Encore!Connecticut Announces Fall 2022 Instructors and Panelists

Encore!Connecticut is a nationally-recognized program that assists corporate and public sector professionals in gaining the skills needed to transition and lead in the nonprofit sector. The program is proud to announce this fall’s instructors and panelists!

Together they will provide our Fellows with 40 hours of managerial and professional education in nonprofit leadership, program management, finance, governance, funding strategies, grant writing organizational management and program outcome measurement. They also assist Fellows with job search strategies, resume restructuring while also providing networking opportunities.

View the full list of instructors and fellows below!

  • R. David Addams: Executive Director, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
  • Amber Anthony: Development Manager, Aurora Women and Girls Foundation)
  • Paul Ballasy: CPA, Partner, CohnReznick
  • William Clark: Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Career Resources, Inc.
  • Marc Donald: Executive Director, RYASAP: Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership
  • Monette Ferguson: Executive Director, Alliance for Community Empowerment
  • Robert Francis: Principal, Smart Justice LLC
  • David Garvey: Director of Nonprofit Outreach, UConn School of Public Policy
  • Alyssa Goduti: President and CEO, Ädelbrook Behavioral and Developmental Services
  • Susan Graham: Founder and CEO, Let’s Build IT
  • William Graustein: Trustee, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
  • Andréa Hawkins: Founding Partner, Leading Culture Solutions
  • Rob Hebert: Vice President of Business Development and Re-entry Affairs, Career Resources, Inc.
  • Carol J. Heller: Senior Vice President, Southern CT, Bank of America Charitable  Foundation
  • Scott Kemp: Head of Food Operations, Connecticut Foodshare
  • Judith McBride: Director of Grants and Partnership Investments, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Anne McIntyre-Lahner: CEO, Action 2 Outcomes
  • Linda Merlin: Development & Grant Coordinator, Hartford Promise
  • Priya Morganstern: Director, Connecticut Program, Pro-Bono Partnership
  • Fernando Muñiz: CEO, Community Solutions, Inc.
  • Mary Murano: Grant writer, Career Resources, Inc.
  • David Nee: Board Member, Connecticut Center for School Change and Connecticut Voices for Children
  • Jonathan Perloe: Director of Programs and Communications, CT Against Gun Violence
  • Kate Robinson: Principal, Gallo & Robinson, LLC
  • Billie Scruse: Executive Director, Hartford Food System, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Shaw: Senior Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, CT Alliance of Nonprofits
  • Kimberly Staley: Chief Administrative Officer, Capital Workforce Partners
  • Marci Sternheim: Principal, Sternheim Consulting
  • Martha Stone: Executive Director, Center for Children’s Advocacy
  • Richard Sugarman: President, Hartford Promise
  • Bilal Tajildeen: Manager of Membership and Culture, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
  • Terra Volpe: Director of Community Outreach, CT Against Gun Violence
  • Scott Wilderman: President & CEO, Career Resources, Inc.

Whether you are seeking immediate employment, planning to change careers in the future or looking to engage in volunteering, this Saturday-based program can help you immerse yourself in the Connecticut nonprofit sector.

Fellows gain hands-on professional experience through a fellowship program that allows them to work on a strategic project with a nonprofit organization. Across the two month period, Fellows manage or develop a project to meet deliverables and gain field experience.

This fall’s cohort kicks off on Saturday, September 10th and applications are now available. Email Director David Garvey for more information.