Peter Frumkin is the Mindy and Andrew Heyer Chair in Social Policy, Director of the Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership Program, and Faculty Director of the Center for Social Impact Strategy, all at the University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching focus on nonprofit strategy, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship. Frumkin is the author of On Being Nonprofit (Harvard University Press, 2002), Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy (University of Chicago Press, 2006), and The Essence of Strategic Giving: A Practical Guide for Donors and Fundraisers (University of Chicago Press, 2010). He is co-author of Building for the Arts: The Strategic Design of Cultural Facilities (University of Chicago Press, 2014), Serving Country and Community (Harvard University Press, 2010) and The Strategic Management of Charter Schools (Harvard Education Press, 2011). Prior to coming to Penn, Frumkin was Professor of Public Affairs and Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and served as a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. Frumkin received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago.
Ram Cnaan is Professor and Director, Program for Religion and Social Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice. He is the Faculty Director the Goldring Reentry Initiative which works to reduce recidivism. He is also a Global Eminent Scholar at Kyung Hee University Graduate Institute of Peace, South Korea. Professor Cnaan is the past president of ARNOVA (Association for Research on nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary action). He received his doctorate degree from the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, and his BSW and MSW from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Professor Cnaan has published numerous articles in scientific journals on a variety of social issues and serves on the editorial boards of eleven academic journals. He is the author or editor of eight books including: The Other Philadelphia Story: How Local Congregations Support Quality of Life in Urban America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006). He is considered an international expert in the areas of faith-based social care, volunteering, prisoners’ reentry, and social policy. He lectures widely and teaches regularly in four countries. Currently, professor Cnaan works on three new books: one on religious organization and society; one on innovative nonprofit organizations; and one family history.
Chao Guo is Associate Professor of Nonprofit Management at SP2. Guo’s research interests focus on the intersection between nonprofit and voluntary action and government. He has many published articles in highly respected and influential journals, and is publishing a book on social entrepreneurship with Jossey-Bass Publishers (in press, spring 2014). His research has been recognized by his peers and won awards from multiple disciplines. He currently serves on the boards of directors of the Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action and the Nonprofit Quarterly. He also serves on the editorial boards of leading journals of nonprofit studies such as Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
Femida Handy is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research and teaching focus on the economics of the nonprofit sector, volunteering, philanthropy, nonprofit entrepreneurship and micro-finance.
Professor Handy has written articles on all aspects of the nonprofit sector including international comparative scholarship on volunteering. Her books include Grass-roots NGOs by Women for Women: The driving force of development in India and From Seva to Cyberspace: The changing face of volunteering in India. She is currently finishing her third book on India: The Practice and Promise of Philanthropy in India andas well as editing The Palgrave Research Companion to Global Philanthropy. In addition, she has written on environmental issues, authoring Sense and sustainability: Integrating knowledge in environmental studies and Sandy’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint, a children’s book that introduces the concept of ecological footprint. Professor Handy has published many articles in scientific journals on a variety of nonprofit-related topics including award-winning research. Prior to being appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, the premier journal in the field,she served on the editorial board of several academic journals. Before coming to Penn in 2003, Professor Handy was Associate Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Kenwyn Smith, Professor of Organizational Behavior teaches leadership, group and intergroup dynamics, organizational politics, change management to students in multiple graduate programs at Penn. During his time on this campus Kenwyn directed the Center for Workplace Studies, functioned as Faculty Master of Ware College House, created Penn’s Graduate Program in Nonprofit Leadership (a partnership among multiple schools) and until 2012 served as its inaugural director. Dr. Smith had conducted research in a wide range of organizations and communities: from prisons to schools, from businesses to health care institutions, from state enterprises to social entrepreneurial activities, from oppressed black townships in South Africa to agencies creating sustainable livelihoods in rural India, from pharmaceuticals in Belgium to financial services in urban America, from the World Bank to a community in Philadelphia wrestling with the anguish of people living with HIV/AIDS. During his professional life he has help found a number of volunteer-based, nonprofit organizations, has worked on six continents and has been involved in the education of students from over 100 countries, both at Penn and around the world. His best known books are Paradoxes of Group Life (co-authored with David N. Berg), MANNA in the Wilderness of AIDS: Ten Lessons in Abundance, Yearning for Home in Troubled Times and Groups in Conflict: Prisons in Disguise. Approaching the end of his years in academia, Kenwyn is working on three books to be titled The Heart of Leadership: Lessons from Lincoln, Gandhi and Mandela, The Abundance Chronicles, and Healing Economics.
Elizabeth Abel, MS
Elizabeth Abel is a Vice President at CCS Fundraising, an international fundraising consulting firm that partners with non-profits. Throughout her CCS tenure, Elizabeth has worked with organizations in the education, arts and culture, religion, and social services sectors to drive transformational fundraising campaigns. She has also directed feasibility and planning studies, development assessments, annual campaigns, and special fundraising events.
Elizabeth is an Instructor at the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also serves on the Board of the Nonprofit Leadership Program Alumni Association. She is also a Board Member of the American Jewish Committee ACCESS New York Region.
Elizabeth holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University.
Doug Bauer is the Executive Director of the Clark Foundation which focuses on helping people out of poverty and assisting individuals to lead independent and productive lives and supports nonprofits and programs in New York City and Cooperstown, NY. Doug Bauer is also executive director of The Scriven and Fernleigh Foundations and Senior Vice President with The Clark Estates, Inc. Prior to Clark, Doug was a Senior Vice President with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) from 2002 to 2009. Prior to joining RPA, Doug held management positions at Goldman, Sachs and Co., SmithKlineBeecham (now GlaxoSmithKline), and The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Doug’s opinions and ideas on philanthropy have been featured in the Associated Press, Bloomberg, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Wall Street Journal and on CNBC, NPR and PBS. Doug co-authored, with Steven Godeke, Philanthropy’s New Passing Gear: Mission Related Investing, A Policy and Implementation Guide for Foundation Trustees. Doug serves on boards for The Leatherstocking Corporation, The Melalucca Foundation, The National Council on Nonprofits, Partners for Health Foundation, The Rockefeller Institute of Government, and is a past chair of Philanthropy New York. He is also a member of the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia Business School where he teaches about philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.
Doug is a graduate of Michigan State University. He also has an MJ from Temple University and an MS from Penn.
Tine Hansen-Turton, MGA, JD
Tine Hansen-Turton is President and Chief Executive Officer of Woods. Ms. Hansen-Turton is an Executive with more than 20 years of experience in health and human services senior management, executive leadership and consulting. She has founded and led several nationally recognized organizations and trade associations. A proven results-oriented strategic leader, Ms. Hansen-Turton is known for being an effective organizational change agent and policy and health and human services systems reform advocate. Woods is a $350 million leading nonprofit population health management organization that provides innovative, comprehensive and integrated health-and-behavior, education, workforce, and care management services to children and adults in the intellectual/developmental disability, child welfare, behavioral and acquired brain injury public health sectors. Woods has over 6000 staff that serves more than 22,000 individuals primarily from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, but also has national reach given its expertise in serving people who are medically and behavioral frail and vulnerable. Ms. Hansen-Turton also oversees Woods’ four subsidiary corporations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (Brian’s House and Tabor Services in Pennsylvania and Legacy Treatment Services, Allies and Archway Programs in New Jersey). Ms. Hansen-Turton also serves as the founding Executive Director and Administrator for the Convenient Care Association (CCA), the national trade association of over 3000 private-sector retail clinic industry, serving 50 million people with basic health care services across the country.
Previously, Ms. Hansen-Turton served as the Chief Operating Officer at Public Health Management Corporation, a large public health nonprofit institute, where she oversaw and led corporate strategy, operations, business development, and M&A. Additionally, she served as the founding CEO of the National Nurse-led Care Consortium, a non-profit organization supporting the growth and development of over 500 nurse-managed and school health clinics, serving more than 5 million vulnerable people across the country in urban and rural locations. For the past two decades she has also been instrumental in positioning Nurse Practitioners as primary health care providers globally.
Ms. Hansen-Turton is founder and publisher of a social impact/innovation journal (Social Innovations Journal) and have co-published nine books in the health and human services field. She is known as a serial social entrepreneur who has started several national social and public innovations in the health and human services sector.
She has received several advocacy and leadership awards, the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, the Business Journal 40 under 40 Leadership and Women of Distinction Awards. She was named one of the 101 emerging Philadelphia connectors by Leadership, Inc. and American Express NextGen Independent Sector Fellow.
Ms. Hansen-Turton received her BA from Slippery Rock University, her Master of Government/Public Administration from University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute, and her Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Sidney R. Hargro
Sidney Hargro is the Executive Director of the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia. In that role, he leads and advances a powerful force of nearly 150 diverse grantmaking organizations that invest more than $500 million annually to enhance the quality of life throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Prior to joining Philanthropy Network, he was the first executive director of Community Foundation of South Jersey. Under his leadership, the Foundation grew from $400,000 in assets to over 30 donor funds and $15 million in assets. Prior to CFSJ, he was the Senior Officer of Strategy and Organizational Learning at The Columbus Foundation where he led the business and innovation strategy, and served as the philanthropic advisor to the Siemer Family Foundation, Paul G. Duke Foundation, NetJets Corporation Fund, and Central Benefits Healthcare Foundation.
Mr. Hargro is a Lecturer in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, and actively services on regional and national boards including, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, Rutgers School of Nursing Community Advisors, and Creating the Future. He is the author of “Lessons Learned,” a chapter in the Foundation Center’s fundraising guide titled, After the Grant: A Nonprofit’s Guide to good Stewardship, serves as a guest blogger for the Council on Foundations.
Now in his second career, Mr. Hargro has a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in mechanical engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Eileen R. Heisman, MSW
Eileen R. Heisman is the President and CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) based in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. She is a nationally recognized expert on charitable and planned giving. Ms. Heisman has been interviewed about philanthropy and donor-advised funds on CNBC, PBS, NPR, CNN International and BloombergTV, and by nearly every national newspaper and major trade publication, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, CBS MarketWatch, Financial Advisor, and Investment News. She was among the first fundraising professionals to earn the distinguished ACFRE certification. In 2011, she was named by NonProfit Times as one of their Power and Influence Top 50, an annual listing of the 50 most influential executives in the philanthropic sector. In 2013, she was invited by the Chinese government to speak to their emerging nonprofit sector about philanthropy. She is a 2013 recipient of the American Association of Ben Gurion University of the Negev Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s Women of Distinction Award.
Dana Kaminstein, PhD
Dana Kaminstein, PhD is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. He is Co-Academic Director of the CLO Evidence Block, along with Sharon Ravitch, PhD, at the Graduate School of Education. He is also the Co-Academic Director of the Educational Research Block of the Penn MedEd Program at the Graduate School of Education. He is an Affiliated Faculty Member in Organizational Dynamics, Liberal and Professional Studies, School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Qualitative Research Specialist at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in Philadelphia. He teaches courses in Qualitative Research Methods, Organizational Diagnosis, and Group Dynamics. He has taught adult graduate students for over 30 years at the University of Pennsylvania. He consults to organizations at the system level and for 25 years designed and taught in leadership development programs all over the world for Wharton Executive Education. His current research interests are the psychodynamics of organizational life, moral injury, and group dynamics involved in community advisory boards.
Jeff Klein is the Executive Director of the Wharton Leadership Program and a Lecturer at The Wharton School and the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. As Executive Director, Jeff is responsible for the portfolio of curricular and co-curricular leadership development programs available to Wharton undergraduate and MBA students and for directing the School’s efforts to create the Wharton Global Leadership Institute. He also teaches an interdisciplinary graduate level course in the Non Profit Leadership Program at the School of Social Policy Practice, and multiple Field Application Project courses at the Wharton School. In addition, Jeff designs and delivers leadership workshops and courses for executive clients through Wharton Executive Education. As a Learning Director, Jeff leads two weeklong executive courses, Creating and Leading High Performing Teams and The Leadership Edge. Jeff serves as a Strategic Advisor to the Global Partnerships Forum, a Board Member for Summer Search Philadelphia, and on the Leadership Development Committee of the Pig Iron Theatre Company.
Andy Lamas has been teaching at the University of Pennsylvania for more than twenty-five years. With a longstanding commitment to the study and development of alternative institutions promoting social justice and economic democracy, he teaches courses on critical theory, liberation theology, community economic development, and cooperative ownership. He serves as the academic director of Penn’s Social Justice Research Academy, and he is on the editorial advisory board of the Radical Philosophy Review. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of the International Herbert Marcuse Society as well as the Bread & Roses Community Fund, whose first grant back in the 1970s was to the Black Panther Party. He has conducted and directed research in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa on alternative currencies, community development finance, cooperatives, and social movements. In the Nonprofit Leadership Program, his course on social finance facilitates the development of critical sensibilities and analytical skills for responsible and effective organizational leadership.
Michael Lehmann, JD, LLM
Mr. Michael Lehmann has practiced primarily in the area of the law of nonprofit organizations since 1987.
He has represented many hundreds of organizations ranging from PTAs, churches, and local sports clubs to some of the country’s largest foundations. His practice encompasses incorporation and formation matters (articles of incorporation, application for tax-exempt status, bylaws, conflicts of interest, whistleblower policies, document retention policies, and the like); operational issues (matters of fiduciary duty, taxation of unrelated businesses, employment agreements, executive compensation, lending – including tax-exempt bonds); government relations (audits and controversies involving charities regulators, the Internal Revenue Service and various state tax authorities); and cross-border philanthropy.
He is a regular speaker and writer on nonprofit legal issues.
David Rhode, MBA has his branding roots in Consumer Packaged Goods marketing from Procter and Gamble and HJ Heinz. In 2005, he launched Pitch In For Baseball (www.pifb.org) a 501 c 3 organization that gives children in under resourced communities the equipment they need to play. Since inception, Pitch In For Baseball (PIFB) has donated over $4 million worth of gear to kids in 90 countries around the world and in all 50 states.
Under David’s leadership, PIFB has been featured in the New York Times, NBC Nightly News and numerous other publications for their work, especially following a natural disaster.
Pitch In For Baseball is considered a best in class organization whose strategic partners include Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players’ Association, Little League International, the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wilson Sporting Goods and State Farm Insurance.
David is married and has three children. He lives in New York City.
Jim Rosenberg, MBA
At the Haslam College of Business, Jim Rosenberg works with healthcare leaders who are transforming access, affordability, equity, and excellence in healthcare. Jim designs and delivers degree and non-degree executive education programs, and supports leaders through personalized consulting, teaching, facilitation, and coaching. Jim also works with a diverse mix of mission-driven leaders on strategy, innovation, and growth projects through Workbench, his consulting business. His background includes experience in both nonprofit and commercial organizations, including venture-backed startups, mission-driven nonprofits, and Fortune 500 corporations. Jim holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. You can learn more about Jim’s work at www.workbenchdc.com and his career at www.linkedin.com/in/jimrosenberg.
Ariel Schwartz, MPA, PhD
Ariel Schwartz is Managing Director at the Center for Social Impact Strategy in the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her current position, Ariel was Postdoctoral Fellow at SP2, developing CSIS’s social innovation curriculum. As a social researcher, Ariel studies how members of grassroots social sector organizations can make good use of donor-funded computing technology. In 2008, Ariel co-founded Maria’s Libraries, a US-based nonprofit striving in Kenya for information access and social, economic, and cultural development through community libraries. Ariel received her BA and MPA from Cornell University, and her PhD from the University of Texas. Ariel also enjoys riding her bike, cultivating plants, and enjoying forested and other outdoor spaces. In Penn’s Nonprofit Leadership Master’s Program, Ariel has taught Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Penn Social Impact Lab, and International Development.
Nadya Shmavonian is an independent consultant who most recently served as president of Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) from January 2010 – July 2012, where she presided over the closure of the organization. She provides strategic direction and counsel to private foundations and a broad array of local, national and international nonprofit organizations. She has extensive foundation management experience, having served as vice president for strategy at the Rockefeller Foundation, and executive vice president at The Pew Charitable Trusts where she also worked as director of administration and as a program officer in health and human services. Ms. Shmavonian serves on the Boards of the Center for Effective Philanthropy; the Partners for Seed in Africa Fund, an initiative for South Sudan supported by Howard Buffet; and the Lenfest Foundation. She helped found and served on the board of The Alliance for A Green Revolution in Africa (a joint partnership of the Rockefeller and Bill and Melinda Gates foundations). She has served on the Advisory Boards of the National Philanthropic Trust and the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She was one of the first two non-family members of the Surdna Foundation Board, where she served for six years.
Ms. Shmavonian holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago, and an M.B.A. in healthcare management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She was awarded the Kathleen McDonald Distinguished Alumna Award from Wharton Women in Business in 2011.
Dr. Flora Taylor passionately advocates for the benefits of experiential learning. She has taught group dynamics, including the dynamics of leadership, power, authority, and group development in many institutions, including the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, Teachers College of Columbia University, Ashoka University, the William Alanson White Institute, Rutgers University, the Wharton School, and Seton Hall University. Her publications, “Anatomy of a Casualty,” “Building a Multiculturally Competent Practice,” and “Multicultural Competence in Dermatologic Practice” may be obtained upon request.
In addition, Dr. Taylor designs, directs, and staffs many experiential conferences, simulations, and retreats for executives on the dynamics of organizational life using Social Systems (Power Lab), and Group Relations methodologies. She is an organizational development consultant, executive coach and group dynamics specialist. She has worked with clients to achieve quantifiable results in their organizations for over 20 years. She brings varied types of experience to her consulting work. She leverages her Psychology background along with her group expertise to determine the intervention that best meets the client’s individual and organizational needs. Her approach involves utilizing her considerable diagnostic skills to develop an accurate working hypothesis of her clients’ organizational issues and then designing a customized intervention to meet the identified need. Her practice areas include organizational diagnosis, team development, executive coaching, meeting effectiveness, applied and focus group research, diversity, large group facilitation, and facilitator training. Dr. Taylor’s work history includes the Wharton Center for Applied Research (now CFAR), and she currently works independently and in association with Praxis, a boutique consulting firm specializing in psychodynamic approaches to organizational development.
Dr. Taylor earned her A.B. Cum Laude from Harvard University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Licensed Psychologist with a specialty adult practice in issues related to work and interpersonal relationships.
Dr. James Thompson is coauthor of The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook and was co-founder and director of the Wharton Social Entrepreneurship Program.
His current research is focused on social entrepreneurship, future market growth, and investment under conditions of high uncertainty. He teaches in Wharton Executive Education programs and works with management teams around the world to design and execute entrepreneurially-minded organic growth strategies that increase the value of their firms. He, along with Ian MacMillan and Peter Frumkin, presented an interdisciplinary Coursera MOOC on social entrepreneurship in the fall of 2014.
Prior to joining the academic world, James was a divisional director of a public company, responsible for new market development, brand marketing and development, and business unit turnarounds. He currently serves on the executive board of a venture capital–funded technology and entertainment company in Philadelphia.
James holds a PhD from The Federal Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) and is published in the Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management, Long Range Planning, Management Science, Organization Science, and the Research-Technology Management Journal. He is a recipient of Best Paper Awards in the Entrepreneurship Division of the U.S. Academy of Management, the Innovation category of the European Business School, and the 2013 Gerald E. Hills Award (AMA EMSIG) of the American Marketing Association.
Leila Vaughan, JD, LLM
Leila Vaughan is a tax attorney at Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC specializing in nonprofit and business tax issues. Leila is also a founder of the nonprofit organization Peace Advocacy Network and currently serves as its President.
Leila is a 2006 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and subsequently received her LLM in taxation from New York University.