Introductions are in order!

Photo credit: Abby Bonilla

After an incredibly growth-filled season, we have expanded our team. The talent and expertise being added to CDP is incredible. Let me tell you more about each of our new team members!

Allison Conroe joins us as the program associate for domestic funds. She combines a unique background in community development, grant due diligence, migrant workers and refugees and agroecology. Allison believes in the power of community-led development and that the foundation of successful and sustainable change resides in the voices of the individual communities affected. She resides in Portland, Maine.

Taylor Dudley, hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, joined CDP as the program associate for international funds. She describes herself as a roll-up-your-sleeves social impact professional with a passion for sustainability, disaster and climate resilience and social equity. With experience in various industries, Taylor brings a unique perspective of project and program management and strategic thinking to the team.

Adrian Greer is a seasoned media and communications professional experienced in building relationships. He creates dialogue with the public and internal teams, editing, reporting and management of communications strategies. He has expertise in digital marketing and social media. Working from Woodstock, Georgia, Adrian joins us as our new marketing and communications manager.

Our new grants manager, Audrey Kidwell, is an experienced grant manager with a demonstrated history of working in government administration. She has extensive experience working with, recruiting and managing volunteers. Audrey served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso, working as a community health development worker. She is a resident of Tallahassee, Florida.

Sonja Pagniano is our development manager. She has a wealth of fundraising experience, having managed HUD’s federal Community Development Block Grant program and working in higher education and small- and medium-sized nonprofits. Her most recent work at The College of Wooster’s advancement division resulted in record-breaking for the college’s annual fund. She lives in Wooster, Ohio.

Sarah Petrin, our new senior director of consulting, resides in Washington, D.C. She builds relationships and leads CDP’s work with clients and partners, providing them with strategic analysis and technical assistance on disaster philanthropy. Petrin has more than 25 years of experience in the humanitarian sector, managing philanthropic partnerships between nonprofits and major donors. Her book, Bring Rain: Helping Humanity in Crisis, is a guide to the humanitarian sector for anyone who wonders how to make a difference.

Guy Pinguino joined CDP over a year ago – but we wanted to celebrate him again here! As our accounting associate, he supports all day-to-day accounting and financial responsibilities for CDP. Guy has accounting experience in a variety of sectors, including telecommunications and municipal finance. He resides outside of Chicago, Illinois.

Austin Snowbarger brings a unique combination of disaster and philanthropy experience to his work as manager of learning and partnerships at CDP. Austin cares about supporting the implementation of effective programs and strategies that make a meaningful difference in people’s lives and lead to equitable outcomes. His experiences and interests are focused on international development and humanitarian and philanthropic sectors. He resides in Denver, Colorado.

We are so glad to welcome these new faces to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. You are always more than welcome to email me at, but know that new faces and new talent are available to support you as well!


Last updated 8/31/2022: This post was edited to remove the listing of an employee who left the organization before the article’s original date of publication.