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FRAMINGHAM – MetroWest Nonprofit Network (MWNN), in partnership with Framingham
State University (FSU), is pleased to announce that 25 participants have been selected for the
inaugural Nonprofit Management Certificate for Practitioners program. The 12-week online
program is set to launch on September 24.
“This certificate program is an important step towards meeting MWNN’s goal of creating a
robust pipeline of next generation leaders who will be charged with leading MetroWest nonprofit organizations,” said Anna Cross, Executive Director of MWNN. “We were humbled by the enthusiasm applicants, funders and leaders of the nonprofit community expressed for the
program. We hope this program will give future leaders not only the skills and information
needed to lead organizations successfully, but also connect them to a network of colleagues and supporters who they can count on long after they complete the program.”
Generous support from the TJX Charitable Foundation, the Middlesex Savings Charitable
Foundation, Digital Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation, Main Street Group Foundation,
the Rusche Epperly Family Trust, and individual donors, provided program support and
scholarship funds that were critical in providing access for applicants who would have otherwise been unable to participate.
The larger than anticipated pool included a diverse group of applicants from a number of
MetroWest communities and organizations.
It gives us great pleasure to announce the members of the Class of 2021:
Jessica Apsler, Domestic Violence Services Network, Inc.
Julie Blazer, OUT MetroWest
Meghan Burke, MassHire Metro South/West Workforce
Francesca Cerutti-Harris, Framingham State University
Christopher Chagnon, Minuteman Arc for Human Services
Kimberly Charles, Discovering Hidden Gems
Jannelle Codianni, ATAC-Amazing Arts Center
Melissa Cusson, South Middlesex Opportunity Council
Emily Denenno, Family and Community Resources, Inc.
Stephanie Di Dio, Family Promise of Natick
Cathleen Dinsmore, the Hopkinton Freedom Trail
Christian Espana, A Place to Turn
Shantae Holmes, Be Inclusive, Inc
Kevin Lopez, Hoops and Homework
Laura Mattei, the Sudbury Valley Trustees
Jordy Melendez, Nativity School of Worcester
Leah Parker-Moldover, SPARK Kindness
Tina Powderly, the Franklin Food Pantry
Raquel Riberti-Bill, ProGente Connections
Margie Rosario, Voices of the Community
Kathryn Roy, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Massachusetts
Sonia Shah, the Natick Service Council
Bishnu Tamang, Women Thriving, Inc.,
Daniela Thermora, Wayside Family and Youth Services,
Jennifer Wiles, the HEART Play Program.
MWNN was created in 1991, in response to the need to bring MetroWest nonprofits together to share ideas, resources, and professional development opportunities. Today, as a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization, MWNN continues to offer the services and support that MetroWest
nonprofits are seeking; opportunities for collaboration, connections to the expertise of their
colleagues throughout the region, and access to resources that support and strengthen their