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.

Jennifer Keyser Atkins, M.S.Ed.

Principal Consultant
Strategic Compensation Solutions
CNE Programs: Workshops

Jennifer has specialized in the field of compensation and held total reward focused roles for the past 15 years.

With over 20 years in the human resources field, she has worked with nonprofit, private, local and federal government, and higher… Read More

Randi Carr

HR Consultant
RCarr Consulting, LLC
CNE Programs: Workshops

Randi is the principal of RCarr Consulting, LLC, an HR firm providing interim HR services and system implementations. She spent the first half of her professional life working in the non-profit sector. At the Girl Scouts of Greater Philadelphia… Read More

Cindy Colson

Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships
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

Selena Cozart

Principal Consultant
Selena Cozart Consulting
CNE Programs: Leadership Circles

Selena Cozart, PhD has extensive expertise in facilitating dialogue and community engagement in the service of equity and justice. Selena is well-versed in the full range of skills and expertise required to affect community change through dialogue and action…. Read More

David Deaton

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

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

Caroline Emerson

Vice President for Community Engagement and Campaign
United Way of Greater Charlottesville
CNE Programs: Workshops

A native of Jackson, Tennessee, Caroline Emerson graduated with honors from Sewanee: the University of the South, with a B.A. in Philosophy.

After a brief stint in the talent management industry, Caroline found a home in… Read More

Mindy Flannigan, PHR, SHRM-CP, IP Aware

Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer
Inspiring HR
CNE Programs: Workshops

Mindy Flanigan loves simple. After 20 years of working in the HR Outsourcing Industry, she grew impatient and concerned about the stigma that small businesses had about Human Resources: HR was too complex. Mindy was inspired to change that… Read More

J. Michael Foreman

TogetherWorks! LLC

Mike brings over 30 years experience in facilitation, strategic planning, leadership and team-building to both governmental and not for profit organizations. He has conducted hundreds of facilitation and planning events during his career. Read more… Mike has taught the… 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

Cheryl Groce-Wright

Kaleidoscope Collaborative
CNE Programs: Workshops

Cheryl Groce-Wright is  Founder and CEO of Kaleidoscope Collaborative, a Richmond-based consulting firm serving as a proactive and effective champion for racial equity, community engagement, and inspired citizens.  Kaleidoscope’s mission is to co-create community empowerment alongside resident leaders, stimulate… Read More

Karen Gulliford

Owner and Principal
Great Workplaces, LLC
CNE Programs: Advanced Trainings

Karen Gulliford partners with organizations to improve leadership effectiveness, capacity, resilience and organizational results.  After a 16-year career in human resources leadership and management training in the Connecticut and Washington, DC areas, Karen became a business owner and leadership… Read More

Mary Davis Hamlin

Independent Consultant
CNE Programs: Advanced Trainings, Workshops, Leadership Circles

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

Sherica Jones-Lewis, Ed.D.

Director of Community Research
The Equity Center at the University of Virginia
CNE Programs: Workshops

Sherica Jones-Lewis is Director of Community Research at The Equity Center at the University of Virginia. She works to ensure that community-based research is responsible, respectful, and effective. This starts with asking questions and listening — she does not… Read More

Tracy Kaufman

Candid Program Manager
CNE Programs: Workshops

Tracy Kaufman is a Network Engagement Manager at Candid, leading workshops related to nonprofit sustainability, management, fundraising, and other essential issues relevant to philanthropy and the social sector. Her trainings primarily serve nonprofit professionals, but also audiences… Read More

Delores Kimbrough

Founder and Principal Consultant
Kimbrough Consulting

Delores Kimbrough is the founder and principal consultant for Kimbrough Consulting. Delores specializes in the art of facilitation, increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion organizational capability, strategic planning, and connecting people through inclusive dialogues. As a diversity, equity, and inclusion… Read More

Karen Klick

Owner and Managing Consultant
Klick Consulting LLC

Karen Klick of Klick Consulting partners with clients to advance their missions, combining supportive frameworks and creative solutions with practical and grounded experience. Before she began consulting in January 2020, Karen served mission-driven, social purpose businesses for 24 years,… 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

Jeff Lucas

Director, Be Safe Performance Improvement Program
UVA Health System
CNE Programs: Workshops

Jeff Lucas is currently the Director for the Be Safe Program at the University of Virginia Health System. Be Safe is UVA’s signature program for becoming the safest place to work and receive care through the implementation of a… Read More

Rosemary Mahoney

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

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

Sarah Milston

The Spark Mill
CNE Programs: Management Academy

Starting her career for nonprofits focused on fundraising, marketing, and board development, Sarah left to build a varied and diverse consulting practice focused on strategic planning and nonprofit sustainability. Whether a guide, instigator, or knowledge base Sarah is passionate… Read More

Christina Monfalcone, CPA, CGMA

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