If you are interested in attending our Student Leadership Academy (SLA), this summer, we want you to feel right at home. The SLA staff is always here to help you. Get to know them!
Learning to Lead
Beth Mooney founded Learning to Lead with the passion to help others reach their full potential by developing key life and leadership skills. For the past 14 years, Beth and the Learning to Lead team have interacted and worked with over 20,000 individuals. Beth's ability to create engaging life and leadership programming as well as her approachability allow her to quickly connect with others to help them achieve success.
Prior to starting Learning to Lead, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Beth worked in leadership roles both in Fortune 500 companies and in Higher Education. Beth graduated from Bucknell University with degrees in economics and education. She received her Masters Degree in Education from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland.
The SLA week is one of Beth’s favorite weeks of the year for many reasons including the passion she has for the work ALSF does. Beth resides outside of Philadelphia with her husband and three active children which help to contribute to Alex’s Million Miles through biking, running and walking!
Nick Tumolo is thrilled to be a part of the ALSF Student Leadership Academy. Nick has a passion for higher education student affairs, and has worked closely with college students since the onset of his career. He is very much looking forward to working with the first ever SLA College Program.
Nick graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Villanova. Nick currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Students at Villanova. He also is an adjunct faculty member in the Public Administration department where he teaches graduate-level Strategic Planning and Statistics. Nick’s role includes many acts of leadership including coordinating the annual Villanova Day of Service and teaching undergraduate leadership and service learning class. Nick is a certified EMT who now lives in Ardmore, PA where he is a self-proclaimed foodie and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Kellie Dunn has been working with Learning to Lead in the summers for the past decade. In the school year, Kellie is a highly experienced educator, having taught for 26 years. Kellie has supported the ALSF in many ways over the years. She helps to lead fundraisers at her school as well as serving as a facilitator in past years at the SLA.
During her tenure as an educator, Kellie has held several leadership roles. Kellie served as the Curriculum Leader for the Communications Department. She is currently a team Leader and the Building Leader for the ELA Department. Kellie spearheaded the creation and implementation of the current Anti-Bullying program at her school which has been implemented at other schools throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
Kellie received her undergraduate degree from Rosemont College in Psychology and Education. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership and has recently earned her Principal’s Certificate from Immaculata University. She is currently enrolled in their Doctorate program in Educational Leadership. She is excited to use leadership experience and her passion for ALSF to have a positive impact on all of the great students that attend SLA!
Lead Resident Counselor
Judy has worked with Learning to Lead and the SLA for the past 5 years. Judy received her undergraduate degree in 2010 from Villanova majoring in English and Communications. Villanova, Judy was a member of the Villanova Dance Team, Alpha Phi sorority and also participated in Habitat for Humanity service trips.
Having been accepted into an accelerated Master’s program in Communication, Judy continued her studies at Villanova after graduation. While a graduate student, she continued to hone her leadership skills by serving as a Resident Assistant on campus. After graduating in 2011, she began working in Villanova’s Office of Alumni Relations where she led and developed student leaders in the Student Alumni Association. Since then, she has been promoted in the office and now manages alumni volunteers and events in Regional Clubs across the country.
Judy is very excited to join all the 2020 SLA Ambassadors once again this year - It’s going to be a blast!
Lead Resident Counselor
Alain has worked with Learning to Lead and the SLA for the past 6 years. Like Beth, he too shares a passion for unlocking the potential of young leaders everywhere! While a student at Villanova University, Alain was highly involved in numerous organizations (New Student Orientation, Blue Key Society, Habitat for Humanity, Residence Life, Campus Activities Team, Special Olympics) and held multiple leadership positions. During Alain’s senior year, he was award the Who’s Who Award that the University awards to students who have personified the values of Villanova through their leadership abilities and service to the community.
As an undergraduate student at Villanova, Alain studied History and Biology, but it was not until graduate school where he discovered his interest in leadership development. Alain obtained his Masters in Public Administration from Villanova in 2013 and went on to work at Gap International, a management consulting organization, where he worked with business leaders to have their companies achieve extraordinary growth through people and performance. At a very high level, Alain helps leaders transform their organizations in the 21st century.
Alain cannot wait to join the 2020 SLA Ambassadors for the 7th straight year. It is going to be a great week!