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.

Our Leadership

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.

Bess Langbein

Partner

Lauren Maddox

Partner

Adrianna Weissburg

Adrianna Weissburg

Advisor

Designs and implements strategic Corporate Community Engagement programs for businesses seeking to enhance their brand, build stronger community partnerships, and boost employee engagement.

Angie Halamandaris

Angie Halamandaris

Senior Advisor

Offers executive coaching, leadership training and provides support for select organizations in developing and reaching their strategic and fundraising goals.

Barb Kappel

Barb Kappel

Advisor

Helps regional non-profits prepare for, and successfully execute, fundraising campaigns. Using our 5 drivers approach, works with clients through every step of the process and ensures all goals align with the organizational vision.

Morgan Wright

Morgan Wright

Administrative Assistant

Assists the advisors and team members with any administrative needs and building internal processes of Due East Partners.

Carolyn Hill

Carolyn Hill

Advisor

Helps nonprofits and social impact organizations make the social, environmental and economic difference they seek.

Courtenay Good

Courtenay Good

Advisor

Grant strategist for Due East Partners, focused on case statements, prospect research, grant writing to public and private funders, and grant administration.

Elizabeth Somerset

Elizabeth Somerset

Advisor

Partners with small and large non-profits to build strong and sustainable fundraising programs.

Emily Samose

Emily Samose

Advisor

Focuses on project management, research and writing to advance client initiatives for Due East Partners.

Lisa Hillman

Lisa Hillman

Senior Advisor

Supports Due East partners in board development, major gifts, campaigns and resolving challenging issues. Offers one-on-one coaching for new development directors.

Michelle Douglas

Michelle Douglas

Advisor

Focuses on marketing for Due East Partners and brand strategy and communications consulting for non-profits and social impact organizations seeking to communicate their mission and grow their constituency.

Nazat Dowla

Nazat Dowla

Advisor

Serves as an Advisor on various projects, contributing his diverse experience to best serve the Clients’ tasking.

Sandra Avila

Sandra Avila

Advisor

Offers strategic consulting for Due East Partners with a focus on project management, philanthropic advising, stakeholder engagement and program design and execution for organizations seeking to implement growth and development objectives.

Tom Wilcox

Tom Wilcox

Senior Advisor

Brings age and wisdom to a young, vibrant team of professionals at Due East. He has made a career’s worth of achievements and errors that he hopes Due East’s clients and partners can benefit and learn from!

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