Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team Nonprofit Resources July 3, 2015

Our team of professionals offers a well-rounded skill set and demonstrates the highest level of passion for the success of our clients. Building on decades of experience managing nonprofits, we know that when it comes to our clients’ goals and dreams, the sky is the limit!

Kristin Bennett

President & CEO

Kristin has spent the past 28 years sharpening her management skills, specializing in nonprofits. Hired into her first Executive Director role very early in her career, it became apparent right away this would be her life’s work. A Midwestern upbringing equipped Kristin with the optimism, work ethic, and common sense that is crucial to survival and growth. Educated in California, she launched Nonprofit Resources formally in Denver, CO.   The company now operates completely virtually with staff in nine states.  Kristin holds a widely varied skill set and is always seeking out the next challenge.   As her resume shows, she’s got the education and experience to move Nonprofit Resources to a new level as the empty nest years come into focus.  She aspires to travel the globe and would do it on horseback if she could.

Emma Bennett, CAE

VP & Account Executive

Emma is growing her professional skillset as the primary event coordinator and standards development expert for Nonprofit Resources. Emma, a South Dakota native, was formally educated at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA with a double major in Global Business and Nonprofit Management. She has studied at the American School of Business in Paris, France, and in Whangaparaoa High School in New Zealand. As an avid traveler, she feeds her need for adventure with a career that requires travel and new cultural experiences across the US and internationally.  Emma’s compassionate nature serves her well in the nonprofit sector. In her spare time, she loves to read, spend time with friends and family, and spending time outdoors.

Lenny Stein

Finance & Accounting Director

 

With over 20 years of expertise working in accounting management, financial analysis, auditing, US GAAP, forecasting, budgets, bookkeeping, baking and cash management, financial modeling, reporting, and inventory control and management, Lenny is a true accounting professional.

He found his passion in numbers early on, studying at Bar Ilan University and Jerusalem College of Administration and has worked as CFO, Controller and Accounting Manager with international non-profits in manufacturing, retail, outsourcing, investments, and construction environments.

Another passion is humor and laughter. Always trying to make the atmosphere lighter. He loves to travel, seeing new cultures, history, and beautiful places. He embraces life and doesn’t take anything for granted. Some people see the cup half full, others half empty. Lenny is grateful just to have a glass.

Lenny is both a US and Israeli citizen. He spent over 30 years in Israel, and 10 years in France, and has now permanently relocated back to the US.

Brittany Quinn

DEIA, HR & Account Manager
Brittany Quinn is the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Program Manager for Nonprofit Resources, as well as an Account Manager for our Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) where she manages their certification program.  After graduating from George Fox University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, Brittany worked for a nonprofit in Chiang Mai, Thailand, that worked with victims of human trafficking and the commercial sex industry.  She enjoys working with the DEIA Task Force and supporting our staff and clients in this important work. She’s a big fan of the Portland Trail Blazers, Manchester City FC, traveling, her nieces and nephews, and is a firm believer that you can’t own too many books.

Kristen Thayer

Account Executive

Kristen, known as Krissy to friends and NPR staff, received her education in Business Marketing and Management at Lake Area Technical Institute. Her experience working with various different industries in the nonprofit world gives her the background to tackle any new project thrown her way.

What makes her the happiest is lending a helping hand wherever she can. Krissy enjoys having the opportunity to learn the many different industries Nonprofit Resources services and looks forward to getting to work with the passionate volunteers in the process.

Krissy’s time outside the office is spent volunteering around her community and chairing the local Action Club. She enjoys the beautiful great outdoors of South Dakota, yes, even in negative degree weather, as much as she can.

Hanif Smith

Hanif Smith

Account Executive

Hanif earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology. He has spent his career supporting the mission of professional associations, particularly medical specialty associations across the Caribbean. He is proud to have worked with association clients whose missions are consistent with his own desire for a healthier, safer, and more equitable world.

He has a wide range of experience in meeting and event planning; membership recruitment and retention; accounting, governance, and advocacy. His core values of integrity, compassion, empathy, and teamwork align well with the ethos of Nonprofit Resources. Hanif enjoys reading, running, and spending time with his young family.

Kristen Metsch

Account Manager | HR Director
Kristen Metsch is Nonprofit Resources’ newly appointed Human Resource Director. She is an empowering growth leader and culture champion who brings over a decade of experience from a variety of settings. In 2021, she graduated Colorado State University-Global with a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and completed the DEI certificate program from the University of South Florida. She is an advocate for an employee-oriented company culture that maximizes human potential and emphasizes high performance through continuous improvement.

Christine Do

Digital Marketing and Data Coordinator | Account Manager

Christine received her formal education in Political Science and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego, and a Masters in Public Policy – Data Analytics from Georgetown University. She has always found herself captivated by a passion for helping people achieve their own goals, whether it was through her numerous leadership or volunteer positions with local shelters or other community organizations. With a background in healthcare and policy work, Christine is excited to put into action her love of planning, organization, and implementation to Nonprofit Resources. Christine has extensive experience in digital marketing and data analytics tool, and brings the skills necessary to leverage new platforms to the Nonprofit Resources team. She is always seeking the next challenge, and is eager to innovate. As a California native, she is a big fan of tacos, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Miami Heat, and learning American Sign Language (ASL) in her free time. 

Clara Bennett

Account Manager

Clara lives in SLC, Utah with her husband and two cats. Clara maintains core values of rigorous honesty, open-mindedness, and compassion-in-action. Her attention to detail, tenacity, and love for a job well done makes Clara a good fit for Nonprofit Resources. Clara enjoys spending spare time trying new restaurants, playing video games, attending concerts, and traveling.

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Jessica McKenna

Administrative Coordinator
Jessica has an extensive background in operations management and customer service. A New Jersey native, she spent many years with a prominent new homebuilder in various areas within the company.  With her strong commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction, she provided support to new homebuyers as they went through the exciting process of becoming homeowners. Jessica loves to help others and is always looking to volunteer or donate to local organizations within her community and is delighted to be part of the Nonprofit Resources team. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing on the beach.
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Rebecca Corey

Administrative & Accounting Coordinator

Becky has been working in the association world for over 16 years and genuinely loves working with associations! She is an experienced professional in association management and is extremely resourceful with a demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organize, and manage complex projects.

She has successfully managed all phases of membership, enhancing member value and engagement. During this time, she also has managed the career center, providing important metrics to management, marketing the online career center, and developing new tools to improve the customer experience. Her most valuable benefit to an association is her project management skills that she uses with the group initiatives. She maintains project deadlines and effectively collaborates with volunteers on projects that are important to the organization, such as online tools and competency assessment guidelines for the associations’ membership. She treats all volunteers with professionalism and encourages their involvement to increase the success of a project. Prior to working in an association, Becky worked for companies providing cost analyst expertise to both a publishing and adhesive manufacturer.

Becky graduated from Rider University with a concentration on Business Administration and Health Administration.

Angelic Douglas

Administrative Coordinator

Angelic is a native of Florida and has resided in Georgia since 1991 where she went to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from DeVry University. After receiving her degree, she decided to be a stay-at-home mom and became a Domestic Engineer for 20 years. While being a Domestic Engineer I participated in volunteering and leadership with PTA, Toastmasters, AADD, DeKalb Emory Hospital, through her church and family events as well. She has a love for serving others and contributing to the success and well-being of others.  

After her career as a Domestic Engineer, she decided to re-establish myself in the Accounting and Human Resources fields. She was able to obtain numerous positions that helped me gain experience as an Accounting Assistant, Branch Manager, Office Manager and then a Human Resources Generalist. She has a variety of skills in each of the positions that include but are not limited to: staffing, recruiting, onboarding, training and development, bank reconciliations, GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), preparation of financial statements, time tracking, data entry, Accounts Payables and Receivables only to name a few. She also has experience doing individual and small business taxes as well. 

In her free time, Angelic enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She loves the outdoors and reading as well.  

Gabriela Duron

Administrative Coordinator

Gabriela, more commonly known as Gaby, received her degree in Public Health at Brigham Young University- Idaho. Her coursework in college is what first introduced her to the idea of supporting nonprofit organizations and since that time, she has worked to serve several throughout eastern Idaho. Through her experience working with nonprofit organizations, Gaby has become very familiar with the discipline, attention to detail, and integrity that it takes to keep these valuable agencies running. Together with her husband, Gaby enjoys travelling, canoeing, and trying new restaurants. 

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Emily Hrabik

Administrative Coordinator

Emily, a South Dakota native and current resident, received her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and taught in Arizona and South Dakota for a handful of years.  She was passionate in making sure all her students were successful and is thrilled to bring that passion to Nonprofit Resources. Emily is a busy mom to three boys, a coffee connoisseur, and a lover of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Michelle Jack

Michelle Jack

Administrative Coordinator

Michelle attended Lindenwood University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. After completing her education, she began working with local nonprofits in Charleston, South Carolina to help provide services to victims of child abuse, neglect, and human trafficking.

She enjoys being with people and servicing their needs, and her new position at Nonprofit Resources will be an excellent fit. As a new employee, she will be serving as an Administrative Coordinator and assisting in a variety of roles to partner with colleagues and help Nonprofit Resources clients achieve success. In her free time, Michelle enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and crocheting.

Sahian Jimenez

Administrative Coordinator

Sahian, a New York City native, graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT where she received a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Human Rights. While she attended, she took on various leadership positions in addition to working with local non-profits. Through her experience she gained a variety of skills including event planning, budget development, graphic creation, project management and advocacy. She enjoys working in a team and talking to people. She has a strong love for helping others and learning something new. Sahian is thrilled to bring her skills to the Nonprofit Resources team and help further its mission.

In her free time, you will find Sahian reading a new thriller book, taking a dance class, or traveling.

Wes Vance

Marketing Coordinator

Wes attended the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Throughout college, he was heavily involved with the student government, Marketing Association, and volunteer work at the local animal shelter. After gradution, he began his career as a sales rep in the manufacturing industry, which allowed him to refine his communication skills and understanding of how businesses and people operate. Now he’s getting back to his roots and using his business experience to provide a well-rounded approach to all things marketing.

When he’s not honing in his marketing skills, you can find Wes at his home in Greenville, SC trying new breweries, hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains with his dogs, or biking around town. 

Marisa Ten Brink

Graphic Designer

Marisa is a graphic designer from South Dakota. She received a B.S. in Graphic Design from South Dakota State University and an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has several years of experience volunteering and designing for art and design non-profits and is excited to put that experience to use for Nonprofit Resources. She loves helping organizations communicate effectively through visual media. When not working, she enjoys reading, designing her own typefaces, and traveling.

Sahian Jimenez

Administrative Coordinator

Sahian, a New York City native, graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT where she received a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Human Rights. While she attended, she took on various leadership positions in addition to working with local non-profits. Through her experience she gained a variety of skills including event planning, budget development, graphic creation, project management and advocacy. She enjoys working in a team and talking to people. She has a strong love for helping others and learning something new. Sahian is thrilled to bring her skills to the Nonprofit Resources team and help further its mission.

In her free time, you will find Sahian reading a new thriller book, taking a dance class, or traveling.

Marisa Ten Brink

Graphic Designer

Marisa is a graphic designer from South Dakota. She received a B.S. in Graphic Design from South Dakota State University and an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has several years of experience volunteering and designing for art and design non-profits and is excited to put that experience to use for Nonprofit Resources. She loves helping organizations communicate effectively through visual media. When not working, she enjoys reading, designing her own typefaces, and traveling.

Jojo

Chief Cuddle Officer

Title: Chief Cuddle Officer

Personality: Affectionate, Lazy, Cuddly

Employee Testimonial: “I would not hire Jojo to work for me, she is far too lazy and would totally sleep on the job” 

Awards and Distinctions: 2022 Nonprofit Resources Mascot