Teamwork, Passion, Integrity

We are a small, female-owned, Boston-based consulting firm that prides ourselves on our thoughtful approach, our passionate interest in our client’s missions and needs, and our highly professional process and final products.

Sonya B. Page, Owner & Consultant

Sonya B. Page brings a decade of frontline fundraising experience to Page Consulting from some of the nation’s top nonprofit organizations. She began her career as a Grant Writer for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington before going on to become the Manager of Foundation Relations at the Greater Boston Food Bank. As Director of Development for Corporate and Foundation Relations at Massachusetts General Hospital, Sonya led foundation fundraising efforts for the Mass General Cancer Center and several other diverse health and education programs. 

Sonya is passionate about contributing to the growth of the nonprofit sector, and has been recognized by donors and colleagues alike for her professionalism, collaborative approach, and commitment to transparency. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies from Wesleyan University and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University, where she held the Waldemar A. Nielsen Philanthropy Fellowship. Sonya is the President of the Board of Directors for the Jaylen D. Berry Foundation and is a Board member of Boston Day and Evening Academy. 

Martina McPherson, Consultant

Martina McPherson is an experienced environmental consultant who has worked with federal, state, and regional agencies across the United States and Hawai’i over the last ten years. As an environmental scientist at Eastern Research Group, Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts), she provided lead technical support and project management for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Environmental Protection Agency, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and Northeast Regional Ocean Council. Martina’s technical knowledge of environmental datasets and geospatial tools/analysis combined with her ability to engage a wide-variety of stakeholders across all sectors, including federal, state, local, and tribal governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector enabled her to successfully complete coastal management and planning projects, public health assessments, stakeholder analyses, and economic assessments.

Martina’s professional and personal experiences have led her to the nonprofit sector where she hopes to support clients who share her passion and commitment to improving and protecting the environment and health of the public. Martina received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Wesleyan University and a Master of Environmental Management and Geospatial Analysis Certificate from Duke University.

Matthew Swoveland, Consultant

Matthew brings extensive and impactful nonprofit executive and direct program experience to Page Consulting. He is the former executive director of The Second Step, a domestic violence agency based in Newton, MA, a position he was promoted to after several years leading the organization’s Youth and Prevention Programming. Prior to his work at The Second Step, Matthew was also a longtime hotline counselor at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), and taught ESL and GED classes for gang-involved, street-involved, and undocumented youth in one of Massachusetts’ most violent and under-resourced communities. He is a talented and experienced grant writer and has overseen and managed substantial government contracts. Matthew intimately understands the challenges, pressures, and opportunities that nonprofits face across operations and fundraising, and he brings that unique perspective to bear in his work with Page Consulting.

Matthew is a passionate and engaged professional, motivated by helping others to create meaningful and lasting change through sustainable community-based interventions. Outside of work, he is a committed volunteer – you can find him building and maintaining trails, and mentoring youth through activities like hiking, boxing, and running.

Emlen Page, Consultant

Emlen Page brings extensive direct service experience in both the nonprofit sector and in public education settings to Page Consulting. Emlen has a Master of Clinical Social Work with a concentration in Children, Youth, and Families from Boston College. Her work experience ranges from running parent-child playgroups to working with preschool children with autism to providing clinical assessments, treatment planning, and individual psychotherapy for students in a school-based setting. Emlen brings a unique skillset and perspective to Page Consulting that is knowledgable and sensitive to the organizational challenges and opportunities inherent in nonprofit work.

 

bernadette doykos, Consultant

Bernadette Doykos is an education and community development consultant with over 10 years of experience. She works with organizations to help them to integrate research and data as a means by which to inform strategic growth and development. She has worked with a wide range of partners, including the Mercy Housing, South Ward Children’s Alliance (NJ), and the Tennessee College Access and Success Network. Bernadette is also an expert consultant with the Catalyst:Ed Network. She earned a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Community Research and Action, an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Prevention Science and Practice, and a B.A. in Sociology from Wesleyan University.  She currently lives in Portland, Ma.

Testimonials

“Having access to Page Consulting’s knowledge of how the industry works has been huge for us.”

Lori van Dam

CEO, Komen New England

"She not only brought in funding for us, she taught me how to be more self-sufficient and sustainable which is essential for nonprofits in the early stages"

Sandy Colasacco

Executive Director, Island Health & Wellness Center