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

Katie Buckner

Katie Buckner

Lead Attorney, Litigation Team and Director of Programming

Brenda Freije

Brenda Freije

Senior Staff Attorney & Program Director

Zachary Kester

Zachary Kester

CEO and Managing Attorney

Spencer Rehn

Spencer Rehn

Staff Attorney

Olivia Cloer

Olivia Cloer

Marketing & Operations Director

Sydney Grote

Sydney Grote

Fiscal Sponsorship Program Coordinator

Robert Miller

Robert Miller

Lead Attorney, Transactional Team and Program Director

Mimi Trahan

Mimi Trahan

Staff Attorney

Quentin Collins

Quentin Collins

Staff Attorney

Alexander Guin

Alexander Guin

Philanthropic Advisor & Senior Legal Intern

Victoria Ochs

Victoria Ochs

Marketing and Intake Coordinator

Our Board Members

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is the President of Nelson Law Group LLC.

Tina Cloer

Tina Cloer

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ashley Garry

Ashley Garry

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

Barry Bostrom

Barry Bostrom

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