Staff Directory

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Rebekah Beck
Education Program Assistant, ext. 100

Rebekah assists with the development of the Center’s educational programming and is responsible for  supporting all functions related to recruiting new Members of the Center.  A Northern Virginia native, she holds a BA in elementary education and psychology from Monmouth University and an MSW from Virgina Commonwealth University. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, live music, cycling, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

Lynn Brinkley
Sustainability Assistant, ext. 102

Lynn joined the Center's Sustainability team in 2017 to assist with managing data, promoting direct marketing opportunities for Sustainers, and minding project timelines. Since 2010 she has volunteered, interned, and worked at a variety of nonprofits ranging in size and focus. She completed her environmental policy M.A. in 2016 while living in D.C., before moving back home to North Carolina. In her spare time she enjoys cooking from-scratch and reading nonfiction.

Tracy Careyette
Chief Financial Officer, ext.

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. An 18-year veteran of the Center, she has more than 12 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.

Sarah Easley
Events Coordinator, ext. 126

Sarah manages the planning and execution of the Center's conference, Nonprofit Town Halls, and other events. 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 and Advocacy, ext. 111

David has been with the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits since 2007, leading the Center’s public policy and advocacy work and providing non-answers (and occasional useful information) about legal compliance, trends in the nonprofit sector, and advocacy to hundreds of nonprofits! Before returning to North Carolina to work for the Center, David spent seven years as an attorney with a Washington, D.C. law firm serving the nonprofit community. He lives in Raleigh with his wife and two young(ish) children.

Linda Horn
Receptionist, ext. 118

Linda serves as the face and the voice of the Center by welcoming visitors, answering phones, and handling general office tasks. A native of West Virginia, after a short time at WV Wesleyan College and WV State College, she relocated to Washington, DC and began her career as an executive administrative assistant. The majority of her experience was with a large law firm, where she started as a legal secretary and retired as the firm’s human resources coordinator. After moving to NC in 2008 and a brief period of relaxation, she began another 8-year “career” with a North Carolina nonprofit, then joined the Center in 2020. Linda regularly visits her son and grandson, who still reside in the DC area, as well as her other family members in West Virginia.

Tamika Howard
Assistant to the President, ext.
Rob Maddrey
Chief Sustainability Officer, ext. 117

Rob is responsible for raising the contributed financial resources which support the work of the Center. Rob brings more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership. Prior to coming to the Center, he was the statewide director for philanthropy with the North Carolina Symphony and director of communications for Preservation North Carolina. 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 earned a BA in economics from UNC-Chapel Hill and completed a certificate at that university’s Arts Management Institute.  He currently sings in the Oakwood Waits, choir of the Church of the Good Shepherd, and the North Carolina Master Chorale, where he twice served as its board chair.

Caroline McDowell
Marketing & Communications Manager, ext. 113

Caroline coordinates and manages the marketing and communications for the Center's programs and initiatives. She has been with the Center for 10+ years in an evolution of roles from administrative support to her current position. Previously, she 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. Caroline and her family enjoy having the mountains in one direction and the beach in the other.

Jen O’Loughlin
Accounting Assistant, ext.
Jen manages the day to day accounting needs of the Center and assists the CFO with budget and audit related tasks. She earned her BA in psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill, and spent time raising her children and working in the Fair Trade industry before joining the Center staff in 2018. In her free time, Jen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and going to sporting events.
Katrina Pareja
Member Services Coordinator, ext. 101

Katrina is responsible for supporting all functions related to retaining, serving, and engaging the nonprofit Members of the Center. She attended NC State University where she obtained a bachelors in sociology and a minor in nonprofit studies. She volunteers with agencies serving individuals and families experiencing poverty and homelessness. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, attending performing arts events, and spending time with her lovable miniature dachshund, Chip.

Jeanne Tedrow
President & CEO, ext.

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.

Salima Thomas
Chief Education and Member Services Officer, ext. 114

Salima 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.