About In Kind Friends
In-Kind Friends is a group of trailblazing, sleeve-rolling friends who catalyzes the impact of local nonprofits through creative, spirited collaboration. By working together to provide pro bono interim time and talent, we amplify our clients’ community impact and improve our corner of the world.
Time and talent are our currency; we are not a funding organization. Our families are our first priority and we work to include them in our philanthropic efforts. We are free to modulate participation in IKF as our personal lives allow. We focus on nonprofits that can benefit from, and propel forward with,
a short-term, intensive effort from IKF. As a group, we have either a passion for or a growing interest in
the client we choose. We challenge each other to continually evolve and improve for the
betterment of ourselves and our community.
Intentional, Committed, Compassionate, Collaborative and Spirited
We provide interim time and talent to Triangle nonprofits to ampligy their community impact.
Each nonprofit we serve becomes a building block that positively extends our community reach year after year.
Get To Know
Tania Malik is a lawyer and serial entrepreneur. She is the founder of several healthcare IT businesses, bringing two to an exit, and has served on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards. She currently sits on two Strategic Advisor Boards and two non-profit boards. She is also the current Chair of the Telemental Health Special Interest Group for the American Telemedicine Association.
Tania wants to be a part of IKF to keep improving her corner of the world with friends who have multiple talents. She believes that IKF’s clients are the building blocks that each contributes to a stronger community. She is the President of IKF, was the project manager for MVRC, and is the project manager for IKF.
Tania enjoys cooking, exercising, and being with her family in any part of the globe. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University. She is a member of the North Carolina and Georgia bars. She resides in Raleigh with her husband, two children, and yellow Labrador and her step-daughter lives in New York City.
Anne is a community volunteer who donates her time in lieu of a full-time job. Anne worked as an Estate and Tax attorney for several years in New York City before relocating to Raleigh with her family. Once she had children, Anne stopped practicing law and shifted her focus to raising them and volunteering many hours to various causes. She initially spent much of her free time volunteering at her children’s school (in various roles and positions, from serving as an officer of the PTA to chairing school-wide fundraising and community events) but her volunteer efforts later expanded to other organizations in Raleigh. The causes most important to her are social justice advocacy, women’s/children’s rights and mental health awareness. In addition to IKF, Anne serves on the Vestry of the Church of the Nativity in Raleigh (COTN) and is an active member of COTN’s Social Justice Committee. She also serves as the Secretary of her Homeowner Association’s Board. Anne considers her attention to detail, ability to create efficiencies, and diplomacy as her strengths. Anne joined IKF because she loves how different non-profits are served each year; this allows her to learn about and help many non-profits through one organization. She also couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work alongside 11 powerful and inspirational like-minded women. Anne is the Secretary of IKF, the Chair of IKF’s Nominating & Governance Committee and serves on the IKF Executive Committee.
Anne enjoys reading, running and continually learning new things. She graduated from The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), with distinction, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1994 and from Duke University School of Law, cum laude, with a Juris Doctor degree in 1997. Anne is a member of both the New York and North Carolina bars. She resides in Raleigh with her husband and three daughters.
Krystin spent 25 years in corporate settings managing the integrated systems that support operations - financial, ordering, revenue recognition, reporting, and process improvement. Retirement occurred when the needs of the family became a priority and she has turned her skills and time to community volunteering. She uses her accounting, tax, and process skills to help organizations that lack those resources. She is passionate about good process and financial stability. Krystin serves as Treasurer of IKF as well as on the Outreach Committee. Working with the IKF team is a joy because it allows her to “go beyond” in ways she never imagined.
When Krystin is not playing with numbers, she enjoys running and participates in as many team/relay events as possible. She strives to complete 4 half marathons a year and attends Crossfit classes at least 4x per week. With her remaining time, she enjoys paddle-boarding, water skiing, reading, and hanging with her family. She has degrees in Finance, Accounting and Tax and is a CFP. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, son, daughter and retriever, Annie.
Christina is a stay-at-home mom who likes to do anything but. In her previous life, she was a Vice President with the integrated marketing agency French/West/Vaughan in Raleigh, but she cut her PR teeth at the acclaimed Zimmerman Agency in Tallahassee. Over the years, and with a varied client roster, her focus remained on product and lifestyle marketing with an affinity for local and national media relations.
After “retiring” in 2008, Christina decided to apply her passion and experience for marketing to the nonprofit sector by serving on the board of a local charity while also scooping up assorted media relations projects for causes important to her. In 2010 Christina co-founded the Raleigh Giving Party (which is still her baby!), and in 2015 she became a founding member of IKF, where she has happily been a Project Manager and the Outreach Chair.
Exercise, yoga, travel and vacuuming are Christina’s favorite things to do when she’s not with her (super fun) family. A graduate of Miami University in Ohio, Christina lives with her husband, three kids, one dog, one cat, and lots of old cars in North Raleigh.
Courtney has felt a calling to volunteer ever since she was a teenager, while earning service hours for Key Club in her local community. This guided her to choose a career in an allied health field after earning a B.S. in Biology from the University of Mount Union and a M.S. in Public Health Nutrition with a specialty in Maternal and Child Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally, she completed her dietetic internship through Case Western Reserve University and is a Registered Dietitian. In addition to working several years in various public health agencies in the Triangle, Courtney also makes a positive impact through IKF. Courtney has served as IKF secretary and was the Project Manager for Arts Access and The Center for Volunteer Caregiving. She currently serves on the IKF Outreach and Marketing committees.
Courtney enjoys her daily workouts, food and wine, traveling, historical dramas and baking. Causes that speak to her heart include women and children’s issues, hunger and justice. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, two children and Golden Retriever.
Stephanie worked in the criminal justice system for seven years as a victim witness advocate, forensic interviewer and a federal probation officer. After retiring earlier to become a full-time mom, her focus remains on parenting and on enhancing her childrens’ school communities. She has served as PTA president, room parent, classroom volunteer, and fundraiser. Stephanie has been an advocate for the food allergy department at UNC Children’s Hospital where her son was treated and continues to raise awareness for anaphylaxis treatment and research.
Stephanie joined IKF because she believes in the difference one small group of women can make in their local community. She served as project manager for IKF’s first client, Young Men of Progress, and in 2019/2020 served as project manager for Horse & Buddy.
Stephanie enjoys all things food and wine related and travels with her family any chance they get. She holds an MA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a BS in Social Work from Skidmore College. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, an orthopaedic surgeon in Cary, and her three children who are 12, 10 & 7.
Leslie Robinson is a family medicine physician. She practiced for 14 years before deciding to switch gears in 2012 and leave clinical medicine. Since then, she has focused her efforts on raising her family and immersing herself in volunteer work for her children’s school, her synagogue, and In-Kind Friends. She has been an officer on the PTA, served on various committees, co-chaired fundraising activities, and currently serves as treasurer for her temple Sisterhood. In the past she has completed intensive training as a mediator, a domestic violence victims advocate, and a rape crisis counselor. Causes most important to Leslie include women and children’s issues, animal welfare, the environment, and healthcare.
Leslie joined IKF because she was excited about the potential impact this amazing group of women could have on their community, and she feels honored to be a part of it. She serves on the Outreach Committee and was co-project manager for NLBH.
Leslie enjoys day hiking, listening to music, singing, reading, working out, and spending time with family. She graduated from Duke University with a B.S. degree in psychology and from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine with an M.D. degree. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, also a physician, and their three children.
KATHLEEN MALIK, MA, CEA
Kathleen Malik developed and managed Corporate Wellness and Ergonomics programs for 22 years before joining IKF. In addition to speaking at many conferences, she created a state-of-the-art Ergo Lab, eliminated workplace injuries for thousands of employees, and taught a variety of wellness/fitness classes, helping her company (SAS) to gain recognition as having one of the best corporate wellness and ergo programs in the world. Kathleen currently serves on the board of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Shuford Program of Entrepreneurship and also Tribucha, a kombucha beverage company.
Continuous personal growth is important to Kathleen, and she is grateful that IKF gives her the opportunity to serve others with her talents while at the same time stretch her wings in new areas of learning. She enjoys the creative and rewarding process of creating brand awareness videos for IKF’s clients.
Her passions include tennis, making wacky family movies in her green-screen studio, and teaching Unity principles on Sundays to children ages 5-14. Her undergrad and masters degrees are from UNC-Chapel Hill in Music Performance and Exercise Physiology. She lives in Raleigh and is married with four children.
Liz Rossilli is an active member of the Triangle’s business community. In 2019, she won the “Ambassador of the Year” for the Cary Chamber of Commerce for her dedication to helping local businesses. With 28+ years of sales experience, Liz is the President of Sales Savvy, a sales consulting practice based in Cary, NC. Through this business, she helps women B2B service providers nationwide bring in consistent clients without compromising sanity or integrity. Liz loves partnering with women in business today - not only to guide them on selling with confidence, but to celebrate all of their wins, every step of the way!
Coming from an entrepreneurial family has given Liz the tools to think outside the box and wear many hats. Her compassion to help others and her creativity make her a welcome addition to the IKF team.
Outside of work, Liz enjoys walking her dogs, the beach, and baseball. Liz lives in Cary with her husband Bob, her 2 children Emma & Bobby, and 2 dogs Bandit & Starlet.
Jill Dykes is a former news producer who now works as a freelance publicist and writer, primarily in the parenting and family space. She loves using her news experience to find relevant ways to tell her clients’ stories to national audiences. In addition to IKF, Jill works with a Triangle-based non-profit that helps children in 29 low-and-middle income countries around the globe. Jill is passionate about issues impacting children and their health and safety.
Jill is thrilled to join the board of IKF and plans to use her skills and expertise to elevate non-profits who give back to our community.
In her spare time, Jill enjoys tennis, yoga, and spending time with her family. She received a BA from Elon University and lives in Raleigh with her husband, two daughters, and her rescue lab.
Ashley Johnson Techet has been involved in the community since moving to Raleigh 19 years ago. Prior to her volunteer and community work, Ashley had a career in education reform and community development.
As a volunteer and ultimately chairman of the board at Interact, Ashley has always supported the issues she is most passionate about, providing safe spaces and serving women and children in need in Wake County. Wherever Ashley is engaged, she sees her calling as hearing individual’s stories, helping people share their story, and connecting resources to individuals in need.
Since IKF's inception, Ashley has watched the remarkable work the women-powered nonprofit does and was thrilled to finally have capacity to join the board. She is excited to serve on the Partner of Friends Committee as well as be a Project Manager on Passage Home during her first year of service.
At home, Ashley has a husband, four active children and a myriad of pets. She spends much of her time involved with the children, their schools and their sports. When time permits, you will find them all fishing, watching hockey or cooking as a family.