Meet Some of Our Senior 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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Sacha brings international experience and a wealth of knowledge from her 12 year Events and Fundraising career in Vancouver, B.C. There, she managed various events including one of the highest grossing fundraising Galas in Canada, the BC Cancer Foundation’s Inspiration Gala. The 10th anniversary event raised over $5 million for the Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, making it the largest fundraising Gala in Canadian history at that time.

Sacha Lehto

Director of Development
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Amy Cano joins the Powered by Professionals team as Director of Events. Amy comes from the non-profit world specializing in event management. Her experience in planning and executing large scale fundraising events brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding into the needs of any non-profit organization. Her attention to detail and strong organizational skills has lead to an already successful career in event management.

Amy Cano

Director of 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 Administraition & Finance
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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

Associate Director, Operations & Events
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MaryGrace is a Senior Account Manager at Powered by Professionals with a background in non-profit event management. She moved to New York after graduating from Marquette University in 2014 with a BS in Marketing.

MaryGrace Stephenson

Senior Account 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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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