Our Leadership

Our Team

Sherry Ettleson

Managing Director

Sherry Ettleson is a lawyer by training who came to Washington, D.C. 30 years ago to work in the public interest. She served as an advocate for non-profit organizations, including People for the......

Jeff Johnson

Managing Director

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......

Doug Trout

Managing Director

Prior to joining DRi, he was the acting President of the Montpelier Foundation. Previously he served as Executive Vice President where he oversaw budget and finance, fundraising, events, and other......

Barbara Adan

Executive Search Associate

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Sam Druetzler

Operations Manager

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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......

Ashley Griffith

Executive Search Associate

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Patrice Martin

Executive Search Associate

Patrice Martin serves on DRi’s expanding executive search team. As an Executive Search Associate, Patrice works with Managing Director, Jeff Johnson and two Executive Search Associate colleagues to......

Ijeoma Ohiri

Digital Communications Associate

Ijeoma Ohiri joined DRi in 2021 and plays an integral role in the growing communications team. As the Digital Communications Associate, Ijeoma supports DRi searches by researching and developing an......

Pat Ouellette

Communications Manager

Pat Ouellette brings a unique and valuable skill set to DRi's Communications team. Pat first joined DRi as an interim Executive Assistant to CEO Jennifer Dunlap, quickly became an integral member......

Rebecca Powell

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Rebecca Powell has more than 35 years of knowledge, leadership development, and expertise in the fundraising and non-profit profession and will be a great asset to the DRi team. She has expertise in......

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,......

Mary-Kate Thomas

Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer

Mary-Kate Thomas plays an important role in DRi's management as Executive Assistant to our Principal & Chief Operating Officer Nancy Racette. Mary-Kate works closely with Nancy and the members......