Lynn joined the Center’s sustainability team in 2017 to assist with managing data, administering resource development events, and promoting business advertising opportunities for donors. Since 2010 she has volunteered, interned, and worked in a variety of nonprofits ranging in size and focus. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and American University in D.C. for degrees in social science and policy. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking from scratch and reading nonfiction.
  • Tammy Bromley, Executive Assistant, ext. 100

    Tammy provides support to the president and CEO and handles other administrative duties, including initial points of communication. She’s been in the nonprofit sector for 15 years in staff and volunteer positions. A native of North Carolina, Tammy enjoys spending time with her two grown kids, friends, and her various pets.
  • Bridgette Burge, Director of Programs, ext. 115

    Bridgette Burge Bridgette directs the Center’s executive succession planning initiative and membership work and manages our webinar training and collaborations with local and regional partners. She has more than two decades of nonprofit experience serving as an executive director, board member, program manager, trainer, fundraiser, and volunteer. Bridgette earned her bachelor’s from Rhodes College, her master’s in anthropology from the University of Memphis, and her nonprofit management certificate from Duke University. She loves living in Raleigh with her husband, their two children, and their goofy beagle, Eli.
  • Tracy Careyette, Chief Financial Officer, ext. 105

    Tracy Careyette Tracy is responsible for the overall financial operations of the Center, as well as audit and tax functions, budgeting, policies and procedures, and human resources. She began working at the Center as an intern while attending Meredith College, where she received a BA in mathematics with a minor in accounting. A 17-year veteran of the Center, she has more than 10 years’ experience in nonprofit accounting and human resource management. Previously, she worked as a staff accountant with a CPA firm specializing in nonprofit accounting and financial consulting. She currently serves on the Not-for-Profit Committee of the N.C. Association of CPAs.
  • Nannetta Christiani, Senior Finance Associate, ext. 123

    Nannetta Christiani Nannetta has worked in nonprofit accounting for more than five years. Her knowledge and experience comes from studying accounting at NC State University and working in corporate accounting for several years. She received her BS in architectural engineering from NC A&T and worked as a housing inspector and multiple dwelling specialist for the City of New York. She lives in Holly Springs with her husband and spends time volunteering and helping other nonprofits.
  • Sarah Easley, Marketing & Events Assistant, ext. 126

    Sarah EasleySarah coordinates the Center’s events, marketing, and mass communications. A south-central Virginia native, she holds a BA in political science from the University of South Carolina. In her free time, Sarah enjoys group exercise classes, road trips to visit friends, family, and her beagle, Annie, and cheering on her beloved South Carolina Gamecocks.
  • David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy & Advocacy, ext. 111

    David HeinenDavid advocates on issues affecting NC’s nonprofit sector, monitors and analyzes state and federal public policy issues, keeps nonprofits and media across NC informed about important legal and policy developments, engages in research about the sector, provides training on advocacy and legal compliance, and convenes coalitions of nonprofits from diverse fields. He joined the Center in 2007. Previously, David was an attorney with Dorn & Klamp, P.C., a Washington, D.C. law firm serving nonprofits. He has served on the boards of local and national nonprofits and currently serves on the board of Nonprofit VOTE and on the public policy committee of the National Council of Nonprofits, where he received the 2013 Flo Green Network Champion Award. He is a graduate of Duke University and the William and Mary School of Law.
  • Veronica Joo, Member Services Coordinator, ext. 101

    Veronica JooVeronica performs the administrative tasks related to Center membership. She graduated from UNC-Greensboro, where she received her BA in Psychology. In May 2016, she received Master's degree in Public Administration as well as Nonprofit Management certificate at NC State University. Connect on Linkedin.
  • Trisha Lester, Senior Vice President, ext. 104

    Trisha Lester Trisha has served in various roles, including acting president from 2015-2017, since she came to the Center in 1992. She’s been in the nonprofit sector for 35 years in staff, board, and volunteer positions. Previously, she worked in fundraising for the NJ Symphony Orchestra, New School University, Prep for Prep, and in special projects for Carnegie Corporation of New York. In a former life, she was a modern dancer. Trisha currently serves on the board of the National Council of Nonprofits, where she chairs the resource development committee. She has served on the boards of Nonprofits Mutual Risk Retention Group, Latino Community Development Center, N.C. Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service, Leadership America N.C., and Volunteers for Youth. She earned a BA from the University of Maryland-College Park and a master’s in nonprofit management from New School University. As a 2003 Eisenhower Fellow, she studied NGOs in Argentina, Bolivia, and Perú.
  • Rob Maddrey, Director for Sustainability, ext. 117

    Rob MaddreyRob is responsible for raising the financial resources which support the work of the Center. Rob brings more than 29 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership. Previously, he was assistant vice president for philanthropy, annual fund, and operations with the N.C. Symphony. He was director of communications for Preservation North Carolina managing their annual conference and communications. Rob was the first executive director of ARTS North Carolina and successfully consolidated Arts Advocates of North Carolina, a statewide advocacy organization, into ARTS North Carolina in 1996; he went on to lead it for two more years. He currently serves on the board of directors of ARTS North Carolina and performs with the chamber choir of the N.C. Master Chorale, having twice served as its president. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from UNC-Chapel Hill and completed professional training at the university’s Arts Management Institute.
  • Caroline McDowell, Administrative Associate, ext. 113

    Caroline provides administrative support for the acting president and on various projects, such as the Center’s newsletters and grant management. She has been with the Center for more than eight years, providing administrative support in evolving roles for many of the Center’s programs. Previously, Caroline worked with the City of Chesterfield (MO), Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras, and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. She earned a BA in creative writing and communications from the University of Pittsburgh. She and her family enjoy having the mountains in one direction and the beach in the other.
Kylie SeibSalima facilitates membership efforts including Member assistance and Member relations. She has nonprofit experience serving as a volunteer, trainer, program manager, and board/committee member. Salima received her bachelor’s in music education from UNC-Greensboro and master’s in public administration with concentrations in arts administration and nonprofit management from UNC-Charlotte. In her free time, she enjoys the arts, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.


Jeanne comes to the Center after 25 years with Passage Home, a community development corporation she co-founded and grew from helping a couple of families a year to one that serves over a thousand individuals, leveraging $3.8 million of housing and support services annually in Wake County. She has served on boards and committees throughout the Triangle and statewide, and has been recognized with awards such as the “Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifices” bestowed and blessed by the Pope in the 2000 Jubilee Year, TBJ’s 2017 Women In Business, and named a 2015 Goodmon Fellow. She earned a BA in urban and community development from the University of Massachusetts and an MA in public policy from Duke University as a Z. Smith Reynolds Fellow. She completed the National Development Council and UNC School of Government community development training programs, NCSU Executive Coaching certification program, Grinnell Leadership Program, and Harvard Business School Executive Education. Raised in Boston, she has travelled extensively and, as part of her Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation sabbatical, travelled throughout Italy including the small village of Calabria from which her grandparents emigrated.
  • Deron Tse, Technology Coordinator, ext. 122

    Deron TseDeron has had careers in Advertising as well as in Motion Picture production. He holds a BFA in Design, an AA in Film & TV production, as well as a Certificate in Sustainable Community Development. His primary role is to support the Center's staff as a technologist. In this role he manages and develops the Center's technology infrastructure while helping to also improve processes through better use of technology.