council.

She is the mother of two children, Michael and Ellen

Mike Shapiro headshotMike Shapiro
Executive Director, TapInto
Breakout Session: Building Relationships with Today’s Media and Other Influencers

Michael Shapiro is the CEO and Publisher of TAPinto.net, a network of more than 75 franchised online local newspapers in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania with more than 7.5M readers.  In October 2008, after five years of practicing law in New York City, Shapiro started an online, objective, local daily newspaper for his town, New Providence, as well as the adjoining towns of Summit and Berkeley Heights.  He began franchising sites in December 2013 to people who wanted to start online newspapers in their own town.  Current franchisees include the Plainfield Area YMCA, hardcopy newspapers, journalists, businesspeople, and St. Bonaventure University, among others.

Shapiro is a graduate of Rutgers College, Rutgers University and Stanford Law School.  In addition to other community volunteerism, he serves as Immediate Past President of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce.

Jon Shure headshotJon Shure
Senior Director, Taft Communications
Breakout Session: Don’t Just Inform, Inspire: Strong Messaging Breaks Through the Clutter

Thanks to a career communicating about policy and public affairs, Jon has a knack for getting complex points across in clear, relatable language. The key: Meeting people where they are so you can get them where you want them to go. Jon started as a reporter for The Record of Bergen County and covered politics in the newspaper’s State House and Washington bureaus. He was communications director through Gov. Jim Florio’s term in office. Jon was founding president of New Jersey Policy Perspective, building it into an influential state research/advocacy organization, and was director of state communications at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C. The Syracuse native has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in industrial and labor relations and a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri. Jon was a board member of the Center for Non-profits and chaired the Maryland Center on Economic Policy’s board. He taught political science courses at Rutgers University and was a visiting associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.

Dan Swern headshotDan Swern
Co-Founder and Producing Director, coLAB Arts
Breakout Session: Building Relationships with Today’s Media and Other Influencers

Dan Swern is the co-founder and producing director for coLAB Arts in New Brunswick, NJ, engaging artists, social advocates, and communities to create transformative new work. For coLAB Arts, Swern commissions new work and residencies in theater, dance, and visual art. Swern facilitates and commissions public art projects from mural and sculptural installation work to creative placemaking efforts with local government and advocacy organizations. Swern is currently producing and directing three verbatim theater projects including two collaborations with Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg: Life, Death, Life Again: Children sentenced to die in prison and Banished: Children on the sex offender registry, and the hybrid theater-journalism project 37 Voices, based on interviews with New Jersey’s working poor and in collaboration with Free Press of NJ and United Way of Northern NJ. He is the owner of Smugbug Productions, providing services in creative development and stage direction, production consulting, and producing. Swern is the co-creator, director, and designer of the culinary-theater project Shake & Bake: Love’s Labour’s Lost currently running off-Broadway, and is the producer for the new rock musical comedy in NYC, The Eleventh Hour! Swern also serves as general manager and directs for Obie Award-winning company, The Secret City. Swern teaches Creative Engagement for the Masters in Communications and Media graduate program at Rutgers University’s School of Communications and Information, and Community Engagement for Mason Gross School of the Arts-Dance Department’s graduate choreography program.

Sandra Toussaint-Burgher headshotSandra Toussaint-Burgher
President and CEO, United Way of Greater Mercer County
Breakout Session: Enhancing Team Performance & Ensuring a Positive Work Environment

Prior to becoming the President and CEO of United Way of Greater Mercer County, Ms. Toussaint-Burgher held the position of Vice President of Resource Development where she served as lead strategist for cultivating revenue streams.

Ms. Toussaint-Burgher has over fifteen years experience in fundraising, strategic partnerships and marketing. Prior to joining UWGMC, she served as Director of Development for an educational nonprofit in New York City, Youth Communication Inc.

Ms. Toussaint-Burgher has held a number of senior positions at local and national organizations including Special Olympics and Twenty-First Century Foundation. Before coming into the non-profit sector, Ms. Toussaint-Burgher worked in insurance.

Ms. Toussaint-Burgher is sought-after speaker on such topics as corporate employee engagement, board development, cultivating donors and finding your passion – transitioning from for-profit to non-profit. Ms. Toussaint-Burgher serves on the Board of Center for Non-profits and on the Advisory Board for the Trenton Superintendent. She Chairs the Steering Committee for the NJ Employees Charitable Campaign (NJECC). Ms. Toussaint-Burgher is a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals and Women in Development. Ms. Toussaint-Burgher is a recipient of Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Champion for Business Award. This award recognizes outstanding business leader for growing their business and demonstrating the values of being a good corporate citizen. Ms. Toussaint-Burgher was also featured on the cover of MidJersey Chamber of Commerce Business Magazine “Women to Watch”.

Ms. Toussaint-Burgher is originally from New York City and holds a Masters of Public Administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School and a B.A. from Hunter College. Ms. Toussaint-Burgher lives in South Brunswick, NJ with her son. 

Mark Valli headshotMark Valli
Chief Executive Officer, NORWESCAP
Breakout Session: Expand Program Impact with Creative & Effective Partnerships

Mark Valli is the CEO for the Community Charter School of Paterson serving over 900 students K-8 in Paterson, NJ, the State’s third largest city, and one of its poorest.  Previously, Mr. Valli was the founding President & CEO of New Jersey After 3 serving over 75,000 students in 120 NJ schools.  He served as Vice President of New Jersey Community Development Corporation; a founding staff person with the New Jersey Commission on National & Community Service; worked in a firm that specialized in facilities management; and, served in the Governor’s Office under Governor Jim Florio.

Mark was Chairman of the New Jersey Center for Nonprofit Corporations and Vice Chair of Leadership New Jersey Graduate Organization.  In 2007 Mr. Valli was recognized by NJ Biz Magazine as one of New Jersey’s ‘Top Forty Under Forty’.

Mark holds an MPA at Rutgers University and graduated Phi Alpha Alpha.  Mark earned his BA from Swarthmore College with Honors in history and political science.  

Joseph Youngblood headshotJoseph Youngblood, II, J.D., Ph.D.
Provost, John S. Watson School of Public Service at Thomas Edison State University
Breakout Session: Strengthening Leadership Pathways for Non-Proft Professionals of Color

Joseph Youngblood is vice provost and founding dean of the John S. Watson School of Public Service at Thomas Edison State University, where he has had over sixteen years of progressive leadership and management experience in higher education and created New Jersey’s first school of public service.

Dr. Youngblood is recognized as an international thought leader on the role of higher education institutions as transformational agents and levers for sustainable change in communities.  He currently serves as Statewide Co-chair of the New Jersey Coalition of Anchor Institutions in the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education.  He served as the institutional lead for TESU’s international partnership with the University of South Africa, and is currently the Higher Education Capacity Building Specialist for a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded initiative in Rwanda.   Dr. Youngblood is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

June Zeringue headshotJune Zeringue
Consultant, Insigniam
Breakout Session: Board Assessment Leading to Insightful Results 

June joined Insigniam after 25-year career in sales and marketing, most recently in the IT industry. Her work at Insigniam has been primarily focused in the pharma and medical device industry, working with executives and their teams to elevate their performance and produce breakthrough results.

She has been instrumental in developing leaders at a medical device company, who over the course of 9 months executed projects that delivered $2.8 million in realized revenue and cost savings for their organization.

June currently serves as the Regional Chair for the New York/New Jersey Region of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and is on the Executive Board of the Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America.