Previous Speakers and Resources

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2017 – 18 Speakers

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Speakers: Allen Edson (NAACP), Jorge Camarena (Journey House), Brenda Castillo-Nogales (Nat. Hispanic Media Coalition) and LaWayne Williams (Tournament of Roses)

Topic: Diversity/Inclusion/Equity Panel – Ask Questions, Framework


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Topic: Diversity/Inclusion/Equity at the Board and Leadership Level

Speakers: Allen Edson (NAACP), Jorge Camarena (Journey House), Brenda Castillo-Nogales (Nat. Hispanic Media Coalition) and LaWayne Williams (Tournament of Roses)


Nancy Berlin, Policy Director
California Association of Nonprofits |
1000 North Alameda, Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Mary Donnelly-Crocker
Executive Director
Young & Healthy
136 W Peoria Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

2016 – 17 Speakers

May Meeting featured the members discussing forming community partnerships/collaborations and accessing corporate funding led by Peggy Buchanan, The Pasadena Village.

Peggy Buchanan
Executive Director
Pasadena Village
236 W. Mountain St., Suite 104
Pasadena, CA 91103

April Meeting Speakers:

Stacy Daugherty, City of Pasadena, Fiscal Services Administrator,

Melissa Alva, City of Pasadena City Manager Department, Planner / Budget Analyst,

Topic: Learn about your city- the budget process, commissions, and public involvement

Kate Walters, founder of the Pasadena based consulting firm Human Capital Consulting.

Here is Kate’s contact information:

Topic: Generational Diversity: Understanding and application of the cross-generational workforce

For the first time in history, the workforce is comprised of four generations.  This training will provide an understanding of the following key areas:

As a result, better communication, work relationships, team performance, and satisfaction can be developed.  Key topics will include:

  • The values, perceptions, and work styles that drive each generation
  • Communication, team dynamics & leadership preferences
  • Things to consider in hiring and retaining employees

Pat Smith, Senior Librarian, La Pintoresca and Villa Parke Branch Libraries

Here is Pat’s contact information:

1355 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

Topic: Free meeting open to ED’s and Development Staff. Tour of the Nonprofit Library and resource sharing.  La Pintoresca Branch Library is “A Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center” and offers free availability of the Foundation Directory Online Professional database along with two other databases subscribed through the Center.

Carolina Caro, CEO Parinama Consulting, Executive/Corporate Coach

Carolina presented on the Energy Leadership Model holds up a mirror to individuals’ perceptions, attitudes, behaviors and overall leadership capabilities. Understanding this 7 energy level model will help raise your self-awareness so that you can consciously choose to shift your energy and increase your overall leadership effectiveness.

Carolina is the CEO of Parinama Consulting, an Executive and Corporate Coaching & Consulting firm dedicated to “Transforming People & Workplaces” as its Sanskrit name implies. The firm specializes in leadership development through a lens that enhances employee engagement and celebrates diversity and inclusion. Programs include facilitated workshops, executive or group coaching and customized consulting plans.

Here is Carolina’s contact information:

Office: 646.229.4898

Cissy Brady-Rogers, MA, LMFT, Founder and Executive Director of Alive and Well Women.

She presented on Employee Wellness Begins With You. To learn more about Alive and Well Women, please contact:

Cissy Brady-Rogers, Founder and Executive Director, Alive and Well Women

Alive and Well Women
1000 Fremont Avenue #208
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Office: 626-254-1724

Evan Pan, CFA, Interm Executive Director, The Fuller Foundation and

Toni Krabill, Director of Charitable Impact, The Fuller Foundation

They presented on, Creating and Growing an Endowment for Your Nonprofit. To learn more about The Fuller Foundation, please contact them at:

The Fuller Foundation
385 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 250
Pasadena, CA 91101
Office: 626.792.3232


2015-16 Speakers

Jeannie DeLaura, Senior Vice President, Bolton & Company and

Rob Boldt, MBA, Assistant Vice President, Employee Benefits, Bolton & Company presented information about Insurance for Nonprofits.

This presentation covered both commercial risk and employee benefits. This will include the importance of Directors & Officers, EPLI, Abuse/Molestation, and Accident policies. The presentation will also include key facts to know about when dealing with group health insurance and the key traps of the Affordable Care Act.

To learn more about Bolton & Company, contact Jeannie:

Marge NicholsPresident, League of Women Voters Pasadena Area, spoke about the League and its work in registering voters, citizen education, advocacy, and encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government.

To learn more about the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area, contact Marge:

  • Phone: (626) 798-0965
  • Email:
  • Website:

Connie Aguilar, Options for Learning, spoke with Marge Nichols about the League of Women Voters. Connie is also the Community Outreach Specialist for Options for Learning, an organization that provides low-cost and high quality child care and early learning programs.

To learn more about Options for Learning and to contact Connie:

Rosie Chuong, Envision Consulting, spoke about effective social media techniques and strategies, as well as how to maximize an organization’s benefits from social media.

To learn more about Envision Consulting and all of the services they have to offer:

Donna Byrns, Friends in Deed, spoke about “Norma’s Nook,” the new clothing boutique at Friends in Deeds. Members learned about how their clients can use the boutique as a resource for their needs.

To learn more about Norma’s Nook and Friends in Deed:

Sue Nunn, Endowment Horizon, spoke about Planned Giving. Organizations of any size can participate in planned giving! Members learned how to get started, or how to improve their existing program.

Sue Nunn can be reached via:

Amy Foell, Workforce Development Manager at the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, spoke about the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, their student Internship Program, and a new program from the Workforce investment board.

Amy can be reached via:

Regarding internship and intern hosting opportunities go to:

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