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

Karen Rotko-Wynn, CFRE

Chief Business Enterprise 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


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, Director of Client Service

Michelle Hunter



Kelly Klein

Senior Consultant

Rachel Krinsky

Vice President

Dan Kowitz

Strategic Partner

Emily Lohse-Busch

Vice President

Thomas W. Mesaros, CFRE

Senior Counsel

Jamie Phillippe, CFRE

Vice President


Shay Upadhyay

Client Service Associate

Greg Whitney

Vice President

JoAnn Yoshimoto

Senior Consultant