Christine P. Lent
Associate Financial Engagement
Christine Lent is an experienced certified public accountant and has been providing financial management services to both for-profit and non-profit organizations for over three decades. She recently formed BlueRoc Financial Management Services, LLC. offering financial guidance to small and mid-sized companies.
Christine was a member of the senior management team of PhoCusWright, Inc. until September 2011. She presided over the growth of PhoCusWright from sales of $250K to $9 million over a 16 year span. Christine controlled finances as well as providing the Human Resources function as the company expanded globally from one to 36 employees. Christine maintained a strong corporate culture that embodied passion, excellence, transparency and flexibility to allow for success and enabled corp orate growth YOY, increasing profitability and improving productivity.
Christine oversaw successful sale of PhoCusWright in 2011, supervising due diligence process for buyer and seller. Previously, Christine was the Assistant Controller and Vice President at Society for Savings in Hartford, Connecticut. Prior to that she was a supervisor at Ernst & Young, formerly Ernst & Whinney, where she worked with numerous hospitals and health care organizations.
Christine Lent received a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Providence. Christine has served on many non-profit boards as a volunteer over the past 20 years. These include The Bridge to Independence and Career Opportunities (TBICO) in Danbury, Connecticut and Holy Trinity Finance Council in Sherman, Connecticut. She is currently on the Board of The Sherman Library Association. Lent also served on Sherman’s Park and Recreation Commission for ten years.
Peter B. Roche
Associate Community Engagement
Peter Roche is the founder and president of IPR, Inc., a financial and corporate public relations firm. Prior to establishing IPR in 1995, Mr. Roche was a managing director and chairman of the media task force at Burson-Marsteller, a leading global communications and public relations firm. He also served there as director of corporate and financial media and supervised a variety of top-tier corporate accounts.
Mr. Roche has considerable experience serving the non-profit sector including projects and board memberships with Helen Keller International (Board), Mizzentop Day School (Board), New Milford Hospital, South Kent School, Sherman Library Association (Board), WHDD Radio, and Yale University.
Before joining Burson-Marsteller, Mr. Roche served for eight years with Morgan Stanley Group, Inc., where he was vice president, corporate communications. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Roche was director of press relations for Kennecott Corporation, the nation’s leading copper producer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Roche served for six years as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal. While at that publication, Mr. Roche served as senior credit markets reporter with responsibility for The Wall Street Journal’s bond market coverage. He had previously been assigned as an oil and energy reporter in the WSJ’s New York Bureau. Prior to his work with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Roche was an assistant editor of The Money Manager, a weekly business publication. He served before that as a public relations representative for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
While in military service, Mr. Roche was a press relations officer for the Chief of Public Affairs, Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. He held the rank of captain. He is a graduate of the Department of Defense Information School, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, and the Field Artillery and Missile Officers Candidate School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Mr. Roche holds a Master of Arts degree in communications from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette College.
Dickinson Partners LLC
Prospect research is the intentional and strategic pursuit and presentation of information on an individual, foundation, corporation, which together with internal anecdotal and relationship information helps to determine potential donors for the organization as well as information about how much to ask, why to ask, when to ask and whom to engage in the pursuit of a major gift.
Through comprehensive research and effective partnering with the development staff of these institutions, prospects are screened and customized profiles of potential individual and institutional donors to inform major giving strategies are developed.
Since 2005, Maite has been a free-lance prospect researcher to non-profit organizations dedicated to health and human services, education and environmental education. She has a MS degree in International Agricultural Development from University California at Davis and is a member of the New England Development Research Association.
Amy K. Smith
Amy Smith provides administrative support to the Danosky team with her strong organizational and administrative skill. Amy began her career in the Human Resources field working for a small boutique consulting firm and larger organizations including KPMG Peat Marwick in their Training and Development department.
Taking time off to have a family, Amy returned to the workforce spending the last seven years in the non-profit sector at a local community center. As Office Administrator, Amy learned how to manage all aspects of an organization from planning and coordinating events, preparing press releases and using target marketing techniques to improve attendance and participation and managing events from start to finish in an efficient and professional manner.
Amy completed her GiftWorks Certification training.
Amy has an undergraduate degree in Human Resources and English from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.