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Wednesday, October 26, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Check-in and Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 8:45 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

Nonprofit Leaders Panel: Promoting Wellness, Preventing Burnout, and Fostering a Positive Work Culture

Erica Briggs, Nonprofit Education Specialist, NAO

Anna Young, Executive and Leadership Coach, Anna Young Consulting
Jackie Kirouac-Fram, PhD, Executive Director, ReBuilding Center
Madalyn Bach, Development Director, The Rosewood Initiative and Board Member, NAO
Yesenia Salas, People and Culture Generalist, OPB

Nonprofit leaders are constantly having to juggle an untold number of competing priorities. However, as workplace norms shift yet again, we find ourselves in an environment where the culture of our organization is a top priority to the volunteers, employees, and board members we hope to attract and retain.  

What is our responsibility, as leaders, to cultivate a positive work culture? What does the ideal work culture even look like? How do we get there with the tools, time, and talents we actually have at our disposal? 

Join us for this interactive panel discussion with local nonprofit leaders as they share lessons they’ve learned about cultivating a work culture that keeps people engaged, productive, fulfilled, and well. 

For accommodation requests, please contact us at Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated.

About the Panelists

Anna Young, Executive and Leadership Coach, Anna Young Consulting

Anna Young is an accomplished executive and leadership coach and experienced senior leader. Her work includes individual coaching, team development and group facilitation. She creates the space for leaders to explore key opportunities and dilemmas and develop capacity to be more effective in their work, while drawing on their own strengths.

She has decades of experience facilitating teams in strategic planning, team building, discovery workshops and in organizing and leading team events that unlock new insights and build new connections and relationships. She has worked all over the world, is committed to and is skilled in allowing teams and individuals to tap into their own knowledge and wisdom and then reflecting truths that allow problems and opportunities to be seen from a new angle.

Originally from the UK, Anna has lived, worked and learned within many communities around the world including the Balkans, Indonesia, South and Central Asia. For the past two decades she has found her home in Portland in the Pacific Northwest of the United States where she lives with her two children, husband and rabbit.

She holds an Associate Coaching Certification from the International Coaching Federation and is certified through New Ventures West. She holds a Master’s Degree from Oxford University and a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate from Leeds University.


Jackie Kirouac-Fram, PhD, Executive Director, ReBuilding Center

Jackie Kirouac-Fram has more than 15 years of experience helping nonprofits thrive through stakeholder engagement, strategic collaboration, and striving toward justice through equity and inclusion.

Since March 2019, she has served as Executive Director at the ReBuilding Center, a Portland-based climate justice nonprofit that harnesses the power of reuse and repair of reclaimed building materials to reduce consumption and production of new materials, and to support home retention for low-income homeowners. She has spent her entire career in the nonprofit sector and believes in the power of communities to drive policy change toward justice.


Madalyn Bach, Development Director, The Rosewood Initiative and Board Member, NAO

Madalyn Bach is the Development Director of The Rosewood Initiative, a purpose driven organization in Outer East Portland that works with the community to create the conditions that make it possible for everyone in the Rosewood neighborhood to thrive. Over the past 18 years her work experience has included managing, analyzing, and improving the organization of city-wide programs to reduce barriers and provide better access to resources. Madalyn enjoys finding new places to eat (especially spicy food), cooking for friends and family, and finding weekend adventures to go on.


Yesenia Salas, People and Culture Generalist, OPB

For the last year and a half, Yesenia has been honored to be the People and Culture Generalist for OPB, Oregon Public Broadcasting. Prior to this, she was the HR Specialist specializing in recruitment at Morrison Child and Family Services, an organization whose mission is to provide culturally responsive, anti-oppressive mental health and substance use disorder treatment, support, and prevention services to children, youth, and families who are working through the effects of systemic racism, trauma, poverty, abuse, neglect, or other mental health needs. She graduated from Portland State University. Yesenia has been an HR consultant and speaker with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority. Outside of work, Yesenia loves to spend time with family and going on outdoor adventures with her two dogs.


Thank You Sponsors

Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank
Foundation Supporters: Meyer Memorial Trust and M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

More sponsors coming soon!


$40 NAO Members
$60 Nonmembers

This event is Member Pass eligible. Purchase an EILN, NFMA, or NLN Member Pass to save on all seven sessions within one network!

NAO Member Pass holders may register for events within a specific network. The unique discount code may be used for 10 registrations (per pass). Passes are shareable across your organization.

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Please note: NAO will follow the masking guidelines of the venue in which we are holding this session. To make sure you have the most accurate information, all registrants will be notified of the venue-specific policy in advance of the session.

October 26th, 2022 from  8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Ecotrust - 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr. Conference Room
721 NW 9th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209
Event Fee(s)
Price $60.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding