Who We Are

For more than 30 years, Sharon J. Danosky, founder and president of Danosky & Associates, has dedicated her career to working with not-for-profit organizations. As both a consultant and a senior executive for numerous charitable organizations, she has transformed organizations into highly effectively charities of choice in their communities. Through a well-honed skill set that includes strategic planning, fund-raising and tactical marketing, coupled with her passion and vision, she has guided not-for-profits in their quest for achieving that “next level”, thereby fulfilling their mission and their promise to the community.Sharon has worked on both sides of the not-for-profit arena – as a senior professional working on the executive management team of several highly effective non-profits and as a skilled consultant, helping grassroots organizations, advising political candidates and leading major campaigns for established non-profit organizations. In 1999 she was part of a ten-member delegation that worked with non-governmental organizations in Russia.Sharon has served – and continues to serve – on numerous Boards of not-for-profit organizations. She is a member of and has served on the Boards of NEAHP and AFP. She is also a sought-after presenter at regional, national and international conferences.Danosky & Associates is a Woman Owned Small/Minority Business Enterprise


Consulting

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 corporate 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.

David brings to Danosky & Associates a diverse mix of marketing, communications, and research experience from both the nonprofit and corporate sectors. At a fortune 500 company, he directed the services of a corporate research center, providing qualitative research to more than a thousand employees across three locations in New York and Virginia.

As Press Liaison and Editorial Manager at the financial services consultancy, Greenwich Associates, David worked closely with editors and reporters at The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Barron’s and many others. David entered into the nonprofit sector with United Way of Western Connecticut where, as Director of Brand Management, he ensured that the results of the organization’s work across western Connecticut was promoted through traditional and new media. In addition to his work at UWWC, David has played key roles on local social service committees including Danbury Housing Partnership and Project Homeless Connect. David founded Spectrum Media in 2011 and has worked with a variety of nonprofits and small businesses to develop custom marketing and content strategies with a focus on video outreach. His nonprofit clients have included Regional YMCA, Association of Religious Communities, The Bridge to Independence and Career Opportunities (TBICO), Western CT Association for Human Rights, Interlude, The Avielle Foundation, Newtown Scholarship Association, and others.David founded Spectrum Media in 2011 and has worked with a variety of nonprofits and small businesses to develop custom marketing and content strategies with a focus on video outreach.

Over the past 35 years Dr. Larry Smotroff has been engaged with institutions of higher education, non-profits organizations, foundations, state agencies, and corporations helping them discover organizational issues and solutions that advance strategic change.  As a senior level leader in higher education Larry’s expertise in program development and management experience was leveraged for successful initiatives in the fields of community development, economic development, emerging technologies, non-profit effectiveness, and workforce development.  As a consultant, Larry brings a passion for organizational learning, organizational effectiveness and development.  His focus on individual and group leadership development, policy evolution, process analysis, project/program assessment, strategic planning, partnerships, and grants has resulted in progressive changes for organizations and individuals alike.Larry currently volunteers for two organizations where he is the Foundation Vice Chairman, Grants and Allocation Committee Chair, and Strategic Planning Consultant.  He has served on local, regional, and national boards, councils, committees, and task-forces. He has been a trainer and workshop presenter.

Danosky & Associates welcomes Carol D’Agostino to the team as our new Operations Manager.  Carol will facilitate the consultants’ schedules, manage the day-to-day operations, oversee the duties of subcontractor and part-time employees, and provide administrative support as needed.”Carol brings experience and expertise that we know will help us here at D&A and ultimately all of those we have the privilege to work with,” said Sharon Danosky. Carol will also be the new “voice” of Danosky & Associates as she will handle all client communications. Carol has extensive experience in office operations management, customer service, and relationship-building.She lives in Pawling, NY with her husband and ten year old son. In addition to her work experience, Carol is a skilled baker of fondant specialty cakes and a certified personal trainer.  “I work out so I can eat the cakes I bake,” said Carol.In her own words: “I’m excited about the opportunity to cultivate relationships with the Danosky client family and I am looking forward to diving into the nonprofit world.”We are excited to welcome Carol to the Danosky & Associates team.

Susan grew up in Western Pennsylvania and studied both marketing and accounting in college.  After many years in the workforce, she completed her MBA from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.  Her accounting career started with manufacturing companies that produced steel, naval submarines, and photomasks used in the semiconductor industry.  Later she shifted her interest to working independently in accounting helping small businesses with their bookeeping and financial needs.  At Danosky & Associates, Susan is responsible for work flow and reporting for the organization.

Danosky & Associates is happy to welcome Alyssa Cellini as our new Marketing & Communications Coordinator. Alyssa provides communications, promotion through multiple channels and coordination of all marketing materials for the Danosky consultants.  Alyssa helps to maintain the Danosky website and social media accounts, produces newsletters for the company and clients, and provides additional support for nonprofit clients in the area of communication, social media, event logistics, database management, annual giving programs focused on membership and direct appeals.Alyssa is a recent graduate from Central Connecticut State Universtiy where she studied Communications and journalism. This is her first job after her completed undergraduate degree. She is very excited and thankful to be a part of the Danosky & Associates team!

Molly was born in May 2004. She was always an inquisitive dog with a strong sense of determination. It was apparent the first time she ever went in the water …. She dove into the lake and just kept swimming. Finally, her sister Maddi jumped in and corralled her back to shore!
Molly comes from a strong line of Golden Retrievers, born at Overlook Golden Retriever in Sherman, CT. She has always had a sweet disposition and passed puppy kindergarten with flying colors.
At the office she is responsible for generating good will, initiating play, keeping morale high and trying to keep the pack together. Though, she really doesn’t excel at that last requirement, she does everything else so well, we excuse her.