Sarah Glatt, Founder and Principal Consultant Sarah is the Founder of Paper Crane Associates, a woman-owned consulting firm. Sarah serves a trusted guide, coach, and confidant to founders and leaders who are launching, growing, and pivoting their mission-driven organizations. Sarah works with founders and leaders to successfully launch and sustainably grow their organizations by putting out today’s fires, planning for tomorrow, and achieving their world-changing visions. Over the last decade, she has helped more than 125 mission-driven organizations launch, grow, and pivot. Sarah also supports job seekers and career switchers in identifying their strengths and passions, developing their career search strategy, and attracting employers who value what they have to offer. She has helped hundreds of professionals and students in their successful and empowering career searches. Sarah also regularly serves as a judge for business plan competitions, including the Hult Prize, Global Social Innovation Challenge, the Duke Start Up Challenge, and the Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs. Sarah holds a B.S. from Brandeis University in biology and biochemistry and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. As a kid, Sarah took her first steps into entrepreneurship, watching her parents run their own small business: a paper printing company that inspired Paper Crane’s name.
Darein Burton, Consultant Darein is a pragmatic visionary who builds, coaches, and empowers high functioning, dynamic teams to deliver quality, innovative and impactful work that builds a more inclusive and equitable world. He has worked for an historically black media company to build business strategy and data analytic capacity. He has studied issues of representation of black people starting during his time in undergraduate and has continued this study through his time earning an MBA. Darein founded Perspectives Media, an online media company dedicated to the celebration of underrepresented people in America. The company is based on 3 areas of anti-racist organizational excellence: culture & language, data & analytics, and operational models. At Perspectives Media, the concept of equity is based on multiple intersections including race, gender, and sexual orientation. Darein has also served on multicultural committees at several organizations, including during his graduate studies at Duke University – Fuqua School of Business and as a Deacon at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. He is dedicated to building partnerships within and across institutions to empower women and minorities to be seen and heard at all levels of organizations.
Haley McCarthy, Consultant Haley has worked, consulted and volunteered in the public health and health education fields for over 13 years. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and has a Master of Public Health from Southern Connecticut State University. Haley has worked in the higher education field at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut. Additionally, she served for a number of years on the Board of Directors for the CT Trans Advocacy Coalition. She is passionate about population health, LGBTQ health, sexual health, stress management and a variety of other areas that increase health quality and outcomes. Haley enjoys spending her free time outdoors and playing the occasional video game.
Lauren Lewis, Consultant Lauren brings more than a decade of nonprofit experience to Paper Crane Associates. Her history with growing nonprofits through development and donor base expansion has helped a myriad of organizations to deepen relationships with their supporters over time. Lauren plays an integral role in successfully launching and growing client programs with her research, marketing, process and operational improvement expertise. Lauren began her career in environmental education and holds a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She lives with her husband and young daughter in Northern Colorado.
Jenna Engelsen, Researcher Jenna is a Northern Illinois native who stayed in Massachusetts after completing her M.A. in Community Social Psychology at University of Massachusetts Lowell in May 2015. She worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations, including Community Teamwork, a Community Action Agency committed to helping low-income people become self-sufficient, and Budget Buddies, a non-profit organization that works to promote financial literacy. After graduation, she completed a one-year service project at Community Teamwork researching and creating programs to improve workforce readiness in middle school, high school, and college aged TRIO students in Merrimack Valley. Jenna has also worked extensively in higher education, helping students to identify and achieve their educational and career paths. In her free time, Jenna enjoys running, yoga, trying new group exercise classes in the area and exploring the many adventures that New England has to offer.
Brian Gilbert, Researcher Brian brings to Paper Crane Associates significant experience in music, research, entrepreneurship, and management. After completing a BA in mathematics from the University of San Diego, he moved to South Korea where, while working, he started a non-profit organization which helped independent musicians by promoting local music, connecting with music educators, and managing bands. From his first notes on a piano as a young child, he was hooked and never stopped learning the art, and the business, while growing as a songwriter, pianist, and guitarist through private education, secondary education and internet/mobile app-based learning. Brian is an avid traveler who is now visiting cities across the world experiencing local music and connecting with musicians, from learners to professionals.
Jason Reynolds, Practice Manager Jason brings an extensive background in the non-profit and education sectors to his work with Paper Crane’s clients. A former Executive Director within the Hands On Network, Jason has on-the-ground expertise and a deep knowledge of the volunteer space. Jason leveraged that experience creating high impact volunteer programs to grow volunteer and internships programs for a refugee resettlement agency. Jason has also worked extensively in the K-12 and higher education sectors, first as a high school history teacher, and, more recently, in college admissions and academic advising. Outside of work, Jason raises chickens, brews beer, and writes a sustainability and gardening blog.