Our Founder

Our Founder and CEO

Meet Florence Tandy. Florence has been working with and for nonprofit organizations for more than 30 years, and has received recognition and awards for her leadership, community focus, and service throughout her career. Her professional experience spans the Community Action, health care, technical assistance, and fund raising fields.

Florence has a master's degree in Organizational Leadership and has achieved numerous content area certifications including Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP); Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE); and a Certificate in Servant Leadership.  She has a strong reputation as a turn-around executive, grappling with troubling leadership, governance, and sustainability issues for several organizations during her career. Consequently, she has developed an expertise in leadership development, governance, strategic planning, sustainability, team-building, and community affairs.

Over her 30 year career, Florence served as the CEO in three nonprofit organizations, most recently at Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission. Recognized as one of the most experienced board members in the country, she has served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations and for-profit advisory councils. She has received such professional recognition as the Outstanding Executive award from the Kentucky Nonprofit Network (2013), the Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky honor (2018), and was recently recognized by Community Action Kentucky with the Jesse Amburgey Award for Excellence (2018) in recognition for her years of service on the board of directors of this statewide association for Community Action Agencies in Kentucky. She has received community service awards from two Chambers of Commerce (Northern Kentucky in 2018, and Richmond, Kentucky in 1998).

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