A company is only as good as its people

Meet the Brand K Partners team that make it all possible!

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Amy Karson

Chief Executive Officer

Amy has extensive financial management and reporting experience through her work with IBM, UBS and numerous nonprofit agencies throughout the metro-New York area. She was the Vice President of Client Services for an outsourced accounting firm focused on nonprofits. Amy has worked as a management consultant with several organizations including the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Family Reach Foundation and Charley’s Fund. Amy holds a BS in Finance from Penn State University and an MBA with a focus in Nonprofit Management from Yale University.

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Allison Kucinski

Managing Director

Allison has a comprehensive background in accounting, tax and financial reporting from her many years of experience with a private CPA firm. She draws upon knowledge garnered through work with both for-profit and non-profits entities. Outside the office, Allison has served as the Board Treasurer for the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association, a 116 year old non-profit organization.  She also participates on the finance council of her local church. Allison holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an MS from Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Mary Beth King

Accounting Manager

Mary Beth joins Brand K Partners after many years as Financial Manager and Administrator for several Episcopal churches in northern New Jersey. Working with both small and larger congregations, she has extensive experience in church administration and finances. She has worked with volunteer boards to help the financial process reflect the mission and ministry of the organization. A graduate of Drew University in Madison, NJ, she has also served as board member and volunteer treasurer of her church and currently serves on the Human Resources Advisory Board for the Episcopal Diocese of Newark.

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Susan DeMarco

Accounting Manager

Susan has diverse accounting experience based on her work with numerous private, governmental and nonprofit entities. Both a CPA and MBA, she has held key accounting positions at both Merck & Co and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Susan was subsequently the Accounting Manager at the Passaic County Technical Institute and has also consulted for numerous smaller organizations, including the Lee Memorial Library, in Allendale, NJ. Susan holds a BS in Accounting and an MBA from Rutgers University.

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Tricia Kindergan

Accountant

Tricia has more than 25 years of experience as an accounting professional. She has held numerous positions across multiple sectors and spent many years with private CPA firms. Tricia is an active volunteer with her local, youth athletic programs. She holds a BS in Accounting from Montclair State University.

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Alison Ryan

Accounting Manager

Alison has diverse accounting and finance experience through her 20+ years of work with nonprofit organizations. She was the Director of Finance for the Jewish Community Center of Cincinnati from 1995-2014. Alison currently enjoys volunteering with local, nonprofit animal welfare organizations. She holds a BA in Business Administration from Wittenberg University.

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Brad Karson

Executive Consultant

Brad is an experienced finance and operations leader with expertise in financial reporting and analytics, and optimizing business functions through enabling technologies and operational controls. Brad leverages his experiences in the financial services and consulting industries to bring leading practices to the social sector that can better position philanthropic organizations to make strategic decisions that align with their missions and allow for more effective management of resources. Brad has more than 16 years of professional experience and was most recently a Senior Manager for Ernst & Young’s Advisory practice. Brad holds a BS in Business Management from Penn State University, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Additionally, Brad is currently enrolled in the Certificate of Professional Achievement program at Columbia University with a focus on Nonprofit Management.

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John Konrad

Staff Accountant

John has a dynamic accounting background within both the private and nonprofit sectors. He has a strong foundation in cost analytics and internal controls. John currently serves Treasurer of the Port Jervis Masonic Lodge #328. He holds a BS in Accounting from the State University of New York (Oswego) and an MS in Accounting from New England College, with a specialization in Forensic Accounting.

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Gabriella Conte

Staff Accountant

Gabriella has significant accounting experience through her 5+ years working with local small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Additionally, Gabriella volunteers her time and knowledge to local nonprofit establishments including Islamic Relief USA and Habitat for Humanity. Gabriella holds a BS in Accounting from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

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Kristy Rothfritz

Operations Assistant

Kristy joins our team as the Operations Assistant. She is an active member of her church and volunteers at local food pantries. She holds a BA in American Studies and a minor in Literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is currently pursuing her MA in History at Seton Hall University.