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1775 Eye Street, NW
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1775 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1150
Washington, D.C. 20006
United States

We’re a growing network of career development nonprofits that provide business attire for women and men seeking work, empowering them to economic independence.

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An amazing array of speakers will inspire and enrich your leadership. Together we make an impact on women and men seeking jobs and economic independence.

2019 Annual Conference Speakers Coming Soon!

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2018 Friday Keynote: Teresa Hill, Executive Coach, Facilitator and Consultant


Teresa Hill is a leadership-development consultant with extensive multi-sector experience gained working in Europe, Asia and the US. She has consulted and worked with senior business leaders and HR professionals to deliver development experiences that bring about sustainable change and deliver exceptional performance. Learn more about Teresa.

2018 Saturday Keynote: Jasmine E. Sessoms, Founder/CEO, She Can Win


Jasmine E. Sessoms is the founder and CEO of She Can Win, a movement that provides training and resources for women who are interested in running for political office. Since its inception, She Can Win has managed to get a plethora of women from all parties elected. Today, the She Can Win brand is expanding, providing a platform for women who are interested in both Public Affairs and Government Relations. An advocate for civic leadership, Jasmine has made it her mission to empower women. This includes taking the “Everyday woman” and strategizing ways to attain equal representation in-office. Not to mention, she has created a platform that fosters a sisterhood for women who want to see change in the political arena. Learn more about Jasmine.

2018 Annual Conference Speakers

Resale Bootcamp

  • Fontaine Gutierrez, Business Specialistat Philadelphia Youth Network

  • Nick Kril, Program Manager, Career Wardrobe

  • Jessica Rennard, Program Manager at Jomar Textiles and Online Sales Consultantfor Career Wardrobe

  • Kimi Pryor, Merchandising Program Coordinatorat Career Wardrobe

Board Governance  

Alyssa AbbottAssistant Director, Drexel University’s Governance Institute. Learn more about Alyssa.

Storytelling for Impact  

Lansie SylviaSenior Strategist, J2 Design. Learn more about Lansie.

Luncheon Keynote: Are you the Leader you really want to be?

Teresa Hill, Executive Coach, Facilitator and Consultant. Learn more about Teresa.

Staff Development and Engagement

Jackie Schrauger, Program Director, Career Wardrobe. Learn more about Jackie.

Fundraising Speed-Dating Session

Samantha Harclerode, Associate Director of Young Alumni Giving with The Penn Fund at The University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about Samantha. 

Treacy Henry, Development Director, Career Wardrobe. Learn more about Treacy.

Michelle Sonsino, Advancement Specialist. Learn more about Michelle.

Health Insurance for Nonprofits

Kate Flanagan, President, Biddle Insurance Services, Inc. Learn more about Kate.

Legal/Tax Compliance: Insurance Needs for Nonprofits

Andy Brecker, Insurance Sales Consultant, Biddle & Company, Inc. Learn more about Andy. 

Volunteer Management: Directing Altruism (Panel)

Lesley Elam, External Relations Coordinator, Career Wardrobe. Learn more about Lesley.

Pam KulnisProgram Director, Bottomless Closet. Learn more about Pam.

Christine Moriarty, Manager of Volunteer Programming, Broad Street Ministry. Learn more about Christine.

Self Care for Nonprofit Professionals

Liz Dreibelbis, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, Clinical Director and Co-Founder, A Haven. Learn more about Liz.


Sheri K. Cole, Executive Director, Career Wardrobe + 2018 National Conference Host and Co-Chair

Sheri Cole is Executive Director of Career Wardrobe, a founding ACDN member that provides professional clothing and job search education to 5,000 people in the Philadelphia region annually. 


Tamara Pitts, Board Member, Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits + 2018 National Conference Co-Chair

Tamara Pitts is a Senior Traffic and Safety Engineer at the Missouri Department of Transportation in Highway Safety & Traffic Division. Tamara also a part-time teacher Sylvan Learning Center and Sales Associate at Lane Bryant. Her current volunteer commitments include: Board Member of the Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits and High School Youth Leader at Evangel Church. Tamara is honored to be a part of the ACDN Community and lead the 2018 ACDN National Conference planning efforts. She has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University and current resides in Kansas City, Missouri.


October 3-5, 2019

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