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The JCU NPA program is pleased to partner with organizations in our community. Please see below for partnership opportunities!

The NPA program hosts FREE Community Workshops on various topics related to the nonprofit sector. If you would like to be added to our Community Contacts list to be notified of these workshops, please contact us at

Each year, the NPA program accepts proposals from local nonprofit organizations for group projects. Students work in groups of four or five (approximately 400 hours of work) to complete a deliverable of tangible value to area agencies. For more information on how to apply, please see the Request for Proposals. If you would like your organization to receive an email notification for the next RFP, please email us at

Our Community Advisory Committee, comprised of executives and senior leaders of local nonprofits, advises the program on the current state of the field, and makes recommendations for the program to ensure the information students learn is relevant to current trends in the sector.

Dani A. Robbins
Nonprofit Administration Program

Goldie Alvis
Retired Program Director
The Cleveland Foundation

John Ambrose
Records and Operations Coordinator
John Carroll University

Beth Cohen Pollack
Director of Organizational Advancement
Wingspan Care Group

Todd Gaydosh
Boy Scout Unit Executive
Boy Scouts of America Lake Erie Council

Anne Goodman
President and CEO
Saint Luke’s Foundation

Suzanne K. Johnson
Deputy Director, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
Case Western Reserve University

Anne Kugler, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Faculty Development and Associate Professor of History
John Carroll University

Symone McClain
Administrative Services Director
Kinnect Ohio

Collin Ries
Graduate Assistant, Nonprofit Administration Program
John Carroll University

Carol Rivchun
Retired President
Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Eileen Saffran
Executive Director
The Gathering Place

Nancy B. Udelson
Executive Director
Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Chapter

Sally H. Wertheim, Ph.D.
Dean Emeritus, Professor
John Carroll University

Melissa Winberry
Assistant Director
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

If you would like us to post information about a job opening at your organization, please send the job description to Please include salary information in the job posting.

If your organization is looking for an intern, we invite you to submit your internship for posting on Handshake, John Carroll’s online recruiting platform.

Would you like to give a speech or direct a workshop for our students? Does your organization have an upcoming event that our students should know about? The JCU NPA Program is always looking for professional development opportunities that will benefit our students. If you have information about an upcoming event or would like to plan one for our students, please contact

Contact Us:

Dani Robbins
Director, Nonprofit Administration
(216) 397-1568,

Colleen Sommerfeld
Assistant Dean for Graduate
Recruitment and Retention
(216) 397-4902,