Congratulations to Josh, Janelle & Jonathan

It’s not a requirement for a job at He is Me that your first name begin with the letter J. So why does the majority of the staff have names that start with J???

Congratulations to three of the J’s for their recent professional accomplishments, Josh Salter, Janelle Engerman, and Jonathan Long.

Josh Salter is Founding Program Director at He is Me Institute. He recently added to his already impressive professional credentials by becoming a Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).  In order to obtain this license, Josh had to:

  • complete a Master’s in counseling or a closely related field (which he did at Boston University),
  • complete at least two years of post-Master’s supervised clinical work,
  • Pass the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination, and 
  • Get his credentials approved by the Massachusetts Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professional Board.

Indeed, he did all of the above, and Josh deserves a big congratulation for a big accomplishment.

Janelle Engerman is He is Me’s Chief Impact Officer. Before joining He is Me, Janelle worked for ten years in various K-12 roles to improve educational outcomes for students in Boston. Most recently, she was assistant principal at a Boston charter high school. 

Janelle was among 20 nonprofit leaders from the Greater Boston area chosen competitively to enroll in Philanthropy MA’s 2022 Nonprofit Leadership Institute. This was the 11th year of the Institute which runs from March through June, offering a series of technical assistance and capacity-building sessions to foster leadership and empower senior staff of Massachusetts nonprofits.  Sessions are led by experts from leading service organizations and/or consultants in each topic area. Strategic Planning, Board Engagement & Development, Capitalization & Financial Stability, and Breaking Down Barriers to Funding.

Congrats, Janelle, on obtaining new knowledge and tools that will serve He is Me so well as it continues to grow and have an impact on the future of so many boys. 

Jonathan Long is He is Me’s Fellowship Program Director, with nine years of experience in Boston Public Schools. He served in roles in elementary, middle and high schools, as a Special Education Teacher, Paraprofessional, and a Mentor/Facilitator in the Teacher Cadet Program and the Paraprofessional Training Development Program. 

Jonathan’s exciting news is that he was recently accepted into the upcoming Community Fellows Program (CFP) of The Institute for Nonprofit Practice. This is an intensive experience for emerging leaders in nonprofit organizations nationwide that advocate for social justice and equitable systems, including within the education system. As a member of the 2022 Boston cohort, Jonathan will attend twice monthly management seminars on organizational leadership, including social justice and systems change; community organizing; personal brand building; fundraising; networking; developing one’s leadership narrative; healing and self-care, and much more. A highlight of the program is the “intensive exploration of values and discussion of the impact of power and privilege on individuals, the nonprofit and public sectors, and society.”Congratulations on being accepted into such an amazing program, Jonathan!


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