Meet Our NTL Grads

Explore the directory below to connect with graduates of our Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders program. NTL is designed to bring inclusiveness and diversity to non-profit boards, increase and enhance the pool of effective board members and new leaders, educate and inspire those who participate and provide quality training to individuals in the community. Check back soon because new graduates are regularly being added to the directory!

Regina McArthur

Class of 2021

Employed at M&T Bank for years. Successful community leader, grant writer, and Community Reinvestment Loan Specialist. NAACP Woman of the Month. Currently lending my voice and hands to seven boards.

Email:

rmcarthur@mtb.com

Lindetta Broadwater

Class of 2021

I have experience working with people with mental and development disabilities. I have a passion to uplift our young women so they will know their worth. I am a very positive person and am able to find something good in all situations and people.

Email: olindetta@gmail.com

Hussein Yerow

Class of 2021

Hussein Yerow has been the Operations Manager of the North Side Learning Center since January 2018He started as a student, then volunteer, before he became a staff member. Hussein is a native of Kenya and resettled in Syracuse in 2010, along with his parents and five brothers.  He is the second oldest and of Somali descent. Hussein has connected to numerous community efforts such as volunteer roles with the Duck Race to End Racism, leading a neighborhood “Adopt A Block” team, assisting with World Refugee Day, and many others. His participation in The Leadership Classroom was the highlight of this past year.  He is in active member of Mosque of Jesus Son of Mary and his faith and values are a driving force in his life.  

Email: yerowh@gmail.com

Chris Kosakowski

Class of 2021

I bring strong opinions and a passionate voice. I bring a fresh, intersectional perspective. I always have the interest of clients and the betterment of an agency in mind.

Email: ckosakowski@verahouse.org

Billie Lockhart

Class of 2021

As a board member, I bring several things to the table. I have a passion for creating change and experience as someone who proudly represents unrepresented voices. I also have the expectation that our collective work will enhance the lives of those we serve.

Email: verrrb@gmail.com

Jessica Hess

Class of 2021

I am a communications and sustainability professional with experience in budget and operations management. I am passionate about giving back to my adoptive home of CNY and enjoy creative problem-solving ith diverse members of the community.

Email: jessica.bumpus13@gmail.com

Stephanie Leonard

Class of 2021

I have been a part of banking leadership for over 30+ years and can provide guidance within the areas of finance and strategic planning. I am experienced in the areas of fund raising, program development and recruitment as well. I enjoy all areas of public service and have served in many diverse areas. I am open to all organizations where I can provide assistance and value.

Email: sleonard6393@gmail.com

Eileen Collins

Class of 2021

I can provide time management skills to keep the business side of organizations efficient. I also bring administrative support for the functional back office.

Email: adoncallny@gmail.com

Faye Green

Class of 2021

I am a life long Syracusan who has been a volunteer in many capacities and I am interested in becoming a board member for a non-for-profit to make a difference in my community.

Email: Faye.Greene@accesscny.org

Anthony Morano

Class of 2021

1. Expert relationship builder and tender;
2. Passionate about equity and justice, especially in regards to people who are in economic margins and children/adults who have all kinds of disabilities;
3. Gifted collaborator who will bring out the best in everyone at the table!

Email: anthonylejaedu@yahoo.com

Janelle Harris

Class of 2021

1. I am an open and honest person that always tells it like it is without hurting or belittling anyone.

2. My organizational skills are one of my strongest qualities.

3. I enjoy assisting the elderly as they make choices with healthcare/insurance information.

Email: Janelleboyd777@gmail.com

Monu Chetri

Class of 2021

I bring my values of diversity and inclusion to any board I am a part of. I am a passionate advocate for both the Deaf and disability communities.

Email: chetrimonu@gmail.com

Tre’Coy Boyd

Class of 2021

What I bring to a board is unlimited potential. I aspire to work with people who help me learn and grow prfoessionally, while still striving to make an impact in the community.

Email: treyboyd45@yahoo.com

Michael J. Leonelli

Class of 2021

I have three years of experience as a board president where I raised $25,000-$50,000  annually and diversely expanded our board by 12 people.

Email: Mjleonelli@icloud.com

Nicole M. Collazo Cruz

Class of 2021

As a potential board member I will bring all of myself full of experiences. As a minority I will bring my perspective. Another thing that I will bring is my passion to serve others and my passion to learn.

Email: vesell@partnerscny.org

Liz Hradil

Class of 2021

I am a public service minded problem solver. I bring together international experience, social and political philosophy, volunteerism, neighborhood/community involvement, and hands on practice. My mission as a leader is to inspire, empower, listen, stand up, give purpose, and act with integrity.

Email: lizhradil@gmail.com

Sean Reed Jr.

Class of 2021

As a board member I can provide insight and expertise in programming and grant writing. I also have a passion for helping impoverished communities and the youth.

Email: sreed@cnycf.org

Tiffany Lloyd

Class of 2020

I am an urban professional with nearly 20 years experience providing public and community service. My professional history has been dedicated to working in partnership to build a strong base of cross-sector stakeholders, who develop intentional and intersectional messages, to increase social and reproductive justice.

Email: Urban_aristocrat@yahoo.com

Emad Rahim

Class of 2020

Over 20 years of experience in project management, entrepreneurship, business development and strategic planning. Management consultant, business professor, content manager and former university dean.

Email: emad13207@gmail.com

Virgie Townsend

Class of 2020

Past experience as secretary and committee chair on the Vera House Board of Directors. More than 10 years of communications experience, including as a nonprofit executive and published writer in the New York Times, Washington Post, and other national outlets.

Email: virgie@virgietownsend.com

Therese L. Howington

Class of 2018

I bring diversity from a woman’s and African American’s perspective, and a pre-existing passion for the causes around social justice.

Email: evangelistth@aol.com

Amy Grover

Class of 2019

I’m inquisitive, thoughtful, and fair. I enjoy contributing toward ideas and projects. I believe everyone should contribute and be held accountable for those responsibilities. I share things that I am passionate about with the community through eloquent speaking and writing. My strengths fall within team building, public speaking, and conceptualizing ideas. My core values are transparency, growth and engagement.

Email: amygrover113@gmail.com

Tamara Harris

Class of 2018

I have served on several local boards here in CNY. Currently, I am on the board of HumaneCNY, and before that I was the Chair of the ARISE Foundation Board for 3 years. I enjoy fundraising and working with both current and potential donors.

Email: tamaraviolin28@yahoo.com

Ashlea Schad

Class of 2019

Ten years of working in the non-profit sector, primarily with cultivating relationships for development and fundraising. I am enthusiastic about the greater Syracuse community, supporting causes including education, hunger, and violence. I currently sit on the Vera House Board and am truly grateful for my NTL experience. Had it not been for NTL I would have never met Virgie Townsend, a former Board member at Vera House. Connections and network are everything.

Email: aschad@syrdiocese.org

Balbina “Priscilla” Santana-De Los Santos

Class of 2018

I am bilingual (Spanish/English), have non-profit experience, and am organized, detail oriented, and very proactive. I am eager to help the Syracuse community.

Email: priscillataz78@gmail.com

Sameerah Owens

Class of 2019

I am passionate about the City of Syracuse and motivated in creating change for families. I am a team oriented person with the willingness to learn new things.

Email: mazilay@gmail.com

Maithreyee D. Dubé

Class of 2018

I have a passion for leadership coaching and talent for facilitating conflict management. I have successfully created long lasting programs by engaging volunteers and employees alike, complete with succession planning. I also bring strong presentation skills for small and large group presentations – both to present myself and coach others to present.

Email: mddube@syr.edu

Arriell Mussi

Class of 2020

My purpose is to empower, not through motivation but through congruently aligning others with an inspired life. To help others see the light that always and already exists within them.

Email: Arriell.j.mussi@gmail.com

Patricia (Katie) McBride

Class of 2019

Qualities that I would bring to a potential board include a full “knowledge” of the responsibilities of the Board of Director and the expectation from its Commissioners. I will bring “passion” which I believe is extremely important at the table. I believe having a passion for the mission of the organization helps the foundation for see beyond the fiduciary responsibilities of a board member and see the community it serves as well.

Email: pmcbride@syrgov.net

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