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John Horak | TANGO, Attorney/Director
John M. Horak, Esq. (Jack) joined TANGO on October 1, 2016 after a 36-year legal career at the Hartford office of the law firm Reid and Riege, P.C. Jack was a member of the fi rm’s Business Law Practice, where he created the firm’s
Nonprofit Organization Practice Group. Jack was the principal author of the Reid and Riege Nonprofit Organization Report, a quarterly publication distributedthroughout the United States; and also regularly published articles and editorials on legal and policy issues in Philanthropy Magazine, the Hartford Courant the Connecticut Law Tribune, and the Hartford Business Journal where he writes a regular editorial column entitled “Rule of Law.”
Over his legal career Jack presented at various venues including the Commonfund Endowment Institute at Yale, the Aspen Institute and The Philanthropy Roundtable in Washington, D.C., the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants National Not-for-Profit Industry Conference in Washington, and several others. He has also served as a board member of several nonprofit organizations in Connecticut. Jack was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law and Non-profit/Charities Law (2009-2017) and earned an AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Jack is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Dr. H. Sam Coy | Coy Consulting Group, LLC
Dr. H. Sam Coy is a native of Worcester, MA graduating from South High School with a full academic scholarship to any college in the country. Dr. Coy Attended Northeastern University and graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. She then attended Massachusetts School of Law (Andover) and attained her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree and served as a 3:03 certified Assistant District Attorney for the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. Additionally, Dr. Coy attended Harvard University Extension School for two years and has obtained an MBA from Nichols College. Dr. Coy obtained her PhD in Law and Public Policy in which her doctoral work and research is premised on nonprofit sustainability through the use of funder-required performance measures. Dr. Coy also serves as Adjunct Faculty at Anna Maria College Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Business Departments.
Dr. Coy Founded Coy Consulting Group, LLC a Massachusetts state certified minority/woman owned business enterprise based out of Worcester. She has worked in the non-profit world for 18 years working with youth and running nonprofit group homes in the City of Boston. Dr. Coy shares a wide understanding of measuring outcomes and demonstrating impact in the non-profit and human service sector. She has also developed policies and programs to encourage and stimulate community improvement. As a thought leader in the world of performance management, Dr. Coy forwards a knowledge -base that helps organizations demonstrate to funders and stakeholders the powerful nonprofit work that has changed lives, saved lives and transform communities in a measurable way.
Fred Jenoure | director of TANGO’s Board Diversity Initiative and Consulting Practice, TANGO
Frederick Jenoure, is director of TANGO’s Board Diversity Initiative and Consulting Practice. Fred has more than 30 years of experience in leadership positions with several prestigious institutions and community organizations, focusing on management and organizational structures, diversity and inclusion, supervisory training, property management, conflict resolution, and union negotiations.
Jenoure worked at the University of Hartford from 1993 to 2010, where he served in numerous leadership positions ranging from director of operations to university ombudsman to senior advisor to the president.
Jenoure was named Volunteer of the Year by the Urban League of Greater Hartford, and the Adult of the Year Award from the YMCA of Central Mass. He served as Chairman of the board of the YMCA of Central Massachusetts, Vice President of the Connecticut Council for the Advancement of Diversity, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Greater Hartford, and in similar senior positions on several nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Joelle A. Murchison | Founder & Principal, ExecMommyGroup
Accomplished executive, university administrator, diversity and inclusion champion and mother of four, Joelle Amy Murchison effectively balances career, family and an active community and volunteer schedule.
A graduate of Brown University, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, Joelle combines her passion and interests in education, equity & inclusion, policy and communications in her work as the Founder and Principal of ExecMommyGroup LLC, an inclusion, communication, leadership and coaching consulting practice. Leveraging decades of experience in the workplace, as well as in the home and the minivan (!), Joelle combines inspiration, ‘real talk’ and lived experiences to facilitate dialogue and strategic solutions to individual and organizational challenges.
A native of Queens, and raised in Long Island, NY, Joelle takes her professional and leadership queues from her mother, a trailblazer in her own right, who was the first African American woman manager in the Social Security Administration in the 1970s. Joelle began her career in higher education at Wesleyan University followed by a stint in the non-profit sector with INROADS, before transitioning to corporate America with United Technologies and then as the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at Travelers Insurance. Joelle returned to higher education in 2016 as the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Connecticut. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Connecticut School of Business.
Joelle is a proud life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and the National Black MBA Association. Joelle is the recipient of numerous awards including most recently, the Community Service Award from Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, the Trailblazer Award from the Voices of Women of Color and the Living Waters Award from the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ.
In service to the community, Joelle, a member of Faith Congregational Church, is the Chair of the board of RE-Center – Race and Equity in Education (formerly The Discovery Center), and is a director/trustee on the boards of the Amistad Center for Art and Culture (Hartford, CT), the Pembroke Center Associates, and College Possible, a national nonprofit focused on college access. She is also a member of Brown University’s Women’s Leadership Council, a Corporator for the Village for Families and Children and a member of the Board of Ambassadors of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Joelle previously served 2 terms on the board of directors of both the Morgan State University Foundation and Leadership Greater Hartford and spent 10 years as a diversity trainer with the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute.
At her core, Joelle is passionate about encouraging and inspiring all people to reach their highest potential and about creating space for open dialogue to enhance inclusion and understanding.
Jeff Walter | Senior Consultant, JLW Associates LLC
Jeff Walter has earned a national reputation for promoting and executing innovation public policy and best practices in the healthcare and behavioral health fields. He has consistently been recognized as a forward-thinking leader, role-model, and mentor.
Mr. Walter was the CEO of Rushford Center, a leading non-profit provider of mental health and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services with annual revenues of $30 million.
As a leader in his field, Mr. Walter has chaired the boards of numerous statewide trade associations and is a past chairman of the National Council for Behavioral Health, where he provided leadership in merging mental health and addiction services providers into a single, powerful national association. Mr. Walter currently consults to state and county governments and non-profit organizations in the areas of Medicaid reform, integrated care, forging strategic partnerships, strategic and business planning, health care financing and service delivery.
Mr. Walter graduated cum laude from the University of Connecticut and earned a Master’s Degree in Human Services Administration from Antioch University. He is married to Judith Walter and has three children and five grandchildren.