About OAI: Our Team

We have carefully selected dynamic, intelligent, and energetic people with the right mix of nonprofit and corporate experience so that we can most effectively help our clients help others. Each person is team-oriented and committed to the values and expectations of our nonprofit clients. OAI has a unique company culture and we take great pride in the extraordinary people we have at our organization. Meet our talented team below.

Our Team

Founding Partners

Combining corporate knowledge, Wall Street connections, a passion for nonprofits and a background in fundraising and production, Steve and Carol Orr founded Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI) in 1991.

Steve Orr is the Managing Partner and co-founder of OAI along with Carol Orr. Prior to founding the company, Steve was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. In 1991, he combined his 12 years on Wall Street with his social conscience to create strategic partnerships between profit and nonprofit organizations. Read full bio...
Carol Orr founded OAI with Steve Orr in 1991. Carol brings to the firm more than twenty five years of creative experience in fundraising, special events, design and production. Carol's career in special events began with political campaigns. Read full bio...

Senior Management

Our Senior Management brings incredible and fascinating experience and expertise. They're truly the sector experts in their respective fields, strategically guiding the OAI teams and clients to achieve success.

Michael Cantacuzène brings to OAI more than 20 years of banking, finance, investment, and organizational management experience with him. Read full bio...
Kelly Dunphy brings her clients 13 years of experience in fundraising. As the Vice President of Fundraising and Development, Kelly sets the strategy for OAI's client engagements and manages the company's Fundraising and Development department. Read full bio...
Caite Gilmore works on a broad range of projects, including development planning, outsourced development management, campaign counsel, event fundraising, board building, and strategic planning. Read full bio...
As Director, Human Resources (HR), Shabnam Rosales manages the day-to-day HR function for OAI, as well as strategic initiatives and long-term projects. Her responsibilities include talent acquisition, onboarding and orientation, payroll and benefits, personnel management, and organizational planning and development. Read full bio...
Craig Shelley leads client teams primarily focused on creating and implementing efficient, capacity-building plans to help clients meet their development goals. Read full bio...

Senior Consultants

As philanthropic leaders in the hospital, education and healthcare sectors, our Senior Consultants bring expertise, credibility and decades of experience to our clients and the work we do. With a track record of raising billions of dollars, find out why OAI, and our clients, are always a step ahead with them on our side.

Rachael Barrett has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, working in domestic and international organizations, in the areas of health and mental health, community development, legal services, criminal justice, and advocacy. Read full bio...
Lizette Corro rejoined OAI in 2014 as a senior consultant. Previously, Lizette was a Managing Director at OAI where she led highly successful fundraising campaigns and special events for major nonprofit organizations nationwide. Read full bio...
Kathleen Loehr brings to OAI a three-decade career in the nonprofit sector that includes leadership within the fields of childcare, fundraising, disaster fundraising, women in philanthropy, international non-governmental organizations, and nonprofit effectiveness. Read full bio...
John Wm. Thomas joined the OAI team in 2007, bringing with him more than 33 years of senior management experience in strategic fundraising. Read full bio...
Dick Walker brings to OAI more than 35 years of fundraising and development experience primarily in the independent school sector. Read full bio...
As a Senior Consultant, Bob Hoak works with clients on a broad range of projects, including strategic planning, board recruitment and development, and fundraising strategy and implementation. Read full bio...

Directors

OAI Directors demonstrate invaluable team leadership and expertise of the nonprofit sector every day. Discover the vast array of experience and top notch qualities that make our Directors true leaders at OAI and within the nonprofit sector.

Senior Directors

Andrea McNaughton brings to OAI nearly 15 years of professional fundraising experience to our nonprofit clients. Read full bio...
Diane Lebson brings the benefits of her more than two decades of professional fundraising and leadership experience to OAI’s nonprofit partners. Read full bio...
Juliana Sloper partners with a number of OAI's nonprofit clients on a broad range of projects including event fundraising and production management, development management, corporate and individual prospect strategy, cultivation, and relationship building. Read full bio...

Directors

Maria Acebal assists OAI clients on issues ranging from high-level strategy to philanthropic engagement. Read full bio...
Andrew works with client partners to maximize the revenues and impact of their major giving, capital campaigns, prospects pipeline development, planned giving, event management, and online fundraising efforts. Read full bio...
Suzette Bradbury manages the marketing and communications function for OAI, developing compelling new business proposals and managing the firm’s brand, social media and marketing communications strategy. Read full bio...
JA Bruno designs and leads engagements that help our partners transform their fundraising operations to achieve revenue success and sustainability. Read full bio...
Ana Canning brings nine years of experience to OAI in the nonprofit sector in the United States and internationally. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, board development, monitoring and evaluation, and program design and implementation. Read full bio...
Ronni recently joined OAI, bringing extensive experience in both the healthcare and the higher education industries, having managed major and planned giving for several very large East Coast hospital and university systems. Read full bio...
Maura Determann brings more than 15 years of professional fundraising and leadership experience to our nonprofit partners. Read full bio...
Maureen Devine-Ahl is a strategic thinker well-versed in annual fund strategy, alumni/donor relations, program management, cultivation, stewardship, day-of-giving programs, crowdfunding, major gifts, development writing, corporate partnerships. Read full bio...
Blair Greenbaum helps her clients and internal teams in development management, nonprofit management, and strategic planning. Read full bio...
Lisa Keitges works closely with our partners to provide development management and strategic planning as a Director Read full bio...
Katie Makris brings seven years of experience to OAI in overseeing events, board strategy, corporate fundraising, and grant and appeal writing. Read full bio...
Barbara O'Reilly has experience developing successful relationships between donors and nonprofits through annual funds, capital campaigns, major gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations, direct mail, and stewardship. Read full bio...
CJ Orr focuses on client work and new business development. As the Director of Business Development CJ provides superior service to OAI's clients and develops strong business relationships as well as develops new opportunities to expand OAI's footprint in the nonprofit sector. Read full bio...
Leigh joined OAI in April 2017 bringing twelve years of experience in capital campaign fundraising for healthcare, cultural, higher education, public policy, religious and international nonprofits. Read full bio...

Associate Directors

Through demonstrating teamwork, collaboration and a proven track record of delivering results, the OAI Associate Directors continue to show why they are so valuable to our clients. See why we think they are the best.

Senior Associate Directors

As a Senior Associate Director, Derek John Rogers serves OAI's clients in event production, programmatic and strategy roles. Read full bio...

Associate Directors

Ryan Grosso assists with development management, nonprofit management, and event management for a number of clients. Read full bio...
Caroline has more than four years of experience in nonprofit development, with a focus on stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation of major gift and foundation donors. Read full bio...

Associates

The Associates at OAI bring a hard-working, organized, fast-paced and energetic professional attitude with them to work everyday. Check out who they are and why we are lucky to have them on our team.

Jenny Alpert assists OAI’s clients with fundraising strategy, planning and implementation, board development, and fundraising event management. Read full bio...
Erica Behrens assists clients with event management and fundraising in OAI’s Washington, DC office. Read full bio...
Abby Carlson provides support for OAI’s clients in fundraising, board development, and event management. Prior to becoming an Associate, Abby was as an intern with OAI. Read full bio...
Brandon Emerson joined OAI in May 2017 having recently graduated with an MA from SUNY’s Cooperstown Graduate Program, majoring in History Museum Studies with a focus in Nonprofit Administration and Development. Read full bio...
Hailey Kieltyka assists OAI’s clients with strategy, fundraising, and development in the New York City office. Read full bio...
Stephanie Mertens assists OAI clients with strategy, fundraising, and development and provides direct administrative support to Managing Partner and Co-Founder Stephen Orr. Read full bio...
Katie assists a variety of clients with fundraising and event management. Read full bio...
Tom Wood assists OAI’s clients in the implementation of their fundraising and development strategies and plans. Read full bio...