President & CEO
Mariya (Maria) Yurukova, MBA, CFRE
Husani Bastien, MIS
Husani is the co-founder of the non-profit the Centre for Human Success. He is a graduate of Sidwell Friends and George Washington University with a Masters in Information Systems. At the National Medical Association (NMA) he helped organize, manage/create events and recruited fundraisers. He has volunteered extensively at the Children's Inn at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda. Husani has been involved with multiple volunteer groups in the community. He is also the founder of several startups including A2Digital and 321 AppLabs. At Charity Search Group, he manages the day-to-day operations and the technical aspects of the firm. His entrepreneurial spirit and an eye for innovation create amazing solutions to maximize our talent outreach capabilities.
Senior Search Consultant
I didn’t mean to become a fundraiser; rather, I wanted to be an event manager who delivered perfectly planned galas and high-end corporate programs. When I graduated from college, I found the ideal role to suit my goals. I never expected it to be with a non-profit. Close to twenty years later and I’ve never looked back.
Over the span of my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a variety of fundraising programs, rooted in corporate and community engagement. I’ve planned million-dollar galas, pro-am golf tournaments and multi-million-dollar nationwide peer to peer fundraisers. I’ve designed and valued complex corporate partnerships and worked with a number of fortune 500 companies. I’ve built multi-layered strategic plans and seen them through to execution. I’ve worked at the executive level in large, complex environments and led teams with over 50 members. I’ve had the pleasure of raising over $150M throughout my career and couldn’t have done it without the support of strong, talented, ambitious people. I value finding skilled individuals that will complement and balance a team; I support them in their growth and development and cheer them on as they move to the next stage of their careers. I consider hiring the right person for the right role to be one of my superpowers and I hope I have the chance to put that superpower to work for you!
Senior Search Consultant
Orlisha is a Certified Fundraising Executive that has worked for various non-profit and government agencies specializing in workforce development, social services programs with an emphasis in community engagement. She has her Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Government and Policy with two certifications in both Non-Profit Management and Professional Fundraising. Orlisha has extensive experience developing donor and partner relations programs, campaign management, strategic development initiatives for sustainable funding and retention analysis. She has had the pleasure of raising millions of dollars for organizations changing the lives of others daily. With a passion for equity and diverse recruitment opportunities, at Charity Search Group she will connect qualified fundraisers to their dream job with organizations that can make an impact across sectors.
Preeti is a communications and fundraising professional with over four years of experience working in the non-profit and post-secondary sectors. She has experience with grant writing, event planning, and social media. Preeti holds a BA in Media & Public Interest from Western University and an MA in Communication & Culture from York & Ryerson University.