Meet Some of Our Staff

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Darren is the CEO and founder of Powered by Professionals. Under Darren’s leadership, PBP has started 13 charitable organizations in 15 years. As of September 2017, PBP is thrilled to announce that we have raised donations totaling over $114 million for our clients.

Darren Port

CEO
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During the course of her career, Jill has worked with a wide range of non-profits to help them broaden and deepen their constituencies and raise funds, from start-ups to established organizations - and everything in between. Her activities include local, national and global campaigns and events such as World Wildlife Fund,

Jill K. Alcott

Vice President for Strategic Development
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Allison graduated from the University of Vermont in 2011 with a BS in Art Education and later received her New York State teaching license in Art Education. Allison has worked with non-profit organizations, including the 92 Street Y, over the last five years as an educator and program coordinator.

Allison Geisinger

Director of Development & Events
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David is the Director of Marketing & Events at Powered by Professionals and joined our team in September 2018. In addition to ten years of experience planning non-profit galas, cultivation dinners, cocktail receptions and corporate activations, David has five years of experience of in-house non-profit management and seven years of experience in non-profit and Fortune 500 corporate social responsibility public relations and marketing experience.

David Smith

Director of Marketing & Events
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Stephanie graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in Accounting. After spending the first ten years of her career in various accounting and investment banking roles at Goldstein, Golub, Kessler and Bear Stearns, she transitioned into an Event Planning position at Bear Stearns.

Stephanie Javorsky

Director of Administration & Finance
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Amy Ferrone joined the Powered By Professionals team in July 2018 as Manager of Fundraising and Events. Amy comes to PBP with seven years of event planning experience working in planning and executing gala dinners, 5Ks, bike rides, walks, and meetings for top nonprofit clients.

Amy Ferrone

Manager of Fundraising & Events
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Scott is a Database and Events Manager at Powered by Professionals with a background in non-profit event and database management. After graduating from Colgate University with a B.A.

Scott Hickling

Database & Events Manager
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Reese has been with Powered by Professionals since July of 2017 and enjoys working in the fundraising and non-profit space supporting noteworthy causes. She has a keen eye for data administration and is passionate about keeping PBP’s events portfolio highly organized. She is currently working towards her Bachelors in Health Sciences.

Reese Toshach

Executive Assistant
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Nili joined Powered by Professionals in April 2018 as the Office Manager. Nili’s tasks include keeping the office clean, greeting guests when they arrive for meetings and checking in with staff to see how their daily responsibilities are going...

Nili Richman

Office Manager