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.

Maryfrances Porter

Partnerships for Strategic Impact
CNE Programs: Advanced Trainings - Evaluation Series and Survey Development Series, CNE Workshops, Management Academy

Maryfrances Porter, Ph.D., is the President and Founder of Partnerships for Strategic Impact™. She completed her B.A at Emory University in 1996, and received her Master’s in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia (U.Va.) in 2001. In 2005,… Read More

Carol Pribulka

Independent Philanthropy Consultant
CNE Programs: CNE Workshops

A career development professional, Carol Pribulka has experience with organizations of all types and sizes developing unique programs to meet their needs. Her expertise has been cultivated through leading programs in strategic planning, campaign planning and management, identifying and cultivating… 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

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

Sara Whiffen

Founder
Insights Ignited

Through Insights Ignited, Sara Whiffen is leading efforts to bring the science of effectuation into the corporate world. She conducts research, leads a practice, and has gained international recognition for her methods of applying effectuation to organizational environments. Sara held… 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

Susan Brock Wilkes

Wilkes Consulting
CNE Programs: CNE Workshops

Susan Brock Wilkes, Ph.D., is the founder and managing partner of Wilkes Consulting, a leadership development firm specializing in work with nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education. Susan is an organizational psychologist with extensive experience in executive coaching,… 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

Bernadette Wright

Founder
Meaningful Evidence

 

Bernadette Wright is founder of Meaningful Evidence, LLC, a Northern Virginia based consulting firm helping nonprofits leverage research to make a bigger difference for people. Recently, she has worked with National Alliance for Caregiving and NMAC (formerly National Minority… Read More

Jake Zarnegar

Chief Business Development Officer
Silverchair Information Systems
CNE Programs: Board Academy

Jake Zarnegar is Chief Business Development Officer at Silverchair Information Systems, a Charlottesville-based software company devoted to bringing highly useful online information products to millions of professionals and students in scientific, technical, and medical disciplines. Prior to that role,… Read More

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