Three Nonprofit Leaders Share Leadership Insight with Cedar Rapids Young Professionals

Aug 14, 2019

Nonprofit leaders are tasked with not only leading their internal team but also with ensuring the health and success of the nonprofit by staying engaged in the community, fundraising and relationship building.

ImpactCR, Cedar Rapids’ young professionals organization, invites young professionals to hear from three nonprofit leaders at the BigWig Lunch Talk on Wednesday, August 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Human Services Campus - Rex Eno Conference Room (317 7th Ave SE).

Alejandro Pino of Young Parents Network (YPN), Okpara Rice of Tanager Place and Sean Ulmer of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art will share their journeys of leadership, talk about the challenges and rewards of their roles and how young professionals can engage in nonprofit work.

Alejandro Pino is the Executive Director of YPN, a local nonprofit that provides prenatal and parenting support for parents with children ages 0-5. Alejandro was born in Lima, Peru and immigrated to the United States with his parents and younger brother. He became YPN's Executive Director last year.

Okpara Rice joined Tanager Place in July 2013 and assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer July 2015. Okpara is the first African American to hold executive office at Tanager Place in its more than 140 year history. Tanager Place is Iowa’s premier mental health treatment facility for children. They serve children and their families struggling with severe mental, emotional, psychological, and/or intellectual challenges through treatment, prevention and outreach.

Sean Ulmer is the Executive Director of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. He has more than twenty five years of curatorial experience, including organizing more than 120 exhibitions and acquiring numerous works of art.

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