Andrea Messina is the Owner and President of Group Concepts and serves as an Executive Director for our clients. Her areas of specialty include board structure, policy development, and corporate partnerships. She develops strategies for membership and sponsorship growth, member retention, and volunteer engagement. In collaboration with our clients, Andrea builds a foundation for the organization to ensure forward progress toward its mission and long term goals. Andrea has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from the University of Northern Colorado and a track record of successful branding efforts. Former sales and marketing roles have taught Andrea to listen to client needs and implement solutions with significant returns on investment. She is a budget minder and continually finds innovative ways capitalize on revenue opportunities. Outside of the company, Andrea enjoys spending time with her children and is an avid golfer.
Communications and Advocacy Coordinator
Heather Dauler is a former attorney and lobbyist. She has spent the last decade reading the fine print and acting as an adviser for businesses and governments. Her experience includes analyzing legislation, developing strategies for stakeholder engagement, and acting as President for three non-profit organizations.
Heather has honed her skills s a detail-oriented leader who delivers timely results. Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University, a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School, and a Masters of Law degree in Government and Public Policy from Pacific McGeorge School of Law.
Kim Khensawan has over 8 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant in various industries with a strong focus in website and database management and communications. Taking multiple college courses in Graphic Design and Information Technology has allowed her to translate her skills across various platforms. She has assisted with streamlining processes and procedures with her aptitude in technology. Kim has an innate ability to present pertinent data with an intuitive and user-friendly approach and a strong attention to detail. In her spare time, as a self-proclaimed amateur “foodie”, you will often find her out and about trying the latest food craze as seen on social media.
Deb Johnson is a high-performance senior leader with over 20 years of experience managing non-profit organizations. She has the ability to drive change to improve organizational performance and management. Deb has a strong track record of success in motivating and developing volunteers while optimizing operational results. She is a self-directed professional that takes pride in the transformation of a vision into reality while building a sustainable foundation for continued success. Deb takes initiative to learn about the industries of each of our clients and is excited to apply her skills to grow client associations. When not in the office, you can find Deb traveling, dancing, kayaking or gardening.
Pam Ramirez has worked in finance for over 20 years. Her positions have included staff accountant and payroll accountant for large companies and government agencies. She has processed payroll proficiently for over 1,000 employees per pay period. Her financial background also includes cash receipts, garnishments, working with retirement funds, workers comp reports and processing quarterly and yearly payroll taxes. Throughout her financial career she has worked closely with all employees and has been awarded several Best Service awards. She has helped implement several payroll software programs and prides herself on attention to detail. Her knowledge of business applications are a big asset. On the weekends, you can find Pam with her family and friends on the golf course.