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Nonprofit Funding & Fiscal Solutions

Staff: Nonprofit Funding & Fiscal Solutions

Staff listing for Nonprofit Funding & Fiscal Solutions.

Sharon Vardatira

Director, Nonprofit Funding and Fiscal Solutions

Sharon Vardatira - NFFS

Sharon Vardatira brings over three decades of experience in nonprofit management and fund development. She has served in a wide variety of leadership roles including as development director and executive director of several Boston-area nonprofits and convener and president of statewide and national partnerships and coalitions. She is a national expert in community mobilization and sustainability; she created an approach known as Accelerated Sustainability Planning and is one of the principal architects of the Nonprofit Sustainability Center. She also has deep expertise in nonprofit capacity building, strategic planning, board development, community-based asset mapping, convening public- and private-sector partnerships, and grant development.

Ms. Vardatira holds a master of theological studies from Harvard Divinity School and a bachelor's degree from Smith College.

(413) 545-6615

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Sonia Bouvier

Project Manager

Sonia Bouvier

Sonia Bouvier, M.P.H. has over 25 years of experience working with federal, state and local public health programs and coalitions in the areas of planning, community engagement, program implementation, and evaluation. Prior to joining the Institute, she was the founding director of a nationally-recognized health-access program for uninsured individuals. She has also served in the roles of evaluator, educator, consultant and non-profit board member with programs addressing school health and safety, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, and child sexual abuse prevention.

Ms. Bouvier earned a master's in public health with a concentration in community health education from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's of arts from Vassar College.

(413) 577-2394

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Brittany Wolcott

Finance and Program Manager

Brittany Wolcott

Brittany Wolcott previously worked as a development associate for Eaglebrook School, where she maintained the donor database, supported the annual fund and capital campaigns, and developed relationships with key constituents. She also worked for several years as the business manager at the UMass Library where she developed a working knowledge of UMass practices and systems. Ms. Wolcott also volunteers as regional director for SheJumps, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing female participation in the outdoors.

Mrs. Wolcott earned a master’s in resource administration and management from the University of New Hampshire and a bachelor’s in business from Champlain College.

(413) 577-3442

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