Nonprofit Summit Fostering Collaboration Between Funders and Service Organizations

More than 250 nonprofit leaders attended the Nonprofit Summit at Rowan University last week. (Steve Lubetkin Photo/ than 250 nonprofit leaders attended the Nonprofit Summit at Rowan University last week. (Steve Lubetkin Photo/

GLASSBORO, NJ (SBN) — More than 250 executives and leaders from South Jersey nonprofit service organizations spent a half day last week learning how to better network, collaborate, and coordinate with each other and with corporate funders.

The Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey (NPDCSNJ), in collaboration with 18 supporting organizations, held the first-ever Regional Summit for leaders of non-profit organizations in the eight counties of South Jersey on April 26th.

Organizers say the goal of the summit is to build a collaborative infrastructure for nonprofits and corporate funders in the eight counties of Southern New Jersey.

Learn more in this audio news report from SBN News Director Steve Lubetkin, which features interviews with these leaders of NPDCSNJ:

Debbie Troy Photography/NPDCSNJ

President & CEO
WMSH Marketing Communications

An Emmy-winning communications veteran, Michael is the co-founder of WMSH Marketing Communications. A graduate of Fordham University (BA) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (JD), he is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States. Michael is a former Emmy-winning television news and public affairs producer for Group W Television, as well as an award-winning reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and an active freelance journalist and editorial consultant. The recipient of Adjunct Teaching Excellence Awards from both Camden County College and Salem Community College, he has been a member of 13 NPO boards, including the Board of NPDCSNJ since its inception and he served as NPDC Chair from 2008 to 2014.A graduate of Leadership New Jersey’s Class of 2001 and the Rutgers-Camden Southern New Jersey Regional Leadership Institute’s Class of 2004, he has received the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Scales of Justice Award and the New Jersey Governor’s Volunteer Award for the Arts. He assumed the role of Interim Executive Director for NPDC in July 2018.

Mindy Holman
Chairman, Holman Enterprises
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Melinda “Mindy” Holman is Chairman of Holman Enterprises and represents the third generation of Holman leadership at the helm of this family-owned and operated business. As Chairman, she is responsible for overseeing Holman’s six different lines of business: Holman Automotive, one of the largest privately-owned dealership groups in the United States, with over 38 retail franchises, 17 brands and locations from the East Coast to the Pacific Northwest; Steward Financial Services, an auto retail finance company providing personal and commercial auto lending in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Florida; Holman Insurance Services, a commercial and consumer insurance services company providing a full array of insurance products to retail customers and customized insurance and risk management solutions to commercial clients; Holman Parts Distribution, a national multi-brand powertrain parts distributor; Auto Truck Group, a truck up-fitting business; and ARI, the largest privately-owned fleet leasing and management company in North America. She joined the Holman organization in 1986 first as a management trainee and then as an F&I Manager with one of the company’s New Jersey dealerships. She subsequently went on to serve as the General Manager of different dealerships within the company throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, before becoming Vice Chair of the company in 1994. She was named President of Holman Enterprises in 2002, CEO in 2004, and Chairman in 2015. Mindy is married to Frank Beideman, Executive Vice President, Human Resources for the Holman organization, and they have two sons together – Brad, 24 and Joe, 21. Mindy also has two brothers – Jeff, a high school guidance counselor and tennis coach, and Steve, who joined the family business in 2014 as Director, Community Programs.


Executive Director, NPDCSNJ

Nicole Alisha Nance, BBA is a licensed minister at GateKeepers Ministries International and certified teachers with JDT Bible College Training Center  under the direction of its founders Dr. James & Pastor Deana Treadwell. Professionally, Nicole has served as the Founders’ Executive Administrator since 1990 and helps to runs the day to day operations of GateKeepers Ministries International.  Nicole sits on the GateKeepers Supreme Board of Stewards and oversees the financial department.

Nicole is very community oriented.  In 2002, she completed a 10 month course sponsored by the Camden Empowerment Zone on how to empower your community.  From 2006 to 2015, she volunteered with the Camden City Mayors Youth Council and  served as the Co-Chair for the last two years of its existence.   In addition she served as the Mayors Youth Council Honorees Committee Co-Chair.  Nicole was also a part of a 13 member team from 2007-2010, Operation Cease Fire, a government funded program to help address gang violence in Camden, NJ. She is an active member of the Camden City District Council Collaborative Board.

Lucy DeBose
Executive Director
Faces of Change Christ-Centered Intervention Services, Camden, NJ

Hilda (Lucy) DuBose was born and raised in Camden, New Jersey.  After struggling with drugs for many years, Lucy graduated from the Hoving Home (a residential rehabilitation program) completed one year at Zion Bible College and graduated from Assemblies of God New Jersey School of Ministry.

In her early years of recovery Lucy developed a burden for the city she loved so deeply Camden, NJ. The vision was to provide resources to those who are addicted to life controlling substances.  Having been controlled by substances for a portion of her life along with many failed attempts at sobriety she had firsthand knowledge about the need for quality Christ – Centered Services.

In 2004 Lucy returned to her home town, where she served as the Addictions Services Director at the Fellowship House for 10 years, and on the Board of Addictions Victorious Inc.

In January 2014 along with her husband Wil DuBose and their home church Calvary Assembly of God established a non-profit organization, Faces of Change mission is to provide quality Christ – Centered Services to individuals whose lives have been shattered by life controlling issues.

Today Lucy has been clean and sober for over 22 years. She has helped hundreds of individuals struggling with substance abuse find entrance into Christian Drug Programs throughout United States. She is a facilitator; speaker and vibrant preacher sharing God’s Word in a way that is transparent and relatable at churches, retreats, and conferences.

She and her husband of 20 years, are whole heartedly committed to the vision God has placed in their hearts for the people in the city of Camden NJ. They are active members and leaders at Calvary Assembly of God under the mentorship of Rev. Daniel S. Astuto.

You can get more information about the Nonprofit Summit at Photos of Willmann, Holman and Nance courtesy Debbie Troy Photography/NPDCSNJ.