Associate Members

Douglas E. Rowe

Douglas E. Rowe is a Partner in the Labor and Employment Group at Certilman Balin Attorneys.

His broad range of expertise includes claims alleging discrimination based upon race, sex, religion, national origin, age and disability, as well as sexual harassment, wage and hour issues, labor arbitrations, and defense of employment-related claims under federal and state statutes. He is frequently quoted in the media about the #MeToo movement and legislation affecting employers and employees.  

He counsels on and litigates issues relating to restrictive covenants and trade secrets. By initiating preventive counseling on company policies and other personnel matters, Mr. Rowe helps clients keep costs down and avoid litigation. He also prepares and negotiates employment agreements. ​

A seasoned litigator at the state and federal level, Mr. Rowe has significant appellate experience. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Mr. Rowe was first named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list in 2011 and has earned the distinction consecutively from 2013 until 2019. Only five percent of lawyers in the New York Metro are honored each year.

He was awarded a “Legal Eagle” by Long Island Pulse Magazine.

He serves on the Board of Directors at Rock and Wrap it Up, an anti-poverty think tank based in New York.

He graduated from Brooklyn Law School and earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the New York and Nassau County Bar Associations


Fivestar is a premier full service Advertising & Marketing agency providing industry expertise to vertical markets including Non Profit, Health and Wellness, Home Improvement, Home Building and Real Estate Development, Retail, High Tech and Engineering, and Hospitality. Fivestar differentiates itself by building long-standing client partnerships by providing superior creativity and an in-depth knowledge of all types of media. Whether it’s the creation of fully integrated campaigns spanning both digital and traditional media, Fivestar truly lives within your business. 

Fivestar leverages their experience and resources to assist in defining the customer’s goal, then guiding them through the solutions which works best for them. They offer superior strategies, concepts and creativity to support their customer’s growth. 

Creativity + Experience = Stellar Results… that is the bottom line.

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services.  With offices in more than 41 countries, the Firm’s employees service client worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. 

PNP Staffing Group

PNP Staffing Group, aka Professionals for NonProfits, specializes in Executive search, Direct Hire, and Contract staff exclusively for nonprofits. With a national reach, a deep understanding of the sector, and the expertise to offer a variety of talent solutions, PNP has helped organizations build high performance teams since 1996. PNP is a Certified Woman Owned Enterprise.

Powered by Professionals

Powered by Professionals is a fundraising and event management company in New York City that specializes in helping charity and nonprofit organizations. We help connect individuals, families and corporations to volunteer opportunities that have meaning to them or by assisting them in creating and managing their own charitable  organization.

Over the years, we have developed a unique, customized approach that has helped some of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations exceed their fundraising goals. From sponsorships and donor solicitations to board recruitment and cultivation, we are masters at transitioning personal relationships into fundraising partnerships.

Premier Payroll Solutions

Premier Payroll Solutions is a partner run organization that strives to deliver superior service to its clients. Always working towards being an extension of their business to ensure the payroll process goes smoothly week in and week out. The team here has collective industry experience that exceeds 125 years, bringing comfort to our clients to help answer questions about their payroll needs.

Our philosophy is to always take care of our work family and help those in the communities that we serve the best we can. We look forward to further doing so in the many years to come and help the organization both professionally and philanthropically.

Vicus Partners

Vicus Partners is a commercial real estate company based in New York City that proudly represents tenants only and never landlords. As our client, we guide you through an end-to-end space solution, from sharing market information and finding space options to negotiating on your behalf and securing the right space at the right price for you and your mission. 

As an Executive Director of Vicus Partners, Jane Brody proudly represents Non-profit tenants in their commercial leases and focuses on how real estate aligns with your goals as part of a greater mission. She’s a real estate broker with a heart, a natural connector who brings a diverse and accomplished background to this role, including leading as a former Executive Director and Board member for multiple Non-Profits, leading teams in both for city / state government and the private sector, and teaching in schools. In these roles, Jane experienced first-hand the hurdles of finding the right Non-profit office space, and how space contributes to donor relations, operating costs and ability to carry out your mission. She joined Vicus Partners to dedicate her career to solving this problem for Non-profits, and has proudly represented a wide range of New York City, from those serving the local community to large multinational Non-profits.

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