Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow, Today!

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TNP’s Emerging Leaders is a 10-month program for nonprofit professionals looking to advance to the next stage in their career. The program is designed for individuals interested in moving towards an executive director or leadership position the nonprofit sector. Through cohort-based learning, participants build skills and their network with other leaders. 


  • Develop ‘bench strength’ for organizations to ensure relevance and sustainability.
  • Improve one’s understanding, skills, and confidence in nonprofit management.
  • Identify leadership styles for enhanced interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Increase strategic thinking and planning abilities.
  • Prepare the next generation of nonprofit leaders.
  • Receive five sessions with a mentor to enhance learning and support skill integration.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals interested in advancing a career in the nonprofit sector and/or becoming Executive Directors/CEOs of a nonprofit 

organization. Most participants have at least 5 years of nonprofit experience and are in a senior management role at their


Other Details

The 10-month program begins with a retreat, followed by monthly sessions held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Program Fee: $1,000*

Individuals must commit to the full 10-month program, so the benefits of participation can be experienced by all attendees.

*Program Fees are deeply discounted through general operating support provided to TNP.

For more information please contact Christina Kreachbaum, Program Manager, at ckreachbaum@tnpsocal.org.


Emerging Leaders 2022 Cohort

Sarah Al-Mulla (Angels Gate Cultural Center)

Dianne Bohorquez (Harbor Community Health Centers)

Kate Chiu (Materials & Applications)

Kari Cho (Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach)

Maribel Cruz (Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition)

Tracy Fuentes (California Families in Focus)

Marissa Gonzalez-Kucheck (Ontario Museum of Arts & History)

Irving Gramajo (Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles)

Tiesha Hutchins (Linden Tree Learning)

Kristin Johnson (DemoChicks)

Jillian Katz (Jewish Federation of Orange County)

Regina Lopez (United States Veteran Initiative)

Christi McDaniel (Children Striving Together)

Selam Mekonoen (New Earth Organization)

Eydie Pasicel (Pathways to Independence)

Lauren Quijano-Gin (HOPE, Inc.)

Oscar Reyes (Assistance League of Long Beach)

Alex Soofer (Abundant Blessings)

Christa Weston (Grand Vision Foundation)

Norma Yoguez (SPIRITT Family Services)

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