Area Executives Graduate with Nonprofit Management Certificate

Pictured front row (left to right): John E. Harmon, Shirley Thomas, Ann McIntyre, Deanna Womack, and Tyneisha  Jones. Back row:  Aingyea Kellom, DeCarlo Moore, Philip Errico, Tonya Coy, Paula Hartman, Elizabeth Fletcher-Aidoo,  Audrey  Jackson, Kathleen  Reilly, and Robert Howland.

by Kim A. Kelly

Nonprofit executives recently graduated from The Nonprofit Management Program at The College of New Jersey and received Certificates in Nonprofit Management.  The program focuses on management topics of critical value to executives of nonprofit organizations in managing their organizations more effectively. The 10 classes covered topics in strategic thinking, leadership, disaster preparedness, governance/board issues, legal liability issues, advocacy/political action, social entrepreneurship, working with the press, audit readiness, human resources management, marketing/grantmanship, fundraising, financial analysis, using technology, and program evaluation.  The Mercadien Group and The College of New Jersey co-sponsored the eighth annual Nonprofit Management Certificate, which was also supported by educational grants from Sovereign Bank, Stark & Stark, and Mercadien.

Executives graduating from the course included: Tonya Coy (UIH Family Partners – Trenton), Philip Errico (Bonnie Brae – Liberty Corner), Elizabeth Fletcher-Aidoo (Tenacre Foundation – Princeton), John Harmon (Metropolitan Trenton African American Chamber of Commerce – Trenton), Paula Hartman (Association Business Solutions – Trenton), Ann Marie Horner (Horner Foundation – Allentown), Robert Howland (National Jr. Tennis League – Trenton), Audrey Jackson (Alzheimer’s Assoc. Delaware Valley Chapter – Philadelphia), Cecily Johnson (NJ Protection & Advocacy – Trenton), Tyneisha Jones (Boys & Girls Club – Trenton), Aingyea Kellom (Trenton Downtown Association – Trenton), Ann McIntyre (The Bach Foundation – Camden), DeCarlo Moore (Boys & Girls Club – Trenton), Kathleen Reilly (Princeton Project 55 – Princeton), Shirley Thomas (Daughters of Zion – Trenton), Maria Wojciechowski (Friends of the Parks – Lincroft), and Deanna Womack (Interfaith Caregivers – Trenton).

Leading area executives and faculty and staff from The College of New Jersey are among the program’s faculty of experienced practitioners who specialize in issues relevant to the nonprofit environment.  Among the executives who led sessions were:  Brad Brewster (Princeton Public Affairs Group), Jim Cummings (Jim Cummings and Associates), Sonia Delgado (Princeton Public Affairs Group), Ida Doolan (Times of Trenton), Lori Fabian (Fabian Consulting), Nancy Kieling (Princeton Area Community Foundation), Cary Kvitka (Stark & Stark), Herbert McMullen, III (The Mercadien Group), Sherise Ritter (The Mercadien Group), Blase Salvatore (Mercadien Technologies), Rachel Lilienthal Stark (Stark & Stark), Kevin Sullivan (American Red Cross), Warren Tranquada (Aperio), and Ann Zawartkay (The Mercadien Group).

Mercadien is pleased to offer this valuable program to our colleagues in the nonprofit community.  If you would like more information about next year’s program, please contact Kim Kelly at (609) 689-2336.