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TANIA MALIK

President

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 contribute 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 and 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. 

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ANNE KROUSE

Secretary

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. Causes most important to her are women & children’s issues along with mental health issues. In addition to IKF, Anne serves on 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 just one organization. She also couldn’t pass up the amazing opportunity to work alongside 11 powerful and inspirational like-minded women. Anne is the Secretary of IKF and serves on the IKF Executive Committee.  

 

Anne enjoys reading, running and being surrounded by family and good friends.  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. 
 

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KRYSTIN KNOX

Treasurer

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 the 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.

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CHRISTINA WOELFFER

Outreach

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.  Christina founded the Raleigh Giving Party in 2010 and has been a Project Manager, and is currently the Outreach Chair, for IKF, which she believes is the pinnacle of her nonprofit work. 

 

Exercise, yoga, travel and vacuuming are Christina’s favorite things to do when she’s not with her family.  A graduate of Miami University in Ohio, Christina lives with her husband, three kids, one dog and lots of old cars in North Raleigh.  

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MONICA PIGUES

Director

Monica is a community volunteer who enjoys serving when and where she can. After working in retail, telecommunications/mobile sales and brand management, Monica decided to turn her attention to her growing family and volunteer efforts. She has served as room parent and chaperone and has co-chaired several silent auctions via school and other organizations. Causes important to her include women and children’s issues and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. She also serves on the boards of two other community organizations and considers strategic thinking to be one of her strong suits.  

 

Monica joined IKF because it was an incredible opportunity to make an amplified difference with a group of committed, hard-working and fun women. Monica serves on the IKF Executive Committee and considers the work of IKF in the community one of her most fulfilling pursuits.

 

Monica enjoys Bible study, reading, working out and being with family in her spare time. She holds a BA in political science from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She resides in Raleigh with her husband and four children.

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COURTNEY STAFFORD

Director

Courtney has known from a young age she wanted to help others and began volunteering as a teenager 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.  After working several years in various public health agencies in the Triangle, Courtney decided to focus on her family and make a positive impact through IKF.  Courtney has served as IKF secretary and was the Project Manager for Arts Access.  She currently serves on the IKF Outreach and Marketing committees.

 

Courtney enjoys her daily workouts at the gym, food and wine, traveling, historical dramas and baking.  Causes that speak to her heart include women and children’s issues and hunger.  She lives in Raleigh with her husband, two children and Golden Retriever puppy.

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STEPHANIE DIGIULIO

Director

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. 

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LESLIE ROBINSON

Director

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. 

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KATHLEEN MALIK

Director

Kathleen Malik developed and managed Corporate Wellness and Ergonomics programs for 22 years before joining IKF. She taught a variety of fitness and injury prevention classes and spoke at many conferences, helping her company (SAS) to gain recognition as having one of the best corporate ergonomics programs in the world. 

 

Kathleen joined IKF because the synergy of these talented women moved mountains in previous volunteer efforts. Continuous personal growth is important to her, 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.    

 

Kathleen currently serves on the board of Tribucha, a kombucha beverage company. Her passions include tennis, making iMovies 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. 

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LIZ ROSSILLI

Director

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 her current business, Genuity Concepts, Liz’s expertise is finding the perfect promotional marketing products to align her clients’ branding strategies with their target customers.  

 

For the last 25 years, Liz has worked in sales and marketing for all size companies, but her true passion has always been entrepreneurs and start-ups.  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.

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JILL DYKES

Director

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.

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ASHLEY TECHET

Director

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.

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