Presenter: Lisa Maska, CFRE, Partner, Lautman Maska Neill & Company
Lisa Maska joined Lautman Maska Neill & Company in 1992 as an Account Executive, and now is a partner in the firm with Tiffany Neill. She has managed the direct marketing campaigns for clients such as Mercy Corps, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), Citymeals-on-Wheels and the ASPCA. Additionally, she managed successful start-up campaigns for Ronald McDonald House, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the Jane Goodall Institute. Ms. Maska began her direct mail career at CARE, the international relief and development agency, managing the new donor acquisition campaign. Before joining Lautman Maska Neill & Company, she served as the Annual Fund Manager for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Lisa has spoken about direct marketing fundraising at industry conferences and seminars, including the AFP International Conference, the Bridge Conference, AFP Fundraising Days in New York and Washington DC, DMA Nonprofit Days in Washington DC, and DMFA. She has served on the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Washington DC Chapter and the Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA). Lisa graduated cum laude from Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a degree in English literature.
 
Presenter: Josh Adler, Director of Individual Giving, The Actors Fund of America
 
Josh Adler joined The Actors Fund in March of 2015. As Director of Individual Giving, he is responsible for leading and managing the 133-year-old social service organization's Membership, Planned Giving, and Major Gifts programs which raise $5.8 million annually. He also oversees a brick campaign as part of The Fund's $10 million Campaign to Rebuild, Expand, Preserve, and Operate The Lillian Booth Home, a 124-bed assisted living and senior care facility named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the "Best Nursing Homes in America." Prior to joining The Fund, Josh served as a Regional Director of Major Gifts at Rutgers University where he launched and led the Rutgers on Wall Street Initiative, closing six- and seven-figure gifts in support of the successful $1.035 billion Our Rutgers, Our Future capital campaign. Coming from a performing arts background, he has also worked as a talent representative at the Abrams Artists Agency, where he represented celebrities and award-winning actors in the voice over sector. A graduate of Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama, Josh also earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts. He serves as Co-Head Agent for his alumni class at Dartmouth, raising participation rates for the Dartmouth College Fund's annual fundraising activities, and as head of the Fundraising Committee for the Alpha Theta Co-Ed Fraternity.