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2016 Fellowship Instructors
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Developed by the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement & Creating the Future
2016 Learning Leadership Team

Susan Detwiler

Susan brings extensive experience in both nonprofit and for-profit leadership, with considerable work in marketing and healthcare.  Her governance background includes over 30 years working with nonprofit boards.  Currently, Susan provides consulting and training in board governance, resource development and strategic planning through her firm, the Detwiler Group.  Susan is a licensed Standards for Excellence Consultant and a Creating the Future Fellow and Faculty member. She holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Business from Albany University. 


Justin Pollock

Justin has over 20 years experience in education and nonprofits with a specialization in leadership development, organizational management, group process facilitation, team building and curriculum development.  He is founder of the nonprofit consultancy Orgforward, and is a Creating the Future Fellow.  Justin serves as a master trainer for the Licensed Consultant Training Program and is a licensed Standards for Excellence Consultant.  Justin has a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Education from Stanford University and B.A. in Organizational Theory and Environmental Studies from Pitzer College.  


Paul Stock

Paul brings extensive experience in operational and process improvement and team development.  He is Executive Vice President of DANA’s Excellence Academy, is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, a practitioner for Myers Briggs instruments, and a licensed Standards for Excellence Consultant.  Paul has a Masters in Divinity from Trinity College and a B.A. in Political Science and Government from the University of Virginia.  


Jocelyn Sheppard

Jocelyn has enjoyed 21 years as a researcher and analyst, 17 years in technology transfer and commercialization, and 14 years in nonprofit consulting. She is the principal consultant with Red House Consulting and a Creating the Future Fellow.  She specializes in assembling stellar teams of researchers and subject experts to execute projects for clients in the business, nonprofit and government sectors.  Jocelyn’s degrees include an M.L.S. and a Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Virginia.  

Fellowship Curriculum Contributors

Sheila Bravo

Sheila brings over 25 years of leadership experience in nonprofit and for profits with an extensive background in marketing, strategic planning and innovation. She is President and CEO of the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement.  Sheila has a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, with a specialization in nonprofit board governance, from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, an MBA from Thunderbird, the Global School of International Management, and a B.S. in Business from Millersville University.  


Hildy Gottlieb

Hildy is co-founder and Chief Boundary pusher of Creating the Future, a living laboratory where people who want a better world learn how to bring out the best in people.  She is a consultant and speaker helping organizations and companies reach what is possible.  She developed the current Master’s degree program in Community Leadership at Duquesne University.  Hildy is a TEDx speaker, as well as a contributor to The Huffington Post and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Her books include Pollyanna Principles: Reinventing “Nonprofit Organizations” and Board Recruitment and Orientation: A Step-by-Step, Common Sense Guide.  Hildy studied political science and economics at the University of Arizona, and worked in local politics for several years, after which she transitioned to running several companies and providing leadership development.