Meet the 2016-17 NGen Fellows

Independent Sector is delighted to announce the selection of the 2016-2017 cohort of American Express NGen Fellows.

The NGen Fellows, 12 outstanding charitable sector leaders aged 40 or under, are selected each year to participate in a range of activities that deepen their individual capabilities, expand their collective knowledge, and grow their professional networks. This selective fellowship program continues to build the next generation of charitable leaders as part of IS’ NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now initiative.

The 2016-17 NGen Fellows are:

  • Devon Akmon, Director, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI
  • Ivan Canada, Executive Director, The National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad, Greensboro, NC
  • Jane Cheung, Vice President of Programs, The Pablove Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
  • Paul Daugherty, President and CEO, Philanthropy West Virginia, Morgantown, WV
  • Radha Friedman, Director of Programs, World Justice Project, Washington, DC
  • Lisa Fasolo Frishman, Senior Program Officer, Health Foundation for Western and Central New York, Buffalo, NY
  • Jeremie Greer, Vice President of Policy & Research, CFED, Washington, DC
  • Abby Laine Sienkiewicz, Interim Executive Director/CEO, Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado Springs, Colorado Spring, CO
  • Neesha Modi, Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation, Troy, MI
  • Ola Ojewumi, Founder, Project ASCEND, Beltsville, MD
  • Kashif Shaikh, Founder and Executive Director, Pillars Fund, Chicago, IL
  • Jamie Smith, Co-Executive Director, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, New York, NY

Over the course of their fellowship, they also will work on a group-led project which contributes to the knowledge of the sector. The program runs November 2016 – October 2017, beginning with the Fellows’ appearance at this year’s Independent Sector Conference in Washington, DC.

Read their full bios.

Read the press release.

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Global Topics: IS Member, Leadership Development