Consultants & Contractors

Adeyemi OyeyemiAdeyemi Oyeyemi

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.


FatemaFatema Kermalli Walji

Nonprofit Services Associate

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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.


KENNON WALES

Nonprofit Services Associate

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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.


Grace Krautkremer

Nonprofit Services Associate

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Grace is a student completing her final semester at the College of Saint Benedict this fall with a major in Communication and a minor in Global Business. She is an active member of the College of Saint Benedict Dance Team, Bennies in Business, Community Kitchen, and Praise in the Pub’s worship band. Before interning at Charities Review Council, Grace worked for the College of Saint Benedict’s Fine Arts Programming as a marketing assistant. After graduation, she hopes to take the experience learned at Charites Review Council to pursue a career in human resources, marketing, or sales.


Andrea Cole

Graphic Design Consultant – AmplifyDMC

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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.


Jana Nelson

Fundraising Consultant – AmplifyDMC

Calm, cool, collected, creative, confident, and competent: with attributes like these, it’s no wonder that clients love Jana’s work. Whether a client needs grantwriting, engaging social media campaigns, powerful newsletter content, or all of the above, Jana brings years of experience and an understated depth of knowledge to each client project. Her thoughtful approach delivers consistent results leading to great outcomes and happy clients. Jana’s expertise along with her clear writing and ability to communicate the complex challenges that clients are working to address make for a stress-free client experience. Jana previously held positions at Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, House of Hope Church, and Milkweed Editions.


Benj Vardigan

Fundraising Consultant – AmplifyDMC

Benj brings a range of writing experience to his role at AmplifyDMC. A former managing editor at Consumer Health Interactive in San Francisco, Benj has written investigative pieces on health topics from hypochondria to the hazards of ephedra supplements. He later moved to the nonprofit world, becoming communications director at the Oakland Public Education Fund, where he wrote stories and grants that celebrated and supported Oakland public schools. When not writing for AmplifyDMC and its clients, Benj is either in Minneapolis with his wife and their dog, or writing poems by the river at the cabin his grandfather built in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula


A photo of Sadie Jay in front of an All in One Accounting signSadie Jay

Accounting Consultant – All In One Accounting

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Sadie brings nearly 10 years of accounting experience to All In One Accounting as a controller. Sadie has worked in multiple industries and prides herself on her ability to quickly gain knowledge and put in processes that help the business or organization. Sadie has a true passion for nonprofits and enjoys leading the accounting effort with the mission in mind. She has a sharp attention to detail and can easily pick up on trends in the financials to help executives make key decisions for their organization. Sadie completed her Bachelors in Accounting from Minnesota State University – Mankato. In her free time, Sadie enjoys being outside with her husband and daughter, camping, boating, and fishing.


Rebecca Tretheway

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.


Kaizen Technology

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.


Kate-Madonna Hindes

Writing Consultant – GirlMeetsGeek

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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.


Kelly Rietow

HR Consultant – Roo Solutions

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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.


Kelcey Patrick-Feree

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.

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