Senior Director   |   Communications & Development

Douglas Leonard serves as resident expert on donor communications for the Abbey Group. Mr. Leonard holds a PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin and was a tenured professor of English at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. He has held communication seminars and consultations with professionals in many fields, including government, law, health care, higher education, and, of course, fundraising.


Senior Director  |  Marketing & Brand Awareness

As Executive Vice President and Board Member at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, Inc., Ms. Damin was responsible for the creative and strategic output on major consumer accounts like Procter & Gamble, General Mills and Unilever. Some of the brands that were well-served by her significant talents include Hallmark, Binney & Smith - Crayola, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Diageo Wines and Unisys.


Director  |  Client & Donor Relations, Social Media & Communications Manager

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Kelsey comes to Abbey Group with an experienced background in Special Education and Program Management. Kelsey is also earning her Strategic Management and Innovation Certification. During her time working with individuals with disabilities, Kelsey began volunteering with various non-profits which is where she found her love for the non-profit sector and development. She has experience as a development director and program manager, providing regional and national leadership in development, special events and communications. Kelsey provides a fresh perspective on philanthropy, bridging the many generations of donors that support our clients causes. Kelsey is a strong community supporter, avid volunteer, successful leader and has served on a wide variety of leadership committees, both professionally and personally.  


Senior Director | Strategic Analysis & Major Gifts

With over twenty-one years’ experience in serving organizations, Bill serves as research and technology expert for the Abbey Group, Ltd.  He is an accomplished organizational development professional in research analysis and computing resources. In addition to extensive consulting experience, he has served as Vice President for Strategic Services for an organizational development firm in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and as Vice President for Business Development at an international sports membership association in Greendale, Wisconsin. 


Bill is adept at harnessing the capabilities of technology to organizational development.  He employs electronic media, information systems, and research and measurement strategies using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.  He has provided comprehensive organizational development and market research services for numerous organizations in Wisconsin, including Research Associates and Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union. 


Currently a candidate for Ph.D. in Counseling and Organizational Development from Marquette University, Bill has a Master’s degree in Administration from Western Illinois University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.


Senior Director | Prospect Profiling & Major Gifts

Mark graduated from Borromeo Seminary College (Diocese of Cleveland) and taught high school theology at St. Peter Chanel High School in Bedford, Ohio.  He has a Master’s Degree in Systematic Theology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Mark and his family are members of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in West Park, Ohio where his wife, Mary Elizabeth, is a Eucharistic Minister.



A recognized authority on administrative leadership and strategic planning, Ann Sitrick Joyce has worked in corporate and nonprofit environments with a focus on healthcare, and in the public sector in city and system public libraries and local school districts. Ms. Sitrick Joyce is a strong community supporter, focused volunteer, and successful fundraiser and has served on a wide variety of community, professional and service club boards. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois-Urbana, and holds a certification in Strategic Planning from the National Strategic Planning Center for Education in addition to her CFRE credentials.