2021 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Committed to maximizing results Mariama Boney, LMSW, CAE, celebrates over 20 years as an educational administrator, association executive, facilitator, and consultant, serving in four associations, five universities, and three non-profits. Mariama has also held diverse executive director and senior roles leading membership, volunteer leadership, regional affairs, and multicultural initiatives. She is a Diversity Executive Leadership Program Scholar (2008-2009), a licensed Social Worker in Virginia and Maryland, and is pursuing her Associate Certified Coach designation. As CEO of Achieve More, LLC, a small women and minority-owned consultancy, Mariama provides training and consulting in leadership, teams, diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. As an avid volunteer leader in the association community, her church, and past state president of Virginia College Personnel Association, her mission is to see executives advance and volunteer leaders succeed.
Wesley Carr has worked for membership associations, in component relations, for 25+ years. He currently serves as the director of stakeholder engagement at the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, where he leads the chapter relations, volunteer management and membership departments.
He led the transition to a new chapter model that increased member engagement in chapter served regions and improved collaboration amongst and between chapters and headquarters. He also implemented a volunteer continuum that led to a 285% expansion of the volunteer pool, increasing member volunteerism from 6% to 20% within three years. Wesley currently serves on the Component Relations and Volunteer Management Council of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE began as Executive Director of CAMFT in January 2018. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology from Binghamton University, and practiced for 7 years at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland as a licensed psychologist. Prior to coming to CAMFT, he was an Associate Executive Director for the American Psychological Association, where he served as the director of the graduate student office. Nabil was recognized as an emerging association leader by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) when he was invited into the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (2016-2018 class). He has presented at numerous conferences (in English and in Spanish) on issues such as student development in psychology, professional and legal issues in the use of social media, and health/educational disparities in autism spectrum disorders. Nabil led student delegations on Capitol Hill for 8 years. He recently earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, a certification that demonstrates wide knowledge of association management skills.
Peggy Hoffman, FASAE, CAE is president of Mariner Management, an association management company where she also serves as executive director for PRSA Maryland. In addition to managing organizations, Peggy has provided training and counsel to dozens of global, national and local membership associations over the past 30 years. She often draws on her own team’s research on volunteerism, member communities and association innovation. Peggy not only enjoys working with association volunteers but is an active volunteer for her professional association and in the community so she’ll draw from experience on both levels. Read her full bio at MarinerManagement.com and connect with Peggy on Twitter @peggyhoffman or LinkedIn. And ask her about triathlons, dance or living with three sons.
Cynthia Mills is Founder, President & CEO of The Leaders' Haven™, a consultancy that helps leaders & teams go beyond business as usual & continuously transform, so they can fulfill their true calling & exceed the expectations of the people they serve.™ Clients include small & family-owned businesses, corporations, associations, NGO's, 501 (c)3's & foundations, certification bodies & faith based communities. Nicknamed "The Board Whisperer" & "Chief Experience Officer" by clients, Cynthia relishes transformational journeys, shares her insights through The Leaders' View online TV show & is a best -selling author. The Leaders' Haven's 4 S's™ model for strategy, governance & leadership transforms leaders, businesses & organization’s.
Mary Beth Muro joined the CAMFT Team just over seven years ago, with the last five years working in the Continuing Education Provider Approval (CEPA) Department. Her responsibilities include working with applicants, providers, and chapters, assisting them through each step of the application and renewal process. Working with continuing education providers whose sole purpose is helping and educating others makes CAMFT a perfect fit for her. Mary Beth lives in North County; she volunteers her time and serves on the Board of Directors for Straight from the Heart, Inc., which provides resources for foster children and the people who care for them.