Academy Consultants


Cindy Colson, Director of Programs CNE

Cindy 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 community needs.  Read more…



 Mary Davis Hamlin, Senior Consultant for CNE

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, conflict resolution, negotiation, and leadership. Read more…



Victoria Jones, CPA

Vicki has over 20 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant.  Vicki began her public accounting career serving a variety of clients with a specialization in nonprofits and higher education entities in 1993 at Coopers & Lybrand. As Coopers & Lybrand became PricewaterhouseCoopers, she was a member of the nonprofit industry group and gained experience working from the Birmingham, AL, Richmond, VA and Washington, DC offices Read More. . .

cpaGregg Kendrick, Consultant

For 19 years, Gregg was co-owner & CEO of a software technology training firm whose clients were primarily Fortune 500 corporations & federal agencies. Within this business, he brought an awareness of needs-based communication among the staff and transformed the structure & operation of the business to be a needs-centered culture. Read More. . .



Amy Nisenson, Consultant & Certified Governance Trainer

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


Porter photo for homepageMaryfrances Porter, Consultant

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, Dr. Porter completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at U.Va. with an emphasis on community psychology. She is a licensed, clinical psychologist. Read More. . .


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Laurie Jarrett Rogers, Independent Grant Writer

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 for capital campaigns, developing case statements, Read More. . . 


Career Coaching

Each participant will have the opportunity to schedule a one-hour session with our Management Academy Career Coach, Susan Bennett of Fieldgate Consulting.

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Center for Nonprofit Excellence
1701-A Allied Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Office Hours

Mon – Thurs: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM