2009-10 HANSA Fellows
Hathaway Burden is a HANSA fellow with the Peacemaker Program, Inc., in Utica. The organization offers a variety of services including mediation and child advocacy. Burden will be working with Peacemaker staff and its board of directors to complete needs assessment for the marketing program and begin to outline a strategic marketing plan.
Brendan Carroll will be working with the Multicultural Association of Medical Interpreters (MAMI) in Utica. MAMI provides trained interpreters for speakers of limited English in medical, legal, mental health and domestic violence/sexual abuse situations. His project is to develop positioning strategy that will enable the organization to strengthen and expand its connections with its community constituents and raise the agency's profile in the community.
Sarah Goodell's fellowship is with the Thea Bowman House in Utica. The organization works with children and families who are at risk of experiencing violence, mainly domestic violence. Goodell is helping to develop a strategic plan for the agency.
Kenya Lee is a HANSA fellow with Move Along Inc., a new non-profit aimed at helping individuals with physical disabilities. She'll be working with the founder Greg Callen on researching existing Paralympic training centers to develop a strategic plan for the possible creation of such a center in Syracuse, N.Y.
2008-09 HANSA Fellows
Andrew Pape's HANSA fellowship was with the YWCA of the Mohawk Valley, whose mission is to elimiate racism and empower women. He developed a strategic communications plan for the YWCA.
Emily Smith was a HANSA fellow with the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, a foundation whose mission is to improve the lives of the people of Oneida and Herkimer Counties. Emily wrote a series of impact sheets on areas of interest to the Community Foundation and reviewed proposals submitted for the Foundation's December 2009 docket.
Phillip Hoying's fellowship was with the KEYS Program, a nonprofit organization that provides music therapy resources, workshops and advocacy for children with cancer, and other serious illnesses. Phillip assisted with the revision of the organization's mission and vision statements and with the development of a strategic plan.
Sofia Guerron Cardenas was a fellow with the Oneida Indian Nation, a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. Sofia provided an evaluation of the Oneida Nation's health and wellness programs.
Julia Pollan was a HANSA fellow with the KEYS Program, researching funding streams of similar nonprofit organizations, researching and compiling a case study on the benefits of music therapy, and researching other professional development programs.