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.
Fatema Kermalli Walji
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. Her favorite pastimes include reading, watching YouTube videos, and spending time with family.
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. In her spare time, she enjoys drinking excessive amounts of coffee and attempting to solve crossword puzzles.
Strategic Planning Consultant – AmplifyDMC
During her career, Katy has done a bit of everything – working with companies, startups, and non-profit organizations. At AmplifyDMC, she uses this diverse functional and industry experience to develop communications campaigns, community outreach strategies, media relations plans, and grants. She enjoys the challenge and creativity of finding the right words to tell clients’ stories. Prior to working as a communications consultant, Katy built her career in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries.
Graphic Design Consultant – AmplifyDMC
As the resident graphic designer at AmplifyDMC — a development, communications, and marketing consulting company based in St. Paul — Andrea brings beauty and life to her nonprofit client’s work. She lends an artistic eye to print and digital design projects, including annual reports, brochures, banners, newsletters, social media, and websites. She also takes a lead role in branding projects, ensuring visual elements of a brand are representing the organization, product, or service with personality and style.
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. Time spent outside of AmplifyDMC for Kelly usually involves being with her husband and children, getting outdoors, reading, and traveling when possible!
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. Mikayla lives in Farmington with her husband and daughter. She enjoys being with her family, playing with her dogs, reading, and fitness. She also really loves hockey.
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.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit Technology Partner
Kaizen Technology Partners is a woman-owned ﬁrm based in San Francisco, California. Kaizen has over twenty years of Cloud Industry experience and proven customer success. Their diverse customer base, global presence, and extensive network of partners and advisors have enabled them to become thought leaders in their industry. Kaizen provides end-to-end cloud strategy consultancy, technology, and infrastructure evaluation, solution selection, and implementation across today’s leading cloud services and vendors, including Amazon Web Services, Google Apps, Microsoft Azure.
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.
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.
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.