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.

 

Alicia Foss

Interim CEOHuman Resource Manager

Alicia joined Neighborhood Alliance in June of 2015, bringing with her over 17 years of experience in human resources and business management.

Alicia holds a Master’s of Science in Non-Profit Management/Leadership from Walden University. She has also attained certificates as a Certified Life Strategies Coach (CLSC) from The Spencer Institute, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the HR Certification Institute, and the Society for Human Resource Management’s Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential. Alicia is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

 

Saberina Burkhammer

CFO

Saberina joined Neighborhood Alliance in March, 2016

 

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

Director of Creative Marketing and Community Outreach

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 brand of Neighborhood Alliance. Also a member of Leadership Lorain County’s Signature Class of 2012.