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 across the U.S. allow us to serve each client with a combination of local knowledge and nationwide 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, MBA


Michelle Bibbs

Senior Consultant

Maree G. Bullock

Vice President

Anna Thandi Cai

Senior Marketing Associate

Donald A. Cooke

Vice President


Alexa Crowder

Business Development & Marketing Intern

Madisyn Fairchild

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


Rachel Krinsky

Vice President

Dan Kowitz

Strategic Partner

Thomas W. Mesaros, CFRE

Senior Counsel

Jamie Phillippe, CFRE

Vice President

Shay Upadhyay

Senior Client Service Associate

Greg Whitney

Vice President