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LPV Announces Addition of Amy Proietti as Leaders On Board Program Coordinator

Leadership Pioneer Valley Announces Addition of Amy Proietti as Leaders on Board Program Coordinator

Greenfield, MA- Leadership Pioneer Valley (LPV) announced that Amy Proietti of Greenfield has joined the LPV team as program coordinator for their new Leaders on Board Program which is being piloted in Franklin County. In this role, Proietti will be responsible for coordinating and organizing LPV’s Leaders on Board program to develop new and existing members of non-profit boards and provide matching of new members to boards. This position was made possible through collaboration with the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Franklin Regional Council of Governments and Greenfield Community College.


Amy ProiettiAmy L. Proietti comes to Leadership Pioneer Valley as the Coordinator of Financial Aid at Greenfield Community College. Her twenty year career in colleges and universities covers the spectrum of higher education administration. Along with financial aid, other positions have included database administration, residential housing, and college athletics. Amy has previously held leadership roles in three professional organizations, the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA), the Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers (NEACUHO), and the Membership Committee of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

Locally, Amy is a licensed foster parent and has previously facilitated a support group for foster and adoptive parents. Since 2006, she has volunteered countless hours each spring to assist college-bound students and their families with the submittal of financial aid applications. Currently, she serves on the Executive Board of her union local chapter, the Greenfield Community College Professional Association. She has a BS in Political Science from SUNY Brockport and an MS in College Student Personnel Administration from Western Illinois University.



Now Accepting Class of 2016 Applications

Happy April Fool’s Day-but there’s no joke here! LPV is happy to announce that as of today we are accepting applications for the Class of 2016! We are excited to be recruiting another class of emerging leaders. Spread the word, and be sure to check out our official press release below.



LPV Welcomes Social Media Intern

We have added an intern to support our efforts for winter and spring of 2015! Here is the official press release from last week along with a picture of Tyler.


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LPV Welcomes New Program Manager, Dawn Leaks

Dawn LeaksSpringfield, MA- We are thrilled that Dawn Leaks has joined the LPV team in a newly created position, program manager. In this role, Leaks will be responsible for managing LPV’s signature ten-month regional leadership development program and helping recruit future participants.

Dawn Leaks is a certified coach and speaker and Adjunct Professor of Business at Bay Path University. She joins Leadership Pioneer Valley after nearly five years in communications and development at the American Red Cross. As Director of Communications, Dawn was responsible for public affairs, media relations, social media and marketing communications. In previous roles, Dawn worked as recruiter for a mid-size public school system and an Account Executive for She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and has served on several boards of local organizations including Next Level Development for Women of Color and Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts. She is an active Board member at the New England Public Radio Foundation, Inc.

A resident of Springfield, MA, Dawn holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s of Communication and Information Management from Bay Path University. Dawn owns and operates Woman of Confidence Coaching & Consulting, LLC, where she provides professional development and leadership coaching to entrepreneurs and executives. She enjoys writing a regular column for Lioness Magazine - an online publication for women entrepreneurs.

Meet the new class

Leadership Pioneer Valley Announces 40 Members of 2012-13 Class

Class members are eager to make a difference in the Pioneer Valley

Chicopee, MA- Leadership Pioneer Valley (LPV) officially kicked-off the 2012-13 leadership development class of 40 emerging and established leaders last night at its “Reach Beyond Opening Reception” at the MassMutual Conference Center in Chicopee.