NCCS Staff

NCCS staff and affiliated consultants prepare data files, handle information and data requests, and manage various NCCS projects.

Nathan Dietz, PhD
Senior Research Associate
Nathan joined the NCCS team in April 2013 from the Partnership for Public Service, where he served as senior research program manager.  Before that, Nathan served as Associate Director for Research and Evaluation at the Corporation for National and Community Service, working on a variety of research projects of interest to the nonprofit community.

Brice McKeever, PhD
Research Associate
Brice is the author of the Nonprofit Sector in Brief 2015. He works on NCCS projects and surveys.

Shatao Arya
Research Associate
Shatao works on NCCS projects and surveys.

Pho Palmer
Project Assistant
Pho handles data requests for NCCS.

Jon Durnford, MBA
Consultant
Jon handles NTEE and NPC classification and numerous data preparation and analysis tasks.  He was formerly COO and Acting Executive Director of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

Amy Brimer Blackwood
Consultant
Amy is a co-author of the The Nonprofit Almanac and works with NCCS on a variety of analyses.  She is a former Research Associate with our center.