MEET THE TEAM
Lorcan P. Barnes, President | Owner
Lorcan brings more than 24 years as a successful nonprofit President & CEO to his role as President of LCG. He has extensive experience in fundraising, board development, volunteer motivation, strategic planning, organizational leadership, fiscal responsibility, human resources, and facilities management.
Prior to purchasing LCG in July 2020, Lorcan served as President & CEO of Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento for 16 years. Throughout his career in education, Lorcan worked tirelessly to provide outstanding values-based education while keeping tuition affordable. He raised more than $50 million to provide educational access to low-income students, improve facilities, grow endowments, and provide competitive employee compensation.
He holds a B.A. in Sociology from Loyola Marymount University and an M.B.A. from Woodbury University in Los Angeles. Lorcan lives in Sacramento with his wife, Patti. They are the proud parents of three grown sons.
Rose Lester, President Emerita
As president emerita of LCG, Rose has earned respect for her ability to build community networks of support toward a common purpose. For nearly 30 years, Rose has counseled numerous clients in health care, social services, higher education, and religious institutions. Her models for fundraising success, strategic planning, and board development have strengthened nonprofit organizations throughout the West and beyond – including Eastern Europe.
In November 2000, Rose was chosen as Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was honored at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon. In 2011, the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce honored LCG, Inc., as the "Small Business of the Year."
David G. Lopez, Adjunct Consultant
Before joining LCG, David spent nearly 14 years as the lay leader of a 10,000 member Catholic faith community in suburban Sacramento. In the only position of its kind in the 102-parish Diocese of Sacramento, David was responsible for every aspect of parish operations, faith formation, and stewardship. He proudly created a culture where individuals gratefully recognized the gifts of time, talent and treasure entrusted to them – and learned to generously use those gifts to build up the greater community.
David previously had a 20-year career in politics, serving as chief of staff to one of the top-ranking leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives. During this time, he also was a partner in a political strategy and fundraising firm for local and national candidates.
David earned a double major in communication and political science from Stanford University. He and his wife Kathy enjoy traveling and have a special heart for Haiti, where they continue to serve in mission work.
Shauna Ross, Director of Operations and Client Services
Shauna supports LCG’s effective counsel to nonprofit organizations in the areas of fund development, board governance and organizational development.
Shauna has more than 18 years experience in maximizing the resources of a variety of nonprofit organizations, including higher education, human services, and animal rescue and advocacy. Her background includes advancing capital campaigns, major gift programs, foundation and corporate grants, annual funds, direct mail, special events, prospect research, donor relations, gift processing, donor acknowledgment systems, and member services.
Shauna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. She volunteers her time to mentor foster youth, coach softball and support her children’s elementary school PTA.
Sonia Armas, Operations & Client Services Coordinator
Sonia supports LCG’s staff to advance the standards and practice of effective management and philanthropy among the clients we serve. She joined LCG with over 15 years of experience in client management and support. Throughout her career, Sonia has worked with organizations across a wide range of industries – from network storage technology and manufactured homes, to key account sales. No matter which hat she’s wearing, her goal has been simple – to empower clients and organizations to drive measurable results while improving operational processes.
Sonia earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication Studies from California State University, Chico. She also holds a certification in Project Management from the University of California, Sacramento. In her spare time, Sonia enjoys traveling and spending time with family.