Diana Léon-Taylor, President and CEO
Diana joined the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington in June of 2013 as the second President and CEO. Prior to joining the Roundtable, she was Principal of SageGroup-DC LLC, where she successfully led the development of numerous programs, partnerships, events and training programs for nonprofit organizations. She has also served as Interim Executive Director of the Black Student Fund and advised the Latino Student Fund on its youth programs as well as development strategies. She has counseled Leadership Greater Washington on strategic planning, and formerly developed of a series of communications and education programs for the Fannie Mae Foundation.
Beyond Washington, she has been affiliated with the National Park Trust, leading its mission expansion to include and cultivate the next generation of conservationist. This expansion financially grew the organization and led to its winning effort to secure Senate ratification of National Kids to Parks Day, which this year brought over 100,000 children to the capital to participate. And, on the global stage, she most recently was the Chief Director of International Relations at the Haitian Diaspora Federation, serving as political liaison to the White House, State Department, the United Nations and embassies in the United States. In that capacity, she convened tens of thousands of professionals and nonprofit organizations to engage in redevelopment efforts and political advocacy following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. She has also been an adviser to the Women's Global Initiative.
Read Diana's "Meet the Staff" here.
Amy Fishman Kurz, Deputy Director
Amy joined the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington in June 2009. Previously, Amy worked at The George Washington University Office of Community Service to lead the Neighbors Project which connects students, staff and faculty to community service opportunities. With over 8 years of experience in the Greater Washington nonprofit community, Amy brings a range of experiences and knowledge to the Roundtable.
At the Roundtable, Amy is lead staff for the Frank Karel Fellowship in Public Interest Communications and The Future Executive Directors Fellowship Program. Amy is the co-chair of the Capital Area Foreclosure Network and is the Director of Nonprofit NoVA.
Amy graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from The George Washington University (GWU) with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services. She also obtained her Master's Degree in Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Management at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at GWU in 2009.
Amy is a board member of Young Playwrights' Theater. She and her husband Jonathan are active in the young professional advisory board of the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue and are leaders in Sixth & I’s young professional giving community. Amy has also been involved with the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation since 2004 when she became a bone marrow donor.
Read Amy's "Meet the Staff" here.
Direct line: (202) 973-2506
Allison Carney, Strategic Communications Manager
Allison joined the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington in October of 2012. Previously, Allison consulted with nonprofits in DC to update their communications strategies through new media and coordinated crowdfunding campaigns. With extensive experience in social media strategies, creating marketing campaigns, and narrative storytelling, she now heads the Roundtable’s communications. She is a current student of Georgetown's Public Relations and Corporate Communications program and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Critical Social Thought.
Read Allison's "Meet the Staff" here.
Direct line: (202) 303-2429
Nana A. Oppong, Director of Development
Nana joined the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington in July 2009. Previously, Nana worked at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation as a Prospect Researcher. She has held internship positions with the Alliance for Consumer Education and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. Nana graduated from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in English. She also obtained her Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University in May 2008. Nana serves on Montgomery County's Board of Social Services.
Read Nana's "Meet the Staff" here.
Direct Line: (202) 973-2505
Madeline Harrington, Communications Intern
Madeline joined the Nonprofit Roundtable in May of 2013 as a Communications Intern. Previously, Madeline worked in the private sector for a start-up marketing company in Denver, CO where she was in charge of training staff on the company's brand and culture. She was also responsible for creating, maintaining, and editing the company's Help website and leading corporate training webinars. Madeline is a passionate volunteer, and has given ESL literacy classes to refugees, taught figure skating lessons to Special Olympic Athletes, and developed communications materials for a Chinese adoption agency in Colorado. She is passionate about social impact communications and is excited to strengthen her skills while working for the communications team at the Nonprofit Roundtable under Allison Carney's leadership. Madeline is a current student of Georgetown's Public Relations and Corporate Communication graduate program and has a B.A. with honors from the University of Iowa in International Studies and East Asian Languages and Literatures.
Thuy Le, Program Coordinator
Thuy joined the Nonprofit Roundtable if Greater Washington in March 2012. Previously, Thuy spent more than three years at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts working under the VSA (formerly Very Special Arts) division reviewing funding applications for accessible arts education programming. Thuy graduated from the George Washington University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services and a minor in Fine Arts.
Read Thuy's "Meet the Staff" here.
Direct Line: (202) 973-2511
Jon Squicciarini, Membership and Information Associate
Jon joined the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington in October 2013. Previously, Jon was the Development and Administrative Assistant at MAG (Mines Advisory Group) America where he managed incoming donations and interacted with prospective and current donors. Jon graduated from Drew University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Sociology. He spent two years working as a specialist at the Apple Store, where he gained professional experience in one of his favorite hobbies, technology. Jon has a passion for the nonprofit sector, and will be assisting the Membership and Information Manager at the Roundtable. Jon is also a black belt in Mixed Martial Arts.
Direct line: (202) 263-4782
Melissa Bondi, Director of Nonprofit Virginia
Melissa is a leading regional expert on nonprofit public policy, advocacy and management. As a Roundtable consultant, she provides strategic and technical capacity to educate and mobilize regional nonprofit leaders to achieve shared goals in partnership with state and local governments, and other sectors. Melissa has led local, state and federal housing, planning and community development initiatives in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. She serves as president of the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, on the Board of the Virginia Housing Coalition, and is a member of the Arlington Economic Development Commission.
Read Melissa's "Meet the Staff" here.
Direct Line: (703) 527-6379
Sharon Friedman, Consultant, Special Initiatives
Sharon is currently working on special initiatives with Nonprofit Montgomery, bringing her experience of 18 years as Executive Director of the Mental Health Association in Montgomery County to the greater nonprofit sector. Sharon, Principal in Friedman Strategies, has a keen interest in nonprofit sector development, and in the strengthening of public/private partnerships and community coalitions. She is currently serving as the Project Manager for Beyond Charity: Nonprofit Business in Montgomery County, MD. and Montgomery Moving Forward. Sharon has been a recipient of the Neighborhood Excellence Local Hero Award from the Bank of America, the Community Leader Award from Jewish Women International, and the Athena Award for Professional Excellence. Sharon is the immediate past Chair of the Nonprofit Montgomery Steering Committee. Her expertise was tapped for the transition teams of the last two Montgomery County Executives, and she has been included in The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women in Maryland.
Barbara Garlock, Director of Project FIRM - Financial Reporting and Management Institute
Barbara brings over 20 years of experience assisting nonprofits with strategic, marketing, and fundraising work. Prior to joining the Roundtable in 2011, Barbara served as Interim Executive Director at Interfaith Works, where she previously served as Director of Development. Barbara's background includes management consulting, providing counsel for start-ups and Fortune 500 firms in marketing and finance, and a career in retail management, including executive positions with Federated Department Stores and Macy's. Barbara has a BA in Economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.
Read Barbara's "Meet the Staff" here.