YNPN Position: Programming Co-Chair
Place of Work: Cleveland Hearing and Speech, Development Coordinator
Bio: I joined the YNPN Board in July of 2018 as the Events Chair and have been planning events for the group ever since! I am very passionate about Nonprofits and the Cleveland Community. I love that this organization provides a place where young professionals in the industry can connect and learn from each other. Outside of YNPN, I work at the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center as the Development Coordinator doing all things fundraising! I am also pursuing my Master of Public Administration degree from Cleveland State University in my spare time. I look forward to seeing so many of you at upcoming YNPN events!
One Thing We Should Know About You: I am a huge fan of Cleveland history! I have lots of fun facts about different places, people, and things around town that I'm always happy to share!
YNPN Position: Treasurer
Place of Work: American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Operations Manager
Bio: James Kosmatka came to the ACLU of Ohio by way of nonprofit management. His background is in theatre and he continues to work as a freelance sound designer. He previously served as Assistant General Manager at Cleveland Public Theatre, Assistant to the Director of the Cleveland State University Department of Theatre, and Assistant to the Chair of the CSU School of Social Work.
His next project is Marisol, by Jose Rivera, with Cleveland Public Theatre's Spanish-langauge company Teatro Público de Cleveland.
One Thing We Should Know About You: I lost on Jeopardy!
YNPN Position: President
Place of Work: Playhouse Square, Development Database Coordinator
Bio: I'm very excited to serve as President of YNPN Cleveland! I joined the board in July of 2018 as Board Operations Chair and have been attending events for the past two years. YNPN is a great way for young nonprofit professionals to network and to learn more about the wide variety of nonprofit organizations in our community, and I'm looking forward to leading our chapter in 2020. Outside of YNPN, I work in Development at Playhouse Square, and I'm very passionate about Cleveland's thriving theatre district and the importance of the performing arts in general.
One Thing We Should Know About You: I'm a big Cleveland Indians fan, and try to attend at least a few games each year. Still waiting on that World Series Championship!