Our Leadership

Yvonne Garrett, CEO
Yvonne works with the leadership of O’Brien Garrett’s clients to ensure that their organizational positioning and strategy are reflected in their fundraising program. Yvonne is also one of the most experienced and respected researchers in the nonprofit community and leads O’Brien Garrett’s donor research division, conducting thousands of interviews with grassroots donors each year.

An expert in innovation and strategic program design, Yvonne began her career in fundraising working on Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign and later was Vice-President of the Share Group, where she helped organizations like Greenpeace expand face-to-face fundraising in the U.S. market, guided the Human Rights Campaign in launching its first email advocacy efforts and broke records for Democratic telemarketing. Today she helps O’Brien Garrett clients like Planned Parenthood, NRDC and Doctors Without Borders/MSF continue to innovate and grow in an increasingly complex and competitive market.  Yvonne calls both DC and New Orleans home, and when not with donors or clients can be found at Jazz Fest or walking her Great Dane through Louis Armstrong Park.

Teresa Weaver, VP of Client Strategy
Teresa has been at O’Brien Garrett for 18 years. Her expertise in data and analytics has helped clients like Planned Parenthood and NRDC achieve incredible levels of success in direct marketing. Today she helps lead the client side of O’Brien Garrett’s analytics team, driving both regular and special problem solving analysis for our clients. Prior to joining O’Brien Garrett, Teresa worked at both Production Solutions and Stephen Winchell Associates, where she learned the art of direct mail. When she’s not pouring over numbers, Teresa enjoys spending time with her family and their Pug dog under the watchful eye of their two cats.