Who We Are

President & CEO
Rhonda Buckley-Bishop is a seasoned nonprofit management executive. With more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles, both interim and permanent, she is passionate about strengthening nonprofit organizations. Rhonda has worked with organizations in both growth and crisis situations, and her special talent is fortifying teams so they can achieve or expand their organizations' missions.

Most recently, Rhonda was the Interim Head of Music Education at Levine Music, a community music school with five campuses in the Washington DC region. Rhonda also served as Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement for Jubilee Housing and Interim Executive Director for the International Society for Performance Improvement.

Rhonda's permanent roles include Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement at the Michigan State University College of Music. She was also Founder and longtime Executive Director of the Sitar Arts Center, a community arts center that serves at-risk youth and families in Washington DC, where she received numerous awards as a nonprofit leader.

Rhonda earned both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in music from MSU. She also received a Master of General Administration degree with emphasis in nonprofit management from the University of Maryland, University College. Rhonda was a Fellow in the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at Stanford's Graduate School of Management. She is a member of the Leadership Greater Washington, Class of 2006. Rhonda also contributes as a volunteer to several Washington DC region nonprofit organizations.
The Illumine Collective
Illumine has aligned itself with a collective of professional firms who have been vetted and are ready to assist Illumine clients with a full range of services.
  • Accounting/finance
  • Fundraising/event planning
  • Human resource
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Social media
  • Strategic planning
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