Staff Members

Cristine Nardi

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Executive Director
Phone: (434) 951-9043

Cristine Nardi has been CNE’s Executive Director since 2008. In this role, she directs strategy and operations for the organization and serves as a non-voting member of CNE’s board of directors. A lawyer by training, she also counsels nonprofit… Read More

Cindy Colson

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Director of Programs
Phone: (434) 951-9044

Ms. Colson has 15 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector working for nonprofits in human services and healthcare. She has worked on building strong collaborations with more than 65 nonprofits to develop programs and initiatives to address… Read More

Andrew Robinson

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Membership Manager
Phone: (434) 951-9042

As the Membership Manager, Andrew works to connect nonprofits with the programs and resources that will help them thrive. In addition to managing member relationships, Andrew is responsible for CNE’s program evaluation. He also contributes to our Board Matching… Read More

Madeline Senior

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Program Manager
Phone: (434) 951-9048

Ms. Senior has a Bachelor’s degree from UVA in Foreign Affairs and Psychology. She has spent the past four years volunteering in many of the local Charlottesville nonprofits and working in a psychology research lab analyzing data. In her… Read More

Valerie Washington

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Finance and Operations Manager
Phone: (434) 951-9041

Ms. Washington brings to CNE an extensive nonprofit background.  She has a BS in Accounting from Hampton University and a MBA from Averett University. She spent the majority of her professional career in accounting and finance with Virginia Association… Read More

Zoe Krylova


Communications Coordinator
Phone: (434) 951-9049

Zoe has diverse background in small business and non-profits with experience in education, advocacy, development, and communications. She has volunteered locally with Birth Matters VA and worked as a Development Assistant at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at… Read More

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