Bill Lewis

Founder

Bill Lewis is a leading figure in the employment world, an innovator, a national industry speaker and trainer, and author of multiple career focused books. As far back as 1987, he published “Profitable Careers in Non Profit”, and has throughout his career and various business operations worked with and supported nonprofit organizations.

From providing specialized staffing to training for local nonprofit government and social services, Career Blazers was always at the forefront. Although Bill’s career took a variety of interesting and fortuitous turns based on his positive reputation in the employment world, the nonprofit world remained a strong interest and he is very pleased to concentrate his efforts solely in the nonprofit world.

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Barbara Gebhardt

CEO

As CEO of Career Blazers Nonprofit Search, Barbara Gebhardt returns to her roots. From her start in the employment field at Career Blazers, then a regional employment agency, Barbara became the organization’s first franchisee in 1987. She later opened a training center which successfully integrated training and placement and became the model for locations nationwide.

In 1996, in addition to operating her franchise and training center, Gebhardt assumed the role of Executive Vice President /Chief Operating Officer, responsible for all Career Blazers nationwide operations. After the completion of 5 years in the role and achievement of a series of corporate objectives, she......

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Kirin Lewis

Business Development Specialist

With over ten years of experience in the placement and staffing world, Kirin has demonstrated an unwavering focus on customer and candidate engagement. His experience spans varied industries with a concentration in the hospitality, education, and nonprofit worlds. He consistently updates his knowledge to better serve his clients and his team. He gathers positive feedback from his coworkers who enjoy partnering with him on projects and strategy to get the best results for clients and candidates.

In his interface in nonprofit, Kirin has gotten to know his clients well so as to achieve a customized strategy to promote the organization’s mission by securing the best talent at all levels.

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Angelis Nannos

Talent Consultant

Angelis' bold career transitions, with the necessary adaptation to new professional environments, and his genuine focus on cultivating interpersonal relationships, make him a valuable team member and an effective partner for both our clients and candidates. He navigates the nonprofit environment and takes every step to secure the talent our clients desire to propel their organizations. Angelis gains a deep understanding of our candidates to effectively guide their career search to the desired outcome.

After five fascinating years as the chief food guide and producer of a travel start-up in Istanbul, Turkey, and thanks to outstanding reviews...

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Ryan Gebhardt

Talent Consultant

After holding positions in data analytics and digital marketing, Ryan sought to transition to a role that emphasized more personal relationships, account management and development, and communications. In his role as a Talent Consultant, Ryan taps into his analytical experience, and marketing and communications experience proving early to be an asset to the Career Blazers Nonprofit Search team.

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Cindy Janicki

Senior Talent Consultant

Cindy Janicki brings over 20 years of service oriented experience to her role as a Talent Consultant with Career Blazers Nonprofit Search. Evaluating employment candidates for suitable placement is one of her strong suits.

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Mary McGuckin

Executive Recruiter

Mary has been an Executive Recruiter in the staffing industry for over twenty-five years, working on senior level executive searches for formidable institutions, Mary works closely with a variety of organizations to advise them on best practices, organizational structure, scalability, talent management and retention.

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Rosemarie Kaganis

Business Development Specialist

Rosemarie joins Career Blazers team with 30 years' experience in sales and public relations with an international organization. She loved her work and surpassed goals and expectations with her dedication and skills. She brings a positive attitude and sense of humor to her work and is a wonderful member of the team.

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Tracey Jones

Talent Consultant

Tracey Jones is a consummate professional with a long track record of success recruiting for and successfully placing nonprofit talent. She approaches her searches for the most qualified professionals with transparency and a “can do” attitude. She has an upbeat personality and engaging personal style that enables her to interact effectively with clients, candidates, and all of us.

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