Our Leadership

Our Team

Chuck Crowe

Managing Director, DRi Mountain West

For Chuck Crowe, raising funds is about raising impact. He brings this philosophy to DRi as the Managing Director of our Denver, Colorado office. As a former fundraising consulting client of DRi,......

Jennifer Jones

Managing Director, Strategic Communications Services

Jennifer Jones combines a 25-year career in public affairs and corporate communications with non-profit leadership in strategic communications, messaging, branding and marketing, and fundraising.......

Gary Steiner

Managing Director, DRi Midwest

Gary Steiner is the Managing Director of DRi’s Omaha, Nebraska office. Gary brings 25 years of non-profit management and fundraising experience to DRi clients. He specializes in working with......

Jeff Johnson

Senior Consultant

Jeff Johnson has more than 25 years of experience in executive search, fundraising, and governance in higher education, the arts, and non-profit associations. At DRi, Jeff specializes in executive......

Irv Katz

Senior Consultant

Irv Katz has appeared regularly on The NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 for his leadership in the non-profit sector. Drawing on his advanced training at premier universities as well as......

Cindy O’Kane

Senior Consultant/Executive Coach

Cindy O'Kane is a leadership coach and business consultant specializing in the non-profit arena and the Director of Evolver executive leadership coaching. DRi partners with Cindy and Evolver to......

Chris Paladino

Senior Consultant

A native of New York City, Chris Paladino spent the first 12 years of his career with the American Red Cross. His work took him across the country and around the world as a fundraiser and......

Jennifer Archer

Senior Consultant

Jenny Archer brings three decades of experience to DRi’s development clients and provides them with experienced counsel and support for all aspects of their fundraising programs. Jenny's consulting......

Dana Carluccio

Communications Manager

Dana Carluccio joined DRi in 2015 as the company’s first dedicated communications specialist, bringing significant expertise in communications and marketing to DRi and to our non-profit......

Benjamin Goldman

Manager, DRi Northeast

Benny Goldman is the Manager of DRi's New England region. Based in his home town of Boston, Benny works closely with our many clients who are headquartered in New England or who are building......

Gerald McLeod

Communications Associate

Gerald McLeod is the newest member of DRi's communications team. Before joining us, he spent several years managing communications and marketing within the non-profit sector that DRi serves. He......

Alison Reich

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Alison Reich serves as Executive Assistant to DRi's Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Dunlap. Alison brings considerable experience in both internal administration and external customer relations......

Taylor Rhodes

Candidate Stewardship Manager

Taylor Rhodes plays a unique and important role at DRi as our Candidate Stewardship Manager. In that role, Taylor serves as a single point of contact managing all client-candidate interactions,......

Pat Ouellette

Executive Search Associate

Pat Ouellette joined DRi as an interim Executive Assistant to CEO Jennifer Dunlap. He quickly became an integral member of our firm and moved within several months to a permanent position on our......

Jessica Shatzel

Executive Search Associate

The most recent addition to DRi’s executive search team, Jess Shatzel is a natural fit for the country’s leading executive search firm for development staff. Jess began a career in non-profit......

Charisse Talbi

Executive Assistant to the COO

Charisse Talbi serves as Executive Assistant to DRi’s Chief Operating Officer, Nancy Racette. Chari joined DRi in early 2018 after returning to the U.S. from Lima, Peru, where she served in the......

Ann Watters

Development Associate

Ann Watters joined DRi in as an Executive Assistant to President and CEO Jennifer Dunlap. In addition to managing Jennifer's schedule, Ann played a key role in conducting research to support......