Susan Brock Wilkes, Ph.D., leads the Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program. Before joining the TCF teaching community, she taught for Nonprofit Learning Point since its inception and received the Instructor of the Year Award in 2009. Susan has also served as a leadership coach with Virginia Healthcare Foundation’s “Leading for the Long Term” program, the University of Virginia’s executive leadership development program, and the Brookings Institute’s Executive Education program. She is the owner of Wilkes Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in work with nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education.
An organizational psychologist with extensive experience in leadership and team development, curriculum design, strategic planning and facilitation, Susan has published a number of articles and assessment tools on related topics. She is as an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she worked for twenty years prior to founding her own firm.
Susan has served in a variety of leadership roles in the community and on several nonprofit boards. Most recently, she served on the founding leadership committee for Impact 100 Richmond. A Phi Kappa Phi graduate of the doctoral program at Virginia Commonwealth University, Susan also holds an undergraduate degree in psychology, with distinction, and masters’ degree in counseling from the University of Virginia. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Spiritual Director. Susan holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys writing, yoga, hiking and mountain biking with her family.
Karen Gulliford, M.Ed., ACC, is owner of Great Workplaces, a leadership development firm focused on developing strong leadership capability in for-profit and non-profit sectors. Karen’s previous experience includes human resources consulting, talent management, HR management, and career transition coaching. Karen’s diverse industry experience includes retail, publishing, law, healthcare, financial institutions, and non-profits. Karen holds a M.Ed. in Adult Learning with a concentration in Human Resources Development from VCU. An ACC credentialed coach through the International Coach Federation, Karen has a well-developed background in workshop facilitation on topics such as Conflict Management, Emotional Intelligence, Presentation Skills, Talent Management and Selection, Team Development, and Coaching and Performance Management. A wife of a 100% disabled veteran, Karen is involved in the community. She is the Director of the Job Club at Faith Landmarks Ministries, serves on the Board of the Virginia International Coaches Federation, and is a member of the Ashland YMCA Healthy Living Committee. She is also a youth mentor at an alternative high school and volunteer coach for St. Michael’s Church Job Assistance Ministry (JAM).
Wallace Stettinius is a senior executive fellow on the faculty of the VCU School of Business. He teaches strategy on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, participates in numerous executive education programs, and teaches the “Nonprofit Learning Point” strategic management course. He holds B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Virginia. Stettinius is the retired CEO of Cadmus Communications, with 37 years of distinguished corporate leadership with the company. Long a student of the art and discipline of strategic management, Stettinius brought his forward thinking and dynamic leadership style to managing effective organizations in the charitable sector. Stettinius has challenged nonprofit leaders to adopt leadership strategies, business planning and a culture of learning to the work of serving the common good. An active board volunteer throughout his business career, Stettinius has become a trusted advisor, teacher and mentor to many area nonprofit organizations. Stettinius is a former chairman of The Community Foundation and served on its board from 1986 – 1995. Wally will lead the ENLP session on strategic thinking and provide individual consultation to each ENLP participant.
Jonathan C. Zur is President & CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC), an organization that works with schools, business, and communities to achieve success through inclusion. Under Jonathan’s leadership, VCIC increased the number of programs delivered annually by over 600%, and the organization has been recognized locally and nationally for its effectiveness. In the community, Jonathan serves on boards and councils for the following groups: Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People, Hampton Roads Diversity & Inclusion Consortium, Hope in the Cities, Leadership Metro Richmond, National Federation for Just Communities, and Senator Mark Warner’s Interfaith Advisory Group. Jonathan earned his B.A. from the University of Richmond and he received a Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. For his professional work and community involvement, Jonathan received a MLK Drum Major for Justice Award, the Leadership Metro Richmond Ukrop Community Vision Award, and the Stettinius Award for Nonprofit Leadership, and he was named one of Richmond’s “Top 40 Under 40.”
Deborah Coleman, MBA, is the owner and Principal Consultant of The Coleman Group, LLC, a consulting and coaching practice that specializes in organizational effectiveness for not-for-profit organizations. She brings over 25 years of hands-on business experience in strategic and business planning, operations, and organizational management to the nonprofit community, and applies it to helping nonprofits operate effectively and efficiently. Her consulting practice teaches organizations how to blend business discipline with nonprofit compassion to achieve a mission. Her coaching practice supports clients as they develop effective management and leadership skills. Deborah received her coaching education at Coach for Life, an ICF Certified Coaching program in San Diego, California. She earned an MBA from Pace University in NY, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from VCU. She currently teaches in the Nonprofit Learning Point program at VCU.
Angela Cusack, ED.S., MCC, NCOCTM, is a nationally recognized Master Certified Coach by International Coach Federation, who is skilled in working with multi-cultural leadership teams and global organizations; in-fact, Angela serves as a coach to the TEDFellows program that helps world-changing innovators from around the globe amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. She also works with the Unreasonable Institute where she coaches high-impact entrepreneurs across the world, offering them a broad foundation from which to create sustainable and powerful outcomes. Additionally, Angela leverages her 25-years of corporate experience along with her Master’s degree in Human and Organizational Learning from George Washington University to collaborate with nonprofit executive directors and their boards of directors to fundamentally redesign their approach to leading by refocusing on the value of “doing good to do well”. In addition to her own business, Igniting-Success, Inc., Angela is the lead Principal at 3north, a multi-disciplinary design firm, responsible for people, organizational development, culture, and strategic alignment.
Ann V. Deaton, Ph.D., PCC is a leadership coach with DaVinci Resources and Bounce, as well as an instructor for Nonprofit Learning Point. She has served as a coach for the Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program (ENLP) since the very beginning. In addition to coaching in ENLP, Ann serves as a leadership coach in VCU’s School of Business and Grace Harris Leadership Institute, and the federal government’s Program on Creative Leadership and Federal Executive Institute. Ann coaches leaders and teams to enhance their self-awareness, communication, decision-making, emotional intelligence, and success. Ann has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and is a Nonprofit Learning Point certificate holder. She is holds a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) credential from the International Coach Federation. Ann is co-author of Being Coached: Group and Team Coaching from the Inside, published in 2014.
Robert L. Dortch, Jr. is the Principal Consulting Coach of Dortch Group, LLC, which specializes in coaching individuals, organizations and communities on how to discover purpose, leverage assets, customize processes, imagine possibilities and take actions that lead to holistic and transformative results. He is as a guest lecturer, keynote speaker and facilitator who engages audiences on how to dream big and be strategic and innovative doers. Concurrently, Robert is the Director of Community Innovation for the Robins Foundation. He is a social entrepreneur with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the non-profit and for-profit sector. Robert is co-founder of the Ujima Legacy Fund, a giving circle designed to encourage philanthropy and invest in non-profits. He serves on various boards and community based initiatives, and is a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond. Robert has a BBA from James Madison University, with a concentration in human resources, and M. Div. degree Virginia Union University. He received his leadership coaching certification from Georgetown University.
Elaine Kiziah, Ph.D., is founder and Principal Consultant at See Change Studio, a Richmond-based organization providing consulting services and resources for professionals seeking to make a positive difference in the world and in their own organizations. Working primarily with nonprofits, higher education, and health care organizations, Elaine provides facilitation, training, coaching, and assessment services to support her clients in building exceptional leadership, team, and organizational effectiveness. She is also the author of the Working Well Blog (www.workingwellblog.com), which addresses issues at the intersection of personal well-being and professional effectiveness. Elaine is licensed in Virginia as an Applied Psychologist, earned her doctorate in psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and, prior to launching her own consulting practice in 2003, worked as a consultant and trainer with the Workplace Initiatives Program and the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, both at VCU. A warm and engaging facilitator and coach known for her practical creativity, Elaine was honored as Nonprofit Learning Point’s 2011 “Instructor of the Year.”
Mike McGinley is an executive coach and leadership development consultant whose passion is helping leaders and their organizations become the largest possible versions of themselves. He was fortunate during his 20-year career at Capital One, Johnson & Johnson, and Bank of America to have lived in Europe, and he has worked in over a dozen countries leading and catalyzing change. His experience includes leading worldwide customer service with direct responsibility for 3,500 people, growing facilities from inception to 1,000 people, and serving as COO of Capital One France. Organizationally, Mike was celebrated as a visionary and inspirational leader with exceptional presence who could mobilize people around the boldest of goals. Mike serves on the faculty and as Co-Director of the Leadership Coaching program at Georgetown University. He holds an MBA from The University of Virginia and a BS in Finance from California State University, Northridge. He serves as President of a foundation dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through education.
Tara Telfair, Director of Community Learning and Organizational Effectiveness for the fundraising community at the University of Virginia, focuses her efforts on talent management and organizational development. Tara was previously Senior Consultant with UVA’s Leadership Development Center and has over 20 years of experience working with non-profits, — 10 years leading and managing a revenue-generating service unit within UVA and over10 years helping public sector and non-profit organizations and their leaders improve effectiveness and efficiency. Tara has a leadership coaching certificate from Georgetown University, serves as a leadership coach for the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence’s executive coaching program, and facilitates leader circles for nonprofit executive directors through Charlottesville’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Tara is certified in several individual assessment tools including the MBTI®, Emotional and Social Competence Inventory®, and Benchmarks®. She is also certified in several approaches to change management including Appreciative Inquiry and GE’s Change Acceleration Process. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Tara’s academic training is in international relations, rhetoric and speech communications, and public policy and administration.
Chair: James Williams, TekRVA
Annie Andrews, FeedMore
Erica Mann, UMFS
Jennifer Barrett, Heart Havens
Katharine Herndon, James River Writers
Katie Botha, Special Olympics Virginia
Katy Sawyer, Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation
Anne McNeal, Project:Homes
Stephanie Gossett, AARP
Stephen Wilson, Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity
Jody Young, The Virginia Home