Meet the Team
Cheryl Doucette, Project Director
Cheryl Doucette joins the Burkhart Group team as a project director and program developer. As a Senior Community Consultant, she works with Local and National Non-Profit Agencies to ensure maximum collective impact in the communities that they serve. She helps to facilitate collaboration and foster relationships to bridge gaps in the community, by bringing all stakeholders together. Cheryl has worked in the field of Community Outreach and Education for twelve years and believes that we each must be the change we want to see in the world. She lives in Felton, Delaware with her husband of 22 years, Ron, and her two spoiled Boston Terrier Fur babies, Buster and Sissy. She enjoys spending time at the beach with her large extended family. Cheryl has five children, twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her role at the Burkhart Group, she is also President and CEO of Resource Link Consulting, LLC. Cheryl is currently serving as President of the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford, Member of the Governance Committee for the Fund for Women, Project Director for the Sussex County Health Coalition, and serves on the Delaware Hispanic Commission’s Community & Social Justice Sub Committee.
Rita Fredericksen, Database Manager
Rita Fredericksen joins the team with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Shippensburg University and a professional background in data entry, account management, and program development. Rita comes to the Burkhart Group from her position as the business manager at the YMCA where she handled accounts and finances for branch operations while taking part in an association level software implementation and training. Rita is thrilled to have the opportunity to utilize her professional and educational background while continuing in the field of nonprofit development at The Burkhart Group, bringing with her a much needed skill set that proves pivotal for all clients. She looks forward to working with new development opportunities.
Shelley Baumgarten, Project Manager
Shelley is primarily responsible for events management and website maintenance. A graduate of Cornerstone University in Michigan, Shelley began her career as an correspondence representative at Vanguard. Throughout her career there, she became a Team Leader and moved into project management. She then moved into high school teaching at Coventry Christian Schools before accepting a position as the Director of Special Events at the Hill School in Pottstown. Shelley brings to The Burkhart Group a range of program management and implementation skills that benefit our clients. From on-site delivery to back office registration and preparation, Shelley manages programs efficiently, professionally and with a perpetual smile. Shelley has been with the team for 7 years.
Katharine Burkhart, Communications Director
Katharine (Katie) is responsible for coordinating and managing overall communications and marketing strategies for Burkhart Group clients. She manages the professional marketing team at The Burkhart Group and coordinates efforts with the client volunteer committees. Katie is detail- oriented and strives to provide quality work as efficiently and effectively as possible. Her goal is to be the creative solution to those unique challenges each client presents. Katie is also the lead graphic designer at the Burkhart Group, and as such is responsible for the creation of all print and digital media. Along with her BFA in Design Technology and a BA in Writing, Literature and Publishing from Emerson College, she is pursuing her Masters’ degree in English at Simmons College, Boston. When Katie is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and will (eventually) get those fencing lessons she’s always wanted. Katie has been with the team for 3 years.
Caitlin Dalik, Social Media Director
Caitlin is a nonprofit communications professional with a focus on writing, design, development and events support, project management, email marketing, and social media. Caitlin graduated from Ursinus College with a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Studies. She is currently a Communication Associate for Campaign and Development at a local university. Caitlin previously worked at the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Public Allies Delaware, and Rutgers University Press. She has a strong ability to take a project from planning to completion with the ability to write, design, and market a program or product. She also has a keen interest in social media, especially Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogs. Caitlin has been with the team for 4 years.
Amanda Dever, Executive Assistant
A recent addition to the team, Amanda joins The Burkhart Group with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Governors University. In addition to having a bachelor’s degree, she is working towards becoming a Certified Associate Project Manager. Amanda is also interested in furthering her education in both organizational change management and process improvement.
Amanda has held multiple administrative and support positions in the past. Most recently, she provided task management and progress tracking support for a global process improvement initiative with Teva Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Teva Pharmaceuticals, Amanda has held a position as a sales support officer with De Lage Landen Financial Services as well as a position as an accounting administrator with Ashfield Healthcare. Through her prior experience, Amanda has developed the skills to provide efficient and effective administrative support with an eye for detail.
Patti Finley, Bookkeeper
Patti serves as the Bookkeeper for the Burkhart Group, responsible for maintaining Quick Books financial records for The Burkhart Group and each of our clients. Patti maintains the books, reconciles all accounts, generates financial reports at least monthly, invoices, and maintains all financial transactions and records. Patti interfaces with a number of accountants on behalf of our clients and handles the pre-tax and pre-audit preparation. Patti tracks client hours and generates productivity reports on a monthly basis. Patti ensures the highest level of accounting standards for the Burkhart Group and our clients. Patti has been with the team for 2 years.