Second Cohort Completes Nonprofit Leadership Program

    The second cohort of students completed The University of Scranton’s Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program were recognized at a recent ceremony on campus. Seated, from left: Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program graduates Tonyehn Verkitus, Luzerne and Lackawanna Medical Societies; Eloise Butovich, University of Scranton; Lauren Pluskey McLain, The Kirby Center; Angeline Abraham, Employment Opportunity Center; and Joseph Salva, Individual Abilities in Motion; and Laura Talerico, administrative assistant for the University’s Accounting Department. Standing: Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program graduates Teddy Michel, Ignatian Volunteer Corps of NEPA; Katlyn J. Gardner, NEPA Community Health Care; and Kristen N. Follert, NEPA Community Health Care; Rev. Patrick Rogers, S.J., executive director of the University’s Jesuit Center; Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program graduates Shannon Hayward, Maternal and Family Health Services, Inc.; Gretchen Hunt Greaves, Commission on Economic Opportunity; April Kemp, Marley's Mission; Athena Aardweg, NEPA Alliance; David Falchek, American Wine Society; Elizabeth Hughes, Earth Conservancy; Diane Dutko, The Luzerne Foundation; and Todd Pousley, NeighborWorks NEPA; Douglas Boyle, D.B.A., director of the Nonprofit Leadership Program at Scranton, Kurt Bauman, Nonprofit Leadership Program faculty member; Sarah Boyle, Scranton Preparatory School; Patrick Quinn, ARC of NEPA; Jesse Ergott, Nonprofit Leadership Program faculty member. Absent from photo were Janine Tomaszewski, Johnson College; and Alison Woody, Geisinger Health Foundation.
    July 19, 2019

    At a ceremony on campus, The University of Scranton celebrated the second cohort to complete its Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program, which seeks to develop future executives to serve area nonprofit institutions.

    Launched in 2017, the certificate program combines a rigorous academic component taught by Kania School of Management faculty with expertise in nonprofit organizations, a mentorship and experiential learning. The program includes capstone project that requires participants to form a comprehensive plan to solve a current issue faced by the nonprofit organization they represent.

    Members of the second cohort who completed Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program and the organizations they represent are:

    Athena Aardweg, community services specialist, NEPA Alliance;

    Angeline Abraham, assistant director, Employment Opportunity Center;

    Eloise Butovich, leadership gift officer, University of Scranton;

    Diane Dutko, chief operations officer, The Luzerne Foundation;

    David Falchek, executive director, American Wine Society;

    Kristen N. Follert, director of quality assurance, NEPA Community Health Care;

    Katlyn J. Gardner, development and human resource director, NEPA Community Health Care;

    Shannon Hayward, director WIC administration, Maternal and Family Health Services, Inc.;

    Elizabeth Hughes, director of communications, Earth Conservancy;

    Gretchen Hunt Greaves, director, nutrition programs and resource development, Commission on Economic Opportunity;

    April Kemp, program director, Marley's Mission;

    Teddy Michel, regional director, Ignatian Volunteer Corps of NEPA;

    Lauren Pluskey McLain, director of development, The Kirby Center;

    Todd Pousley, community revitalization manager, NeighborWorks NEPA;

    Joseph Salva, president/founder, Individual Abilities in Motion;

    Janine Tomaszewski, associate vice president of college relations, Johnson College;

    Tonyehn Verkitus, executive director, Luzerne and Lackawanna Medical Societies;

    Alison Woody, director of competitive grants/donor stewardship, Geisinger Health Foundation.

    Local organizations sponsoring the program are: AllOne Foundation and Charities, Geisinger Health System Foundation, The Luzerne Foundation, Moses Taylor Foundation, The University of Scranton and the Weinberg Foundation.

    For additional information visit the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program webpage or call 570-941-4047.
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