MEET YOUR ALLIES

Our Mission

At Charitable Allies, we look out for your charity’s operations so you can focus on the people you serve.

Our Approach

We share your passion for improving the world. Charitable Allies is uniquely qualified to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with your charity. As a charity ourselves we operate nationwide on a low bono basis to provide clients with excellent legal services tailored for nonprofit organizations and their stakeholders.

We want to be your partner in effective and efficient compliance, donor stewardship, risk management, financial transparency and litigation.

Our Staff

Zachary Kester

Zachary Kester

CEO and Managing Attorney

Olivia Cloer

Olivia Cloer

Marketing and Communications Manager

Victoria Ochs

Victoria Ochs

Marketing and Intake Coordinator

Alexander Guin

Alexander Guin

Philanthropic Advisor & Senior Legal Intern

Robert Miller

Robert Miller

Program Officer & Staff Attorney II

Mark Pizur

Mark Pizur

Senior Staff Attorney & Program Officer

Rose Voigt

Rose Voigt

Transactional Paralegal

Brenda Freije

Brenda Freije

Senior Staff Attorney & Program Director

Katie Buckner

Katie Buckner

Staff Attorney II

Melissa White

Melissa White

Program Officer & Senior Paralegal

Our Board Members

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is the President of Nelson Law Group LLC.

Matt McIntyre

Matt McIntyre

Meet Matt McIntyre!

Tina Whittington

Tina Whittington

Tina Whittington has served as the Executive Vice President of Students For Life of America for over a decade, leading the nonprofit through tremendous growth.

Melissa Coleman

Melissa Coleman

Melissa Coleman is the senior principal of Coleman Law & Consulting, PLLC, practicing in Minneapolis, MN since 1998. Ms. Coleman serves charitable organizations both professionally and personally, confident that doing so will bear fruit for generations to come.

Ted R. Batson, Jr.

Ted R. Batson, Jr.

A certified public accountant and licensed attorney, Ted advises exempt organizations of all sizes on a wide range of issues.

Kim Williams-Pulfer

Kim Williams-Pulfer

Kim Williams-Pulfer earned her Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in 2018. She was appointed to the Hurston/Wright Foundation for the project “Measuring Success and Charting Our Future.

Megan McGuire

Megan McGuire

Megan McGuire is the CEO of Ascent 121, an Indianapolis agency that provides trauma recovery for teen survivors of human trafficking.

Ashley Garry

Ashley Garry

Ashley Garry is Head of Compliance Investigations for Roche Diagnostics Corporation.

Rima Shahid

Rima Shahid

Rima Shahid has served as the first Executive Director of Women4Change since 2017. She is passionate about bringing people together and working tirelessly for a better Indiana.

Barry Bostrom

Barry Bostrom

A nonprofit lawyer and volunteer for nearly three decades, Barry Bostrom has a soft spot for people with intellectual disabilities.

Tina Cloer

Tina Cloer

As the President and CEO, Tina Cloer leads Children’s Bureau Inc., an Indiana nonprofit that helps children and families.