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Welcoming nine more to the team and celebrating three promos!

We couldn’t be more excited to announce nine new recruits and three staff moves. And soon enough (fingers crossed), we’ll get to congratulate all these folks in person. In the meantime, we wanted to share a bit more about this wonderful group!


Sara Root has been promoted to account director within Praxis. Since 2016, Sara has effortlessly led countless campaigns for some of Praxis’ biggest clients. And despite juggling a considerable workload, Sara has managed to serve as one of the go-to mentors for the project management team.

Kim Taddeo has been promoted to outreach and events planner within Praxis. A delight to work with, Kim has been a key player since joining the team in 2014. In her new role, she is tasked with organizing and coordinating Praxis’ outreach efforts. She’s also our resident conference planner, making sure Praxis is represented at all the important industry events.

Lauren Lerner has been named writer/proofreader. Since joining the team in 2019, Lauren has quickly become a reliable resource, making sure client deliverables are in tip-top shape before heading out the door. In Lauren’s new role, she’ll put her skill set to good use in writing and editing for Praxis’ clients.


Megan Harrington

  • Title: Project Manager
  • Hometown: Buffalo, NY
  • Education: B.A. English Literature and Psychology, Canisius College
  • Previous Role: Assistant Director of Advancement Events, Canisius College
  • Hobbies: Discovering perfect wine and cheese pairings, spending her savings at Sephora, and Real Housewives marathons
  • Can’t Live Without: Her family and friends, just about every dog she meets, and being on or near a body of water
  • Healthiest Habit: Spinning since she purchased a bike in quarantine

Amy Palombo

  • Title: Operations and Compliance Manager
  • Hometown: Fulton, NY
  • Education: B.S. Psychology and English, State University of New York at Fredonia; M.S. Library and Information Science, University at Buffalo
  • Previous Role: Documented Information Coordinator, Kaleida Health
  • Hobbies: Extra spicy chai lattes
  • Can’t Live Without: Dogs, the movie White Christmas, and fireworks
  • Healthiest Habit: Daily workouts

Ashley Griffin

  • Title: Project Manager
  • Hometown: Orchard Park, NY
  • Education: B.S. Community Health Education and Promotion, Daemen College; M.A. Integrated Marketing Communications, St. Bonaventure University
  • Previous Role: Community Relations Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier
  • Hobbies: Netflix, chocolate, and the Bills
  • Can’t Live Without: Her family, friends, and dog
  • Healthiest Habit: Stress management

Danielle Nesselbush

  • Title: Project Manager
  • Hometown: Jamestown, NY
  • Education: B.A. History, St. Lawrence University; M.S. Higher Education Administration, Buffalo State College
  • Previous Role: Director of Housing and Residence Life, Daemen College
  • Hobbies: Ham and cheese sandwiches and crime shows
  • Can’t Live Without: The beach, hanging out with her nieces and nephews, the roller coaster that is Buffalo sports, and her husband
  • Healthiest Habit: Going for walks around her neighborhood

Tyler Stanley

  • Title: Project Manager
  • Hometown: East Aurora, NY
  • Education: B.S. Audio/Radio Production and Public Relations, State University of New York at Fredonia
  • Previous Role: Project Manager, Mower
  • Hobbies: Early 2000s VH1 dating shows (e.g., Flavor of Love), crispy chicken sandwiches, and shopping online for things he doesn’t need
  • Can’t Live Without: His niece and nephew, fresh haircuts, Halloween, thunderstorms, dance parties, low lighting, and flannel shirts
  • Healthiest Habit: Taking vitamins every day and drinking plenty of water

Kimisha Houston

  • Title: Operations Coordinator
  • Hometown: Buffalo, NY
  • Education: B.A. Psychology, Buffalo State College; M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Rochester
  • Previous Role: Office Administrator, HarpData
  • Hobbies: Netflix and reality TV
  • Can’t Live Without: Reading, yoga, cooking, and playing with her children
  • Healthiest Habit: Practicing yoga

James Walleshauser

  • Title: Project Coordinator
  • Hometown: Clarence Center, NY
  • Education: B.S. Marketing, John Carroll University; M.B.A., John Carroll University
  • Previous Role: Marketing Intern, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance
  • Hobbies: Coffee
  • Can’t Live Without: His family, friends, movies, music, working out, taking walks, video games, cars, and plenty of other things but he doesn’t want to make this list too long
  • Healthiest Habit: Staying hydrated throughout the day

Kayla LaForest

  • Title: Project Coordinator
  • Hometown: Lockport, NY
  • Education: B.S. Marketing, Niagara University; M.B.A., Niagara University
  • Previous Role: Communication and Engagement Analyst, Delaware North
  • Hobbies: Online shopping and ice cream
  • Can’t Live Without: Her dogs, organizing, a good book, carbs, and spinning (well, most of the time)
  • Healthiest Habit: Her Peloton

Kendra O’Connor

  • Title: Strategy Coordinator
  • Hometown: Tonawanda, NY
  • Education: B.S. Marketing Management, Syracuse University; M.B.A., University at Buffalo
  • Previous Role: Director of Business Development, Mueller Reports
  • Hobbies: Browsing social media
  • Can’t Live Without: Dogs, traveling, music, cooking, and being around people
  • Healthiest Habit: Morning reflection and meditation

Cheers to our all-stars and new faces! If you’re interested in joining our team, feel free to submit your résumé to our careers page.