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.

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.

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.

Richelle Byrd

Event and Data Manager

Richelle joined the DSA Boston team in 2015 while obtaining her Bachelor’s of Social Work and Youth Justice & Advocacy. After graduating from Boston University, she worked in direct service with young adults as they transitioned to independence. Richelle rejoined DSA Boston in 2018 and uses her knowledge of effective best practices, peer-to-peer fundraising, vendor relations, sponsorship solicitation, and event programming to help organizations plan and implement successful fundraising events. Her favorite part of the job is seeing the impact that successful event fundraising has on program capacity and organizational growth.

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