Meet The Co-op Team
Lisa MaskaCFRE, Partner/Owner
Lisa is co-owner and partner of Lautman Maska Neill & Company, an award-winning full-service direct response fundraising firm specializing in nonprofits.
Lisa began her direct marketing career managing new donor acquisition campaigns for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that fights global poverty. She also ran the annual fund for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York before joining Lautman & Company in 1992. Over the years, she has developed a strong donor-centric view that helps shape the critically intimate connection between nonprofit organizations and the donors who support them. She balances insight into the fundraising needs of established organizations and start-ups alike. She leads the firm’s work for senior nutrition programs around the country through the Meals-on-Wheels Fundraising Co-op.
Lisa believes that sharing her expertise continues the Lautman tradition of giving back to the industry. She frequently speaks at industry conferences and seminars, including the AFP International Conference, the Bridge Conference in Washington DC, AFP Fund Raising Day in New York, DMA Nonprofit Days and DMFA and served on the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Washington, DC Chapter and the Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA).
Lisa graduated cum laude from Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a degree in English literature. She is a retired runner, having completed three marathons including the Marine Corps Marathon and the New York City Marathon and now attends yoga classes as often as possible.EMAIL: email@example.com
Kate ZidekCFRE, Director of Client Services
Kate leads our Meals on Wheels Co-op team in client service, fundraising strategy and new business. With over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Kate has dedicated her career to helping organizations further their missions through successful fundraising. Her robust nonprofit experience enables her to help provide the outstanding fundraising strategies and support that our clients need to achieve their fundraising and program goals.
Before joining Lautman, Kate was Chief Development Officer at Meals-on-Wheels/Christian Senior Services in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Development at Air Force Villages in San Antonio, where she first fell in love with raising money to help seniors.
A native Texan, Kate and her husband, an Air Force Officer now assigned to the Pentagon, relocated to the DC area in 2015. Active in AFP as a board member of the San Antonio chapter, Kate has earned the professional fundraising credential of CFRE, and her Masters in Public Administration.
In addition to exploring all that the capital area has to offer, Kate enjoys kayaking, cycling, reading and spending time with her beloved “senior” rescue dog.
Jacqui DavisVice President
As Vice President — Production, Jacqui directs Lautman Maska Neill & Company’s production staff and is responsible for managing the production of direct marketing campaigns for a wide range of efforts that include acquisitions, special appeals, membership renewals, monthly donor and premium programs.
Over the course of more than 20 years with the company, Jacqui’s hands-on experience has ranged from small, start-up programs to large, multi-faceted campaigns for local and national accounts such as the ASPCA, Mercy Corps, FCNL, House of Ruth, Red Cloud Indian School, ACCION International and GMHC.
In addition, Jacqui oversees the production for the firm’s Meals on Wheels National Co-op, a consortium of more than 30 regional meal providers across the United States.
Jacqui came to Lautman Maska Neill & Company with an outstanding background in direct mail and production. Her attention to detail and her expertise in all areas of printing and production allow her to produce direct mail campaigns for the best prices withoAs Vice President, Jacqui directs Lautman Maska Neill & Company’s production staff and is responsible for managing the production of direct marketing campaigns for a wide range of efforts that include acquisitions, special appeals, membership renewals, monthly donor and premium programs.
Over the course of more than 20 years with the company, Jacqui’s hands-on experience has ranged from small, start-up programs to large, multi-faceted campaigns for local and national accounts such as the ASPCA, Mercy Corps, FCNL, House of Ruth, Save the Chimps, Reading Is Fundamental and GMHC.
In addition, Jacqui oversees the production for the firm’s Meals on Wheels National Co-op, a consortium of more than 40 regional meal providers across the United States.
Jacqui came to Lautman Maska Neill & Company with an outstanding background in direct mail and production. Her attention to detail and her expertise in all areas of printing and production allow her to produce direct mail campaigns for the best prices without sacrificing quality.
Jacqui graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and is a member of the Direct Mail Fundraising Association.ut sacrificing quality.
Jacqui graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and is a member of the Direct Mail Fundraising Association.
As Manager — Co-op Operations, Meg joins Lautman Maska Neill & Company with more than eight years of experience in production, marketing and communications. Prior to joining Lautman in February 2012, she was the Marketing and Communications Manager at a private consulting firm and supported the Sales and Marketing departments at Richmond.com.
Meg graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Business Marketing and was a member of the American Marketing Association. In between claseses, she volunteered with the local Meals on Wheels organization delivering and prepairing meals. Her passions include practicing yoga, getting outside, and photographing her son.
Lynsey GallagherAccount Manager
Lynsey artfully manages fully integrated direct response campaigns for PAWS Chicago, our Meals on Wheels Co-op, Pioneers and American Friends of Tel Aviv University.
Prior to joining Lautman Maska Neill & Company in 2007, Lynsey worked as a Communications Associate with the non-profit organization Fight Crime: Invest in Kids in Washington DC.
While there, Lynsey augmented her knowledge of media relations and internal communications with experience in website design, media event planning and coordination and news media booking.
Lynsey is a public relations graduate of the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University. When she is not helping non-profit organizations reach their fundraising goals, she volunteers at two of her local animal shelters.
Jillian LeslieSenior Account Executive
Jillian brings five years of experience fundraising for non-profit organizations to the Lautman Maska Neill & Company team. As an Account Executive, Jillian helps implement the direct response campaigns for our Meals on Wheels Co-op, The Actors Fund, New Israel Fund and the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization.
Jillian's experience in donor services transfers well to fundraising as she is always invested in the needs of the donor. She thoroughly enjoys the entire process of direct response fundraising as a way to both engage donors, and help great organizations reach their fundraising goals.
Previously, she led the fundraising efforts for NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, a reproductive health care organization, and two international development organizations that focus on human rights and community development in Guatemala and El Salvador. And, in 2008, Jillian worked for Barack Obama's presidential campaign in Seattle. She has lived in and traveled throughout Central America and speaks fluent Spanish.
She received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in Seattle with emphases in Communications and Human Rights. When not fundraising and advocating for great causes, Jillian can be found shopping at local farmers' markets in DC, practicing yoga, or planning her next trip to the beach.
Tania BlagroveSenior Client Services Representative
Tania came to Lautman Maska Neill & Company with over nine years of professional experience in fundraising for non-profits. Her extensive involvement in organizational development includes three years as Executive Director of a statewide non-profit in Virginia.
As Senior Client Services Representative, Tania assists in the implementation of fundraising campaigns for non-profit Meals on Wheels organizations participating in Lautman’s Fundraising Cooperative and serves as a resource for the entire Meals on Wheels Co-op team.
Tania graduated from the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture with a degree in Urban and Environmental Planning. When not at work, she enjoys her francophone potluck dinner club, hiking, being active in local politics and community groups, and admiring her two daughters.
Kristin ChapmanSenior Account Executive
Kristin manages the direct marketing campaigns for the Meals on Wheels National Co-op, Reading is Fundamental, Northern Westchester Hospital Foundation, and the Center for Jewish History and American Jewish Historical Society.
Kristin has more than 12 years of account management and direct marketing experience in the non-profit sector. Before joining Lautman, Kristin spent nine years as a Senior Account Executive with CDR Fundraising Group working on variety of non-profit accounts including the Wounded Warrior Project where she played an integral role in managing and growing a complex direct response program that included mail, telemarketing and the development of a monthly giving program including the DRTV program.
Some of the other organizations Kristin has managed include animal rescue organizations such as the National Humane Education Society and human service organizations such as the Christian Appalachian Project. She has extensive experience in growing the donor base of and increasing revenue for many organizations.
Francie ClearyData Specialist
Francie Cleary, a data specialist for Lautman & Company, has prepared statistical results on dozens of fundraising mailings including acquisitions, special appeals, and renewals for clients. In addition, she has created and updated management reports to summarize mailing results, compare actual results against projections, and present income and expense figures. She is proficient with Excel as well as other software packages.
Prior to joining Lautman & Company, she served as Membership Manager at the National Building Museum for almost five years. Her responsibilities included renewals, acquisitions, database management, and member services.
Before her tenure at the Museum, she volunteered in a variety of roles with several non-profit organizations beginning in 1986.
Pat DobsonSenior Production Manager
Pat brings more than 30 years of production experience to the Lautman team, including more than 15 years in the printing industry.
Before joining Lautman, Pat was responsible for meeting tight deadlines on political fundraising mailings, executing highly personalized projects and coordinating large prospecting campaigns. Over the years, she has managed production jobs both large and small, for agencies as well as commercial and non-profit clients.
As Senior Production Manager, Pat manages the production of integrated direct marketing campaigns — including estimating, scheduling, printing and delivery — for several Ronald McDonal Houses, Hadassah, the New Israel Fund, the Center for Jewish History and the AJHS, as well as for clients in our Meals on Wheels Fundraising Co-op.
Pat is a member of the Direct Marketing Association of Washington.
Paula Katrina DragoAccount Executive
As an Account Executive, Paula Katrina (PK) brings nearly a decade of experience supporting nonprofit organizations to her work implementing direct marketing campaigns for Point Foundation, United Spinal Association, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, and the Meals on Wheels Co-op.
Before joining Lautman, Maska, Neill & Company, PK was the Senior Development Manager at Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C., where she led digital fundraising, direct mail, and online communications and oversaw gift processing and database management. She also spent three years serving as an AmeriCorps member to support nonprofits across the U.S. in volunteer management, disaster recovery, trail building, and recreational therapy and—along the way—mastered the art of parallel parking a 15-passenger van, acquired a chainsaw certification, and learned how to build a house.
PK graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in International Affairs. She volunteers with Planned Parenthood, the Red Cross, and RISSE—an organization based in her Upstate New York hometown that provides support services to refugees and immigrants. In her free time, you can find her practicing yoga, hiking, or eating her way through DC on the hunt for the best cheese board in the District.
Ilana FalickJunior Account Executive
As Junior Account Executive, Ilana provides fundraising support to a variety of nonprofits including Heifer International, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and the Meals on Wheels Co-op.
Selam KubromJunior Account Executive
Selam joined Lautman after receiving a Bachelors’ degree in Global Studies with a concentration in Development, Health and the Environment from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is eager to combine her passion for alleviating poverty and serving those in need with the knowledge and experience she gained as an Account Intern, to help nonprofits reach their fundraising goals and fulfill their missions.
April MooreSenior Production Manager
April Moore joined Lautman Maska Neill & Company in 2013 with over 10 years of experience.
As Senior Production Manager, her primary responsibilities are to manage schedules, maintain budgets, and coordinate the production of several integrated direct marketing campaigns. She currently works on campaigns for Marine Corps Historical Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Museum for Jewish Heritage, Northern Westchester Hospital Foundation, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC and others.
April entered the industry in 2002 as a Project Manager at Production Solutions where she gained fundamental production knowledge while working with such clients as USA for UNHCR, National Wildlife Federation, Smile Train, and Heifer International. In 2005, she made the transition to agency work as an Account Assistant at Stephen Winchell & Associates before her promotion to Account Coordinator in 2009. There, she continued to use her production background to produce successful fundraising campaigns for her clients. Clients ranged from museums, memorials, and animal advocacy to a political think tank and various political campaigns. She also gained deeper insight into the direct mail fundraising strategies and techniques.
April was raised in New England and graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with both her B.A. in English and M.B.A. in Management. She resides in Arlington, VA with her husband and two children.
Margaret RomigList Strategist
Margaret brings 11 years of multichannel fundraising consulting experience to Lautman from Avalon Consulting Group and Bachurski Associates where she worked on all aspects of acquisition, active, lapsed and upgrade fundraising. She also brings list brokerage and management expertise from three years at Key Acquisition Partners. Her clients have comprised veteran, advocacy, health, arts and environmental organizations.
In addition, Margaret’s volunteer experience at All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church includes helping raise major gifts for their Capital Campaign and expanding the annual Stewardship giving season into a year-round multichannel campaign.
Margaret graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in English Language and Literature. When not helping her clients make a positive impact in the world, she is knitting and letting her nephews and niece ride her like a horse (not at the same time).
Chris YatorClient Data Specialist
As Client Data Specialist, Chris works with account executives and production managing data for our Meals on Wheels Co-op to ensure that it is properly stewarded from campaign planning through to results. Chris comes to Lautman with five years of non-profit experience, with a focus on database management.
Prior to joining Lautman, Chris served as Database Coordinator for SOS Children’s Villages-USA. For more than four years Chris helped coordinate everything from list planning, segmentation, and data pulls, to managing the in-house acknowledgements and database management program.
Chris studied Information Systems at Montgomery College and the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and is proficient in a number of software platforms including Raiser’s Edge and Excel.
In his downtime, Chris can be found frequenting D.C. area restaurants, music venues, as well as parks and trails.
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WHAT OUR CLIENtS
“Compared to last year, we have already doubled the number of new donors and donations have increased this year by more than 55%. We are very pleased with the outcome of the direct mail. This growth will allow us to do some things that we have not been able to do, including upgrading our emergency meals program and doing some serious outreach to find those potential clients who don’t find us on their own. Thanks again, and again.”
– PAUL KRAINTZ, Director and Co-Founder Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa, Inc., partner since 2006