Signe Bell is Director of Nonprofit and Community Programs and Policy Scientist with the Center for Community Research and Service (CCRS) in the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware and has been working with nonprofits and community organizations for more than 20 years. She is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer and a Licensed Standards for Excellence® licensed consultant and directs the Nonprofit Management Certificate Course (NPMCC) program at the University of Delaware. Signe has a B.S. in Human Services and an M.P.A. with a specialization in Nonprofit & Community Leadership from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the staff of the Center for Community Research and Service in 2002, she worked in the area of Youth Development with several youth serving nonprofits. Signe loves working with nonprofit/community leaders and boards and helping them attain their professional and organizational goals, as well as working with Public Policy and Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program students as they plan and prepare for a career in Public Policy and/or Nonprofit Leadership.
Troy Mix is an Associate Director and Policy Scientist with the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration (IPA). Troy leads IPA’s Regional Development and Planning Team, which works with communities, individuals, and organizations seeking to shape the future of places they care about. His work focuses on the delivery of data-driven research and analysis, strategic planning, and training services to support the economic development efforts of governments, business groups, and community stakeholders across Delaware and the mid-Atlantic region. Troy’s recent work includes developing an action plan for a reorganized state economic development agency; conducting spatial analyses of demographic and development conditions; and convening a rural broadband initiative. Troy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a Ph.D. candidate in Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Delaware and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Contact Troy at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @TDMix.