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Staff & Board


Jenny Warner

Executive Director

Miami Valley Nonprofit Collaborative

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

  • Served as Interim Executive Director for 2 local nonprofits, rebuilding teams, governance structure, policies and procedures, program and financial stability plans for the next permanent executive leader

  • 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

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.

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Board Member

Darlene Nelson

Proposal Writer


  • 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

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

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Board Member

Chad Fifer

Chief Operating Officer

Dayton Society of Natural History

  • Strategically-Focused Non-Profit Change Agent

  • Charismatic Community Leader, coalition builder, collaborator

  • Successful Fundraiser and Donor Developer

  •  As COO of the Dayton Society of Natural History (Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and Sunwatch Native American Village),  leads all aspects of revenue generation including education, astronomy, gift shop, guest services, cafe, and rentals. Supervises a team of 25 full-time and 20-60 part-time team members

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Board Member

Gery L. Deer

Writer, Creative Director

GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd.

  • Founder, senior writer, and creative director of GLD Communications, a public relations media agency based in Jamestown, Ohio. The provides award-winning PR media services to businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.

  • Pulitzer-nominated freelance journalist, op-ed columnist, copywriter, editor, speaker, and

  • publicist.

  • Member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, the Authors Guild, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and Business Network International (BNI). Supports local and national

  • literacy programs through Reading is Fundamental (RIF) and serves on the leadership team and faculty of the Appalachian Writers Conference.

  • Created and presents multiple referral networking and professional development programs across the region.

  • Currently serves on the Patient Advocacy Council of the Association of the Bladder Exstrophy Community, an international organization that supports medical community and patients of the birth defect.

  • Served as board member and president of Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce and the state board of the Dayton chapter of Prevent Blindness Ohio.

  • Created the Old Nerd in the Gym media programs and seminars aimed at supporting unpaid family caregivers and providing advocacy support.​

Professional Consultant

Emma Zardo

Marketing & Communications

Warner Comm, LLC

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  


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​



Ashley Mangen

Business Banking Relationship Manager

U.S. Bank

  • Provides education o business owners and non-profit decision makers on how to make their financial operations more efficient and secure

  • Has served as volunteer coordinator (organizing local volunteer events for US Bankers to give back to the Dayton area

  • Consistently provides information about the US Bank foundation to her non-profit client base

  • Since January of 2020, Ashley has served as the Treasurer for the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce

  • Helped the YS Chamber navigate the financial pitfalls of COVID, securing integral funds/grants, and helped to streamline organization processes by leveraging a new CRM software

  • Served as the Head Coach for the Yellow Springs Swim Team

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Board Member

Lora Davenport

Director of Programming

Pink Ribbon Good

  • 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

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Board Member

Dean Pulliam

Lead sherpa

The Pulliam Group, LLC

  • Expertly guides Nonprofit Organizations [NPOs] to attain peak performance in Quality Governance, Operating Accountability & Financial Transparency

  • Operates The Pulliam Group, LLC [a consulting firm serving nonprofits] that allows him to share learned lessons & insights, "paying-it-forward" so leaders now faced with, or working to avoid, similar challenges at nonprofit organizations can reach positive outcomes."

  • Has built a career that continues to focus upon achieving nonprofit organization success

  • Has served nonprofits in 5 different states and in progressively more expansive & challenging leadership duties

  • Maintains a broad range of skills & expertise in nonprofit governance, compliance, management, accounting/cash-flow, fundraising and operational insights

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Board Member

Monique Walker

Director of Energy Assistance Programs

Miami Valley Community Action Partnership

  • Director of Utility Assistance Programs with MVCAP for 2 ½ years.

  • Bachelor’s degree - Organizational Management

  • Master’s degree - Organizational Leadership.

  • 25 years of experience working in organizations that provide community resources including management positions within Job and

  • Family Services and Greater Dayton Premier Management.

  • Working with people and helping people help themselves is a passion of mine.  I am very proud of the work that I do.

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Board Member

Mark Heise

Former President

Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce

  • Served as National Medical Explorer Chair, National Exploring Committee, BSA

  • Served as a District Executive of the Boy Scouts for 2.5 years

  • Master’s Degree in Community Change and Civic Leadership from Antioch McGregor

  • Served on the Board of Trustees for both Glen Helen and The Buckeye Trail Association

  • Served as President of the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce 2 Years​

Contract Program Coordinator

Andrea Haschart

Email & Case Study Copywriter


Professional Consultant

Shelby Warner

Bookkeeping and Home Organization Consultant

All The Things, LLC

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