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Our Staff

John Dawe, MNA, CNP, CFRE – Executive Director (Interim)
jdawe [at] – (He/Him/His)
John W. Dawe has worked in the nonprofit management and fundraising sphere for 15 years, working for foundations to grassroots organizations as well as managing projects and corporate giving for a large web development company. His firm Dawe Consulting provides consultative development, management, and strategic planning services across the country and the affiliated Dawe Group provides marketing and branding services. John hails from Northeastern Pennsylvania and holds a Masters with Distinction in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University in Chicago. He is a Certified Nonprofit Professional from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Certified Fund Raising Executive from CFRE International, and is a Master Trainer for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Prior to Equality PA, he has filled interim executive roles as CIO/Vice President of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, Director of Marketing for The Woodlands Inn and Resort, and Consulting Special Projects Manager at The Luzerne Foundation. John served for three terms on the Equality Pennsylvania board as board member, secretary, and treasurer before being tapped to serve as acting executive director in July 2017.

Elle Alyse Hammond, 
Operations & Administrative Coordinator
ehammond [at] equalitypa [dot] org (she/her/hers)

Elle Hammond serves as operations and administrative coordinator in the Equality PA business office.  She handles all database updates, accounts payable, donor acknowledgements and administrative coordination, scheduling, and more.   She works from the organization’s NEPA office.

She also is co-owner of a small business, The Game Chateau, in NEPA.  She lives in Kingston, Pennsylvania with her husband Zack and their four cats Otis, Aldous, Lana, and Pugsley.

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