Our Team

Meet the Nonprofit Strategies Team

Cheryle Yallen

President, CNY Enterprises

Cheryle N. Yallen, M.S., President of CNY Enterprises, is an international trainer/consultant, bringing over twenty-five years of social service experience to the consulting field. This experience includes working with non-profit organizations as a consultant, Executive Director, Board member and volunteer.

Ms. Yallen has designed and implemented an array of training, recruitment and fundraising programs. Ms. Yallen is both a practitioner and consultant, bringing today’s experience to consulting and training projects. As an active member of the social service community, she currently consults with numerous organizations, in addition to being the Executive Director of a private foundation and Executive Director of a special needs summer camp.

Kathleen McCleskey


Kathleen McCleskey has developed and presented workshops to over 16,000 participants. These workshops included participants from diverse backgrounds, education, nationality and heritage. The workshops she delivered were conducted in the United States, Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Micronesia, Spain, Germany, Holland, Korea, Canada, and Belgium. Kathleen has a Masters of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland.

Barbara Wentworth

President & CEO, United Way

Barbara K. Wentworth, M.S., is currently Director of Community Building for United Way of York County (Maine) and associate of CNY Enterprises. She has served numerous nonprofits as an executive leader, countywide volunteer center director, program developer, researcher and board member. Barbara is a seasoned trainer and educator with over 20 years of experience in volunteer program management, non-profit management and outcome measurement/evaluation. She has presented workshops and seminars at the local, state, regional, national and international levels. Her areas of expertise include organization development, board governance, volunteer resources management, evaluation and outcome measurement, grant writing and personal and professional leadership.

Cynthia Rudmann

President & Owner, Blue Star

Cynthia Rudmann has a wealth of experience in adult education and training, proposal and grant writing, and volunteer program management. Her service as a VISTA volunteer led to a rewarding career in government (at the Corporation for National Service and the US Office of Personnel Management), and subsequent senior leadership positions at Graduate School USA, a national nonprofit training and education provider. Currently she is a consultant for a variety of corporate and nonprofit clients. In addition to writing and editing proposals, grants, policy handbooks, training manuals and other business documents, she provides consultation regarding federal contract opportunities and strategies, staff training, and curriculum development.