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YWCA of Bergen County â€” Board of Directors
Monica Roers, Chief Executive Officer
Monica Roers is the Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA of Bergen County, a position she has held since February 2005.
She has devoted her career to helping build strong nonprofit organizations in communities across the country, taking leadership roles with the Center for Nonprofit Resources in New Orleans and the National Office of Friends of the Children, as well as working for the United Ways of Greater New Orleans and Central Massachusetts, the America Council on Education, and the United States Census Bureau.
Monica holds a Master's in Public and Private Management from Yale University and has also served on various nonprofit boards, including the Advisory Board of the International Project Nonprofit Leadership at the University of New Orleans, the Mid South Collaborative for Nonprofit Development and Dismas House, a half-way house for formerly incarcerated individuals re-integrating into the community.
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Monica Roers, Executive Director of the Center for Nonprofit Resources says,
YWCA of Bergen County
Top left: Board MemberPatricia Preztunik; CEO Monica Roers; former Board Member Barbara Eaton; Development Director Jeanne Patrican.
Standing L to R: Monica Roers
, Dot Jenkins, Betsy Murphy Sparrow and Barbara Kiernan.
Photo left: Guests at the "Meet the Speaker" reception included (L to R) Vicki Bruni, YWCA volunteer, trustee, The Valley Hospital, and director, Hudson City Savings Bank; Monica Roers, YWCA CEO; Lisa Kender, former president, YWCA board of directors; and Megan Fraser, vice president, communications and marketing, The Valley Hospital.
Photo left: Rebecca Skloot (holding her book) (L to R) YWCA board president Nisha Cordero, YWCA CEO Monica Roers, and former YWCA Board member and volunteer Pam Averso.
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Monica Roers, Center for Nonprofit Resources
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
For Monica Roers, president and CEO of the New Orleans-based Center for Nonprofit Resources, nowhere is that effort more notable than within the nation's nonprofit community.Roers oversees BoardsWork!, a program that identifies potential nonprofit board members throughout the greater New Orleans area, trains them on the roles and responsibilities of such service, and matches them as board interns with local nonprofits.
Program fees, which currently total $400 per participant, are paid either by an individual's employer or in part through "scholarship" funds Roers
secures for those without a sponsor.
says BoardsWork! is helping New Orleans area nonprofits address those problems by using advertising and direct mail, presentations throughout the business community, and one-on-one solicitation to "shake the bushes" and locate the very people agencies need.
"We find that when we look at the types of issues and concerns an intern is most passionate about, then match them with an agency whose interests are similar to their own, they're more likely to feel attached to that agency and be more committed and prepared to help address its needs," she
believes that such diverse representation is important not only to the physical makeup of a nonprofit board, but also to the quality of the organization's services.
"Greater diversity among [the membership of] nonprofit boards means more opportunity for different voices and viewpoints to be heard at the organizations' executive level," she
said."That is then more likely to lead to the informed, balanced decisions that truly benefit a nonprofit's mission and those it is intended to serve."
While the impact of BoardsWork! on the nonprofit community is evident, Roers
staff are keenly aware that the interns' own satisfaction is crucial to ensuring the program's continued success.She
notes that personal and professional connections formed through the program play a key role to bringing in new BoardsWork! participants, and the sense of becoming "genuinely plugged into the community" helps keep many involved in board governance long after their internships.
staff continue to sift through the results of the MultiQuest evaluation and consider possible improvements to the BoardsWork! program, she
is pleased to note the growing evidence of the project's overall success.