Our Team

Alford Group’s nonprofit consultants have many years of experience in the sector. We have served as Board members, CEOs, Executive Directors, and Directors of Development, and understand the many challenges faced by nonprofits today.

Our long-tenured staff bring a wealth of nonprofit consulting experience to each project. Our locations around the U.S. allow us to serve each client with a combination of local knowledge and nation-wide resources. We understand how to spot trends and implement innovations and best practices in a way that makes sense for your community.


Brenda B. Asare

President & CEO

Mae Bys Taylor, CPA


Alexis Cooke

Chief Operating Officer

Sharon Tiknis

Chief Client Experience Officer

LuCinda Vacura

Vice President, Business Development & Marketing

Anh Vo

Chief Culture Officer



Lilya Berkovich

Finance & Business Operations Manager

Jaron Bernstein


Cassie Bey

Client Service Associate

Michelle Bibbs

Senior Consultant

Maree G. Bullock

Vice President

Anna Thandi Cai

Marketing Associate

Donald A. Cooke

Vice President

Araceli Duran

Business Development Associate

Madisyn Fairchild, MBA

Client Service Associate

Mary Hackett

Vice President

Lieve Hendren, CFRE

Senior Consultant, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Mariah Hickey, CFRE

Senior Consultant

Meg Schroeder

Office and Administrative Coordinator

Michelle Hunter


Kelly Klein

Senior Consultant

Rachel Krinsky

Vice President

Dan Kowitz

Strategic Partner

Thomas W. Mesaros, CFRE

Senior Counsel

Jamie Phillippe, CFRE

Vice President

Shay Upadhyay

Client Service Associate

Greg Whitney

Vice President