Meet the Team

MEET THE TEAM

Passion. Experience.
Creativity.

Meet the LSC Team!

Lindsay Simonds Consulting

FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

Lindsay Simonds

Lindsay Simonds founded LSC (Lindsay Simonds Consulting) in 2017 after her role as Vice President at CCS, a leading global fundraising consulting and management firm providing services including feasibility studies, capital campaigns, prospect research, public relations and case developments.

She is a senior, nonprofit, fundraising and management professional with a decade of experience partnering with organizations for transformational change. Having raised over $1 billion philanthropic, she is an integral lead in expanding and deepening donor relationships, philanthropic strategies, and development operations. With a rich career and diverse portfolio of experiences and expertise, she is a solutions-based thinker and conscious communicator. With an eye for major gifts strategy, structures of influence, community engagement, project management, compelling storytelling, and brand evangelism, Lindsay brings her clients a comprehensive fundraising knowledge.

A graduate of the University of Denver, Lindsay majored in International Studies at the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies with an emphasis on gender issues, conflict resolution and economics. She minored in Spanish and is conversationally fluent. She has a deep love for culture and people – she has traveled to over 23 countries (and counting!).  She currently lives in San Francisco where she is an active volunteer and board member at both the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University and Imagine Bus Project. In her free time, she teaches yoga and practices Reiki, and is the founding chairwoman for Laughing Lotus yoga studio’s Love Saves the Day – a nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to yoga for all. A member of the National Professional Women’s Alliance, she also leads a small women’s group in San Francisco.

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COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT AND PROJECT MANAGER

Mary Jeanette Ennis

Mary Jeanette Ennis is a Communications Consultant and Project Manager who elevates nonprofit missions by thinking outside of the box. With experience spanning across the country– both as a global firm consultant and independent contractor– Mary has consulted dozens of nonprofit organizations on managing capital campaigns; writing and editing content copy; modernizing strategic communication outreach; crafting thorough-yet-succinct prospect research; and refining broad ideas into concrete plans.

Mary holds a BA in History and Political Science from Loyola University Chicago. Previously, she was the inaugural Communications Fellow at Loyola Chicago’s Baumhart Center of Social Enterprise and Responsibility and an Associate Director for CCS Fundraising. Mary holds a Professional Copy Editing Certificate from the University of Chicago Graham School and she is currently pursuing her MA in Public Media – Strategic Communications with a focus on nonprofits at Fordham University in New York City.

Fueled by her firm belief that the future lies where profit and purpose intersect, Mary plans to creatively promote nonprofit and for-profit social impact partnerships through better communication in the long-term. 

Learn more about Mary by visiting her website or LinkedIn. 

DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

Elizabeth Steele Teshara

Elizabeth Steele Teshara is a skilled strategic relationship manager with over 18 years of experience in nonprofit board development and governance; campaign and special gift fundraising; directing complex and collaborative projects; and creating mission-centered events, conferences and experiences that elevate awareness, engagement and giving.

Elizabeth was most recently the Director of Conference and Special Events at The Trust for Public Land where she was the architect of the organization’s first nationwide events team and produced TPL’s first Gala in San Francisco, raising over $750,000 through this inaugural effort. She assumed this position after serving as the National Director of Volunteer Leadership where Elizabeth successfully led the Board of Directors and 20 Advisory Boards through a period of organizational growth and development and The Trust for Public Land’s first fundraising campaign – significantly increasing nationwide volunteer leadership engagement and philanthropic commitment during her tenure.

Prior to TPL, Elizabeth was an Executive Director at CCS Fundraising, a consulting firm specializing in non-profit campaign fundraising and strategic development services, and she managed the governing boards and advised on board member and leadership giving strategies for the University of California San Francisco Foundation and the Brookings Institution. At UCSF, Elizabeth was a primary partner in developing donor engagement and gift strategies for some of the University’s top donors.

Elizabeth received her BA in Communications and Business Administration at Saint Mary’s College of California. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons.

DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

Elizabeth Steele Teshara

Elizabeth Steele Teshara is a skilled strategic relationship manager with over 18 years of experience in nonprofit board development and governance; campaign and special gift fundraising; directing complex and collaborative projects; and creating mission-centered events, conferences and experiences that elevate awareness, engagement and giving.

Elizabeth was most recently the Director of Conference and Special Events at The Trust for Public Land where she was the architect of the organization’s first nationwide events team and produced TPL’s first Gala in San Francisco, raising over $750,000 through this inaugural effort. She assumed this position after serving as the National Director of Volunteer Leadership where Elizabeth successfully led the Board of Directors and 20 Advisory Boards through a period of organizational growth and development and The Trust for Public Land’s first fundraising campaign – significantly increasing nationwide volunteer leadership engagement and philanthropic commitment during her tenure.

Prior to TPL, Elizabeth was an Executive Director at CCS Fundraising, a consulting firm specializing in non-profit campaign fundraising and strategic development services, and she managed the governing boards and advised on board member and leadership giving strategies for the University of California San Francisco Foundation and the Brookings Institution. At UCSF, Elizabeth was a primary partner in developing donor engagement and gift strategies for some of the University’s top donors.

Elizabeth received her BA in Communications and Business Administration at Saint Mary’s College of California. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons.

OUT OF OFFICE ADMIN - ACCOUNTING

Amanda Barretto

Out of Office Admin, Inc. was founded in 2014 by Amanda Barretto. After many years of working very closely with business owners from a variety of different industries, Amanda saw first-hand how providing administrative support to business owners was vital to the success of the business.

Amanda is precise, detail-oriented and loves to multi-task. With her cheerful and dedicated manner, she has a passion for learning new concepts and helping others to be successful. She enjoys the challenge of working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and feels it is her duty to keep her clients organized, focused on their business and in compliance.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, loves portrait photography and traveling with her husband. She is also a Day of Wedding Coordinator. Check out her other business, My Wedding Fairies.

Email: Amanda@outofofficeadmin.com

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