Alison C. Bailey, Ph.D.email@example.com
Alison Bailey, Ph.D., is the senior vice president of human resource at the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. Her research interests are in conflict resolution, preparedness of law enforcement agencies for terrorist events, and career coaching returning soldiers. As an industrial/organizational scholar, she understands the unique needs of military and law enforcement populations as it provides opportunities to study fundamental aspects of individual resilience and organizational change.
Alison has a history of working with not-for-profit organizations creating cost-effective, supportive, and productive work environments. In collaboration with management, constituents, and personnel, she helps to define areas for improvement and facilitate change.
In the human resources department at the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, Alison has overseen such areas as staff leadership and development, employee relations, training, risk management, and facilitation. As senior vice president, she implemented initiatives including a diversity program for staff, staff satisfaction surveys, staff recognition, leadership development, and a staff wellness program. Alison is a member of the Board of Trustees for the American Society of Employers (ASE) Education Foundation and is past president of American Association of University Woman (AAUW).
Nadira K. Charaniya, Ph.D.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Nadira Charaniya is an educator and administrator with over twenty-one years of experience in education, training, and human resource development; with more than nine years in leadership positions. Her areas of expertise include nonprofit and higher education leadership and management development; community action research, pluralism; adult education and development; collaborative inquiry; qualitative research; intergroup dialogue; distance learning; and youth development.
Nadira has been affiliated with Springfield College since 2001 and was assistant dean/campus director of the Los Angeles Campus. She has been an instructor in the Executive Master’s Program since 2002. Her affiliation with the YMCA includes serving on the board of the Miller Family YMCA in Newbury Park, California.
Barbara Cohen, MBAbcohen2@springfieldcollege.edu
Barbara Cohen is the president and founder of Kannon Consulting. Kannon Consulting is a strategy and marketing consulting firm offering facilitation, analytical and research services. Since its inception in 1994, the firm has provided clients with Outside-In expertise and problem solving to compete successfully in the environments they face. Barbara has served clients in the private, public, and not-for-profit segments. These have included Yahoo!, WBEZ Public Radio, Hollins University, Calvert Education Services, Clorox, Motorola, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, YUSA/ALN, Ferrum College, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Barbara has built unique tools to help not-for-profit organizations set priorities to allocate resources. In these tough times, not-for-profit organizations need to reevaluate how their resources are being used to serve their missions in the best possible way. As such, Kannon has modified the relevant frameworks from business for mission-oriented organizations.
Barbara attended Penn State University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a liberal arts degree. She earned her MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael W. Cooper, Ph.D.
Michael W. Cooper, Ph.D., has served as adjunct faculty for the past 10 years at Springfield College Tampa Bay Campus. He specializes in Organizational Management and Leadership and has taught in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive master’s programs.
Mike worked for the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, where he was a senior program director. He founded Urban Junior Golf in 1991, and introduced the program to the YMCA, eventually co-branding the initiative with The First Tee’s national movement. While at the Tampa Y, he became a certified YMCA trainer.
Mike has been employed by the World Golf Foundation (WGF) where he was the former director of diversity and is currently the director of Southeast Regional Affairs for The First Tee---the youth development initiative for the WGF. His responsibilities include cultivating new partnerships, coaching and training existing partners, strategic planning, diversity, resource development, and oversight of 25 chapter locations and 20 public school districts in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Springfield College Tampa Bay Campus, and completed his doctoral studies at Capella University.
Donna French Dunn, MS, CAEddunn@ayp.org
Donna French Dunn is the executive director and CEO of the Association of YMCA Professionals (AYP). Donna has more than 25 years of experience as an association professional. She has worked for individual membership and trade associations that are regional, national, and international in scope. Her experience includes working as an association professional in the areas of communication, membership, meeting management, finance, and executive leadership. She has worked for associations with a single staff person to associations with more than 100 staff, and with boards of directors ranging from nine to 65 in number.
Donna served as the executive director of the New England Golf Course Owners Association, a chapter of the National Golf Course Owners Association; executive director and CEO of BICSI, an international association devoted to education, training, and certification in the information transport systems; and was the executive director of the American Agricultural Economics Association, an academic society. She also worked in the communications and membership arenas for the National Milk Producers Federation, a lobbying trade association, and for the U.S. Grains Council, an international development trade association.
Donna earned her Master of Science in Management with a nonprofit concentration from the University of Maryland University College.
Pamela Leland, Ph.D.email@example.com
Pamela Leland, Ph.D., is president and founder of The Leland Leadership Group, LLC, a consulting firm established in 2007 to work in partnership with community and philanthropic leaders to strengthen their organizations and, thus, change the world. The firm provides support and assistance in nonprofit governance, executive leadership support, strategic planning, change management, and organizational assessment.
A former professor of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Delaware and Seton Hall University, Pamela continues to teach at UD as an adjunct. In addition to her academic career, she has been an executive director, interim executive director, and development director. Pamela has served on a number of nonprofit boards in Pennsylvania and Delaware and currently serves on the board of The Hickman, a Quaker senior living community in West Chester.
Laura M. Lombard, M.S., SPHRllombard@springfieldcollege.edu
Laura Lombard has 25 years of experience in education and training, human resources, talent management, and organizational development. She is the senior education and training specialist for the YMCA Retirement Fund. She provides leadership to enhance the delivery of education and training materials and supports strategic areas including total compensation and benefits, workforce planning, as well as maintaining strong working relationships with appropriate affinity groups, such as chief human resource officers.
In her 20-year YMCA career, Laura has served in various capacities for YMCA of the USA including regional director, CEO search; director, HR & talent management consulting; and director of human resources. Laura joined the YMCA of the USA as the director of human resources management Consulting in 1998. Her responsibilities included leading a team of consultants specializing in human resources and the broader areas of talent management and organizational development.
Laura’s commitment to lifelong learning is evidenced by the achievement of Senior Professional in Human Resources status through the Society for Human Resource Management. She is an alumna of the Executive Master’s Program, earning her MS in 2005.
Jack Lund, M.Ed.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Lund has held various positions during his YMCA career ranging from program director to his current position as the president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York, the largest YMCA in North America. The YMCA of Greater New York serves over 350,000 and continues to grow under his leadership.
Since his 2004 arrival, Jack’s priorities have included the development of key new programs aimed at tackling some of New York City's most pressing community issues from youth health and safety, to civic engagement for teens, and service to new Americans. He has spearheaded the Next Century city-wide branch capital renewal program that will build or renovate more than1.3 million square feet of facility space.
Jack serves on the board of directors of New York’s Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and served on President Bush’s federal Community Development Advisory Board. He was the chair of the YMCA’s Urban Group, an organization that comprises the CEOs of the top 30 YMCAs in North America, and was a chair of the YMCA World Urban Network, a network of YMCA CEOs from the world’s largest cities.
Jack earned his M.Ed. in Community Leadership & Development from Springfield College. In 2011, he received an honorary doctorate degree following his graduate commencement address. He also serves as a trustee of Springfield College.
John M. Preis, MBAjpreis@springfieldcollege.edu
John M. Preis has served as Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA Retirement Fund since 2000. From 1997 to 2000 he was associate dean for finance and administration at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. He also taught a course on nonprofit finance in Columbia’s Social Enterprise concentration of the MBA program.
Prior to 1997, John worked for the YMCA for 18 years serving as chief financial officer for the New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut, YMCAs and the YMCA of Greater New York. John recently served on the advisory council of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
John holds an MBA in finance from Hofstra University and a BS in economics from Quinnipiac College, where he attended on a basketball scholarship.
David I. Rudder, Ph.D., Associate Deandrudder@springfieldcollege.edu
David Rudder is the associate dean of the School of Human Services. He is responsible for curriculum development, academic and student services, online course development, and the Executive Master’s Program.
David worked for Delaware Technical & Community College, where he was responsible for academic advising, developing retention and mentoring initiatives for men, as well as developing community partnerships with high schools, nonprofits, detention centers, and social service agencies. David was a consultant for the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, United Way of Delaware, and City of Wilmington Department of Children, Youth and Families.
David is a former board member of the Northeast Region of the National Council on Black American Affairs, the Eastside Charter School, Wilmington’s Marion T. Academy, the Denmark School and the YMCA Resource Center. He was the 2011 recipient of Delaware’s Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families Community Partners Award.
David earned his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in urban affairs and public policy, his master’s in public affairs at SUNY Buffalo, and his bachelor’s degrees from Canisius College.
Wilton R. Stewartwstewart@springfieldcollege.edu
Wilton Stewart has taught at Springfield College, School of Human Services, Charleston Campus since 2004. His professional interests include community-based action research, social economics, and financial management.
Wilton is certified as a YMCA Director, and has served as chief finance officer and as the CEO for Cannon Street YMCA in Charleston, SC. More recently, Wilton was director of the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center.
Wilton is a retired U.S. Navy Captain with more than 27 years of military experience. Wilton currently serves as an appointed commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the Town of Hollywood, South Carolina.
He earned a BA degree in music composition at George Pepperdine College in Los Angeles, and an MBA in finance at the University of San Diego. Wilton is a graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s Housing Community Development Institute and has earned a certificate as a Housing Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council.