Nonprofit Services Associate
Adeyemi originally joined the Council team in 2008 as a Governance Intern and now serves as a Nonprofit Services Associate, working with nonprofit organizations participating in the Accountability Wizard® review process. Originally from Nigeria and following in his father’s footsteps, Adeyemi is passionate about supporting local, national, and international nonprofit operations. You can often find Adeyemi supporting local causes through volunteer and board/committee work. Adeyemi graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in Computer Science and Sociology: Law, Criminology, and Deviance. He also has a Master’s Degree from Northwestern in Organizational Leadership and is currently pursuing a Ph.D.
Nonprofit Services Associate
Fatema originally joined Charities Review Council in 2011 as a Nonprofit Services Intern and now serves as a Nonprofit Services Associate, working with nonprofit organizations participating in the Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review process. She holds a Bachelor’s in International Relations from Rollins College (USA), and a Masters in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University (England). Fatema loves working in the nonprofit sector, which she joined as secretary for a local community nonprofit while still in high school.
Nonprofit Services Associate
Kennon originally joined Charities Review Council in 2019 as a Nonprofit Services Intern and now serves as a Nonprofit Services Associate, providing assistance and support to nonprofits as they complete the Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review process.
Kennon recently graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Technical Writing and Communication. She is attending the University of Michigan Law School beginning in Fall 2020.
Communications & Development Consultant – AmplifyDMC
With nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Kelly brings an eye for detail and an ear for targeted communications to her role with AmplifyDMC. She has developed expertise in program management, volunteer engagement, and compliance while working for a handful of national nonprofits. While managing a project or writing a grant, Kelly leans into her organization skills and her ability to balance multiple perspectives to execute her work efficiently and effectively.
Graphic Design Consultant – AmplifyDMC
As the resident graphic designer at AmplifyDMC, Beth’s role draws on a life-long love of design and tinkering. After studying graphic design and advertising at the Minneapolis College of Art + Design, Beth went on to become a multi-disciplinary designer and maker. (Check out her stationery shop, Noodoodoodle.)
Strategic Planning Consultant – AmplifyDMC
Amy’s years of experience in the nonprofit sector offer tremendous value for the teams and projects she leads. Amy has worked with organizations of all sizes and at all stages of growth; there are few challenges Amy hasn’t helped a client work through before. She finds satisfaction in helping organizations achieve alignment and implement effective strategies to advance their missions.
Amy specializes in operations, nonprofit governance, technology implementation, and budgeting, to name just a few of her areas of expertise. Approachable and organized, Amy can be depended on to provide clients and colleagues sound advice and growth opportunities while successfully managing projects to completion.
Jerry Frick, MBA, CNP
Controller/CFO Consultant – All In One Accounting
Jerry is a senior finance professional with nearly 40 years experience in financial reporting, analysis, forecasting, budgeting, cash management, auditing, and internal controls. For the last 20 years, Jerry has focused his expertise exclusively on non-profit organizations, currently serving a portfolio of 44 nonprofit organizations. He is passionate about partnering with nonprofits in providing financial leadership and insights that ensure financial sustainability and mission delivery.
Accounting Consultant – All In One Accounting
Mikayla is a seasoned accountant with over 5 years in Accounting. She has worked in industries such as tax, real estate, banking, and healthcare. With a vast background, Mikayla has become very organized and is ready to bring organization and structure to accounting processes. She is eager to learn and help leaders structure their accounting department.
Financial Advisor – EFS Advisors
Rebecca specializes in working with individuals in different stages of retirement planning. She is well versed in the nuances of the industry and earned a reputation for excellence in client service. Rebecca is known for her relatability, taking pride in working hard and giving her best to colleagues and clients. Mentored by the company president, she is well-adept at providing sound advice to individuals, no matter their stage in life. In addition to her Series 6, 26, 63, and 65 registrations, Rebecca holds her Life and Health Insurance license, is Long Term Care Insurance certified, and recently earned her Certified Retirement Education Specialist (CRES) certification. Her specializations include comprehensive financial planning and the coordination of benefits for employees.
Writing Consultant – GirlMeetsGeek
From Petco to Amex, Miracle-Ear to U.S. Bank, Kate-Madonna has worked with businesses and organizations to transform their marketing copy to elevate awareness and create emotional connections. Published in national magazines, quarterlies, and books, Hindes has established herself as a leader in the marcom world. With over 15 years of published experience from running regional magazines to leading newsrooms, Kate-Madonna pinpoints often underlooked trends and takes b2b, b2c and internet cat videos… very, very, seriously. Notably, Hindes sits on the board for The Mars Generation and is the owner of GirlMeetsGeek, a boutique content firm in St. Paul.
Attorney – Law Office of Kelcey Patrick-Ferree
Kelcey Patrick-Ferree is a business, internet, and intellectual property attorney. Kelcey is invested in making sure her clients’ ideas are protected and helping them usher in the future. With a top ten legal education from Duke University, large firm and in-house experience, the Kelcey makes elite level legal advice accessible to nonprofits, startups, small businesses, and mid-size businesses. She tailors her process to each client’s unique needs, and applies her professional excellence and a personal touch to every project. Her practice includes intellectual property, internet, privacy and data security, complex contracts, marketing and advertising, social media, e-commerce, and information technology law. Kelcey is admitted to practice law in Minnesota and Iowa.
HR Consultant – Roo Solutions
Kelly helps leaders and organizations create simple and sustainable solutions to people and process challenges. She excels in aligning Human Resource and performance management systems with organizational strategies. With broad-based expertise in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Facilitation, and Leadership, Kelly helps leaders and organizations be accountable and effective. Kelly has a particular passion for optimizing the performance of nonprofits and organizations experiencing growing pains. A two-time recipient of the Employers Association Best Practices Award, Kelly earned her MBA from the University of St. Thomas and the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification through the Society for Human Resource Management.