Team Members

Our team members are personally dedicated to our clients’ missions and together offer more than a century’s worth of executive search experience in addition to the wealth of perspective, expertise, and networks they offer from previous careers in the nonprofit, academic, public, political, and private sectors.

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    Katherine leads worldwide efforts to strengthen the capacity of our nonprofit, higher education, and public sector clients and manages the strategic development of our firm’s virtual workforce.

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    Allison Kupfer Poteet

    Vice President & Partner

    Allison’s practice includes C-level searches nationwide across philanthropy, advocacy, education reform, health care, and human services.

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    Tamar Datan

    Senior Advisor

    Tamar brings 30 years of nonprofit experience in the fields of education, economic development, social justice and philanthropy to our mission-driven clients.

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    Carolyn Ho

    Associate Vice President

    Carolyn partners closely with organizations in multiple nonprofit and academic sectors to capitalize on leadership transitions and advance their missions.

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    Nureen Das

    Senior Managing Associate

    Nureen brings considerable depth of international experience both in community development and servicing the nonprofit sector to her role as Senior Managing Associate.

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    Callie Carroll

    Managing Associate

    Callie brings over ten years of nonprofit management and organizational leadership experience to her role as Managing Associate.


    Erica Nicole Griffin, Ph.D.

    Senior Associate

    Erica Nicole brings eight years of progressive experience in nonprofit project management, policy analysis and community education to her role as senior associate.

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    Cara Pearsall

    Senior Associate

    Cara brings nearly ten years of experience in nonprofit organizations supporting public health and community development.

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    Mira Kline

    Senior Associate

    Mira offers more than ten years of experience in nonprofit organizations addressing poverty, education, the arts, environmental policy, and health disparities.

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    Makeba Greene

    Senior Associate

    With over ten years of experience in education and social work, Makeba brings a passion for service to all aspects of her work.

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    Jessica Cook

    Senior Research Associate

    Jessica brings over ten years of experience in community and economic development, including program and grant management positions within the public sector, education, and philanthropy.

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    Cicley Gay

    Research Associate

    Cicley Gay brings 20 years of non-profit experience to her role as Research Associate. She is a two-time graduate of AmeriCorps, a civil service effort of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Cicley was the founding director of STAND (Students Take Action for New Directions), educating students on the impact of federal budget priorities […]

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    Melinda Hull, Ed.D.

    Research Associate

    Melinda Hull brings a broad range of professional experiences in non-profit and higher education organizations to her work with NPAG.  Her work background includes academic advising, student support, and faculty development, as well as recruitment and admissions, academic program development, and technology-enhanced teaching and learning at various public and private institutions around the country.  In […]

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    Heather Krasna, MS

    Director of Career Services

    Heather is a career coach with over 16 years of experience, as well as the author of Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service.

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    Laura has spent the last 20 years working to strengthen organizations that weave our social and civic fabric.