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

Marisa Vrooman

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Director of Philanthropy
Phone: (434) 951-9047

As one of the founders and former Director of Local Food Hub, Marisa is very familiar with the issues and barriers that face the local nonprofit sector. She is a firm believer in the power of collaboration and community… Read More

Dana Mich

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Membership Manager
Phone: (434) 951-9042

Dana Mich earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from UVA and a Master’s of Public Policy from George Washington University. In her role as Program and Outreach Manager, she contributes to program strategy, and manages member relations, advanced… 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

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