Meet Our Staff

Emily Benham, FAHP, CFRE
CEO

At the Nonprofit Leadership Center … I champion the good work of all nonprofits in the Tampa Bay area. NLC empowers nonprofits to achieve their best. I love learning about someone’s latest success or biggest challenge. In my view, it’s always an opportunity.

When I’m not at work … you’ll most likely find me at the barn, riding my horse Current Affair. Training an off-the-track thoroughbred in the nuances of classical dressage has absolutely strengthened my negotiating skills and honed my practice of conflict resolution.

My favorite class at the Nonprofit Leadership Center is … our CEO Circles. It’s exciting to see CEOs in the region connect and share best practices. I enjoy processes that uncover pathways to connect and inspire our collective work.

My mantra is … cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Every day. In all you do.

Want to contact Emily? Email her, or call her at 813-287-8779.

Jessica Dvoracsek
Resource Development Fellow

At the Nonprofit Leadership Center… I am attending classes, learning fund development, writing grants and working closely with our board and staff to secure sponsorships for the 2020 Leadership Conference.   

When I’m not at work … you’ll find me spending time with my husband and dogs, cooking and baking, or training for my next race.

My favorite class at the Nonprofit Leadership Center is … the NLC/University of Tampa Certificate in Nonprofit Management, of course! I’m in the current cohort and am learning about effective board governance, strategic planning, marketing, fund development and how to develop a business plan. As a lifelong learner, I love developing new skills into strengths!

My mantra is … Be grateful for what you have, and you’ll always have enough.

Want to contact Jessica? Email her, or call her at 813-287-8779.

Lorraine Faithful
Operations Manager

At the Nonprofit Leadership Center … you will usually hear my voice answer your phone call. I help you register for our classes and find the right resource when you need one. Customer service is my specialty! I also do the accounting and keep our shelves stocked with office supplies. How can I assist you today?

When I’m not at work … I’m FaceTiming with my grandchildren in Hawaii and California or boxing up some treasures to mail to them. I enjoy the company of Rojo, my red canary, and I love my quiet time on the back porch watching wild birds at multiple bird feeders while listening to my favorite music.

My favorite class at the Nonprofit Leadership Center is … the Nonprofit Financial Management Certificate because it provides the tools needed to manage finances and focus on best practices.

My mantra is … focus on the positive!

Want to contact Lorraine? Email her, or call her at 813-287-8779.

Charlie Imbergamo, MA, CFRE
Director of Strategic Programs

At the Nonprofit Leadership Center … I work with nonprofit leaders to respond to their changing needs. Specifically, I’m responsible for designing programs and delivering training through classes, conferences, custom solutions and peer-based learning cohorts.

When I’m not at work … you will most likely find me listening to music, taking in a good movie, trying a new recipe, caring for my two furry “kids” Ginger (the dog) and Rigo (the cat), or being active in our beautiful Tampa Bay area.

My favorite class at the Nonprofit Leadership Center is … the CEO Circle experience. As a former nonprofit CEO and participant, it’s great to learn from and support my colleagues.

My mantra is … see the dignity of every human person, starting with the beauty of you.

Want to contact Charlie? Email him here or call him at 813-287-8779.

Laurel Westmoreland
Education & Data Manager

At the Nonprofit Leadership Center … things are always moving! As a Free Spirit-People type, I enjoy the challenge of fast-paced work in an environment where we’re always tweaking and trying new things to support our local nonprofit community. On any given day, there are so many beautiful faces here and so many opportunities for good-hearted people to connect and grow. I just love that.

When I’m not at work … I stay busy as a mom to an amazing little boy and his dog. We like to spend time with family and friends, watch a lot of sports and cheer for our favorite teams (Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United), go to the beach as often as possible, and travel the area with my son’s competitive soccer team.

My favorite class at the Nonprofit Leadership Center is … Inbound Marketing 101. It is my privilege to work with all our talented trainers.

My mantra is … 99 is not 100. Anything we can contribute to our community or the world, no matter how small, makes a difference.

Want to contact Laurel? Email her, or call her at 813-287-8779.