Speakers for the March 22, 2011 Mini-Conference:
JACQUELINE COLLINS, Principal, Partnering for Performance, has over twenty years experience in the development, design, and implementation of business strategies focused on organizational and business performance improvement. Ms. Collins has been successful in the development and installation of business and process improvement programs, as well as being a creative leader in project management, team building, conflict management, customer service, client retention, problem resolution, communication, coaching, and mentoring.
Our presenter, Nadine Pfautz, is a Human Resource Consultant with many years experience working with for-profit companies and non-profit organizations. Her business, C.H.A.R.T. Consulting, was founded in 2004 and serves three primary kinds of clientele, including 1. start-up businesses looking to offer reasonable benefits, establish fair and equitable policies, and comply with their legal responsibilities, 2. small- to mid-sized businesses with basic HR functions in place, but in need of more complex expertise or knowledge to handle the employee relations issues and advanced human resource management responsibilities, and 3.larger organizations where there is a staff of dedicated human resource staff who need project-based assistance or strategic focus. C.H.A.R.T. Consulting helps businesses to be more effective, efficient, and compliant in the handling of their human resource responsibilities.
Jane B. Ford: Talented educator with experience in teaching in a variety of venues including the high school, college, corporate, community and professional arenas.
Accomplished speaker who has addressed groups of all sizes on topics ranging from financial prosperity to board governance to personal growth and spirituality.
Experienced mentor and coach who has worked with people of all ages to help both with professional and life issues.
Specialties include: Improving written and oral communication skills, Managing small and mid-sized nonprofit organizations, Fundraising and grant seeking, Effective meeting management, Workshops, seminars and tele-classes, Public speaking, and Community engagement. For more information visit: www.thejoypath.com/
Susan C. Hammond is the former CFO for Fuller Craft Museum with extensive experience with nonprofit boards and governance issues. She is the co-founder of the Center for Women &amp;amp; Enterprise and the SSWBN where her role included drafting the by-laws and tax-exempt application and developing the board. She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Center for Entrepreneurship Studies at Bridgewater State College and the Women’s Leadership Institute at Bentley University. Previously she served on the board of the Arts &amp;amp; Business Council of Greater Boston and numerous other nonprofit and advisory boards. While on the board of the Arts &amp;amp; Business Council she served as vice chair and as the chair of the committee charged with evaluating the merger with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Susan presently works with organizations as a business advisor, coach, consultant and advisory board facilitator. She has a forthcoming book called the Advisory Board Kit: A Comprehensive Guide to Establishing an Advisory Board. To learn more visit www.schammond.com.
STEVEN V. DUBIN, president of PR WORKS, knows the “news” business. His newspaper career started by covering the Boston Celtics for the New Bedford Standard Times, Steve and Larry Bird shared rookie years. From there Steve progressed to editing and marketing positions in several publishing companies, including Mariner Newspapers.
He has a contributing author to “Get Slightly Famous”, a book about becoming a celebrity in your field and attracting more business with less effort and “Tricks of the Trade”, the complete guide to succeeding in the advice business.
He understands that good marketing and “news” has to be a win-win. Stories must be useful and interesting to an editor’s primary audience. Free exposure is only available to those who recognize news angles, package news in a digestible form, and take care of all the details of story placement – from arranging interviews to providing appropriate visuals.
Timothy S. Bell, CPA – Audit &amp;amp; Accounting Manager
Timothy S. Bell, CPA of Malloy, Lynch, Bienvenue LLP is a 1991 graduate of Nichols College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration – Accounting. Mr. Bell has 18 years of experience in accounting and finance for public and private sector clients.
Mr. Bell has substantial experience in non-profit and government finance, federal grant (Single Audit) requirements, financial and grant management, and in auditing and implementing accounting systems and procedures. He has been responsible for completing a wide-range of non-profit and municipal engagements from internal control reviews, departmental efficiency reviews, compliance and internal control testing, agreed upon procedures, planning and completing audits.
Mr. Bell is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, and MSCPA Non-profit Audit Committee.
Attorney J. Keith Phifer, Schlossberg, LLC
J. Keith Phifer is an associate in the firm of Schlossberg, LLC. Mr. Phifer concentrates his practice on advising clients in the areas of estate planning, corporate law, taxation, and non-profit organizations. Mr. Phifer has advised high net worth individuals and those owning and operating closely held businesses regarding income, estate, and gift tax treatment of both personal and business assets, as well as a broad range of corporate matters. Mr. Phifer is admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Mr. Phifer has spoken on many occasions regarding estate planning and business law, including as a featured guest on the Radio Program Money Matters and as a lecturer at the Boston University School of Management Certified Financial Planning program.
LL.M. in Taxation, Boston University School of Law, 2010
J. D. Suffolk University Law School, 2004 (cum laude)
B.A. Colby College, 1999
Two of our founders will be speaking, Lisa Morrissey and Reiko Beach, you can find information about them on our about page