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2017 IMPACT Delaware Conference PM Breakout Session
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Afternoon Activity: With a shifting and shrinking funding climate in Delaware, many funders (including state government) are seeking to maximize their giving/contract dollars.  The social impact sector will need to stretch even further in order to meet service delivery.  One way is working together towards common outcomes.  The afternoon breakout sessions will take the Governor’s state priority areas (Workforce Development, Economic Development, Healthy Communities and Education) and facilitate activities for participants to identify common outcomes towards those priorities.  It is an opportunity to learn more about which agencies are supporting those priorities and ways to work together. Following the conference, DANA will be holding follow up sessions to continue the conversations that begin during these breakout sessions.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:  
  • Economic Development (Tourism/Job Creation)
Sponsored by:  
  • Healthy Communities (Social Determinants - All Industries)
Sponsored by:  
  • Workforce Development (Job Training/Recidivism)
  • Great Education (Early Learning, Career Ready and K-12)


Breakout Sessions will be facilitated by the following group of industry and subject matter experts.


About Peggy Geisler
Peggy Geisler holds BA in Clinical Psychology from University of MD and her MA in Clinical Psychology from Salisbury University. She is the owner and Senior Consultant of PMG Consulting LLC, who works with state agencies, not-for-profits and businesses on infrastructure, strategic planning and training.  She specializes in community program development and mobilization of projects in both Maryland and Delaware.  She currently oversees the Sussex County Health Promotion coalition project.  She has 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit field and has received numerous awards for her community based work.  She is a Consultant for DANA as well as a Licensed Standards for Excellence Consultant through Maryland Association of Non-Profits. She currently serves as a board member Delaware Health Eating and Active Living, sits on the Governor’s Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, sits on the State Health Improvement Planning Committee for mental health, sits on statewide Health Neighborhood Committee, sits on the United Way of Delaware Southern Advisory Committee, Is Chair of the Delaware ACCEL Community Advisory Council, Board Member of Next Generation South and a graduate from Leadership Delaware 2012.



About Wil Sherk
Wil Sherk is the founder of the Delaware Grantmakers Association, a member organization bringing together corporations, foundations, and individuals who make substantial charitable contributions in the First State.  He maintains an active consulting practice, advising nonprofit clients on strategic direction.

During his career in the nonprofit sector Wil served as chief financial officer for Winterthur Museum and The Parish of Trinity Church, Wall Street where he oversaw the financial affairs of the churchs significant real estate holdings.  He was responsible for the business affairs of The National Cathedral during its financial recovery and completion.


As a volunteer Wil has been a board member of the Christiana Care Health System where he chairs the External Affairs Committee.  He chaired the audit committee and served for several years on the finance committee of Christiana Care. He is past chair of the board of the Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association.  He is actively engaged in promoting health equity in Delaware. 



About Sonia Stamm

Sonia J. Stamm, Founder and Principal of the Stamm Consultancy, brings over twenty years of experience in management consulting, leadership development, and executive search within the nonprofit, service, and technology arenas. Committed to supporting the evolution of mission-based organizations, Sonia has worked with a wide range of nonprofit and entrepreneurial enterprises in the areas of governance, leadership transition and succession, hiring, and organizational effectiveness. In 2008, she established The Stamm Consultancy to guide nonprofits through critical junctures in their development. Sonia also serves as an E-governance Consultant with BoardEffect, a comprehensive, web-based portal for nonprofit boards. In 2001 Sonia affiliated with The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University 's School of Business, a management support organization for nonprofits, as a consultant and trainer. For five years, she worked on staff as Director of Educational Programs and Director of Leadership Initiatives, creating and launching programs to promote effective leadership for nonprofit executive directors and boards. 

Sonia previously was Senior Consultant at CEO Resources, Inc.. Early in her career, Sonia held staff position at Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Womens Way. She has served as a director of several nonprofit boards, including Women Organized Against Rape and Options, Inc. Sonia earned a M.Ed. in adult and organizational development from Temple University and a B.S. in communications technology from Ithaca College. She also holds a certificate in Nonprofit Board Leadership from The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business.



About Paul Stock
Paul is the Executive Vice President of the Excellence Academy at Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement. 
 His career spans more than twenty years in senior management positions in for-profit and nonprofit organizations.  He has operations and quality management experience having run a direct fulfillment program supplying custom configured computers for Hewlett Packard to their enterprise customers in the United States.  Paul is lean, six sigma certified and has extensive process development and improvement experience as a consultant and employee.  

Additionally, he has organizational development expertise, is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner and served as a coach and leadership development instructor at Prison Fellowship’s Leadership Development Institute. 
 He taught strategic planning for Prison Fellowship’s Eastern Region where he served as Executive Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region for seven years.  Paul developed the Good to Great Strategic Planning model for DANA’s 2015 DANA Fellowship Program.  He has worked with and developed local boards in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Stock received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Theology from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois.