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Meet The Team

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Diane M. Carlson


  • Over 4 decades of fundraising experience 

  • AFP Las Vegas Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

  • Former Chairman of IDC & founder of 1-2-1 Philanthropic Services 

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Maria Healy

Senior Vice President 

  • Over 25 years of fundraising experience 
  • Managed hundreds of client accounts throughout her career 

  • Expertise in project management and fundraising strategy


J. V. (Joe) Orsak, FAHP

Vice President  of Client Development

  • Nearly five decades of experience in high-level Healthcare Development

  • Member of both AFP and Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

  • Raised over $800 million for his clients

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Zina Birmingham

Vice President of Client Strategy

  • Over 20 years of fundraising experience 

  • Began her fundraising career as a student caller and has held many leadership positions at Catapult

  • B.S., CUNY’s Brooklyn College

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shannon brennan

Vice President of Business Development

  • Over 20 years of management and executive leadership experience
  • Successful track record working in various non-profit fundraising roles including operations, sales, and finance

  • B.S., Arkansas State University

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Claudia Thompson

Senior Campaign Services Senior Account Manager

  • 20+ years of development experience 

  • Expertise with capital campaigns, grant writing, and telefundraising

  • Experience on both the consulting and institutional sides of fundraising

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Lee Carlos

Campaign Services Research Manager

  • Began her successful career in development in 2004

  • Manages Catapult's team of prospect researchers 

  • Expertise in grant writing, donor management, major donor research profiles, and call center operations

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Desiree Potter

Information Services Manager

  • Nearly 10 years of experience in various leadership roles

  • Superior database management skills

  • Expertise in letter generation & production

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kayla jones

Call Center Manager

  • Over 3 years of leadership in Catapult's call center

  • Directly managed hundreds of fundraising specialists

  • Extensive experience training on fundraising best practices

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Shelby flores

Call Center Manager

  • Over a decade of experience developing and managing dynamic teams

  • Expert in creating effective employee training programs

  • Advanced ability to coach and motivate fundraising specialists

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Julie Carter

Gift Planning Consultant

  • Over 30 years of experience in fundraising

  • President of the Carter Consulting Group LLC for nearly ten years

  • Past board member of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel

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Carrie Harrison

Gift Planning Consultant

  • Over three decades of experience in development and 22 years working directly in planned giving

  • Past board member of the National Capital Gift Planning Council

  • B.A., College of William and Mary​

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Carol Pribulka

Gift Planning Consultant

  • 20 years of fundraising experience 

  • Principal of Carol Pribulka Philanthropy Services LLC 

  • B.A., Bloomsburg University, M.A., The George Washington University, Executive Certificate, Georgetown University

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Anthony R. Alonso


  • Over 30 years of fundraising experience

  • Raised over $1 billion for his clients over the last ten years alone

  • AFP Las Vegas Chapter board member

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michael e. blimes FAFP

Senior Vice President  of Client Development

  • Five decades of fundraising and executive leadership experience 

  • Board member of Sequoia Springs Trauma Healing Center

  • B.A. in Journalism, The Ohio State University

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Jeff J. Grandy, M.Ed

Vice President  of Client Development

  • Over 10 years of non-profit leadership experience

  • Fundraising Instructor at UNLV

  • B.S., University of New Brunswick, Post-Graduate Certificate from George Brown College, M.Ed., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Gwen Paxon, CFRE

Vice President of Client Services

  • 20 years of development experience

  • President of the AFP NJ chapter

  • B.S., Temple University, M.A., Saint Mary’s University, MBA, North Park University

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Nancy Weeks

Associate Vice President of Campaign Services

  • Over ten years of experience leading Catapult's dynamic campaign services team

  • Actively involved with the AFP Las Vegas chapter

  • Provides exceptional service to our campaign clients

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Brian peterson

Campaign Services Account Manager

  • 13+ years of project management experience

  • Expertise in optimizing telecommunication programs

  • A.A., Western Governors University, Southern New Hampshire University

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David beasley, phd

Senior Writer

  • Exceptional coach and motivator for clients

  • Expertise in nonprofit writing & communications

  • BA from Roanoke College, MA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and PhD from University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Roseanne Terrill

Marketing Director

  • Successful track record of creating and executing multi-channel marketing strategies

  • Nearly a decade of marketing experience

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Darian Mathoslah

Call Center Manager

  • Expertise in maximizing call center results while motivating her team

  • HR professional specializing in sourcing, talent acquisition, and employee retention

  • B.S., Sam Houston State University

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Gayle Union

Senior Consultant, Legacy Call Programs

  • Over 35 years of fundraising experience, and 25 years specifically in planned giving.

  • Past-President of the National Capital Gift Planning Council

  • Former board member of her local AFP chapter


Bates Childress

Gift Planning Consultant

  • Over 40 years of nonprofit experience

  • Stewarded donor relationships resulting in seven-figure gifts.

  • Member of AFP, Together SC, and the Charleston Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

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Rita Corwin

Gift Planning Consultant

  • Over 20 years of planned giving and major gift development experience

  • Principal of Corwin Consulting, LLC

  • B.S., Union College, MBA, NYU Stern School of Business

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William FreyD

Former Chairman Emeritus

  • Founded IDC, Ltd. in 1974, which become one of the largest firms in fundraising history with more than 300 employees

  • Founder of the Phone/Mail solicitation process

  • Founder of SFS Entertainment  

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