Principal and Founder
CNE Programs: Finance Academy
Working with agencies and capacity builders to develop strategies that encourage meaningful community benefit and organizational sustainability, he focuses on strengthening the connection between vision and the organizational leadership, programming, finance, and infrastructure needed to be effective. Supporting organizational leaders with what they need to effectively govern and operate the organizations they serve is the priority.
Before launching Orgforward, Justin served in a key leadership role as Chief Operating Officer for Maryland Nonprofits. Justin has trained and presented to board, staff, and volunteers from hundreds of organizations and government agencies ranging from small start-ups to large well-established businesses on topics of governance, financial management, strategic planning, supervision, leadership development, and organizational sustainability. He has more than 20 years of experience in the education and nonprofit fields with an extensive background in the areas of leadership development, organizational management, group process facilitation, curriculum development, team-building, and facilitator/trainer development. Justin’s career also includes work in the technology field, classroom education, and experiential, outdoor learning.
Justin holds a dual B.A. in Organizational Theory and Environmental Studies from Pitzer College and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford University.