Five Local Nonprofit Leaders Chosen for Leadership Learning Lab
MT. PLEASANT, MI – For the second year, five local nonprofit leaders have been selected by the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation (MPACF) to attend an eight month Leadership Learning Lab. Facilitated by NorthSky Nonprofit Network, the Leadership Learning Lab seeks to connect and empower nonprofit leaders and give them the skills to strengthen the organizations and communities they serve. Funded by the Frey Foundation and MPACF, the Leadership Learning Lab aligns with the Foundation’s strategic efforts to support capacity building among local nonprofits.
The 2019 emerging leaders are Sarah Adkins, Holly Hansen-Watson, Kim McBryde, Jodi Stuber, and Wes Wickes.
Sarah Adkins is attending on behalf of the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen, where she has served as Executive Director since last year. She is looking forward to taking advantage of this opportunity to further her knowledge of effective leadership, therefore making a positive impact on her organization and our community.
Holly Hansen-Watson is attending on behalf of the Isabella County Foster Closet, where she has served as the Founder/Director since September 2014. She hopes that the professional development opportunity will allow her to improve the Foster Closet and better serve her community.
Kim McBryde is attending on behalf of The Care Store, where she has served for the past 16 months. The Care Store was formally recognized as a separate charitable organization recently, and Kim is its founding Executive Director. She hopes the Leadership Learning Lab will strengthen her skills as she continues to lead change and growth at The Care Store.
Jodi Stuber is attending on behalf of HopeWell Ranch, where she has served as Executive Director/Co-Founder since 2004. She hopes the program will help her grow as an individual and help HopeWell Ranch to be a stronger asset within the community.
Wes Wickes is attending on behalf of Central Michigan Youth for Christ, where he has served as the Executive Director since 2008. He hopes the Leadership Learning Lab will give him the opportunity to expand his tool kit, challenge his skills, and encourage his call as a leader.
To learn more about the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation and their efforts to support local nonprofits, visit www.mpacf.org.