Kim Jones, CEO

Kim has served as CEO since 2012 and has expanded the capacity building programs and created a collaborative environment for nonprofit members. She has extensive experience in national and international program development with an emphasis on capacity building, cross-cultural communication, and strategic alliances. Kim holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Spelman College, earned certifications in association management and proposal writing, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and a graduate of Leadership Montgomery.
Outlook/Perspective
I’ve always loved the passion in mission-based work, especially when nonprofits demonstrate impact and innovation in the community. To support nonprofits, we don’t just provide a workspace, training and services to nonprofit organizations, we coach and mentor them. We work one-on-one with nonprofits to help them create the business model to be sustainable so that they can fulfill their mission and ensuring they use good business practices needed to serve the community. My advice to nonprofit start-ups is simple: find your niche and know your competition. Consider the option of incubating your program idea within another organization, because there is much to learn from people with the experience of operating a public charity.

Tom Colling, Deputy Director

Tom Colling joined the Nonprofit Village in 2014 to develop and manage programs for the organization’s tenants and the wider nonprofit community; to support their growth, ensure compliance and encourage best practices. Tom previously worked as a researcher on internationalization and quality assurance policy in higher education. Prior to that, he worked in London on strengthening organizations’ governance structures. Tom has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Warwick and an M.A. in Legal and Political Theory from University College London. He is also a PRINCE2 certified project manager and a member of the Project Management Institute.
Outlook/Perspective
Witnessing organizations grow as they work with us at the Village is something incredibly unique. Knowing we have contributed in a meaningful way to the growth and progress of a nonprofit is what makes the job worthwhile. It’s not often that you get to share successes with multiple organizations at the same time. I like the fact that there is a lot of room for innovation in the sector. Nonprofits can be inventive in creating programs that effect positive change in people’s lives. I love learning about new ideas and new approaches that can make a difference, for example via our Duck Pond program. The best advice I could give a nonprofit is to remember your nonprofit corporation is still a corporation, so be entrepreneurial and innovative in your mindset. Get creative with problems because it’s here you’ll find some of your best ideas.

Eugenia Smallwood, Office Coordinator

2021-2022 Board of Directors

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Allison Albrecht, CPA
Allison Albrecht, CPA

Certified Public Accountant
Gelman, Rosenberg, and Freedman CPAs
Treasurer

Diana Avellaneda
Diana Avellaneda, MBA

Founder and Senior Accountant
Dapa Multiservices Advisers

Adrienne Biddings
Adrienne Biddings, JD

Global Policy Advisor
Google
Board Secretary

Lorenza Cooper
Lorenza Cooper

CEO
Cooper Risk Management, Inc.

Laurie Mintzer Edberg
Laurie Mintzer Edberg, Esq.

Former Special Assistant to Senator Barbara Mikulski

Michael Feinstein, MBA
Michael Feinstein, MBA

CEO
Shalom Learning

Mary Grate-Pyos, MBA
Mary Grate-Pyos, MBA

Author, Inspirational Speaker, and Financial Advisor
MassMutual Capital District

Christina Johnson, MBA
Christina Johnson, MBA

Executive Director
Conscious Capitalism, Washington D.C.
Board Chair-Elect

Mark McMahon
Mark McMahon

CEO and Founder
AudioOne
Board Chair

Shushanna Mignott
Shushanna Mignott, MPH

Program Director
Safe Kids Worldwide

Daniel Parra
Daniel Parra

Director of Small and Minority Business
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

Minh Pham
Minh Pham

CEO and Creative Director
PSK Creative

Lauren Ruffin
Lauren Ruffin, JD

Co-CEO of Fractured Atlas
Co-Founder of Crux