Meet Our Dedicated Team

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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. In 2007 alone, Darren led a new charity – one of the first that he helped to create – to reach their fundraising goal of over $1 million.

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

Associate Director of Events
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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

Senior Manager of Events
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MaryGrace is an Event 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

Manager of Events
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Reese has been interning 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 and hopes to graduate in 2019.

Reese Toshach

Special Events Assistant