Staff

Neighborhood Alliance Administrative Staff

Connie Osborn

CEO/President

Connie joined Neighborhood Alliance in February, 1999. Connie has over 25 years experience directing and managing early childhood and educational development programs. Prior to joining Neighborhood Alliance, while raising her three children, she had run her own in-home day care.

In June 2010, Connie was promoted to Vice President of Neighborhood Alliance and then in May 2011, she was chosen as the new President/CEO. Connie currently is a member of Lorain County Early Childhood Task Force, Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, Greater Lorain County Early Learning Consortium, Clearview H.S. Athletic Boosters, and Leadership Lorain County. Connie holds a CDA in Early Childhood Development.

 

Holly Spitz

CFO

Holly joined Neighborhood Alliance in October, 1998. She has over 16 years experience directing the finances of non-profits. Prior to joining Neighborhood Alliance, Holly was the Finance Director for the Rose-Mary Center and Interim Finance Director for Neighborhood Progress Inc. She began her professional career in public accounting in 1989.
Holly is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1991.
She is currently Treasurer of the Avon Lake High School Athletic Boosters. Holly is also actively involved with various PTA’s, the ALHS Choir Boosters and the Avon Lake Soccer Organization Father’s Day Tournament.

 

Dawn Meyer

Vice President

Dawn joined Neighborhood Alliance in October, 2010. Dawn has over 7 years experience in the nonprofit community in Lorain County. Prior to joining Neighborhood Alliance, Dawn was Executive Director at Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services.
Currently, Dawn is a member of the Avon/Avon Lake Rotary, North Coast Regional Chamber of Commerce, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Leadership Lorain County (Class of 2010), Avon Lake Athletic Boosters and ALHS PTA.
Dawn holds a BS in Environmental Resources from Eastern Kentucky University. She has her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accreditation. Currently Dawn is enrolled at Case Western Reserve University working on her Nonprofit Management degree.

 

Patricia A. Alicea

Human Resources Manager

Patricia A. Alicea joined Neighborhood Alliance in May 1995. Patty has over fifteen years experience in non-profit management at the Neighborhood Alliance.

Patty holds a Associate Degree in Computer Science and Jr. Accounting Diploma from Lorain Business College. Patty has held many leadership positions at Neighborhood Alliance over the years.

 

Lori Magyar, R.D.

Grant Writer/Volunteer Coordinator

Lori joined Neighborhood Alliance in February, 2012.  She has over 6 years experience in grant writing for non-profits.  Prior to joining Neighborhood Alliance, Lori was a Client Service Coordinator with Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services for 5 1/2 years.  She also served as Interim Director.

Lori holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Dietetics from Miami University of Ohio.  She is a member of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

Jadera Thomas

Marketing and Public Relations Specialist

Jadera joined Neighborhood Alliance in October, 2012 as a Marketing and Public Relations Specialist. With her Bachelors of Science in Advertisement from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, she brings a unique combination of graphic design, photography and communication skills to enhance the reach of Neighborhood Alliance. Also a member of Leadership Lorain County’s Signature Class of 2012, this young professional brings over 5 years of experience in the field of Marketing and PR.

 

Pat Tarter

Administrative Assistant

Pat joined Neighborhood Alliance in May of 2013.  She has over 13 years experience in Missions and Outreach.  Prior to joining Neighborhood Alliance, Pat served as the Missions Support Coordinator at Bay Presbyterian Church.  Prior to that she worked at National City Bank for over 20 years in the Accounting and Trust Departments.    Pat holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from Baldwin Wallace University.

 

Tammy Bertrand

Special Events Coordinator

Tammy joined Neighborhood Alliance in October, 2013. Tammy has a degree in Communication from The Ohio State University and has been involved in fundraising and event planning for a variety of organizations over the last 18 years. These organizations include the Make a Wish Foundation, Komen Race for the Cure and various PTA organizations.  She has worked in a variety of venues – most recently at the community papers (The Press/The Westlife) and as a substitute teacher in Avon.    An active volunteer and current board member with Community Resource Services for Avon/Avon Lake and  the Vice President of the Avon Band/Orchestra Boosters, a member of the Avon Athletic Boosters and Academic Boosters.