Today the Community Foundation kicked-off its first session of the 2021 Leadership Institute, an initiative of our Social Impact Institute program.  The Leadership Institute was launched in 2020, and was renewed in 2021 after fifteen leaders successfully completed last year’s program.  This year, sixteen nonprofit, government, and education leaders have been selected to participate in this dynamic, six-session leadership development course that will strengthen and hone each participant’s management and supervisory skills. Led by Terrie Glass of Zelos LLC, participants will explore topics essential to all leaders, including communicating effectively, conflict resolution, developing others, change management, and leading teams.

The 2021 Leadership Institute participants are:

  • Dr. Tonya Adkins, Chief Medical Officer, HealthWorks for Northern VA
  • Kathy Blaine, Program Director, Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Foundation
  • Chezia Calloway, Education Consultation and Business Development Administrator and Shelter Advocate, Grafton Integrated Health Network and LAWS
  • Mike Best, Grant and Reporting Administrator, NVFS
  • Paula Callaghan, Community Educator, INMED Partnerships for Children
  • Beena Chundevalel, Finance Branch Manager, Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Services
  • Sasia Coward, Office and Volunteer Manager, Just Neighbors
  • Ken Harvey, Executive Director, Touching Heart
  • Elisabeth Keyes, Executive Director, Hillsboro Preservation Foundation
  • Claire Louis Director of Community Housing, NVFS
  • Carol Moore, Director of Communications and Donor Engagement, Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
  • Meg Phillips, Executive Director, Dulles South Food Pantry
  • Saleh Sabat, Regional Director, Tree of Life Ministries
  • Joe Scott, Finance and Operations Manager, Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
  • Mitchell Seipt, Assistant Principal, Seneca Ridge Middle School
  • Rosa Tobar, Community Response Coordinator, INMED Partnerships for Children

“We are so grateful for the leadership this extraordinary group of professionals give to our community,” said Nicole Acosta, Vice President of Grants and Nonprofit Programs for the Community Foundation. “We applaud their organizations for investing in their development as leaders.”

The Leadership Institute is made possible by the generosity of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation:

To learn more about the various programs of the Social Impact Institute, visit: