NPQ Staff

Jeanne Bell, Director of Practice Advancement

Jeanne Bell, MNA directs NPQ’s Advancing Practice program to advance critical conversations about nonprofit management and leadership. She is the former CEO of CompassPoint, where she stewarded the strategic evolution of the organization to focus on emerging leaders and emergent leadership practice with an explicit orientation to social change. She is the author of numerous articles on nonprofit leadership, strategy, and sustainability and co-author of several books, including most recently, The Sustainability Mindset (Jossey-Bass, 2015). Jeanne’s board leadership has included officer positions at the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and Intersection for the Arts. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Master of Nonprofit Administration program at the University of San Francisco’s School of Management.

Amy Costello, Senior Correspondent and Investigations Editor
Host, Tiny Spark podcast

For four years, Amy was the Africa Correspondent for PRI’s The World. She has also reported for NPR, PBS television, the BBC World Service, and The Guardian. Amy’s television investigation Sudan: The Quick and the Terrible was nominated for an Emmy Award. In 2011, she launched Tiny Spark, which investigates nonprofits, philanthropy and international aid. It was acquired by The Nonprofit Quarterly in 2018. Email Amy at [email protected].

Aine Creedon, Director of Digital Strategies

Aine joined NPQ in summer 2011 as a social media intern, and was hired soon thereafter. She has extensive experience in social media, communications, and technology management in the nonprofit sector, and spent two years in AmeriCorps programs serving with a handful of organizations across the nation. Aine also serves on the YNPN Denver chapter board of directors and is Co-Chair of the Marketing and Membership Committee. E-mail Aine at [email protected].

Steve Dubb, Senior Editor

Steve Dubb is a senior editor at NPQ. Steve has worked with cooperatives and nonprofits for over two decades, including twelve years at The Democracy Collaborative and three years as executive director of NASCO (North American Students of Cooperation). In his work, Steve has authored, co-authored and edited numerous reports; participated in and facilitated learning cohorts; designed community building strategies; and helped build the field of community wealth building. Steve is the lead author of Building Wealth: The Asset-Based Approach to Solving Social and Economic Problems (Aspen 2005) and coauthor (with Rita Hodges) of The Road Half Traveled: University Engagement at a Crossroads, published by MSU Press in 2012. In 2016, Steve curated and authored Conversations on Community Wealth Building, a collection of interviews of community builders that Steve had conducted over the previous decade. E-mail Steve at [email protected].

Cassandra Heliczer, Senior Managing Editor

Cassandra is Senior Managing Editor at the Nonprofit Quarterly. She is in charge of coordinating and editing NPQ‘s quarterly print publication, and holds overall responsibility for managing the flow, quality, and integrated development of content published by NPQ. Cassandra joined NPQ in spring 2011. She comes with over twenty years experience in publishing, most recently as alternative language arts editor at Pearson Education, Boston, and publications editor at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Cassandra’s studies centered on music, philosophy, and literature, with a focus on women’s studies, postcolonial studies, and Spanish and French literature outside of Spain and France. E-mail Cassandra at [email protected].

Scarlet Kim, Operations Manager

Scarlet joined NPQ in Spring 2015. She comes with five years in media advertising, specializing in client finance. Scarlet has a master’s degree in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent, in Canterbury, England, and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from American University, in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for administrative, financial, and customer service matters at NPQ, and your main point of contact with initial inquiries. E-mail Scarlet at [email protected].

Ruth McCambridge, President and Editor in Chief

Ruth transformed the Nonprofit Quarterly into a national journal in 1999. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement. E-mail Ruth at [email protected].

Amanda Nelson, Marketing and Development Manager

Amanda joined NPQ in summer 2015. She is a graduate of Lasell College, where she received a master’s degree in marketing. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for three years. Amanda also serves on the YNPN Boston board of directors as the Marketing and Communication Co-Chair. E-mail Amanda at [email protected].

Erin Rubin, Editorial Coordinator and Community Builder

Erin Rubin worked as an administrator at Harvard Business School and as an editorial project manager at Pearson Education, where she helped develop a digital resource library for remedial learners. Erin has also worked with David R. Godine, Publishers, and the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, & Writers. As a member of the TEDxBeaconStreet organizing team, she works to communicate innovative ideas and translate them into action. E-mail Erin at [email protected].

Jason Schneiderman, Senior Online Editor

Jason joined NPQ in summer 2013, after spending some time as a freelancer and consultant. His extensive experience in the fields of editing and publishing gives him the skills needed to keep the NPQ Newswire running smoothly. E-mail Jason regarding the content you see on this website at [email protected].

Cyndi Suarez, Senior Editor

Cyndi is the author of the forthcoming title, “The Power Manual,” in which she outlines a new theory and practice of power. She has worked as a strategy and innovation consultant with a focus on networks and platforms. She studied Feminist Theory and organizational development for social change.

Joel Toner, President and Chief Operating Officer

Joel joined NPQ in spring 2014. Joel is a seasoned senior media management executive with extensive experience in product development, content management, and marketing for a wide variety of media products encompassing magazines, books, websites, digital products, conferences, and TV/video productions.

More recently, Joel served six years as vice president/publishing director for F & W Media—managing a diversified media business with eighteen-plus magazines and online brands with multiple business conferences, consumer events, and reader competitions, and generating advertising and consumer revenues of $35 million-plus—and over seven years as senior vice president/publishing director of New Track Media LLC, with a portfolio of digital, video, television, events, and magazines generating revenues in excess of $70 million.

Additionally, Joel serves on the board of directors of Yankee Publishing Inc., and
served as trustee of the Massachusetts Horticulture Society from 2004 to 2011. E-mail Joel at [email protected].


In Memoriam

Rick Cohen, National Correspondent

Rick joined NPQ in 2006, after almost eight years as the executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). Before that, he played various roles as a community worker and advisor to others doing community work. He has also worked in government. Cohen pursues investigative and analytical articles, advocates for increased philanthropic giving and access for disenfranchised constituencies, and promotes increased philanthropic and nonprofit accountability.