Team

Seasoned Professionals Who Care

Ted Trevens, MBA

Founder and President

Ted has been working in the nonprofit sector since 1990. He has held senior management positions with both foundations and direct service organizations. He holds an MBA from Boston College and is specifically interested in helping nonprofits to 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 80 organizations that continue to grow as a result of his initial 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 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. 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.

Christina Caron

Event Coordinator

Christina joined DSA with more than 15 years experience in event management and marketing. After graduating from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, she pursued a career managing events and marketing programs for a nonprofit membership association. She then moved into the private sector and successfully planned several conferences and trade shows across the globe, acquiring valuable international marketing experience. She is always willing to go above and beyond for DSA’s clients, and firmly believes a superior level of customer service is the recipe for a flawless and unforgettable event.

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.

Sedona Lewis

Data and Systems Coordinator

After graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in Horticulture and Food Crop Science, Sedona joined the DSA team with the ambition of gaining experience in the nonprofit sector. Raised in rural Colorado, she developed an appreciation for healthy environments, both social and natural, at a young age. Through her work she hopes to ultimately combine her passions for education, sustainable food production, and social engagement.

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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