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impact Philanthropy group


As much as our team of consultants and advisers would like to believe         we choose to work in the nonprofit industry, the truth is,              it chose us

Each and every one of our expert advisers represents the spirit of IPG:

Driven, Committed, and Passionate About the Work That We Do!

We are here to help you make a difference in the world and truly believe that we are not successful unless you are!          

It's really that simple!


Our Diverse Team of Advisers, Specialists & Volunteers

Charisse Browner  CEO/Sr. Adviser

CEO / Sr. Adviser

Charisse is a co-founder of IPG with more than 28 years of experience in the nonprofit, industry. She is driven to help clients create, brand, and execute best-in-class programs.  She has managed benefit programs for the NFLPA, Players Trust, Power 106FM, and the philanthropy efforts of numerous high profile athletes, celebrities, and influencers.

John Barry

Sr. Accounting Advisor/Treasurer

COO / CFO / Sr. Adviser

John is a co-founder of IPG and a seasoned CPA with extensive experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. He began his career at KPMG, and has worked in senior financial roles at several prestigious entertainment companies. Driven to make a difference in the world, he redirected his career to utilize his talents and skills in the nonprofit industry.

Clark Simon

Director/Sr. Adviser/Secretary

Director / Sr. Adviser

Clark is a co-founder of IPG experienced in nonprofit development and management, public relations, CRM systems, event planning and social media strategic planning. His talents and skills help propel client initiatives to a higher level of success. He also worked in Columbus, Ohio and was a member of the Development Board for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Lee Hayes


PR Specialist / Sr. Adviser

Lee is a seasoned public relations practitioner with more than 21 years of in-house PR and communications agency experience. He is highly skilled at developing and executing strategic marketing  communications plans for corporations, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

He has developed award-winning marketing communications campaigns for both private companies and public sector organizations.