2024 Community Engagement Manager Roundtable

We are excited to announce the expansion of our Roundtable programs! Our roundtables provide the opportunity to connect with professionals who share your passion and commitment to making a positive impact, gain insights from peers who struggle with similar challenges and collaborate on projects, share resources, and explore opportunities for partnership within the sector.

Community Engagement Manager Roundtable

This roundtable is designed for Community Engagement Managers seeking to enhance their skills and effectiveness in mobilizing communities, fostering collaboration, and driving positive change. Participants will have the opportunity to share their knowledge, experience, challenges and questions. And through interactive sessions, case studies, as well as group activities, participants will gain practical insights and strategies to strengthen their community engagement initiatives.

You’re Invited!

Would you like to develop a circle of peers for your own personal and professional development? Will you commit to 90 minutes a month for 6 months to connect exclusively with fellow emerging nonprofit leaders in a brave and supportive environment?

TVNPA invites you to join the CEMR!

  • Build relationships to collaborate and partner with peers in your community
  • Share and hear about best practices and creative solutions
  • Discuss emerging issues and strategize effective solutions
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of nonprofits in the Tri-Valley

What to Expect:

  • 6 facilitated, in-person, meetings per year
  • Limited group size to facilitate strong relationships and communication (additional roundtables will be formed when level is reached)
  • Confidential sharing of best practices, emerging trends, current issues, and troubleshooting
  • Develop a trusted group of peer advisors
  • Share and hear about best practices and creative solutions
  • $125 participation fee for TVNPA Members, $150 for nonmembers
    • Length: 6 months – January- June 2024
      • January 16th
      • February 20th
      • March 19th
      • April 23rd
      • May 21st
      • June 18
  • Time: 9:00am – 10:15am
  • Location: CommonPoint Nonprofit Center

CEMR Facilitator



Mary Grace Gomilla, Director of Communications & Community Engagement, Axis Community Health

Mary Grace Gomilla has more than a decade of experience in multiple marketing and communications channels, including event planning, web and graphic design, copy writing, creative directing, social media management, and internal communications. She attended Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, where she obtained a B.S. in Management and Global Business. After working in New York City for several years, she and her husband moved to the Bay Area to raise their three beautiful children.

Mary Grace previously worked as a brand consultant and designer focused on helping small businesses understand their business goals, target audiences, and competitive landscape to create a unique and compelling brand strategy. She joined Axis Community Health in 2019 and has grown in her role, leading Axis’s communications initiatives and supporting the organization’s development efforts. As Director of Communications and Community Engagement at Axis Community Health, Mary Grace finds joy in connecting with the Tri-Valley community, sharing Axis’s mission, and helping those in need. She enjoys spending time with her family and participating in community theatre in her spare time.

Need more info? Contact Kathy Young, TVNPA CEO/President.
kathy@tvnpa.org