Seasoned Interim Executives Liz Heath of Sound Nonprofits and Kathy Ridge of Levridge Resources, LLC will share the sometimes unbelievable (sometimes outrageous) aspects of recent engagements. You will get to weigh in on strategies that could have been utilized as well as hear how the challenges were handled in real time.
About the Presenters:
Liz Heath, Principal, Sound Nonprofits
Active in the nonprofit sector for forty years, Liz’s work is grounded in the knowledge that a community is healthier when its nonprofit organizations are strong. Her consulting practice includes work as an Interim Executive Director and advisor to nonprofits on governance, strategic planning and effective management. She is an experienced retreat facilitator, trainer and speaker and has served as adjunct faculty member in nonprofit management at the University of Oregon and as an instructor at the University of Washington Tacoma in the Fund Raising Certificate Program. Liz is also a writer and is active in her community. She holds a BA in English Literature from Lawrence University of Appleton, Wisconsin, and is a continuous learner through professional education on nonprofit leadership and management.
Kathy Ridge, Founder, LevRidge Resources, LLC
Formerly a corporate Executive Vice President of Wachovia Corporation and then, the Executive Director of two nonprofits, Kathy has deep experience in leadership, problem assessment and organization 'turnarounds'. Kathy's finance background, coupled with her years in the nonprofit sector, has given her knowledge and practical application in being an innovative visionary who can get her hands dirty in tactical implementation. She can turn financial information into action.
Kathy has served on the boards of the Charlotte Symphony, Child Care Resources, The Women's Impact Fund, the Davidson College Friends of the Arts Board, The Arts Education Committee of the Arts and Science Council, and the Community Service Committee of First Presbyterian Church. She is serving on the board of directors of the Humane Society of Charlotte. Kathy has participated in Leadership Charlotte, The Wachovia Kenan Flagler School of Business Leadership Program, and has completed the McColl Center's Innovation Institute and the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership.