We are proud to include the following individuals in our professional network.    

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Jennifer Flowers, MBA

Founder and President, Accreditation Guru, Inc.

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Jennifer has dedicated her career to the arenas of accreditation and nonprofit management. Her 15+ years of accreditation experience includes serving as Director of Volunteer Services and Accreditation Commission at the Council on Accreditation (COA). Her background gives her an intimate knowledge of what Peer Reviewers look for during a site visit and what Commissioners need to make an informed accreditation decision. This, in turn, will give your agency an inside track on the road to accreditation.


Magda du Preez

Organizational Psychologist and Management Consultant

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Magda is a psychologist and management consultant specializing in leadership and team selection and development, transition management, and performance culture building. She is also an adjunct professor of management at Long Island University, teaching executive MBA courses on strategy implementation and organizational development.

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Lydia S. Howie, MS, GPC

Grantwriter

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As a Development/Marketing Consultant and Founding Principal of Howie Marketing & Consulting, Lydia has over 30 years of nonprofit and business experience as a nonprofit executive director, marketing director, grant writer, publicist and fundraiser.

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Valerie A. Maziarz, SPHR

Director of Human Resources, CHOICE of New Rochelle

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Valerie has 25 years of Human Resources experience across multiple industries, with a strong record of helping align workers to assignments that capitalize on individual strengths, drive business results and increase employee engagement.  

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Jodi Baretz, LCSW, CHHC

Integrative Psychotherapist/ Health and Wellness Coach

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Jodi Baretz is a licensed clinical social worker and certified health and wellness coach with more than twenty years experience providing clinical services, psychotherapy, nutritional and career counseling. Baretz has a Masters of Social Work degree from Columbia University, health coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. In addition, she has had intensive training in “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction” (MBSR), created by the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She serves on the Chappaqua School District Wellness Committee, chaired her school nutrition committee, and is the former vice-chair and current member of the Northern Westchester Philanthropy Board of the United Jewish Appeal Federation of NY.


Stefanie Schwartz, MS

Owner, Nutritionally Yours

Stefanie Schwartz is the owner of Nutritionally Yours, a private practice nutrition consulting and therapy business. Schwartz is a registered dietitian and has her Masters degree in clinical nutrition - diet and disease, from Hunter college. In the last 20 years she has been specializing in weight loss, cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology, autoimmune, cancer prevention, and general wellness in both adults and children.

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Linda Hartley

Founder and President, Hartley Consulting, Inc.

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Linda C. Hartley offers an integrated approach to planning and development that is informed by an MBA in management from NYU and more than 30 years experience in meeting fund-raising goals, working with and training volunteer leadership, directing capital campaigns, and managing development and communications programs for both large and small nonprofit organizations.