About Us

PANO (the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations) is a statewide membership organization supporting the thousands of nonprofits that serve millions of people in the Commonwealth.

While other associations cater to specific nonprofit trades, PANO is the only membership organization that supports Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sector as a collective whole.

We support nonprofits through training, best practices, consultation and discount programs. We amplify their impact through research, public policy initiatives and advocacy.

PANO is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute, signifying that the organization practices the highest level of ethics, accountability and transparency.

Mission

PANO amplifies the voice, value, and impact of community benefit work to transform lives.

Vision

PANO envisions an equitable, inclusive community where all individuals are able to reach their fullest potential.

Our Values

Accountability: We hold ourselves, and ask others to hold us, responsible for living by and in our values.

Bridge Building: We bring groups and people together to create innovative solutions.

Justice: We mindfully embed justice-based practices into all policies and programming.

Respect: We model appropriate boundaries and listen with empathy to understand the boundaries set by others.

Risk Taking: We are curious and explore new strategies for achieving systemic change.

What We Do

Training

Through online and in-person events, we equip nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers with knowledge, fresh ideas and best practices to succeed.

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Consulting

PANO can connect you with an experienced consultant or facilitator to help you address specific challenges and take your nonprofit to the next level.

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Advocacy

We serve as a unified voice to influence state policy on behalf of more than 27,000 nonprofit employees and 100,000 nonprofit volunteers in Pennsylvania.

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Meet Our Staff

Kyla Alvarez

Manager of Development and Membership

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Casey Colsher, BSW

Administrative Coordinator

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Anne L. Gingerich, MSW

Executive Director

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Tish Mogan

Standards for Excellence Director

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Christina Spadaro

Director of Learning and Education

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Meet Our Student Interns

Bailey Rocco

Student Intern

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Meet Our Board Officers

Beth Docherty President

The TRUST Project

Allison Park

Term expires 2023

Bonnie L. Johnson, CPA, MBA Vice President

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Philadelphia

Term expires 2024

Gregory L. Lindemuth, CPA Treasurer

Community Progress Council

York

Term expires 2023

Milena Oberti-Lanz Secretary

Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County

West Chester

Term expires 2022

Meet Our Board of Directors

Ifeoma (Ify) Aduba

The Mudita Collective

Doylestown

Term expires 2023

Mark Aurand

Greater Good, LLC

Nazareth

Term expires 2022

Mary Bula

Erie Together

Erie

Term expires 2023

Dawn Cumpston

3C- Compensation Consulting Consortium, LLC

Murrysville

Term expires 2022

Michelle Heck

Nonprofit Talent, LLC

Pittsburgh

Term expires 2023

Nancy Knoebel

Easter Seals Eastern PA

Allentown

Term expires 2021

Phil Koch

Community Foundation of Westmoreland County

Greensburg

Term expires 2022

Angus Murray

Kinney Center for Autism at Saint Joseph’s University

Red Hill

Term expires 2022

Tolulope ‘Tolu’ Omodara

National Bank of Ethiopia

King of Prussia

Term expires 2021

Deborah Rohrer

Deborah Rohrer, LLC

Lancaster

Term expires 2022

LouAnn Ross

Business Professionals of America

Pittsburgh

Term expires 2023

Joyce Santiago

York Area Housing Group

York

Term expires 2021

Jeanne Troy

Mechanicsburg

Term expires 2021

Liz Wagenseller

Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General

Lancaster

Term expires 2022

Meet PANO's Emeritus Society

Janice Anderson, Esq. Chair

Hershey

Douglas L. Berman, CPA

RKL, LLP

Michael Cherewka, Esq.

Law Offices of Michael Cherewka

Wormleysburg

Joe Geiger, CAE

First Nonprofit Foundation

Hummelstown

Lowman Henry

Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research

Harrisburg

Charles L. Huston, III

The Huston Foundation

Conshohocken

Don W. Kramer, Esq.

Montgomery McCracken

Philadelphia

James Kroh

R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc.

Hanover

Lisa Ritter, CPA, CFE

Maher Duessel CPAs

Harrisburg