Our Team

About Due East Partners

Due East Partners has over three decades of experience driving nonprofits, businesses and foundations to achieve excellence and equity 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 and collaboratives 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

Trayshelle Cherry

Trayshelle Cherry

Advisor

Assists the Due East team in achieving goals, serving clients and the community.

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.
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.
Carolyn Hill

Carolyn Hill

Advisor

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

Darius Johnson

Advisor and Communications Specialist

Thrives in projects where he is working on-the-ground, in communities, helping them share their stories and shape and improve their surroundings. 

Sarah Ramsey

Sarah Ramsey

Advisor

Sarah plays a critical role supporting our clients, Partners and Senior Advisors in managing and advancing projects, creating high-quality deliverables and assisting in managing internal operations.

Ragan D. Robinson Royal

Ragan D. Robinson Royal

Senior Advisor

As a Senior Advisor at Due East, Ragan actively listen to the goals of clients and intentionally collaborate with Due East team members to offer strategic direction and coaching that is purposeful.

Elizabeth Somerset

Elizabeth Somerset

Advisor

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

Morgan Wright

Administrative Assistant

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

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