Staff Directory

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Rebekah Beck
Education Services Manager (she/her), ext. 100

Rebekah assists in the development of and coordinates the Center’s educational programming, and supports the recruitment of 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 & Data Manager (she/her), ext. 102

Lynn joined the Center's Sustainability team in 2017 to assist with managing data, promoting direct marketing opportunities, 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 Master's degree in 2016 while living in Washington D.C., before moving back home to native North Carolina. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking from-scratch and reading nonfiction.

Brittany Sullivan
Brittany Brown
Member Development Assistant (she/her), ext. 118

Brittany began serving as the membership development assistant at the Center in 2021. Since 2016, she has worked for different nonprofit organizations, including completing a Z. Smith Reynolds internship and AmeriCorps service term. After studying public policy at UNC-Chapel Hill, she developed a passion for advocacy and community work, including serving on various boards and committees for local social justice organizations and working on political campaigns. She lives in Alamance County with her partner and three children.

Tracy Careyette
Chief Financial and Operations Officer (she/her), ext. 105

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 20-year veteran of the Center, she has more than 15+ 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.

Leslie Crisostomo-Morales
Leslie Crisostomo-Morales
Nonprofit Services Assistant (she/her), ext. 101

Leslie joined the Center staff full-time in 2021. Previously, she served as a Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation intern with the Center and assisted in developing and implementing an educational and capacity building program in nonprofit management. She graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a degree in public policy and global studies. She enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.

Lisa Crossling, Chief Learning Officer, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
Lisa Crosslin
Chief Learning Officer (she/her), ext. 114

Lisa joined the Center in April 2021 as chief learning officer. She previously served as chief program officer for Passage Home, where she began as a program manager in 1995. Her leadership helped Passage Home develop a strong reputation for delivering high quality programs and services to those who are homeless – especially veterans – have a felony background, and have poor or no credit, and consistently renew federal grants for more than 20 years to support these programs. She also helped develop and manage a highly successful NC reentry program for formerly incarcerated women with children. She is a Certified ROMA (Results Oriented Management & Accountability) trainer and has consistently helped her team and other community action agencies improve and achieve all stated outcomes. Outside of work, Lisa enjoys fitness routines and spending time at the beach.

Sarah Easley
Events Manager (she/her), ext. 126

Sarah manages the planning and execution of the Center's conference, Nonprofit Policy Briefings, 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 (he/him), 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. He has served on boards of a variety of local and national nonprofits. David is a graduate of Duke University and the William and Mary School of Law. 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 three children, the oldest of whom describes her dad as “weathered.”

Tamika Howard
Assistant to the President (she/her), ext. 127

Tamika joined the Center in February 2020 as assistant to the president, providing administrative support to our president and CEO and the senior leadership team. Prior to the Center, she worked in various administrative, bookkeeping, and support roles in a variety of fields. A Connecticut native, Tamika spends her free time traveling, couponing, and being a sports mom to her three daughters.

Caroline McDowell
Marketing & Communications Manager (she/her), ext. 113

Caroline coordinates and manages the marketing and communications for the Center's programs and initiatives. She has been with the Center since 2008 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 (PA), and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. She earned a BA in creative writing and communications from the University of Pittsburgh. Caroline enjoys having the mountains in one direction and the beach in the other.

Jen O’Loughlin
Accounting and Office Coordinator (she/her), ext. 123
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.
Jeanne Tedrow
President and CEO (she/her), ext.

Jeanne joined 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 thousands of individuals with housing and support services 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.

Paul Tronnier
Technology Director (he/him), ext.
Paul manages the Center's technology resources. He has 25+ years of IT solutions, strategy, and leadership experience, and prides himself on maximizing return on investment, accountability, and forward-thinking solutions. Prior to joining the Center in 2021, he founded Chief Web Officer for Hire and worked with a number of national nonprofits in optimizing their processes and services. Paul has a BS in business, marketing, and computer science from the University of Wisconsin. He enjoys family, adventure travel, sailing, hiking, SCUBA diving, and volunteering.