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

Vice President, Client Service and Innovation

Karen Rotko-Wynn, CFRE

Chief Business Enterprise Officer

Sharon Tiknis

Chief Client Experience Officer

LuCinda Vacura

Senior Director, Business Development & Marketing


Lilya Berkovich

Finance & Business Operations Manager

Jaron Bernstein

Senior Client Service Associate

Michelle Bibbs

Senior Consultant

Cheryl Blanchette

Vice President

Maree G. Bullock

Vice President


Araceli Duran

Business Development Associate

Laura Edman, CFRE

Vice President

Mariah Fosnight, CFRE


Mary Hackett

Vice President

Molly Hansen

Vice President

Wendy Hatch, CFRE

Vice President


Lieve Hendren, CFRE


Amy Hines

Senior Counsel

Michelle Hunter

Associate Consultant


Rachel Krinsky

Associate Vice President

Dan Kowitz

Strategic Partner

Emily Lohse-Busch

Vice President

Thomas W. Mesaros, CFRE

Senior Counsel

Jamie Phillippe, CFRE

Vice President

Katie Pratt

Executive Coordinator & Client Liaison

Doug Wallack

Client Service Associate

Greg Whitney

Vice President

JoAnn Yoshimoto

Senior Consultant