Meet Your NSA Staff

Joshua C. Caulfield, IOM
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Contact:, (571) 982-7362

Joshua Caulfield, IOM, worked in non-profit associations since 1997 and has been the CEO of six organizations resulting in significant revenue and membership growth.  Mr. Caulfield has received presidential awards from the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and earned the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Organizational Management (IOM) certification.

Joshua is a published author of several articles and books on Organizational Management and Membership Recruitment, including “Outreach: Recruiting Members Painlessly”.

He is an accomplished speaker on technology adaptation, pricing policy, and leadership topics and he has developed programs for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Lauren B. Nilssen, CMP, CMM, CAE, AFSP
Deputy Executive Director
Contact:, (571) 982-7358

Lauren Nilssen, CMP, CMM, CAE, AFSP, has over 25 years of non-profit association experience and 20 years as a registered tax professional solving tax issues. Lauren worked as a technical editor for KMPG, a Big-4 accounting firm, and she was an event planner for non-profit association board meetings and an industry consultant. Ms. Nilssen also teaches future association executives who are preparing for the Certification of Association Executives (CAE) exam.

Lauren has lived and worked as a journalist in Moscow, Russia, and has traveled extensively. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband.

Brian B. Bauman
Director of Marketing and Communications
Contact:, (571) 982-7357

Brian is an award-wining communications and marketing professional who comes to NSA as a self-professed “agent of opportunity,” having served in the nonprofit sector, political arena, and multi-media marketplace. Brian is known for his passion for brand realignment, routing out new members and producing awesome multi-media experiences. Brian has helped empower hundreds of nonprofits to successfully promote and fundraise, managed political campaigns, and even marketed a multi-million-dollar media corporation. In his spare time, Brian likes herding feral pugs out on the range.

Devlin Bennett
Director of the Accreditation Council for Accountancy & Taxation (ACAT)
Assistant Director of Education
Contact:, (571) 982-7368

Devlin Bennett has been at NSA for 10 years.  She is currently the director of the Accreditation Council for Accountancy (ACAT) and she manages the administering and testing of the four ACAT credentials in both accounting and taxation.  Devlin previously worked in retail management and designing cakes.  She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband and 3 children.

Patti Denton, CPA, MBA, CNAP
Director of Member Programs
Contact:,, (571) 982-7360

Patti Denton, CPA, MBA, CNAP, brings to NSA broad experiences in accounting, finance, payroll, audit, tax, education, professional organizations and not-for-profits. Her real-life experiences guide her strategic solutions to real-world opportunities developing NSA programs and resources to satisfy member needs.

Ms. Denton is a knowledge-builder supporting accounting and tax professionals, sharing timely and relevant knowledge, information, and resources to serve clients. She is committed to going beyond number crunching to build knowledge!

Patti provides midwestern and southern perspectives from her roots in Wisconsin to her current home just outside of Austin, Texas, where she resides with her husband.

Susan Larrabee
Executive Manager
Contact:, (571) 982-7367

Susan Larrabee is the executive manager at NSA. Susan has worked in the areas of cell phone technology, executive chef, and exhibit and trade show management.  She launched her business, Allow Me, and worked as a private chef for the ambassador to Barbados.  Susan also volunteers her time with a local animal shelter and has worked on several rescue missions.

Evan A. Lemoine, MBA, CPA, CFE, CGMA, PRP
Director of Industry Relations
Contact:, (571) 977-2797

Evan Lemoine has extensive accounting, audit, tax, and advisory experience ranging from small startups to Fortune 1000 companies. He serves on the board of several community, civic, and professional organizations where his expertise in not-for-profit governance, accounting, and technology is sought. In addition to being a CPA, he’s a certified fraud examiner, chartered global management accountant, and a professional registered parliamentarian. Evan is a frequent speaker to organizations on meeting procedures (Robert’s Rules), internal controls for small organizations, and not-for-profit taxes. He is an adjunct instructor and has taught introductory accounting courses all the way through graduate-level classes. He is a proud New England native and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cindy Lopez
Operations Manager
Contact:, (571) 982-7359

Cindy Lopez joins NSA as the operations manager and manages the office operations for the association.  Cindy has over 15 years of experience in the non-profit world. She has worked as an office manager for JKS Systems, based in Fairfax, VA, and for the Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) in Washington, DC.

Allison Morgan
Membership Services Coordinator
Contact:, (571) 982-7369

Allison Morgan is the membership services coordinator for NSA.  She has over two decades of association nonprofit experience with long tenures  at both the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS).