Staff Directory

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Shae Agee, National Partnerships and Program Director

Shae has lived and served in the Washington DC area for most of her adult life. She has been an athlete and a singer her entire life and continues to enjoy these activities. She loves animals and also is a major donor for a small non-profit that places animals in their forever homes. She is proudly part of the LGBTQI community and was a public speaker and advocate for marriage equality. She currently has an increased passion for advocacy around marginalized communities, racism, homophobia and transphobia. Shae has a Master’s degree in Psychology and is a Doctoral candidate in Psychology at Capella University. Her passion for continued learning is related to her passion for helping others. Shae has worked for non-profits and universities in various roles including as an Executive Director, Director of Health and Wellness and as a consultant for business incubators.

Jean Ahwesh, Interim Executive Director

Jean Ahwesh is among the most respected and seasoned professionals and executive leaders in the consulting, transitional, and interim nonprofit sector, specializing in advancement, philanthropy, and organizational and foundation management in higher education, healthcare, medical research, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).   Successfully served as the President or Executive Director of Institutionally Related Foundations (IRF) at several national universities and healthcare foundations; she earned a successful track record in strategy formulation and tactical execution, emphasizing the executive leadership of the board and management of staff.   As an affiliate with the AGB Search (Association of Governing Boards) and the Interim Executive Network in Washington, DC, Jean successfully drove change in the interim space, assisting multinational charitable and family foundations with granting priorities, mentoring, and coaching at all levels. Special skills include the architecture of coordinating multi-channel direct response and communications programs to serve as a bridge among all groups of donors and prospects, including mid-level, principal, and leadership giving programs through all channels.   Technical skills include building and assessing infrastructure to achieve goals and objectives, best practices in IRF board governance, foundation grants, direct response, capital campaigns and leadership, and principal gifts. She is respected for having the highest integrity and professional ethics.  Effectively negotiated, organized, and implemented various projects involving varied sectors, working at the CEO level with multiple stakeholders (boards of directors, volunteers, staff, and significant benefactors) in organizations with complex infrastructures. 

Theresa Chesney, Operations Manager

Theresa has worked in the financial field managing trades for company insiders. She has also worked for non-profits managing human resources data, overseeing onboarding and off boarding of employees and processing payroll.  Recently, she’s worked in the television industry and enjoyed staffing up shows, managing payroll and benefits and preparing contracts. Theresa spend many years active in Girl Scouts leadership and youth leadership in the Wesleyan Church.  She is still active at her church teaching middle school and always lending a hand in other departments when needed. A huge soccer fan, she also enjoys visiting museums, live concerts, theater and supporting local DC sporting events in her free time. She earned a degree in Business Administration at Howard University and lives in Washington DC.

Joshua Halko, LVC Finance

Joshua manages finance and accounting operations, including bookkeeping, accounts payable, finance reporting, and advising. He leads LVC’s partnership as part of the Your Part Time Controller (YPTC) team, bringing increased efficiency, accuracy and CPA oversight to LVC’s already well-managed finances. Joshua’s entire career has been with nonprofits, working with a studio theater in Washington, D.C. and with a national AIDS organization before joining YPTC in 2018. At YPTC, he has been exposed to different clients and their various situations and accounting systems, gaining a breadth of experience to draw on when there are problems to solve.

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