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Kathy Keeley, Principle, The Keeley Group

Kathy Keeley, Principle, The Keeley Group,  has been a social entrepreneur and executive for more than 20 years. She has been a nonprofit consultant for the last 10 years, providing strategic planning, consulting, facilitation, and coaching services to nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Keeley focuses on social enterprise and business planning. She has worked for small and large boards, and consulted with more than 100 boards in the last 10 years. She regularly provides board development training and consulting to her nonprofit clients.

Keeley has started five nonprofit organizations in her career. The Women’s Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) is the best known: It was the first loan fund for women-owned businesses in the US. 

Keeley is the former Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Minneapolis, worked for the Corporation for Enterprise Development in DC, and has worked for Weidner, Inc. providing strategic planning and performance-based plans to large urban departments throughout the US.


Judy Katz and Tanya Lewis Kelly, Judy Katz, President, On Target Strategies

 Judith E. Katz, President, On Target Strategies  helps organizations and small businesses build a successful future. As Chair of the Governance Matters Roundtable Committee, Judy spearheads program planning for senior nonprofit managers and board members focusing on improving their organizations’ effectiveness. Judy’s seminars for SCORE, affiliated with the Small Business Administration, cover business planning, starting a nonprofit and marketing. She was VP of Corporate Planning and Mergers and Acquisitions for American Express. She redesigned nationwide community relations for Barnes & Noble and was President of the two-year, career oriented college, the Katharine Gibbs School. She has served as president of two nonprofit boards and as a senior manager and consultant/trainer in education, health and social service agencies. 

Tanya Lewis-Kelly, Regional Director, Volunteer Consulting Group / (VCG) provides board consulting and recruitment assistance to charter schools, youth serving agencies and other local organizations and works with corporations to prepare their employees for board service. Prior to joining VCG, Ms. Lewis-Kelly served as Deputy Director of the Harlem Community Justice Center. Ms. Lewis-Kelly also worked at the Children’s Defense Fund, Westchester County Press and the U.S. House of Representatives under Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey.  Over the years, Ms. Lewis-Kelly has been an active member of the Black Democrats of Westchester, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., St. Charles Borromeo Church’s Catechesis program in Harlem and "Class Mom" at The Spence School in New York City. Ms. Lewis-Kelly has a B.S. from Cornell University and was a Public Policy Major at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School.


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