Meet the NCRP team


Avery Crocker

Communications Assistant

Avery Crocker serves as NCRP’s communications assistant, utilizing her skills across the traditional and social media… Read More

Aaron Dorfman

President and CEO

Aaron Dorfman is president and CEO of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), a research… Read More

Ben Barge

Field Director

As Field Director, Ben strengthens NCRP’s relationships with U.S. social movements and philanthropic organizations to move… Read More

Brandi Collins-Calhoun

Senior Movement Engagement Associate

Brandi Collins-Calhoun is a writer, educator and reproductive justice activist. Brandi attended the North Carolina Agricultural… Read More

Cleyris Perez-Santos

Event Intern

Originally from New York City, Cleyris Perez-Santos moved to Washington, D.C., in 2018, to begin her… Read More

Elbert Garcia

Director of Strategic Communications

Born and raised in Washington Heights, New York, Elbert Garcia has spent the last two decades… Read More

Eleni Refu

Senior Engagement Associate

Eleni Refu is the senior engagement associate responsible for leading the engagement strategies of NCRP’s Power… Read More

Jennifer Amuzie

Strategic Communications Manager

With a background in traditional and social media, Jennifer Amuzie (pronounced “ah-mooz-yay”) has extensive experience leveraging… Read More

José Domínguez

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

José Domínguez has achieved and found fulfillment throughout his professional career in service to others and… Read More

Jeanné Lewis

Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer

Jeanné is dedicated to building bridges between groups to find new ways to build just and… Read More

Janay Richmond

Director of Marketing and Membership

Janay comes to the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) by way of the Midwest. A… Read More

Joelle Thieren

Executive Assistant

Joelle was born in Belgium to a Congolese mother and a Belgian father, and spent her… Read More

Kevin Faria

Senior Director of Foundation Engagement

In his position, Kevin manages relationships with the 130+ grantmakers that provide financial support to NCRP… Read More

Ryan Schlegel

Director of Research

Before joining NCRP in April of 2014, Ryan worked at Cultural Tourism DC, where he nurtured… Read More

Ron Togas

Membership and Marketing Assistant

As the membership and marketing assistant, Ronald Togas works on engagement with NCRP nonprofit members. He… Read More

Spencer Ozer

Research and Development Assistant

Spencer joined the NCRP team in December 2019. As the research and development intern, his work… Read More

Stephanie Peng

Senior Associate for Movement Research

As Senior Associate for Movement Research, Stephanie is passionate about using data to support communities on… Read More

Timi Gerson

Vice President and Chief Content Officer

Timi Gerson has two decades of experience building content, campaigns and coalitions for change. She oversees… Read More

Our Board

Meet the outstanding individuals who comprise NCRP’s board of directors

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