Seasoned Professionals Who Care

Ted Trevens, MBA

Founder and President

Ted has been working in the nonprofit sector since 1990. He has held senior management positions with both foundations and direct service organizations. He holds an MBA from Boston College and is specifically interested in helping nonprofits to adopt private sector methods to improve effectiveness. Ted is an expert in strategic planning, financial management, board development, business plan development, fundraising, grants administration, and has trained nonprofit professionals in all of these areas. He has helped to design and improve the managerial structure and systems of over 80 organizations that continue to grow as a result of his initial input. As a proven fundraiser, Ted has helped his clients raise millions of dollars from private foundations, government grants, individual donors, and fundraising events. Throughout his career, he has also used his expertise to train nonprofit professionals to become more valuable members and leaders of their organizations. He has traveled extensively in Ethiopia working to alleviate poverty in rural areas.

Kate Murphy

Digital Strategy Director

Kate has been a member of the DSA team since graduating from Emmanuel College in 2013. She uses her knowledge of social media management, content marketing, SEO, and social media analytics to help clients identify objectives and implement platforms to achieve these goals. Her favorite part of the job is experimenting with new apps and software to design client-specific content. She has volunteered with various nonprofits internationally and throughout the U.S. and adds her direct experience with start-ups as well as Spanish fluency to the DSA team.

Anna Byun

Creative Director

Anna Byun has has worked as a print and web designer since 1999, and been the Creative Director for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She has worked closely with a number of DSA’s clients to design logos, create and maintain websites, and produce fundraising and marketing materials. Her design expertise has been instrumental in helping DSA’s clients launch successful annual appeals and leadership gift clubs and in promoting special events. Anna received her BA in Fine Arts from Wellesley College.

Jeff Portnoy

Director of Technology Services and Co-Founder

Jeff has been providing computer and technical support and training to nonprofit and for-profit organizations since 1996. He has served as the Vice President of a for-profit technology business and has provided services to over 100 organizations. Jeff holds a degree in engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is certified as a Novell, Microsoft and Cisco Network Engineer.

Richelle Byrd

Event Coordinator/ Data Manager

Richelle began working at DSA in 2015 while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Youth Justice & Advocacy. After graduating from Boston University, she began working at a nonprofit specializing in helping young adults transition into independence. She has worked at several nonprofits throughout the Boston area and uses her direct experience to bring innovative ideas to the team. She enjoys organizing events and working with clients to realize their vision.

Cathy Zhang


Cathy is a student at Boston University, double concentrating in Marketing and Strategy. After graduating in 2019, she plans to use her experiences with customer service to work closely with clients in the nonprofit community. She wants to create value for organizations through social media campaigns, website design, and by getting hands-on with fundraising. More recently, she began volunteering and participating at not-for-profit events and charities, specifically with Community Servings and Meals on Wheels America.

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