Ashley Marengo 2017 YNPN LINK Presenter

AshleyMarengo.jpg Ashley jumped on the Playworks Arizona team in 2014. She spent her first two years  as a program coordinator for the Loma Linda Lancers. Prior to Playworks she received  her BS in Exercise Sports Science from The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma where she  developed a passion for children's fitness.

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Andrea Sanchez 2017 YNPN LINK Presenter

Andrea_Sanchez.jpg "I am an Arizona native and an Arizona State University alumnus. I graduated from ASU  in May of 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. I  currently work as the Community Relations Specialist for Big Brothers Big Sisters of  Central Arizona (BBBSAZ). Through my role at BBBSAZ I recruit mentors for our  programs by being present at outreach events within the community and by reaching  out to different companies and student/community organization in order to share our  volunteer opportunities with their staff/members”.

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Meet our LINK Emcee Sentari Minor


 Sentari M. Minor, Director of Partner Engagement & Education at Social Venture      Partners Arizona (SVPAZ), facilitates the engagement of local philanthropists and  activates community leaders to drive social change in the Valley. Prior to SVPAZ,  Mr.  Minor oversaw the corporate and foundation relations and major campaigns  for the  Arizona Humane Society, Arizona’s largest animal welfare organization. He  started his  career in the nonprofit sector at the Rodel Foundation where he  managed  communications, events, and special projects under the direction of the  President  &CEO.


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Leadership Roundtable Recap

If you couldn’t attend the Leadership Roundtable or forgot all the info mentioned (it was a lot!), we want to be your resource for professional development. Here is a recap of the different programs who were in attendance and the contact info you need to get started on your leadership journey:

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Presenting at LINK 2016 – Chiquita Serpas

Photo-blog.pngPublic speaking was never my strong suit. The idea of getting up and talking to a large group of people absolutely terrified me. I knew that the only way to get over this fear was to take the plunge, but I wasn’t sure how. Through encouragement from fellow YNPN members, coworkers, and friends, I decided I would apply to present at the YNPN Link event. YNPN has always been a welcoming environment full of energy and great people. I thought what better place than YNPN to overcome my fear and give a presentation of an organization I love.

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