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The Leader Board

Executives are busy people with unique skill sets. Not everyone has a desire or the aptitude to make it to the top of a nonprofit organization. However, nonprofit CEOs and Executives have a unique perspective from which we can all learn. In this blog feature we spend a few moments with a busy, successful nonprofit leader and glean as much leadership and management knowledge as we can in the time it takes to sip your morning coffee or eat lunch.

  1. Jennifer Roller, The Raymond John Wean Foundation

    Jennifer Roller has been with the Wean Foundation since 2007 and served most recently as vice president and interim president. Roller has represented the Foundation’s interests as a committed civic leader, staying abreast of current civic affairs and trends. Alongside the Foundation’s past two presidents, she has worked closely with… Read More


    Kevin Jenkins is the Executive Vice President and COO at Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC). In this role, Kevin works closely with MBC’s directors and vice presidents to manage the day-to-day operations of the corporation. Kevin came to MBC from The Pittsburgh Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest community foundations. Jenkins… Read More

  3. 8 Tips for Building the Most Effective Relationships, by Yvonne Freeman

    Yvonne Freeman is the former Executive Director of the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County, Ohio – She left that role in the fall of 2015 to pursue the next chapter in her professional life. The Human Service Chamber of Franklin County, established in January 2010, is an association… Read More

  4. A Few Minutes With B.J. Leber, President and CEO, Adagio Health

    B.J. Leber is the President and CEO of Adagio Health. Prior to that she was President and CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Hospital Foundation, Forbes Health Foundation and Corporate Vice President of Fund Development at Allegheny Health Network. She has also worked for the YMCA, City of Pittsburgh and WQED… Read More

  5. A FEW MINUTES WITH Joel Ratner, President & CEO, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

    Joel Ratner has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing Cleveland’s neighborhoods) since 2010. With a diverse background that includes experience in advocacy, civil rights, grassroots organizing, philanthropy and community development and revitalization, he’s extremely qualified to spend a few… Read More

  6. A Few Minutes with Presley Gillespie, President of Neighborhood Allies

    1. What gets you out of bed in the morning? What gets me up in the morning is my passion and desire to make things happen. I spent my life and most of my career living and working in economically disadvantaged areas, and I understand the challenges and complexities that… Read More

  7. A Few Minutes With District Vice President: Kevin Bolding

    You relocated to the Pittsburgh area. Where had you been and what were the reasons that you decided to move to Pittsburgh? I’ve been in Pittsburgh for nearly five years now after relocating from Miami, FL (I made it cool for LeBron to move from South Beach to the Snow… Read More