Welcome Stacy and Nate

Nonprofit Leadership Center Welcomes Two New Members to Board of Directors

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The Nonprofit Leadership Center is pleased to welcome two new members to its talented and dedicated board of directors: Stacy Baier, Ph.D., and Nathan Penha, CRPS®, AAMS®.

Meet Stacy Baier

Stacy Baier is the CEO of the Pinellas Education Foundation, where she leads all development, educational impact and administrative activities while cultivating a strong working relationship between the business and school communities. Stacy has nearly 30 years of experience in foundation development and capacity building, grantmaking, programmatic design and nonprofit management.

Before joining the Pinellas Education Foundation, Stacy served in leadership roles, including president and CEO of the Florida Philanthropic Network, vice president and program director of college and career readiness for Helios Education Foundation, and the executive director of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations.

“I believe building the knowledge, skills and talents of leaders within the nonprofit sector is what will make the greatest difference in finding solutions to the community’s most significant challenges. I appreciate being part of an organization like the Nonprofit Leadership Center that assists the sector in maximizing a donor’s investment by leveraging the capacity of the individuals leading and working within nonprofits.”

Dr. Stacy Baier

Stacy received her doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Florida, holds a Master of Education from Harvard University and has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Stacy is also a founding board member of the National Schools Foundation Association and author of “From Better to Best: Practical Strategies to Boost Efficiency in Your Education Foundation,” a strategy guide to enhance the effectiveness of education foundations and improve financial return. Most recently, Stacy was recognized for the second time on the Florida Trend 500 Most Influential Leaders in the category of nonprofits/philanthropy.

Meet Nathan Penha

Image of Nathan Penha in a navy suit jacket and white and blue collared shirt.

Nathan “Nate” Penha is a financial professional with more than 11 years of experience specializing in advanced financial strategies and market and economic analysis working with individuals and organizations of all sizes. Nate currently serves as a senior consultant for CAPTRUST. He has previously held roles with Mutual of America, AIG and Edward Jones.

“There are few greater privileges than the ability to serve your community and support those who support others. I have learned, especially these past few years, that representation is critical. It has become of the utmost importance while working with youth and families of color to lead by example and humility. Giving back to my community is at the very core of who I am. It has been such an honor to serve with the Nonprofit Leadership Center as a Key Partner, a mentor through its Advancing Racial Equity on Nonprofit Boards Fellowship, and now a board member.”

Nate Penha

Nate has been active in supporting his community while volunteering for Metropolitan Ministries, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Hillsborough Education Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Shriners Children’s Hospital, and as a coach for multiple youth sports organizations. He has served on the boards of the Hyde Park Rotary Club, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Society of St. Vincent de Paul South Pinellas and West Tampa Little League. Nate has three children and enjoys frequenting Tampa Bay area restaurants, parks, beaches and spots for kids with his family.

Please join us in welcoming Stacy and Nate to Team NLC.