Standards for Excellence Consultants
The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations is proud to announce these Consultants have completed an intensive two day training and are Trained and Approved Consultants for the Standards for Excellence program.
If your organization would like to work with a consultant to implement the Standards, we recommend that you use a Standards Trained and Approved Consultant. These Consultants have received the training needed to understand all levels of the Standards for Excellence program and are also kept current on all updates.
Interested in becoming a Standards for Excellence Consultant? Contact Tish Mogan at 717-236-8584.
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Stephanie Bucklew (click to read more)
Stephanie has 20 years of experience in Enterprise Risk Management with a concentration in the financial services industry. During this time, she served primarily as a Risk Manager and Consultant. Her goal is to serve the community by providing affordable services to organizations in need of my skill set.
412-656-7700 | Bucklew@comcast.net
Stephanie Cory, Philanthropy & Governance Trainer (click to read more)
Stephanie has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector since 2003. She has served as an executive director for a health advocacy organization as well as held development and program management roles for nonprofit organizations serving seniors and people with disabilities. She has also consulted for a variety of educational and arts organizations. Stephanie is an adjunct faculty member for Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies where she teaches a variety of fundraising topics.
Stephanie has been a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 2008 and received her designation as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from the American College in 2007. A graduate of the Association of Fundraising Professional's (AFP) Faculty Training Academy, she has been an AFP Master Trainer since 2010. Stephanie is a Certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource and a licensed consultant through the Standards for Excellence® Institute. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern California.
Barbara Bushey Ernico (click to read more)
Barbara is President and CEO of Charitable Advisory Services following her retirement in August 2017 as Founding President/CEO of Adams County Community Foundation. Prior to establishing her own consulting business, Charitable Advisory Services, Ms. Ernico worked in the non-profit public charity world for over 30 years. A former Executive Director of Easter Seals and Administrator for an Intermediate Care Facility, Ms. Ernico has shared her experience in non-profit administration and grantwriting for the past 40 years by consulting for charities. Her focus has been foundation grant-making and community building for York County Community Foundation, the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust and the Adams County Community Foundation. She has served as a Peer Reviewer for PANO, The Standards for Excellence.
In her spare time Barbara serves on the Temple University Alumni Association and the Temple University College of Public Health Board of Visitors which she Chairs. She loves to do needlepoint and recently completed a series of canvases called “The Creation Series.” This unique interpretation of the six days of creation has been donated to her church, Camp Hill United Methodist Church where they hang in the sanctuary.
Brian J. Farester, Ph.D. (click to read more)
At Farester Consulting, we believe and are invested fully in the mission and vision of our nonprofit and community-based clients. Our passion lies in helping an organization grow and develop, obtain funding, and live out their mission and vision successfully. We do not view ourselves as just a consultant, we consider ourselves part of the organization. Our services include grant funding searches, grant writing, program evaluation, organizational and board development.
Brian has over 20 years of service with one of the nation’s largest public pension funds as a Regional Administrator. Among other responsibilities, he facilitates meetings in large and small group settings to provide information and educate public school employees about their pension and health care benefits. He also has experience teaching as an adjunct instructor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. He was also a trainer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Keystone Academy for Learning for a variety of leadership and management topics.
Brian is an Iraq war veteran serving in the Army Reserve for 20 years, retiring at the rank of major. Over his military service, his leadership was recognized through the award of the Bronze Star, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, Combat Action Badge, and Superior Unit Award.
Brian’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Master of Arts in Employment and Labor Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Administration and Leadership Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Karen Hosler-Kispert (click to read more)
Karen Hosler Kispert has more than 20 years experience as a nonprofit executive leader and consultant, specializing in small-medium sized human service organizations. Her passion is articulated in her professional mission, "working for social justice through nonprofit excellence."
Karen has been an enthusiastic proponent of the Standards for Excellence as member and immediate past chair of the statewide Standards Committee, licensed consultant, and peer reviewer. In addition, she led her organization through the accreditation process, which became a catalyst for its growth and overall development.
Karen enjoys serving as interim executive director of nonprofits in transition, finding this a fruitful time for organization development. In addition, Karen has taught leadership and management as adjunct faculty at Eastern University since 2003 and coordinates Eastern's graduate programs in organizational leadership and nonprofit management. She holds a doctorate degree in organizational leadership and master's degrees in nonprofit management and political science.
Karen is active in her local church, is an elected Inspector of Elections, and is an enthusiastic hiker, pianist, and weight lifter!
Independent Consultant | (215) 723-0317 | KHKispert@verizon.net
Steven R. Lewis (click to read more)
Steven R. Lewis is the Founder & CEO of Steven R. Lewis & Associates, LLC, a business management and leadership consulting firm specializing in the areas of strategic planning, leadership training and development, change management, executive coaching and team building. Our philosophy, we believe that any organization can fully realize their organizational vision with the right business management and leadership tools. Steven provides business management and leadership consulting to the private, public and nonprofit sectors.
Steven holds a Master of Business Administration from La Salle University with a concentration in management, Master of Science in Social Work, from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Steven has over 15 years of business management and leadership experience in the private, public and the nonprofit sectors.
Rosalind Spigel, MSOD, ACC (click to read more)
Rosalind Spigel believes in the difference nonprofits can make. Her vision is to make the world a better place by increasing the effectiveness of mission-driven organizations, and to help nonprofits – and the people in them – grow and prosper.
Rosalind brings creativity, innovation, and insight to nonprofit systems to support engagement and alignment of leadership, staff, and volunteers to achieve shared goals in service to the organization’s vision. In consultation with her clients, Rosalind designs and facilitates strategic planning through implementation, board development, leadership coaching, capacity building interventions, and workshops tailored to nonprofit experiences.
Rosalind is a consultant with the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University, the Social Transformation Project, and is a Coach to the American University’s Master of Science, Organization Development (MSOD) program. Rosalind earned her BA from George Washington University and MSOD from the American University/National Training Laboratories (AU/NTL). She received her coach training from the Gestalt International Study Center and certification from the International Coaching Federation. She is trained to lead Future Search conferences, When Cultures Meet, and is certified to administer and interpret the TTI Insights behavior and motivator instruments (DISC).
Rosalind received DEI training through the National Coalition Building Institute and Race Forward, and has published a series of articles on implicit gender bias. Other articles include The Sacredness of Change and Developing Leadership: Using Triggers as a Wake-Up Call. She is the recipient of the Hal Kellner Award for contributions to issues of diversity and social justice.
A former Executive Director, Rosalind brings over 30 years of experience in working for and with nonprofits.
Debra Thompson, BS, MBA (click to read more)
Debra Thompson is President of Strategy Solutions, Inc. In this position, she provides board governance, organizational effectiveness, strategic planning, training, facilitation, research and project management services to organizations and communities who want to grow and thrive. Debra also has 20 years teaching experience at the Master’s level at Duquesne and Gannon Universities.
A graduate of Villa Maria College with a B.S. in Marketing, Debbie received her Master of Business Administration from Gannon University. She is a licensed consultant, trainer and peer reviewer for the national and Pennsylvania Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. She was appointed in December 2016 to the National Standards Ethics Committee.
Domestic Violence Center of Chester County | (610) 431-3546
Heather J. Wiley
610-505-0910 | Heather@Beyondbestpracticesphilanthropy.com