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DNS Mission Statement

We work relentlessly as partners with nonprofits to build organizational capacity in support of their mission,with the strength, expertise and integrity of our Professional staff and proven processes

Siobhan Tanner, Research and Strategic Planning Associate

Siobhan Tanner is the most recent addition to the DNS Team and is responsible for individual donor research and strategic planning support. Siobhan has extensive experience in working in the corporate world in customer service and analysis. Her research skills enable her to support all DNS run campaigns and to lay the groundwork for the Prospect Identification and Rating process. In addition, she serves on the Strategic Planning Team of DNS as primary support. Siobhan lives with her husband Josh and their two children Gwen and Alexander.

Meet the Staff

Sandra L. Morningstar, Senior Research Associate
Sandra L. Morningstar joined DNS in the fall of 2012. Her primary role is foundation, donor and corporate giving research. Sandra has displayed exceptional talent in using the myriad research tools that DNS subscribes to annually to fully research all potential sources of revenue for the agencies with which DNS works. Her ability to get information not readily available by simple web searches has made a significant difference in increasing support from prospects based on developing a giving potential based on fact rather than guess work.

Sandra is also a registered nurse and has worked in a number of hospitals in the Indianapolis area. She is currently completing her bachelor’s degree at IUPUI.  Sandra resides in Shelbyville, IN with her husband Craig, a captain in the fire service, and three children Tawni, Cameron and Jacob.


Susanne Kenney, Senior Associate
Susanne Kenney joined DNS 10 years ago and then left to raise her two daughters. With her children now growing and entering high school Susanne has rejoined the DNS Team in the areas of planning, Annual Campaign oversight, support and development. Susanne is an excellent trainer and works with organizations DNS serves to develop annual campaigns, resource development plans and marketing of their programs and services. Susanne has extensive experience in working with nonprofits and has a broad based background in working in early childhood education and youth programming. Susanne brings a new dimension to organizations DNS works with that have early childhood education, head start and school readiness programs and services. Susanne and her husband Kevin live in Trumbull, CT with their two daughters Megan and Erin.

Debbie Ramsey, Senior Vice President
Having served over 6 years on the Board of Directors at the Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces, NM, two years as the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of El Paso Foundation, and then eight years as a Regional Service Director of Development on the National Staff of Boys & Girls Club of America, Debbie brings unique and diverse experience to the DNS Team.

As the Regional Service Director of Development for the Southwest Region, Debbie assisted organizations in an 8-state region in planning, developing, and implementing their resource development strategies and campaigns. She also developed and provided executive training opportunities that contributed to the recruitment, orientation, and cultivation of volunteers that serve on nonprofit Boards of Directors.

Prior to joining DNS, she was Executive Director for “The Whole Enchilada Fiesta, Inc.”, an acclaimed special event that has been recognized by the International Festivals and Events Association and holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Fiesta attracts over 100,000 visitors from all 50 states and many international countries.