Mentors are class presenters during Raising the Board. All of them have a great deal of experience in the topics covered. In many instances, the mentors wrote the course material and played an integral role in the overall development of RtB. When not presenting, they are often participating in class discussion. Each are also great resources for anything you may need!
Rob Jones, Milton Historical Society
Rob “cut his teeth” in the non-profit world with the Central Susquehanna Builders Association. He was “volunteered” to become an officer, and then continued up the ladder to First Vice President, Vice President and then President.
Rob was also elected to serve on the board of the Pennsylvania Builders Association. The PBA at the time was a 12,000-company member association also serving builders and subcontractors in the commonwealth. He was elected to the regional legislative officer position for an eight-county region and then Regional Vice President. After that, Rob was elected to Associate Vice President of the PBA, which is the highest position he could serve as an associate member (subcontractor).
Currently, he serves on the board of the Milton Historical Society, Central PA Chamber of Commerce, the Central PA Vintage Iron Club and is a member of the Milton Area School District CTE Advisory Committee, Milton Borough Council Vacancy Board, and the Milton Borough Revitalization Committee.
Loni Martz-Briner, North Shore Railroad
Loni is a graduate of Line Mountain High School and Susquehanna University. She is a published author, raising a daughter and a son in Dalmatia (where she was born and raised). She will proclaim that her kids are the best!
Loni works full time for the North Shore Railroad Company and has played an active role volunteering with multiple non-profits, including private/Christian schools, churches, community organizations, railroad associations, and more.
She is well-versed in web site and media creation and development. Fun fact: Loni is a musician who has assisted multiple churches in their worship groups.
Lauren McDonald, The Wealth Factory
Lauren is owner and financial planner at The Wealth Factory in Muncy. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Central PA Chamber of Commerce, as well as its Budget and Finance Committee and chairs the Membership Engagement Team.
Her non-profit journey began over 40 years ago with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an independent study focus on non-profits and their logistical and fundraising challenges.
Over that time, Lauren has served on several corporate boards, as well as those of the Williamsport Chapter of the American Lung Association, the Pennsylvania State American Lung Association, the East Lycoming Soccer Association, the Lock Haven YMCA, and the Lewisburg Arts Council. Committee volunteerism expands to other area and national organizations as well.
Tina Welch, Welch Performance Consulting
Tina Welch is the founder of Welch Performance Consulting, a strategic Human Resources consulting firm that helps employers create great workplaces! Known for putting her heart and soul into the organization, Tina takes a practical approach when evaluating any HR system or process, ensuring that it is tailored to achieve the business strategy desired.
Tina has more than 30 years of senior leadership experience working with forprofit, employee owned, non-profit, and public institutions in a variety of industries helping shape their organization’s culture and value system through strategic HR and OD practices. She brings all of this experience to bear when working with her clients so that organizations can learn from this experience and adapt the best ideas to suit their needs.
She has taught Human Resources Management courses for various colleges and universities and is a frequent invited speaker for HR and Career Development courses, symposiums, and conferences. Tina continues her service to organizations through board membership with several private and community organizations. She is also a member of the Central PA Chamber’s Board of Directors.