Meet Our Board

Michelle Bauer
Chief Operating Officer
Tampa Bay Economic Development Council

As someone who has launched and served on the boards of diverse nonprofit organizations, I’m honored to be part of the NLC board and help further its vital mission. The essential work of Tampa Bay’s nonprofit organizations helps our communities thrive. Our nonprofit sector has helped transform this region into an incredible place to live, work and pursue your dreams.

Cheryl Brown, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
SVP/Chief People & Organizational Excellence Officer
Publix Employees Federal Credit Union

NLC’s passionate work to support nonprofit leaders in our communities who give their unwavering commitment to changing lives compelled me to get involved. I believe “inspired” leadership is the cornerstone of successful organizations, and serving in a role to help leaders flourish is an honor.

Mariana Bugallo-Muros
VP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Moffitt Cancer Center

My passion is developing others to be the best they can be. I have dedicated my career to the health care and public sectors because I wanted to make a difference and be part of the solution. How humbling and gratifying it is to serve on NLC’s board. Our nonprofits are the heartbeat and soul of our community, and I’m proud that NLC provides valuable training and development resources to the region’s nonprofit organizations.

Sheff Crowder
Conn Memorial Foundation

As the founding chair for the Nonprofit Leadership Center, I can say that the vision from day one was to cultivate a nonprofit heart, a business mind and a leader’s spirit. Two decades later, this vision has not changed. I am proud NLC has grown into an important regional asset for our local nonprofits, and we must continue growing to better serve our nonprofit community.

Bill Fries

I am particularly passionate about the need for strong nonprofit board governance and best practices. I believe nonprofits are most effective when they are governed by board members who understand their roles and responsibilities, know how to ask for money and create impactful nonprofit agencies to strengthen our local community across sectors. I love serving on NLC’s board because of the large number of nonprofit organizations it reaches and because NLC develops and connects nonprofit leaders so they can deliver better results.

Michele Hamilton
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
Florida Blue

In my role at Florida Blue, I’ve learned that communities thrive because of the hard work of nonprofit organizations. As a Tampa native, this has sparked a passion in me toward philanthropy, especially with organizations that are working to make our community a healthier place to live and work. Because of this, I feel it’s critical for these organizations to have a resource like NLC to help them develop, connect and grow stronger. I’m proud to serve on the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s board because they provide this important support to nonprofit organizations that makes a meaningful impact in our community.

Christopher Johnson
Senior Social Responsibility Specialist
The Mosaic Company

More than a decade ago, I made the decision to dedicate my professional life to the nonprofit sector and to also invest my personal resources into the organizations of my community as much as possible. Social sector agencies touch everyone in our community while directly impacting our quality of life. For these reasons, I’m honored to serve the Nonprofit Leadership Center, which I view as a community leader working to ensure the vitality of so many organizations addressing our region’s most critical social issues.

Mary Lallucci, Chair
Senior Vice President
Right Management

I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve on NLC’s board. I believe it’s important to find ways both personally and professionally to give back to the community. As a senior executive, I have spent my career in organizations that help people. Currently, at Right Management, we provide both Career Management and Talent Management solutions locally, regionally and globally to our clients. This role has allowed me a number of opportunities to be engaged with several nonprofits. The Nonprofit Leadership Center shares my values around connecting and serving, as well as quality, innovation and respect. I believe NLC brings a unique mix of services, and I consider serving on the board a true privilege.

Julia Lucas, Secretary
Corporate Counsel

We have so many wonderful nonprofits in the Tampa Bay community, and there is certainly no lack of heart driving the missions of these organizations. The Nonprofit Leadership Center helps take these organizations and their constituencies to the next level by providing invaluable training to nonprofit executives, staff and board members. This enhances and develops their skills to better serve their clients, communicate their impact and run successful organizations. As a business attorney, I’ve been privileged to assist nonprofits in meeting their legal needs by serving on various boards. I’m excited to serve on NLC’s board to reach all Tampa Bay nonprofits and share with them how NLC can help enhance their effectiveness in serving our community.


Serving on the Nonprofit Leadership Center board allows me to help a much larger number of nonprofit organizations than I could possibly help individually. What I have learned from working with NLC and also attending NLC’s programs has enabled me to better assist my clients, which is an added bonus. I strive to bring a different perspective and experience to this strong and dedicated group of professionals. The connections we make truly strengthen this sector of our community.

Jessica Muroff
Chief Executive Officer
United Way Suncoast

I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors for the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay. I owe the success in my career to supervisors and leaders who invested in me through professional development. As a CEO of a nonprofit, I find the NLC a great resource to provide training and expertise to the ever-growing nonprofit sector. My hope is to help advocate for more organizations in our community to invest in their employees and organization, providing similar opportunities I was blessed with.

Nancy Ridenour, Vice Chair
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas & West Pasco Counties

I’m passionate about nonprofit organizations in our Tampa Bay Community. As a CPA in public accounting, I’ve provided audit and tax services to nonprofits since 1995. I also serve on various boards in our community. I‘ve taught at the Nonprofit Leadership Center since 2012 and was honored to be asked to join the Board. Teaching our nonprofits to be the best they can be is vital to growth and sustainability.

 Luis R. Visot, Ed.D.

Being a humble servant leader who is guided by the fundamental values of authenticity, empowerment, integrity, otherness and unselfishness, I’m inspired to be part of the Nonprofit Leadership Center. Learning about our community’s nonprofit sector and its capabilities while serving those who serve others is my source of passion and compassion. I’m honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve on the NLC Board of Directors as we collectively engage, educate, empower and advance the nonprofit sector in Tampa Bay.