Who We Are
About Due East Partners
Due East Partners has over three decades of experience driving nonprofits, businesses and foundations to achieve excellence in their markets and missions. Our team of seasoned professionals provide effective and affordable consulting support by working arm in arm with organizational staff and leaders to boldly envision, thoughtfully plan, and successfully execute growth strategies.
Lauren Maddox and Bess Langbein founded Due East Partners in 2015 to bring innovative approaches, business skills, and practical, easy-to-use tools to organizations working to improve our world. Lauren and Bess are joined by a phenomenal team of professionals committed to adding real and measurable value to our clients.
AdvisorCourtenay Good’s expertise lies primarily in grant writing, but also in research, program design, budgeting, and reporting. Courtenay works proactively in both independent and collaborative settings, demonstrating a close attention to detail and persuasive use of data in creating successful grant strategies. Since 2006, she has worked for a diverse set of clients who are
Senior AdvisorA strategic, visionary thinker, with a unique ability to bring people together around common concerns and common values, Angie Halamandaris has been engaged in the nonprofit world for more than 30 years. She is the Co-Founder and President of The Heart of America Foundation®, and was instrumental in helping develop Give Kids The World Village, a 75-acre resort for terminally ill children raising more than $10 million for that effort.
Senior AdvisorLisa Hillman, FAHP, CFRE is a senior consultant with Due East Partners, LLC. Lisa consults with nonprofit organizations in governance, board development and philanthropy. The former President of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation, and Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Anne Arundel Health System in Annapolis, Maryland, Lisa coordinated the Health System’s fundraising, volunteers, public affairs and legislative activities…
AdvisorBarbara Kappel has worked in the field of fundraising and marketing for 17 years. As a Maryland native and graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Barbara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Education.
AdvisorAdrianna has worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations, corporate clients, and individual donors. She has experience in philanthropic advising, grant program design and management, and board management.
Tom Wilcox has been leading growth and performance in social sector organizations for nearly 50 years, 42 of them as CEO for educational and philanthropic institutions.