Press Release: CVNL Announces New Director of Learning & Leadership

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2020

Linda Jacobs
CEO
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CVNL Announces New Director of Learning & Leadership

BAY AREA, CA, May 14th, 2020 – Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) is pleased to welcome Melissa Hersh, who has joined their team as the new Director of Learning & Leadership. Prior to CVNL, Melissa was director of professional and executive development at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, and head of workforce development at the largest regional Chamber of Commerce in Vermont. Melissa is a convener/facilitator, presenter, and certified leadership coach (Associate Certified Coach), and has seen first-hand the positive impact authentic and connected leadership brings to people, organizations, and the communities they serve. 

“I am excited to contribute to an experienced team doing meaningful and well-respected work in the Bay Area,” said Hersh. “I look forward to helping build CVNL’s Learning & Leadership department and working with local leaders to help take their impact to the next level.” 

Community service holds a special place in Melissa’s heart. She has served on many nonprofit boards including the United Way of Northwest Vermont, Vermont Works for Women, and as a Governor’s appointee on the State Workforce Development Board. She is also privileged to be a mentor to three amazing young women, supporting them through their college experiences and first professional jobs.

Originally from New York City and Vermont, Melissa will be moving to Marin County this summer. She is a graduate of New York University, Antioch University New England Graduate School, and Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. 

Please join CVNL in welcoming Melissa Hersh as its new Director of Learning & Leadership! 

About CVNL: For nearly 60 years, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in their communities. Passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. That’s why we work with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. Together we offer comprehensive programs that support nonprofits and volunteers including training, executive search, customized consulting solutions, volunteer matching, and corporate engagement. Heart of Marin™ and Heart of Napa™ events support nonprofits of every size and mission through recognition and cash awards. Other programs and services include the Sonoma Human Race, Secret Santa, Court Referral Program, and Volunteer Wheels. We provide disaster preparedness training and serve as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing spontaneous volunteers and donations for Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties in the aftermath of a disaster. We believe that with confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy communities. Visit www.cvnl.org to discover more.

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About CVNL: Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) and Volunteer Center of Sonoma County (VCSC) joined forces on July 10, 2019 to better meet the growing needs of nonprofits in Northern California. For over 50 years, CVNL and VCSC have advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in their communities. Passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. That’s why we work with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. Together we offer comprehensive programs that support nonprofits and volunteers including training, executive search, customized consulting solutions, volunteer matching, and corporate engagement. Heart of Marin™ and Heart of Napa™ events support nonprofits of every size and mission through recognition and cash awards. Other programs and services include the Sonoma Human Race, Secret Santa, Court Referral Program, and Volunteer Wheels. We provide disaster preparedness training and serve as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing spontaneous volunteers and donations for Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties in the aftermath of a disaster. We believe that with confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy communities. Visit www.cvnl.org to discover more.