We’re absolutely thrilled to announce the addition of two members to Team NLC and give you a brief introduction to our newest staff here.
Joining us as Director of Strategic Solutions is John Loblack, Ed.D..
John serves the very important function of overseeing our custom solutions division, which offers nonprofits the individualized attention and services they require and deserve, as well as delivering training in our classroom–and offsite!
John is no stranger to NLC or our nonprofit leaders; he’s been an NLC trainer since 2015 and has facilitated breakout sessions at our Leadership Conference in 2017 and 2018.
Of is work with us, John says, “Nothing gives me more joy than helping others grow into their full potential, while helping their organizations fulfill its mission.”
He is a passionate and lifelong learner: As a graduate from the school of “Hard Knocks,” he learned to appreciate the value of hard work and perseverance. And with his single mother as the “principal,” he understood at an early age that a sound education would be his ticket to a meaningful life.
John has served as an elementary school, middle school and high school teacher, a career college instructor, a university campus dean, and a learning and development specialist. John holds a doctoral degree in organizational leadership, a master’s degree in human resource management, an undergraduate degree in sociology, and a diploma in mass communication.
When John shares with his audience, he marries the lessons from academia and from his professional experiences with those he learned on the streets of the small Caribbean Island, Dominica.
Andrew Rametta is NLC’s first-ever Fellow in Fund Development. Andrew’s position is a learning-while-doing role that we have designed to prepare him to take up a full-time role in any nonprofit after his one-year fellowship with us ends. (If you want to learn more about how our Fellowship came to be, check out this blog post.)
Andrew is a Tampa native–and newlywed!–with a heart for people and service. “When I’m not working, you can find me with people,” he says. “I’m an extreme extrovert and people are my passion. I am also an only child so the friendships I have are like family to me.”
Andrew holds a Masters of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary and finished a two-year residency at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church in 2018.
Of his new role with NLC, Andrew says, “I’m excited to take this opportunity to soak up all the knowledge and experience that I am about to receive as I start this yearlong journey. I’m looking forward to all the classes that I will be able to attend at NLC and to building relationships with the people of the Tampa Bay nonprofit community–and to hearing all the stories and lessons that this community has to share.”
Lean more about Andrew from a short Q&A here.