Tom Avramis, President & CEO
Avramis is a strategic leader who has enjoyed a highly successful career as the Chief Executive Officer of regional and national nonprofit organizations. He has a reputation for leading visionary large-scale expansion, through mergers and acquisitions, innovative and academically acclaimed program design, and service diversification initiatives. He is an advocate for underprivileged children, at-risk youth, and persons living with disabilities or mental health challenges. Avramis is an author, speaker, and has been a founding member of several organizations and initiatives. He has advised international organizations and politicians. Putting to use over 30 years of experience as an ordained priest, Avramis was a consultant and advisor to the White House Faith-based initiative during the President George W. Bush Administration, on matters of faith, service delivery, and government policy. He has extensive experience engaging for-profit industries, such as the tech, entertainment and financial sectors, to raise awareness and leverage resources for the under-served of society. Avramis holds several advanced degrees, and brings his transformative leadership to Secured Futures as the Chief Executive Officer guiding the organization’s strategic plan.
Avramis is based in Silicon Valley and Phoenix, Arizona.
Nate Schnackenberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO)
A 12-year veteran nonprofit executive, Schnackenberg has spent his career in the nonprofit ‘help’ industry working to professionalize and systematize nonprofit operational standards. Focusing on systems design and efficiency modeling, he has overseen several large-scale change operations ranging from simple to highly complex, regional to national in scope, including merger architecture and post-merger integration. Schnackenberg is a certified Corporate Social Responsibility practitioner and is passionate about sustainability practices in the nonprofit sector. He has lived and worked in several countries beyond the United States, including dangerous places like Afghanistan and Tajikistan with reporting responsibilities to agencies like the United Nations, USAID, OFDA and others. He is the author of several books, both fiction and nonfiction. He is fluent in conversational Japanese, is a speaker, and holds a master’s degree in from the University of San Francisco. Schnackenberg brings his sharp business acumen to Secured Futures as the principal overseeing day-to-day operations.
Schnackenberg lives in San Jose, California, with his wife and two kids.
Sara E. Greene, Vice President of Trust Administration
Ms. Greene graduated Magna cum Laude from Wellesley College in 1995. She is a Founding Member of Secured Futures. As the company grew, Ms. Greene served as the Trust Administrator and Lead Trust Administrator prior to being promoted to Director of Trust Administration. One of Ms. Greene’s chief responsibilities has been to complete a Welcome Call with all our new beneficiaries, so we have an opportunity to get know them personally as well as giving us an opportunity to explain how they can access their funds in the Trust. Prior to coming to Secured Futures, she was also a co-founder of ElderServe Solutions, a nonprofit organization formed to provide guardianship and other community based services for elderly and incapacitated persons. She has served in a variety of administrative positions in the Boston and Philadelphia areas including the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Greene is a very active volunteer in her church, community and local schools.
Denise A. Lettau, Esq. Vice President of Advancement
Ms. Lettau joined Secured Futures in January 2018. She graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Pacific Lutheran University and subsequently a juris doctorate from Seattle University. After graduation, Ms. Lettau worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of International Law in Kiel, Germany and later after the fall of the Berlin Wall, she worked as a Senior Lecturer at Humboldt University in Berlin.
Upon her return to the United States, Ms. Lettau practiced law before entering the banking industry. Her banking career has been entirely focused on servicing the disabled and/or elderly. She worked for an eight- year stint at SunTrust Bank as a trust advisor in the Special Needs Trust department followed by nearly five years at Wells Fargo as a Senior Advisory Specialist in the area of Life Management Services which catered to the needs and concerns of older clientele.
Ms. Lettau is a board member of both the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Broward County. She currently serves as the Chai Care chair, a program providing care management for donors of the Jewish Foundation. Ms. Lettau is also a Lion of Judah as well as a trustee of the Jewish Women’s Foundation in Broward County. She also serves as a co-chair of the Planned Giving Committee for the Ann Storck Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Kelli Carson, Vice President of Fulfillment
Kelli’s love for helping people led her into the medical field where she graduated as a phlebotomist from Bryman College. Personal tragedy changed her professional aspirations when, in Nov 1997, her sister was in a terrible motor vehicle accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Following a 5-month coma her sister woke as a quadriplegic, and Kelli found herself thrust into the complicated world of caregiving and special needs trust administration. In Jan 2011 she took a job with Secured Futures in part to gain deeper understanding of the regulatory environments surrounding the care and maintenance needs of persons living with disabilities. In 2019 Kelli was appointed to the role of Vice President of Fulfillment, and brings her eye for detail, industry knowledge, efficiency modeling and strategic workflow implementation to lead a team of professionals in the administrative support functions relied upon by several National nonprofit organizations serving the Help Industry.
Kelli and her team are based out of Phoenix, AZ.