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Staff Members

Cindy Colson

Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships
Email: ccolson@thecne.org
Phone: (540) 680-4147

Cindy Colson is Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships at CNE. She is responsible for the development and administration of CNE’s diverse array of programs and services throughout Central Virginia. She brings over 18 years of nonprofit leadership experience to… Read More

Ian Coppage

Chief of Staff
Email: icoppage@thecne.org
Phone: (434) 951-9045

Ian joined CNE as an intern in September 2018 and transitioned to staff after graduating from the University of Virginia in May 2019. In his current role, Ian serves as a hub for the organization, facilitating work across all… Read More

Kadi Davis

Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager
Email: kdavis@thecne.org
Phone: (434) 951-9048

Kadi supports CNE’s strategic partnership programs and services throughout Central Virginia, building relationships and helping nonprofits to thrive in our partner communities. Prior to joining CNE as Membership Manager in 2016, Kadi served as Manager of the Markle Foundation’s Rework America initiative,… Read More

Danielle Ellis

Senior Program Manager @ the PATH Resource Center
Email: dellis@thecne.org
Phone: (540) 680-4149

Danielle Ellis joined CNE in 2020 after her most recent position as the Executive Director of the Fauquier Family Shelter Services, Inc. As PATH Resource Center Manager, she works with nonprofits in the Northern Culpeper, Fauquier, and Rappahannock area… Read More

Cristine Nardi

Executive Director
Email: cnardi@thecne.org
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

Vitasta Shah

Administrative Coordinator
Email: vshah@thecne.org
Phone: (434) 244-3330

Vitasta Shah is an administrative professional with eight years of experience working in nonprofit and higher education settings. Prior to joining CNE, Vitasta served as a Senior Administrative Assistant at the University of Virginia. She has also worked as… Read More

Raquel Suarez

Senior Membership Manager
Email: rsuarez@thecne.org
Phone: (434) 951-9044

Raquel joined CNE in 2020 as the Senior Membership Manager, connecting nonprofits in the community with the programs and resources that will help them build on their mission. Prior to joining CNE, Raquel served as the Program Specialist for… Read More

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

Building on themes from 10 discussion sessions with 67 community members, and several leading national frameworks for nonprofit health and impact, the 7 Actionable Principles aim to create a shared understanding of what makes a healthy nonprofit and build a supportive learning community of nonprofits and funders.

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.