Institute of Nonprofit Leadership And Community Development
Founding Contributing Faculty


Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley
Principal
The Killoe Group

A career fund raiser, Michael J. Buckley, CFRE, is a non-profit consultant and coach working with organizations to manage annual and capital campaigns, provide staff and leadership trainings and provide counsel to strategically advance the overall mission of the organizations he works with. Prior to his consulting career, Mike spent nearly twenty years in various leadership fundraising roles at non-profits in both animal welfare and higher education environments. Mike started his fundraising career as a student phon-a-thon caller at his alma mater and ultimately served as the Vice President for Philanthropy & External Affairs at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Albany, NY. A passionate supporter of the profession of fundraising, Mike is the Past President of his local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and holds the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) distinction. Mike has presented multiple presentations to national audiences, including the AFP Donor Retention Workshop.

Winsome Foderingham

Winsome Foderingham
Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
University at Albany

Winsome Foderingham is a strategist and resource connector who enjoys bringing people and ideas together to improve organizational efficiency. She is a higher education administrator for UAlbany’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations in the Division of Advancement where she builds external partnerships with corporations and foundations for grants for UAlbany. Winsome applies a cross-sector and international perspective from a career in industry research (Jamaica), nonprofit management, higher education administration, corporate philanthropy and executive education management for public-private partners. She worked with hundreds of local and regional nonprofits as Community Relations Manager for Bank of America’s Charitable Foundation. Winsome holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Master of Public Administration from UAlbany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.

Dylan Hall

Dylan Hall
CEO, Common Good Design

Dylan is a mission-driven leader with over 10 years of social sector innovation. He has a proven ability to start and grow organizations, lead diverse teams, build partnerships, lead community engagement initiatives and create change. He has experience in the social sector, public health, and social entrepreneurship. He believes in the power of business as a force for good and leveraging the capabilities of individuals to work towards collective impact. Dylan is a systems thinker, innovator, design practitioner, and loves creating change with others.

Kate McNally

Kate McNally
Consultant, Kate McNally Consulting

Kate McNally has over 15 years of experience managing large and small scale capacity building initiatives in local and international settings. In addition to experience with institutional strengthening, project management, and all aspects of nonprofit operations, Kate is well versed in strategic planning, organizational assessment, resource development, and knowledge management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Science in Organizational Change Management.

Libby Post

Libby Post
President and Strategist-in-Chief Communication Services

For 35 years, Libby Post has been providing strategic communications, branding and marketing consulting and services to the nonprofit community. She is a political consultant who uses her skills to benefit her nonprofit clients. In that capacity, she serves as the Executive Director of the NYS Animal Protection Federation, the advocacy voice of New York's animal shelters. She is a local political commentator and is a regular on WAMC's The Roundtable.

Nancy Meyers Preston

Nancy Meyers Preston
President and Consultant, Nancy Meyers Preston, Ltd.

Nancy Preston is an independent strategic planning and fundraising consultant. She started her solutions-oriented consulting practice in February 2005 after working in the financial services industry for 12 years as a marketing and business development professional, and more recently in higher education fundraising management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for 10 years. Over the past 15 years she has engaged in more than 80 contractual arrangements with community-based nonprofits in the social services, education, faith-based, and recreation industries, among others.

Tim Sarrantonio

Tim Sarrantonio
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Neon One

Tim Sarrantonio is a team member at Neon One and has more than 10 years of experience working for and volunteering with nonprofits.Tim has raised over $3 million for various causes, engaged and enhanced databases of all sizes, procured multiple successful grants, and formulated engaging communications and fundraising campaigns for several nonprofits. He has presented at international conferences and is a TEDx speaker on technology and philanthropy. He volunteers heavily in his home Niskayuna, NY.

Elizabeth Searing

Elizabeth Searing
Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy University at Albany

Dr. Elizabeth Searing is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany (SUNY). She is also the former Director of INLCD. Dr. Searing’s primary research focus is the financial management of nonprofit and social enterprise organizations, but she also conducts work on comparative social economy, the role of social and psychological factors in economic development and policy effectiveness, and applied ethics for the social sciences. Her articles have been published in several peer-reviewed journals, and Prof. Searing is also an editor of two books: Practicing Professional Ethics in Economics and Public Policy (with D. Searing) and The Social Enterprise Zoo: A Guide to Perplexed Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Investors and Policymakers (with D. Young and C. Brewer).

Pam_Skripak

Pam Skripak
Executive Director, Institute of Nonprofit Leadership and Community Development

Pam has spent her career in the field of education, human and organizational capacity-building, and program design and development. She developed NEXT Consulting, a campus-based consulting firm for nonprofits at Siena College; designed a workforce development program and global internship in Amman, Jordan; and designed an innovative social and emotional development program at Emma Willard School. As a director of education at Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, Pam developed and facilitated programming for youth, parents, and professionals throughout the region. Pam is a trained facilitator of circle practice. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Women’s Studies from Hamilton College and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University. Pam served as a youth educator in Peace Corps Ecuador.


Other Contributing Faculty


Natasha Adams

Natasha Adams
Management Professor, Siena College

Natasha D. Adams is an instructor in management at Siena College. Adams’ primary teaching topics include organizational strategy, customer relationships, team effectiveness, personal development, and bias awareness. She holds an A.S. business administration from Hudson Valley Community College, a B.S. in marketing/management from Siena, and an M.B.A from The College of Saint Rose. Prior to joining the Siena faculty in 2015, Adams worked for an Albany-based consulting firm as their customer relations manager with more than 400 corporate accounts, including one third of the Fortune 100 list. She has trained employees and team members on every continent except Antarctica. Additional experience includes overseeing print media for Bass Pro Shops, Dollar General and other companies, as well as two years as a label representative for Time Warner/Electra/Atlantic records. In 2005 she confounded the company Industrious Hijinx, it hosts one of the largest Fat Bike Rally events in the Northeast encouraging people to get out and ride. She is also a member of the Northeastern chapter of SCORE, a non for profit organization that helps individuals start new or expand business.

Lyndon Cudlitz

Lyndon Cudlitz
Founder & Principal Trainer, Lyndon Cudlitz: Consulting, Education & Training

With nearly 20 years in LGBTQ services and social justice education, Lyndon Cudlitz provides training and technical assistance for organizations, business, schools, and healthcare providers. Lyndon’s non-profit experience also includes hospital-based intimate partner violence services, reproductive rights organizing, deaf services, and founding & directing youth leadership camps nationally. Lyndon currently provides training and consultation to NYS’ OCFS, OMH, and DOH-AIDS Institute.

LB Hannahs

LB Hannahs
Inclusion Development Strategist, Tangible Development

 

Scott Mathias

Scott Mathias
Business Consultant, Mathias Marketing

Scott Mathias is a seasoned marketing professional with experience in every major business sector. He specializes in online marketing and technical support for small to medium-sized local companies and nonprofit organizations, and enjoys coaching his clients in simple but effective strategies that result in a strong return-on-investment. Scott is a natural teacher and presenter, with experience giving seminars and webinars to various economic development agencies across upstate New York. These agencies include chambers of commerce, SCORE chapters, Small Business Development Centers, Women's Business Centers and Employment Assistance Centers. Scott's philosophy focuses on a simple but effective website serving as the cornerstone of the marketing strategy, along with email and social media marketing serving as the drivers of qualified traffic. Having experience working with various marketing agencies, coupled with early work in newspaper and television advertising, Scott has gained tremendous insight into what works best for small business and believes in providing economical service and advice without committing clients to lengthy contracts or costly campaigns.

Brian Rollo

Brian Rollo
Consultant, Brian Rollo Consulting

Brian has enjoyed a varied career that has given him perspective on all facets of the modern organization. In financial services, he learned to work in a professional, team-centric environment. As a repo man, he learned to navigate uncomfortable situations and effectively communicate in difficult circumstances. In his work in financial services retail leadership, he managed hundreds of employees and learned the principles of effective leadership. As Senior Training Manager of a $2.8B award-winning financial services company, Brian oversaw training for over 500 employees and created highly successful Coaching and Leadership programs for executives and high-potential employees. Today, Brian runs Brian Rollo Consulting Group. He is a certified Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) and a Professional Member of the New York City Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

Paul Thurston

Paul Thurston, PhD
Associate Professor, Siena College

Professor Thurston has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a MS in Systems Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a PhD in Organizational Studies from the University at Albany. He started teaching full-time at Siena College as a member of the Management Department in 2006. Prior to coming to Siena, he was Project Director with the Group for Organizational Effectiveness. He is a career Air Force officer with a wealth of experience in systems engineering, project management, strategy, and organizational change. His research interests include organizational engagement and effectiveness, mentoring, leadership, organizational justice and organizational policies.