Dorian Townsend oversees all marketing and fundraising efforts at ACCEL. Dr. Townsend has a long and diverse history in executive leadership, fundraising, systems management, research, and strategic plan development and implementation with nearly 20 years experience in the nonprofit sector.
Dr. Townsendholds a PhD from the University of New South Wales, one of the top Australian universities. Dorian put herself through college as a caregiver for adults with cerebral palsy and ever since has been passionate about equitable access to services and economic opportunities for those with special needs.
In her spare time, Dr. Townsend serves as President-Elect for both Soroptimist International of the East Valley and Kiwanis of Downtown Mesaand a volunteer for many organizations, including more than 7 years as a Big Sister for her amazing Little Sister, Desiree. She enjoys hockey, Marvel comics, science fiction, and astrobiology.