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 18 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

Alessandra Thomas

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Associate Director of Philanthropy
Phone: (434) 951-9047

Alessandra brings a passion for the culture of philanthropy and development to CNE. Prior to her current role, Alessandra managed the Individual Giving portfolio for Teach For America – Connecticut, and most recently, worked on the National… Read More

Mary Davis Hamlin

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Senior Consultant
Phone: (434) 951-9045

For the past twenty years Mary Davis has worked as a mediator, facilitator, trainer, and coach for organizations in both the public and private sectors. She has extensive substantive and practical knowledge in the areas of collaborative decision making,… Read More

Kadi Davis

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Membership Manager
Phone: (434) 951-9048

As the Membership Manager, Kadi works to engage nonprofit leaders in the community, and to connect nonprofits with the programs and resources that will help them thrive. Prior to joining CNE, Kadi served as Manager of the Markle Foundation’s… Read More

Andrew Robinson

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Program Manager
Phone: (434) 951-9042

As the Program Manager, Andrew takes care of all of the workshops, advanced trainings, academies, and circles that CNE offers. He’s also responsible for evaluating our programs and coordinating our biannual Salary Survey and Members Survey. Because CNE interns play such… 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) 951-9046

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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