Third Cohort Begins Nonprofit Leadership Program

    The third cohort of students in The University of Scranton’s Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program began the program for 2019-2020. First row, from left: Chelsea Chopko; Jessica Wallo; Helayna Szescila; Janine Fortney; Anna Faramelli; Cathy Colangelo; Mary-Pat Ward; Amber Loomis; and Jesse Ergott, Nonprofit Leadership Program faculty member. Back row: Megan Mould; Ron Prislupski; Julie Schumacher Cohen, program advisory board member and director of community and government relations at the University; Douglas Boyle, D.B.A., director of the Nonprofit Leadership Program at Scranton; Edward Steinmetz, program advisory board member and senior vice president for finance and administration at the University; Ben Payavis; Maria Montoro Edwards, program advisory board member; Nicole Morristell; and Kurt Bauman, Nonprofit Leadership Program faculty member. Absent from photo were Michael Brown, Ginny Crake and Julianne Cucura.
    November 21, 2019

    The University of Scranton held an orientation for the incoming participants of the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program for 2019-2020. The program 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.

    Incoming members of the third cohort of Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program and the organizations they represent are:

    Michael Brown of Scranton, project manager, The Wright Center;

    Chelsea Chopko of Scranton, executive assistant, The Wright Center;

    Cathy Colangelo of West Hazleton, executive director, Partners in Education;

    Ginny Crake of Pittston Township, executive director, Junior Achievement of NEPA;

    Julianne Cucura of Scranton, development director, Boys & Girls Club of NEPA;

    Anna Faramelli of Scranton, crisis and advocacy services director, Women’s Resource Center, Inc.;

    Janine Fortney of Wilkes-Barre, program director, Family Service Association of NEPA;

    Nicole Morristell of Scranton, executive director, Lackawanna Leadership;

    Megan Mould of Scranton, associate vice president of college advancement, Johnson College;

    Amber Loomis of Wilkes-Barre, chief advancement officer, Family Service Association of NEPA;

    Ben Payavis of Pittston, chief content officer/executive producer, WVIA;

    Jeremy Popiel of Carbondale, aquatic/program director, Greater Carbondale YMCA;

    Ron Prislupski of Pittston, chief development officer, WVIA;

    Helayna Szescila of Scranton, governance officer, The Wright Center;

    Jessica Wallo of Throop, vice president of programs and services, United Neighborhood Centers;

    Mary-Pat Ward of Scranton, executive director, City of Scranton OECD.

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

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