Meet Our Team

Making What We Do Possible

  • Darren is the CEO and founder of Powered by Professionals. Under Darren’s leadership, PBP has started 17 charitable organizations in 15 years. As of December of 2019, PBP is thrilled to announce that we have raised donations totaling over $130 million for our clients.

Darren Port CEO
  • 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
  • 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...

David Smith Director of Marketing & Events
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maiya is the Development and Events Coordinator at Powered by Professionals after spending the spring and summer here as an Events Management and Fundraising Intern. She recently graduated from Fordham University in May of 2019 with a BA in International Political Economy.

MAIYA LARSEN Development & Events Coordinator
  • Alex is an experienced director with an established history of working in the digital marketing industry. Alex is skilled in web design and development, as well as search engine optimization and other forms of digital marketing.
ALEX GAMBINO Director of Digital Marketing
  • 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 Partnership
  • Christina became the Senior Intern Event Coordinator at Powered by Professionals after spending the Fall 2019 semester here as the Events Management and Fundraising Intern. She recently graduated from Seton Hall University in December 2019...

Christina Grzybowski Senior Intern Event Coordinator
  • 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