Meet Our Trainers

CNE partners with a wide range of expert trainers and facilitators in developing and providing its programs and services, many of whom volunteer their time to CNE because they’re committed to strengthening the sector. We’re lucky to know them, and grateful for their deep expertise and willingness to share it.

 

The speakers below have led and facilitated trainings for CNE WorkshopsAdvanced Training SeriesLeadership Circles and Academies.

Cindy Colson

Director of Strategic Initiatives
Center for Nonprofit Excellence

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

David Deaton

Founder
Deaton Group LLC
CNE Programs: Finance Academy

David has over a decade of experience in market research and strategic planning. As former Director of Strategy and Market Research for the CFA Institute’s Asia Pacific region, David has extensive experience in both qualitative and quantitative market analysis…. Read More

Victoria Dietz

Consultant
The Curtis Group
CNE Programs: CNE Workshops

Victoria’s experience covers an array of activities in development, from annual fund work for small and mid-sized nonprofits to major gift and corporate development in a large healthcare setting. In her role as consultant for The Curtis Group, she… Read More

Cindy Fredrick

Associate Vice President for Engagement
University of Virginia Advancement
CNE Programs: CNE Workshops

Cindy Fredrick has 30 years of professional experience in the fields of non-profit management, constituent engagement and volunteer community service. At the University Virginia, Cindy leads the alumni and parent engagement office where she as a founding staff member… Read More

Karen Gulliford

Owner
Great Workplaces, LLC
CNE Programs: Advanced Trainings

With more than 20 years’ experience as human resources professional and leader, consultant, and coach, Karen Gulliford is the owner of Great Workplaces, LLC. Karen’s diverse industry experience includes retail, publishing, law, consulting, healthcare, financial institutions, and non-profits. Karen holds… Read More

Mary Davis Hamlin

Senior Consultant
CNE
CNE Programs: CNE Workshops

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

Joyce Ivory, PHR, SHRM-CP

Recruitment and Diversity Coordinator
Albemarle County
CNE Programs: Management Academy

Joyce is an HR professional with 10 years of specialized experience in recruitment, employee engagement, diversity training and leadership, and management coaching. Joyce received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Masters degree in Management/ Human Resource Management and… Read More

Kelly Landes

Organizational and Developmental Consultant
Landes Leadership Group
CNE Programs: Workshops

As an Organizational and Developmental Consultant, Kelly works with top leaders to clarify and solidify their mission and core values. She coaches, trains and inspires teams. She identifies inefficiencies and gaps in systems and navigates change management. Recognizing the… Read More

Rosemary Mahoney

Principal
Mahoney Consulting, LLC

Rosemary specializes in nonprofit and cooperative business planning and strategic advising. She brings 30 years of experience both as a cooperative CEO and a nonprofit executive director to her work, which includes international cooperative development projects and cooperative and… Read More

Amy-Sarah Marshall

President
Cville Pride
CNE Programs: Workshops

Amy-Sarah Marshall, founding president of the Charlottesville Pride Community Network, has guided the organization through several successful festivals and dozens of initiatives benefitting the LGBTQ community. In her role with Cville Pride, she’s presented at panels and conferences, developed… Read More

Susie Miller

Skill Set Partners LLC
CNE Programs: Advanced Trainings - Grant Writing Series

Suzanne Miller has 18 years of fundraising experience including special events, annual giving, capital campaigns, and grant writing. She has worked in the fields of higher education, community non-profits, and private secondary schools. Ms. Miller became an Associate Trainer… Read More

Christina Monfalcone, CPA, CGMA

Principal
Monfalcone & Garris Accounting
CNE Programs: Finance Academy

Before forming Monfalcone, & Garris, Christina worked briefly at several non-profit and for-profit groups outside of Charlottesville and began her career in public accounting at the firm of Joseph J. Saunders, III, CPA, Inc in 1999.

She has extensive experience with income tax… Read More

Amy P. Nisenson

Consultant
Amy Nisenson Consulting
CNE Programs: Workshops

Amy’s consulting expertise includes strategic planning, board development/governance work, board and staff meeting facilitation, organizational development, succession planning, executive search and CEO evaluation, and resource development. Her over 30 years as a senior philanthropy professional includes work on both… Read More

Maryfrances Porter

Partnerships for Strategic Impact
CNE Programs: Management Academy

Maryfrances Porter, Ph.D., Founder of Partnerships for Strategic Impact™, brings over 20 years of experience in research and using data in leading local change initiatives across service sectors. Partnership for Strategic Impact helps nonprofits, governments, foundations, and corporations demonstrate the… Read More

Andrew Robinson, Ph.D.

Program Manager
CNE
CNE Programs: Board Academy, Management Academy

Andrew brings over ten years of classroom experience at the college level. During his time as a graduate student he fell in love with teaching and sought out opportunities to connect with other practitioners and better understand how learning… Read More

Laurie Jarrett Rogers

Independent Grant Writer
CNE Programs: Advanced Trainings - Annual Fund Series, CNE Workshops, Management Academy

Since March 1995, Laurie has worked as an independent grant writer for non-profits in the Metro Richmond area. From that position, she has assisted in all aspects of fund raising such as starting or increasing annual funds, formulating strategies… Read More

Allison Scholl

Founder
Acorn Group
CNE Programs: Leadership Circles

Allison Scholl formed the Acorn Group to harness the power of philanthropy and positively—even radically—benefit and transform communities. Allison’s dedication to the non-profit… Read More

Russell Willis Taylor

Former Board Chair
Center for Nonprofit Excellence
CNE Programs: Board Academy

Russell Willis Taylor served as interim Vice President for arts and leadership at The Banff Centre in Canada from 2016 to 2018. Prior to that, she served as President and CEO of National Arts Strategies from January 2001 to… Read More

Ebony Walden

Founder & Principal
Ebony Walden Consulting
CNE Programs: Workshops

Ms. Walden has over a decade of community development experience working with a diversity of practitioners and residents to transform communities. She leverages her experience as an urban planner and community builder to design and facilitate community workshops, trainings and… Read More

Bev Wann, M. Ed., PCC

Leadership Coach
Bev Wann: Leadership for Conscious Change
CNE Programs: Advanced Trainings

Bev is a leadership coach and consultant and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Federal Executive Institute since 1990. She offers workshops to emerging and senior leaders that integrate mindfulness, applied neuroscience, resilience, and leadership. Bev… Read More

Katherine Whitney

Co-founder and Director
Warren Whitney

Katherine Whitney has over 25 years of experience in helping organizations reach their potential. Most of Katherine’s work involves understanding the current position of an organization and working with its staff, management, board members, and other supporters to determine strategic… Read More

Trina Willard

Founder
Knowledge Advisory Group

Trina Willard, founder Knowledge Advisory Group, provides organizations with program evaluation and measurement services which inform business planning and future organizational development. Trina’s methods typically focus on the implementation and effectiveness of programs, policies, and procedures that help clients… Read More