Managing Money With Mission

Advisory Board

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


Kristin Rucinski

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

Melanie Schmidt is an experienced strategist and executive adviser with a passion for helping organizations and individuals become more effective. She brings experience working and consulting in all sectors and is known for getting to the core of issues and then framing the actions necessary to move things forward – beyond business as usual. Melanie established Timpano Group in 2003 as a creative consultancy specializing in management consulting, organizational development, stakeholder engagement, and strategic communications. She is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt with a Master’s Degree in organizational development. The thread through her 25-year career is creation, transition, and transformation.