Staff & Board


Jenny Warner

Executive Director

Miami Valley Nonprofit Collaborative

  • Founded & grew start-up nonprofit, MVNC, through building services and collaborative community partnerships

  • Launched several new successful community programs, securing both funding and community partnerships

  • Designed and facilitated leadership development series for nonprofit professionals

  • Developed value & competency-based human resource management system to guide hiring, performance management and training programs

Board Chair

Christy Mauch

Vice President of Operations

Better Business Bureau

  • Facilitated, as a key community partner, the development & growth of an innovative, collaborative local nonprofit, MVNC 

  • Instructed college level courses in nonprofit administration and communications

  • Aided in restructuring of governance and funding sources for BBB's charitable arm, Center for Business and Consumer Ethics 

  • Served in volunteer leadership and event support positions with local nonprofit organizations  

Vice Chair

Nina Vasiliu


Gaslight Nonprofit Solutions

  • Founded Gaslight Nonprofit Solutions in 2017 serving area nonprofits with strategic planning, facilitation, coaching, program design, and grantwriting services.  

  • Walk with at least 3 nonprofit leaders per year through the journey of The Leadership Circle Profile 360 process through certified coaching.

  • Facilitated transformation of a small nonprofit into a program of a larger mission partner organization.

  • Managed full portfolio of private foundation responsive grants and grantee relationships for over a decade.

  • Implemented, managed, and monitored success of comprehensive research-based student support program in 6 area schools in conjunction with nationally recognized Research 1 university and school staff.

Board Member

LaVar Glover

Manager, Economic Inclusion

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Serves in the Dayton Chamber's Minority Business Partnership program.

  • Provided program management for the growing Getting Ahead Program at MVCAP, a Bridges Out of Poverty initiative which in its first two years, received national attention for exceeding participation goals, exceptional community reception and effectively assisting families.

  • Nationally Certified Bridges Out of Poverty Trainer and Getting Ahead Facilitator 

  • Founder of Glover Youth Program, which provided residential programs of impact for some of our most vulnerable populations.

  • Recipient, Mentoring Collaborative - Mentor of the Year Award (2011)

  • Recipient, Canadian Football League - Heart of a Legend Award for leadership and service (2010)

  • Professional athlete for 10 years

Board Member

Andrew Wonders

Assistant Professor of Sport Business Management

Cedarville University

  • Serves in the School of Business at Cedarville University, teaching sport business management and management courses and leading student groups outside the classroom in business ventures

  • Actively involved in the origin and operations of a local nonprofit, Maple Tree Cancer Alliance

  • Led the development of Leaders+, an executive-level nonprofit leadership program with the MVNC  

  • Extensive experience in sport event operations specifically through participatory and endurance events 

  • A background of launching endurance events in a small business setting

  • Knowledge of using events as tool for fundraising

  • Helped to lead a local park redevelopment for the Cedarville Community

  • Active in the local community through Xenia Rotary and Heritage Fellowship Church


Stan Adams

Retired Human Resource Executive

  • Experienced in Change Management

  • Provided Leadership advisory and coaching

  • Experienced in full-cycle talent management 

  • Demonstrated Human Resource project management skills

  • Versed in Human Resource compliance and risk management​


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Darlene Nelson

Executive Director

We Care Arts, Inc.

  • Skillful in creating community partnerships and connections through active engagement

  • Experienced developing critical agency policies and procedures, trainings and implementation with a focus on maintaining quality of service.

  • Drives agency strategies to develop quality expressive art programs and services for those with disabilities and mental health diagnoses in the Dayton region

  • Developed individuals into successful teams with leadership, managing and mentorship

  • Advocate for accessibility and opportunity for those with disabilities

  • Leads agency to maintain secured accreditations from CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), OHDODD (Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities), and OHMHAS (Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

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Board Member

Lora Davenport

Director of Programming

Pink Ribbon Girls

  • Leads programming efforts at Pink Ribbon Girls to ensure cancer patients have the supports they need.  

  • Experienced in volunteer program management

  • Experienced in communications through advocacy, media engagement, online presence, and public education

  • Designed and managed multiple food relief programs to serve individuals in the Miami Valley through The Foodbank, Inc.

  • Worked closely with local, state, and national organizations during disasters and continues to help with disaster relief efforts through Ohio Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Ohio VOAD