Stephanie is committed to strengthening the nonprofit sector through education. She has dedicated her career to the sector since 2003. Stephanie has served as an executive director for a health advocacy organization as well as held development and program management roles for organizations serving seniors and people with disabilities. In these roles she expanded programming, strengthened infrastructure, and grew fundraising revenue. She has also consulted for a variety of other organizations helping them strengthen governance and work toward sustainability. Stephanie has worked with organizations of all sizes—from grassroots with no paid staff to multi-campus health care providers with upward of $60 million in annual revenue. She is an adjunct faculty member for Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies.
Stephanie is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and earned her designation as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from the American College of Financial Services. Recognized for her excellence in teaching and facilitation, she was named a Master Trainer by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Demonstrating her commitment to helping organizations strengthen their governance and employ best practices, Stephanie is a Certified Governance Consultant through BoardSource.
She earned a BS in accounting and an MS in gerontology from the University of Southern California and an MEd in adult and organizational development from Temple University.
Stephanie understands nonprofit management and fundraising through lens of a manager and consultant as well as a volunteer herself. She has more than 30 years’ cumulative experience as a board member for organizations ranging from grassroots with no staff to a multi-million dollar international association. Stephanie is a popular speaker and author on a variety of nonprofit topics. She has been a featured author in Advancing Philanthropy, Fundraising Success, and Giving Tomorrow magazines as well as published online through BoardSource and Charity Channel. She authored chapters on boards and fundraising for the second and third editions of The Handbook of Board Governance published by John Wiley & Sons. Stephanie has worked for a Standards for Excellence® accredited organization and has volunteered as a peer reviewer for Standards for Excellence replication partner Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) since 2010.