The N4N Advisory Board has been established to provide sound advice to help guide the growth of N4N and achieve current business goals. As leaders in their fields of expertise, they offer invaluable outside perspective and enthusiasm for N4N’s mission, vision, and values. Let us know if you are interested in learning more about a position on our board.
Jay Sekelsky, CFA, CPA
Chief Investment Officer for Madison Investment Advisors, Inc. Madison has $16 billion in assets under management for clients that include hospitals, foundations, endowments, religious organizations, corporations, municipalities, unions, financial institutions and insurance companies. Madison also serves individual investors through mutual funds, managed accounts and private portfolios. Jay is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Investment Strategy Committee and the Asset Allocation Committee. In addition he is the lead portfolio manager for several equity portfolio strategies. Jay was a Morningstar Domestic-Stock Manager of the Year Finalist in 2006. Jay holds BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Wisconsin and graduated from the Applied Security Analysis Program.
Jay serves or has served on several non-profit boards, including…..
- American Family Children’s Hospital Advisory Board
- Edgewood High School Board of Trustees
- Co-Chair of Ronald McDonald House Capital Campaign
- Past Chair of the National Board of Directors for Wisconsin Alumni Association
- University of Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association Board of Directors
- Past President of the Board of Directors for The Road Home Dane County, Inc.
- Past Chair of the Board of Trustees for United Way of Dane County Foundation
- University of Wisconsin School of Business – Hawk Equity Portfolio Advisory Board for the Applied Securities Analysis Program
Kim Herlitzka is a Principal at global CPA and business advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly). She is a leader of the firm’s staffing and recruiting businesses, Baker Tilly Search & Staffing and Baker Tilly Executive Search. Her team at Baker Tilly Search & Staffing focuses on helping organizations find accounting and finance talent, on an interim and permanent basis, and assists people in finding rewarding careers. Her Executive Search team focuses on helping organizations find and hire talent for the C Suite, president and director level in a variety of capacities including Accounting/Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Artificial Intelligence/Business Analytics. Kim is a member of the Baker Tilly DIBS (Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging for Success) Committee and previously led the firm-wide GROW (Growth & Retention of Women) Committee for over 10 years.
Outside of the office, Kim is very involved in the Madison community. In addition to her involvement with Numbers 4 Nonprofits, she is also involved in Financial Executives International (FEI), Our Lady Queen of Peace School, United Way of Dane County, Regent Soccer and she is an alum of Leadership Greater Madison.
Kristin serves as the Executive Director at The Road Home, working with a team of 20 staff members to help develop programs that follow national best-practices to end family homelessness. In this role, she is very involved in partnership with other community groups. She chaired the Homeless Services Consortium Shelter Providers Committee from 2014-2018. After being on United Way of Dane County’s Basic Needs Community Solutions Team for several years, she currently serves on their Vision Council and is also an agency representative on the advisory board for Numbers 4 Nonprofits.
Kristin received her master’s degree in social work in 2007 at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been working at The Road Home since that time in various positions. She’s been the executive director since 2012. Kristin believes that children, families and communities are all stronger when we have more families in stable housing. She believes in The Road Home’s vision: every child deserves a home.
Melanie Schmidt offers extensive experience facilitating progress for leaders and organizations across disciplines. Her nearly 30-year career has focused on advancing organizational productivity, strategic communications, and executive leadership. Melanie is known for constructive innovation in getting to the core of issues and then framing the actions necessary to move things forward – beyond business as usual. After 20 years working across sectors, she founded Timpano Group in 2003 to transform the traditional consultant experience and establish her practice as a thought partner and strategy consultant. Melanie earned her Master’s Degree in Organizational Development, national certification in nonprofit governance, and a Lean Six Sigma green belt. Melanie believes in the power of shared nonprofit leadership and has served as past Board President for the Public Relations Society of America-Madison, Business and Education Partnership, Opera for the Young, and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services; past Board Secretary for Verona Area Community Theater; and, past Board member of Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras and TEMPO-Madison. She was honored to receive a 2017 Distinguished Volunteer Service Award from the United Way of Dane County, and she was an Athena Award nominee in 2016.
Theresa Balsiger, PHR, SHRM-CP
As the Director of Candidate Relations at Carex Consulting Group, Theresa leads a top-notch recruiting team, cultivating the best and brightest candidates in Madison and around the country. She has over 12 years of recruiting experience leading executive and professional search in a wide variety of industries including insurance, finance, technology, manufacturing, non-profit, and healthcare. Throughout her career, Theresa has utilized a wide variety of tools, both custom-built and standardized assessments to ensure proper candidate skill set and cultural fit. She is passionate about connecting the right talent to the right business to solve problems and help companies grows. She is a Certified Diversity Recruiter and holds the PHR and SHRM-CP human resources certifications.
Theresa is passionate about the impact of many non-profit organizations in our community, and has been involved with Operation Fresh Start, One City Schools, United Way of Dane County, and Junior Achievement.
Karen Menendéz Coller
Karen Menéndez Coller received her Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Originally from El Salvador, her passion for close to 20 years has centered on how community-based programs can successfully improve trajectories for Latino families in the US. To this aim she has worked in multiple sectors, including state, local government, and academia and has received several sources of funding for her work. Before taking on her role as Executive Director of Centro Hispano of Dane County, she was faculty at UCLA. Karen took over as Executive Director of Centro Hispano of Dane County in September 2013. Centro is the largest organization in Dane County with a mission focusing on holistically fostering a thriving Latino community in WI. She received the Inaugural Nan Cheney Award for Social Justice from Forward Community Investments and was also named a National Hispanic Heritage Foundation Leadership Award Recipient in 2017.