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NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

Released: 02/05/2004

<p>The Nonprofit Management Program, sponsored by The Rapides Foundation and LSU Alexandria, has begun its fourth year of programming for nonprofit leaders in central Louisiana. Twenty managers, supervisors and board members from nonprofit organizations in central Louisiana have been chosen for the 2004 Nonprofit Management Program. <p/> <p>This comprehensive eight-month program features monthly one-day workshops. Topics include personal planning, financial management, board recruitment and development, fundraising, collaboration, strategic planning and program development. <p/> <p>The Rapides Foundation sponsors Nonprofit Management 2004 as part of the Community Development Works (CDW) program. CDW is a multi-faceted approach to helping communities with development programs. CDW’s mission is to create and support a community development infrastructure as the primary vehicle for citizen involvement in improving the health and well-being of Central Louisiana residents. LSU Alexandria Continuing Education coordinates this component of the program. </p> <p>Participants were selected based on personal and organizational goals, with an effort to create a diverse class of both experienced and new nonprofit leaders. Nonprofit Management 2004 participants are: Gwen Alsburry, board member, South Central Allen CDC, Oberlin; Lynn Barrett, vice president membership, Junior League of Alexandria; Emily Byrd, board treasurer, Central Louisiana Medical Library Consortium; Judy Daniels, executive director, Campti Senior Adult Program, Campti; Rachael Dauzat, executive director, River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria; Suzanne Drell, LCSW, regional vice president, Volunteers of America; Kelly Edminson, health and safety coordinator, American Red Cross, Alexandria; Marlene Frazier, executive director, Winn Parish Council on Aging, Winnfield; Brooks Harris, advisory board chair, Salvation Army, Alexandria; Kay Lowery, fiscal director, Renaissance Home, Alexandria; Dena Norton, administrator, Cenla Nursing Workforce Coalition; Tonya Plauche, administrator/founder, Early Childhood Development & Family Center of Avoyelles, Mansura; Alice Scarborough, executive director, Kent Plantation House, Alexandria; Dustin Smith, board member, American Red Cross; Mark Thompson, vice president board, Working People’s Free Clinic; Cindy Vanlangendonck, board president, Cenla Nursing Workforce Coalition; Julia VonHefley, school administrator, Montessori Educational Center; Jeffery Washington, associate pastor, True Vine Baptist Church; Paul Witherow, executive director, CENLA Chemical Dependency Council and a rotating board member from the Cenla Nursing Workforce Coalition. </p>