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CFSA Welcomes Two New Staff Members

CFSA is excited to announce the addition of two new staff members – Rose Snyder and Lahsha Brown!

Rose Snyder is currently serving as the Center for Healthy Nonprofits Coordinator in our Community Investments Department.

Rose is a leading governance consultant for national and regional organizations across the country. Her unique experience in the Olympic sports world at USA Swimming, U.S. Figure Skating and the U.S. Olympic Committee allows her to “coach” and prepare boards, staff, and c-suite executives for high performance and achievement.

Rose’s expertise in team building and passion for excellence helps organizations advance their mission and improve effectiveness. Her cornerstone programs include team building, communication, strategic planning and performance and leadership coaching.

While Rose has enjoyed nearly 15 years as a successful nonprofit consultant, she has recently taken her success to the business coaching arena. She received her credentials through The Institute for Integrative Coach Training and recently earned her ACC, (Associate Certified Coach) through the International Coaching Federation.

Prior to her work in administration, Rose was a successful swim coach whose swimmers went on to compete at the Olympic trials. Rose has a Master of Organizational Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. In addition, Rose has trained extensively with Board Source, formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards. She is also a recognized trainer through Consultants Psychologists Press Inc (MBTI). and one of only a handful in the world, trained to conduct Psycho-geometrics® (Shapes) communication seminars.

Rose is married to Charlie Snyder who heads up marketing and communication for the College of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona. She is excited to be back in Tucson as she is a proud Alumna of the U of A. Rose and Charlie have three grown children: Carli Rose, Gina Maria, and Sam Andrew.

Lasha Brown is currently serving as the Grants Finance Associate in our Finance Department.

Lahsha is a passionate supporter of the great work nonprofits do for our communities and for our country. She started off as a volunteer but was quickly recruited to work for The Wilderness Society in her home state of Idaho. Her work saving wild places allowed her to travel across the West, where she fell in love with warmer climates. Since moving to Tucson in 2006, Lahsha has been blessed to work with and direct several small natural resource, public policy and historic preservation organizations.

She loves being outside, whether hiking, camping, gardening or just soaking up the sun. Her small family unit includes her husband, daughter and energetic large Boxer named Boomer.