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Leading Through Crisis


March 08, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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How have nonprofits and donors responded to the events of this past year? What have they learned about their ability to respond to a crisis, their relationships (internal and external), collaboration, innovation, and impact on programming?

Our panelists represent various perspectives from executive leadership, consulting, and philanthropy. They will discuss how disruption can be an opportunity for significant change, innovation and advancement.

Please join us to hear from changemakers as we explore the critical roles leaders have inside and outside their organizations. Hear how these experts define:

  • What is essential.
  • What it takes to "push through."
  • What happened in their time of "uncertainty."
  • How the crises of the past year accelerated significant change for their organizations, clients, and donors.

Christine CarberryChristine Carberry -  Christine is a Certified Strategic Alliance Professional (CSAP). She holds an M.S. in innovation and technology management from Boston University, Graduate Certificates in Management and Biotechnology Strategy from Harvard University, and a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire. Currently, Christine provides consulting services to biopharmaceutical companies looking to grow and create value through partnerships.  During her time in the biopharmaceutical industry, she was the Chief Operating Officer at Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Senior Vice President of Operations at Forum Pharmaceuticals, and Vice President of Program & Alliance Management at Biogen. She also holds several volunteer leadership roles supporting the University of New Hampshire, Great Bay Community College, and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Learn more about Christine at

Sue MinterSue Minter – Sue is the Executive Director at Capstone Community Action in Barre, Vermont.  She has spent the past 30 years working as a professional planner and policymaker at the local, state, national, and international level. She is the former President and C.E.O. of Special Olympics Vermont (2017-18), Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation (2015), and Deputy Secretary (2011-2014).  Following the historic flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, Sue was appointed to be Vermont's Irene Recovery Officer, responsible for implementation of state recovery and resilience programs and activities. In 2016 Minter was elected to be the Democratic candidate for Vermont Governor and served as a State Representative in the Vermont legislature from 2004–2010. Sue is a graduate of Harvard University (B.A.) and M.I.T. (M.A. in City Planning). Learn more about Sue at Capstone Community Action

Richard PeckRichard Peck - Rick Peck leads the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's philanthropy and donor services team, overseeing all aspects of development, donor engagement, and donor services. Before joining the Foundation, Rick served Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and the Geisel School of Medicine as director of individual giving and gift planning, where he worked with grateful patients and families as well as medical school alumni/ae to achieve their philanthropic goals. He also served at Dartmouth College as an associate director of gift planning, working with alumni of the undergraduate college. Rick is a Certified Financial Planner®, a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, and a Chartered Financial Consultant®. He holds an M.B.A. from Baker College in Michigan and a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts. Rick is a volunteer member of the marketing and development committee of the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council in Lebanon, NH.  He also serves on the N.H. Race and Equity All Workgroup and the Civic Engagement subgroup in Concord, NH.  And, he is a new board member with the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy. Learn more about Rick at New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Christine StrongChristine Strong - Chris Strong has more than 40 years of professional experience working with nonprofits and associations. She founded Strong Resource Group (S.R.G.) in 1992 in Southern California and moved to the East Coast in 1995. Chris' passion and focus are in supporting and strengthening leadership and building individual and organizational capacities. S.R.G. works in all sectors and provides consulting services in planning, leadership development, fundraising, operations management, and design & communications. Before establishing S.R.G., Chris was a vice president of a major medical center in Southern California and an executive with an international association. Chris has an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California and a B.A. from the University of Colorado. Chris is Chair of the Great Bay Community College Board of Advisors and past President of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, Northern New England, and Orange County, CA. Learn more about Chris at  Strong Resource Group

Mark SwannMark Swann – Mark has been the Executive Director of Preble Street since 1991 and has overseen significant growth and expansion of the agency and its mission in that time:  from a small soup kitchen with two employees in the basement of an old church to a multi-site, comprehensive social service agency for individuals and families experiencing homelessness and poverty. From offices in Portland, Bangor, and Lewiston and with 250 employees and 6,000 volunteers, Preble Street makes sure people experiencing poverty have food, shelter, healthcare, housing, justice, and love. Prior to his work in Maine, Mark was the Director of Social Services at the International Institute of Boston, a refugee resettlement agency. Mark has a B.A. from Bowdoin College (1984) and a Master of Science in Public Affairs from UMASS Boston (1989). Mark has been a volunteer basketball coach with the Portland Recreation Department and has served on several local boards, including Spring Harbor Hospital, York-Cumberland Housing, The Board Network, the Immigration and Legal Advocacy Project, the Center for Prevention of Hate Violence, and the Atlantic Charitable Fund. Learn more about Mark at Preble Street

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