From left to right: Arrah Fisher, Arthur Levandoski, Acianna Carilli, Lori Chaffers, and Barb Norton – Peer Group Coach


The program’s mission is to bolster and propel nonprofit organizations forward via a thorough and scholarly leadership initiative. It Designed to empower promising leaders, the program equips the participants with the expertise and perspective necessary to drive their nonprofit organizations towards fulfilling and enduring their missions, thereby fostering beneficial community impacts.

Congrats Lori, and all of the participants in the program on your success!


Twenty area residents completed The University of Scranton Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program. Seated, from left: John Santa Barbara, West Chester University Foundation; Susan Jeffery, Hawk Family Foundation; Amy Benjamin, Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission; Lauryn Cleveland, Friendship House; and Arrah Fisher, The Cooperage. Standing: Joan Peterson, Lackawanna County; Kathleen Barry, The Wright Center; Lori Chaffers, Outreach; Tiffany Benedict, Women’s Resource Center; Laura Boyle, Scranton Youth Arts Coalition; Jennifer Passaniti, Center for Health and Human Services Research and Action; Andrew Chew, The Institute; Shane Powers, NeighborWorks; Erica Rogler, Wyoming County Cultural Center/Dietrich Theater; Art Levandoski, Jewish Family Services; Avianna Carilli, The University of Scranton; Matthew Ceruti, United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne and Pike counties; Amy Luyster, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; and Josh Nespoli, Community Strategies Group. Glynis Johns, Black Scranton Project, was absent from the photo. SH