Consulting Team

Meet the Team

Our consulting team offers a full range of services to meet the needs of today’s nonprofits. We view organizations as complex, dynamic goal-oriented systems. By analyzing the components, processes and inherent logic of the organization, we can pinpoint opportunities for growth and offer solutions.

Geva Salerno

Principal, Strategic Planning & Program Evaluation

Geva Salerno has helped many organizations to reach greater degrees of impact with a 10-year track record of planning and problem-solving success.

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James Robinson

Fundraising

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James Robinson holds an MS in Urban Affairs from Hunter College in New York City. With almost twenty years experience as a fundraising professional

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Irene Giniat

Grant Writer

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Irene Giniat has been researching, preparing and submitting grant applications to public and private sectors, tracking grants and preparing outcome reports

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Lisa Reece

Event Planning

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Lisa Reece, Extraordinary Events, brings the graciousness of southern hospitality, tradition and etiquette to event planning. She attended Furman University

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Bill Spargur

Bookeeping, Accounting,

Taxes

Bill Spargur, EA, provides bookkeeping, accounting and tax consulting services to varying industries. He has been practicing as a tax and accounting

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Jennifer Meloh

Public Relations

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Jennifer James-Mesloh holds a PhD in Public Affairs and a MPA in Public Administration. She has over 17 years of professional experience managing

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Paul Nicodemi

Certified Network and Computer Technician

Certified Network Solutions, Paul Nicodemi, has been helping small businesses in southwest Florida meet their technology needs for the last 8 years.

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Luis Bernal

Sr. Evaluation Expert

Expert

Luis Bernal is a monitoring and evaluation expert with more than two decades of local, national and international experience evaluating the effectiveness

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Cheryl Willett

Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor

Cheryl Willett, of Accounting for Profitability LLC, has more than 25 years accounting experience and 10 years QuickBooks experience. She is a certified Quickbooks Pro Trainer and patiently guides nonprofits.

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Ike Lichtenstein

Certified Public Accountant

Ike Lichtenstein of Accounting for Profitability LLC has over 25 years experience as a financial management consultant, consulting with diverse companies from IT firms, market research and nonprofits

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Myra E. Williams

Fundraising

Myra E. Williams has extensive experience in increasing nonprofit revenue through broad-based donor cultivation. Her expertise includes major gifts, capital campaigns and pledge management

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Susanna Wohlpart

Marketing/Graphic Design

Susanna Wohlpart holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee. She has spent 24 years working for numerous corporate clients and has extensive experience with nonprofit organizations.

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Jean Roche

Membership

Expert

Jean Roche holds a B.S. from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio and has worked extensively with nonprofits in South Florida for eight years. A comprehensive Membership

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Libby Anderson

Human Resources

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Libby Anderson, of Human Resources Now has over 25 years experience and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development and Administration

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Geva Salerno

Principal, Strategic Planning & Program Evaluation

Geva Salerno has helped many organizations to reach greater degrees of impact with a 10-year track record of planning and problem-solving success. She possesses a Master’s Degree in International Policy and utilizes a “systems” approach to assisting nonprofits to identify opportunities for further growth and effectiveness. A former nonprofit manager, Geva understands the challenges that nonprofits face, which brings greater depth to her consulting practice. Her background is both in programs and fundraising. Employing a variety of modalities and skills including program evaluation, strategic planning and project management she assists nonprofits in achieving their goals and increasing their effectiveness.

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Bill

Bookeeping, Accounting, Taxes

Bill Spargur, EA, provides bookkeeping, accounting and tax consulting services to varying industries. He has been practicing as a tax and accounting professional for eleven years and displays the patience and knowledge necessary to understand his clients needs and implement appropriate solutions to achieve optimal results. He is a graduate of Purdue University and will soon achieve his Masters degree in Taxation and Accounting. From handling payroll duties for several hundred employees to managing a client-base in excess of 500 clients, he has demonstrated the capacity to work efficiently and to exceed expectations. As an Enrolled Agent, he subscribes to the professional and ethical standards as set forth by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Paul

Certified Network and Computer Technician

Certified Network Solutions, Paul Nicodemi, has been helping small businesses in southwest Florida meet their technology needs for the last 8 years. With a B.S. of Computer Science from Oakland University, Rochester MI, and a Microsoft MCP certification, Paul worked for 3 years as a lead technology developer for General Motors. Paul has developed the ability to recommend and implement computer network solutions that are the right fit for the organization’s specific needs. Paul can help with any computer problem from small issues (virus removal, printer setup,scheduled maintenance) to large-scale projects (new server installs, remote access, email, multiple site hookups).

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Luis Bernal

Evaluation Expert

Luis Bernal is a monitoring and evaluation expert with more than two decades of local, national and international experience evaluating the effectiveness of organizations and projects. Luis holds a BS in Business Management and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Career highlights include evaluating economic development projects with accumulated budgets over $30 million and more than 15,000 beneficiaries, advising business development projects in countries such as Barbados, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, Panama, Spain and Uruguay, as well as leading a national public partnership towards designing and implementing an industrial development policy. Former and current clients include IDB, UNDP and USAID.

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Lisa

Special Events

Lisa Reece, Extraordinary Events, brings the graciousness of southern hospitality, tradition and etiquette to event planning. She attended Furman University and Emory University and graduated with a BBA in Business Management and a Minor in Psychology Studies. Ms Reece has over 30 years experience in event planning with both non-profit and for profit organizations, as well as success in working with government organizations, local and national associations, corporations and social groups. She can manage any size event – from a meeting to a signature fundraising event.

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James

Fundraising

James Robinson holds an MS in Urban Affairs from Hunter College in New York City. With almost twenty years experience as a fundraising professional in New York, Boston and Providence, James has proven success in all areas of fundraising, including capital campaigns, legacy giving programs, direct mail campaigns, major gifts, grants and special events. As a non-profit manager, James has been instrumental in producing and executing several successful development and strategic plans.

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Jennifer

Public Relations

Jennifer James-Mesloh holds a PhD in Public Affairs and a MPA in Public Administration. She has over 17 years of professional experience managing the public relations needs of organizations, typically within the non-profit and government sectors. Jennifer is a peer-reviewed published researcher and her expertise includes: Developing and implementing crisis communications plans during a worldwide health crisis; working with Florida Legislators, U.S. Senators and staff members to obtain program funding, developing state laws and achieve policy objectives and conducting program evaluations for non-profits that service high-risk populations. In addition, she has conducted hundreds of taped and live interviews and can represent an agency by any media forum: TV, radio, newspaper, video and online.

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Irene

Grant Writer

Irene Giniat has been researching, preparing and submitting grant applications to public and private sectors, tracking grants and preparing outcome reports for close to 30 years. She has successfully garnered over $10 million in federal grants and close to $3 million in grants for nonprofit organizations. Irene has lived in Southwest Florida for 17 years, working as a planner for county government and the local health planning council as well as grants coordinator and director of development. Irene has a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

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Libby Anderson

Human Resource Professional

Human Resources Now, Libby Anderson, has over 25 years experience and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development and Administration from Barry University, where she is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. She is a past President of the HR Florida State Council, the state affiliate of The Society of Human Resource Management. She also represented the Southeast Region of the United States on the Membership Advisory Committee for The Society of Human Resource Management. Libby’s mission is to provide immediate and tangible outcomes by focusing on results and relationships. She has a diverse background consulting with companies ranging from hi-tech manufacturing, healthcare and specialty retail to hospitality, public sector and non-profit entities.

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Cheryl Willett

Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Willett Business Management, Inc. Cheryl Willett, Accountant and Quickbooks Trainer, has more than 25 years accounting experience and 10 years QuickBooks experience. Cheryl earned an Accounting Degree from Teikyo Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. She assists nonprofit organizations and businesses to achieve their goals by taking a proactive approach through QuickBooks training, QuickBooks setup, problem resolution and process development.

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Ike Lichtenstein

Certified Public Accountant

Ike has over 25 years experience as a financial management consultant. He has a diverse background consulting with companies ranging from IT firms, market research, and internet marketing to healthcare, professional practices, financial advisors and non-profit entities. Ike earned a BBS degree in Finance from American University in Washington DC. and qualified as a CPA at CUNY- Bernard Baruch College – Graduate Division in New York City. Ike received over 150 hours of special training for CPA’s featuring CFO type services. Providing a practical approach to help organizations widen their financial focus, Ike creates a structure for them to effectively implement strategies and action plans.

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Myra E. Williams

Fundraising

Myra E. Williams has extensive experience in increasing nonprofit revenue through broad-based donor cultivation. Her expertise includes major gifts, capital campaigns and pledge management, fundraising software and database management, annual giving programs, donor relations and stewardship, event planning and management. She has over 14 years experience as a senior manager at several prominent SWFL nonprofits and her successful, practical approach to creating a sound, development infrastructure has resulted in increased revenues of an average of 43% for her clients.

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Susanna

Marketing/Graphic Design

Susanna Wohlpart holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee. She has spent 24 years working for numerous corporate clients and has extensive experience with nonprofit organizations. Susanna provides visual graphics for clients print, electronic and web needs. She also develops branding strategies for social media applications and event concepts to enable clients to maintain a strong, consistent image.

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Jean Roche

Membership Expert

Jean Roche has extensive membership program development experience. She holds a B.S. from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio and has worked with nonprofits in South Florida for eight years. As a comprehensive Membership and Annual Fund Manager, she has assisted in developing and maintaining database programs to support membership campaigns including designing membership benefits and the recording of donor contributions for reporting purposes.She has substantial membership database experience and her expertise includes the analysis of membership trends and patterns, as well as event management and the supervision of direct mailings and membership telemarketing campaigns.

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Cynthia Caughey

Grants & Foundation Relations

Cynthia Caughey is a development consultant specializing in grant writing and foundation relations.  She has raised more than $20 Million in grants throughout her 26-year career, in addition to serving as a nonprofit Executive Director for seven years.  Cynthia helps nonprofits and foundations achieve greater levels of success by helping them through the development of program outcomes and grant impact.  Cynthia grew up in Fort Myers, Florida where her family still lives, however she has also spent years living and working in Los Angeles, Italy and France.

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