Staff Directory

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Rebekah Beck
Member Recruitment Assistant, ext. 100
Rebekah 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 (Go Hawks!) and an MSW from VCU (Go Rams!). In her free time, Rebekah 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, administering resource development events, and promoting direct marketing opportunities for donors. Since 2010, she has volunteered, interned, and worked at a variety of nonprofits ranging in size and focus. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and American University for degrees in social science and policy. In her spare time she enjoys cooking from-scratch and reading nonfiction.

Bridgette Burge
Director of Programs, ext. 115

Bridgette manages the NC Center's learning opportunities, including webinars, workshops, and special projects. She also supports many of the Center's collaborations with capacity-builders and partner nonprofits. She has more than two decades of nonprofit experience serving as a board member, executive director, fundraiser, program manager, and volunteer. Bridgette earned her bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College, her master’s from the University of Memphis, and a nonprofit management certificate from Duke University. She loves living in Raleigh with her partner, their two children, and their goofy rescue beagle.

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 plans, coordinates, and implements 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 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.

Rob Maddrey
Director for Sustainability, 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 initiatves. She has been with the Center for more than nine 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 Assistant, ext. 101
Katrina is responsible for supporting member services by working to retain and serve the Members of the Center. She attended NCSU where she obtained a bachelors in sociology with a minor in nonprofit studies. Katrina volunteers with agencies serving individuals and families experiencing hunger and homelessness. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, attending music 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
Director of Member Engagement, 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.