Seasoned Professionals Who Care

Ted Trevens, MBA

Founder and President

Ted has been working in the nonprofit sector since 1990 and has held senior management positions with both foundations and direct service organizations. He holds an MBA from Boston College as well as a certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workforce from the University of South Florida. He is specifically interested in helping nonprofits adopt private sector methods to improve effectiveness. Ted is an expert in strategic planning, financial management, board development, business plan development, fundraising, grants administration, and has trained nonprofit professionals in all of these areas. He has helped to design and improve the managerial structure and systems of over 100 organizations that continue to grow as a result of his input. As a proven fundraiser, Ted has helped his clients raise millions of dollars from private foundations, government grants, individual donors, and fundraising events. Throughout his career, he has also used his expertise to train nonprofit professionals in the use of best practices to become more valuable members and leaders of their organizations. He has traveled extensively in Ethiopia working to alleviate poverty in rural areas.

Kate Murphy

Communications & Marketing Director

Kate has been a member of the DSA team since graduating from Emmanuel College in 2013. She uses her knowledge of social media management, content marketing, SEO, and social media analytics to help clients identify objectives and implement platforms to achieve these goals. Kate has certificates in User Experience Design as well as Data Analytics from General Assembly. Her favorite part of the job is experimenting with new apps and software to design client-specific content. She has volunteered with various nonprofits internationally and throughout the U.S. and adds her direct experience with start-ups as well as Spanish fluency to the DSA team.

Anna Byun

Creative Director

Anna Byun has has worked as a print and web designer since 1999, and been the Creative Director for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She has worked closely with a number of DSA’s clients to design logos, create and maintain websites, and produce fundraising and marketing materials. Her design expertise has been instrumental in helping DSA’s clients launch successful annual appeals and leadership gift clubs and in promoting special events. Anna received her BA in Fine Arts from Wellesley College.

Baylee Rietmann

Development Coordinator

Baylee joined our team with a passion around building community philanthropy through strong fundraising strategies. After taking a gap year from her studies at Oregon State University in 2017, she joined Americorps and experienced the amazing work of various nonprofits around the United States. This sparked her ambition to plug into her role on the Development Team at Boys & Girls Club, playing an integral role in strategically growing the organization’s fundraising budget through effective donor stewardship and cultivation.

Kendra Ramsey

Event Coordinator

Kendra has gained valuable organizational and event management skills while working in student orientation programs and the human resources industry, which she utilizes to effectively coordinate events. Kendra earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Washington in 2019. While in college, Kendra volunteered as a teacher's aide at a Seattle elementary school and contributed to various charitable organizations as part of her involvement in a sorority. She is passionate about leveraging her organizational and planning skills to make a positive impact in the non-profit sector through successful event execution. Her genuine enthusiasm for continuous learning and client engagement fuels her commitment to excellence.

Jeff Portnoy

Director of Technology Services and Co-Founder

Jeff has been providing computer and technical support and training to nonprofit and for-profit organizations since 1996. He has served as the Vice President of a for-profit technology business and has provided services to over 100 organizations. Jeff holds a degree in engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is certified as a Novell, Microsoft and Cisco Network Engineer.

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