New Jersey Nonprofit Executives Participate in Long-Term Leadership Program Sponsored by The... -- NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Alex J. Plinio, co-founder of Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership, said, "We are pleased to continue this long-term program with the generous support of The Prudential Foundation to help nonprofit executives achieve their full leadership potential and better serve their organizations and the community."

Each monthly session of the program includes formal instruction provided by practitioners and field experts, as well as peer-to-peer discussions led by a group facilitator. Based on the belief that leadership can be learned, assessment of leadership effectiveness and training in Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills play an important role in the program. Participants will receive ongoing one-on-one coaching and EI assessment and education. 

"As a resource in the community, we are directly connected to the success of New Jersey's nonprofit leaders and their organizations," said Plinio. "This program will help strengthen the skills of the Fellows as well as benefit other staff members in their organizations. An emerging leader from each of the executives' organizations will receive an EI assessment and coaching from the Institute staff as well as participate in our annual Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Certificate Program. Fellows will also work closely with their Boards of Directors to share their goals and progress to help their organizations deliver on their missions."

We are pleased to announce The Prudential Foundation Nonprofit Executive Fellows 2013-2015 Cohort:

John Abramo

Greater Newark Housing Partnership

Pamela Brant 

Symphony in C

Karen Brown Stovell 

Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance

Evonne Davis 

Gallery Aferro

Matthew Feinstein 


Melina Garcia 

Union City Music Project, Inc.

Steven Gomez 

Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation

Julia Ochoa 

La Casa de Don Pedro, Inc.

Lyneir Richardson 

Brick City Development Corporation

Roslyn Rogers Collins 

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey

Richard Rohrman 

New Community Corporation

Anthony Smith 

Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District

Nelida Valentin 

Newark Workforce Investment Board (NWIB)

Roland Whitley 

Community Technical Assistance, Inc.

About The Prudential Foundation
The Prudential Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported by The Prudential Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Prudential Financial, Inc. The Prudential Foundation focuses its grant making strategy in the areas of education, economic development and arts and civic infrastructure; and it supports community engagement efforts of Prudential employees through programs that recognize their volunteer work.

About the Institute for Ethical Leadership
The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School works with business and government, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, and within Rutgers University to provide leaders and future leaders with the education, training and critical-thinking tools needed to become more effective leaders and managers and make ethical decisions for real-world challenges.  For more information, visit

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