meet our BOARD


Stacy Baier

Senior Vice President

Helios Education Foundation

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.


Cheryl Brown

Chief Human Resources Officer

Credit Union West

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

HR Consultant & Advisor

Vice Chair

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 the vision from day one was to cultivate a nonprofit heart, a business mind and a leader’s spirit. Nearly 25 years later, the vision has not changed. I am delighted that we’ve grown into our vision for becoming an important resource for our local sector. I am proud of our growth and look forward to continued growth to better serve the nonprofit community.


Kadian Douglas



Deliver high-quality results and valuable security strategy, enterprise risk governance and security assessments within fast-paced and dynamic environments. Effective collaborator with a mind toward customer satisfaction. Board member with a passion for supporting growth and mentoring leaders in the nonprofit sector.


Michele Hamilton

Corporate Social Responsibility Manager

Florida Blue


Communities thrive because of the hard work of nonprofit organizations. 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. It’s critical for nonprofits to have a resource like NLC to help them develop, connect and grow stronger. I’m proud to serve on NLC’s board because they provide this important support to nonprofits that makes a meaningful impact in our community.


Robin Moch


M.E. Wilson

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 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.

Mindy Muprhy

Mindy Murphy

President & CEO

The Spring of Tampa Bay

As a nonprofit executive, I am passionate about giving our amazing team at The Spring the same opportunities for training and professional development they might find at a Fortune 500 company. And NLC delivers! With world-class programs for staff, board and volunteers – at prices our sector can afford thanks to generous community partners – we get the tools and resources we need to deliver effective, life-changing programs. As a board member, I am excited to help NLC continue innovating and advocating for nonprofits who are the heart and soul of our communities.


Nathan Penha

Senior Client Consultant


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.


Nancy Ridenour

Retired Nonprofit Executive

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.

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Michelle Sanchez


Warren Averett


Every day, I am fortunate to combine my skills as a CPA with my passion for nonprofits. Throughout my career in public accounting, I’ve worked with many nonprofit organizations in Tampa Bay. I am always amazed by their resilience and dedication to making our community a better place. I am honored to serve with the incredible team on the NLC board and to be an advocate for continued training and development to help our nonprofits grow even stronger.


Luis R Visot

Assistant Dean for Administration & Chief of Staff

University of South Florida, College of Education

As a humble servant leader who is guided by the 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 as we collectively engage, educate, empower and advance the nonprofit sector.