our team

NFP Partners is made up by a team of financial experts committed to helping nonprofits focus more on their impactful missions and less on their accounting woes. The team members listed below come from diverse nonprofit backgrounds and have sharp accounting technology knowledge to serve the needs of our clients.

To learn more about the team members at NFP Partners, click the names below. NFP Partners’ President and CEO, Laura Jorstad, and VP of Accounting Services, Stephanie Underwood, share more about the organization in the video to the right.

Laura Jorstad

Laura Jorstad

President & CEO

Laura Jorstad is an accomplished accounting professional who brings more than 20 years of nonprofit financial management experience to NFP Partners’ clients. When Laura joined NFP Partners, the firm was in the development stage of its accounting services delivery model. Under Laura’s direction, the firm has provided a collaborative model of accounting, CFO, and transitional services to dozens of nonprofits. Some of the firm’s original nonprofit organizations are still receiving accounting services from the NFP Partners’ team.

Stephanie Underwood

Stephanie Underwood

Vice President of Accounting Services

Stephanie Underwood boasts over a decade of experience in nonprofit accounting. Stephanie actively engages with nonprofits seeking accounting solutions, fostering strong relationships with each organization, regardless of their accounting need. She excels at providing guidance to the growing NFP Partners team, a task she’s performed since joining the company in 2016. Her leadership is marked by a keen understanding of nonprofits’ accounting challenges and a commitment to meeting them where they are and guiding them forward.

Meet Our Accounting Team Supervisors

NFP Partners’ Accounting Team Supervisors play pivotal roles in helping ensure the company is meeting the unique and impactful needs of our nonprofit clients. The highly skilled Accounting Team Supervisors complete senior accountant-level tasks, review team-prepared client deliverables, create financial statements, and participate in business development. They also serve as the point person for client inquiries, internally and externally, and more.

Kim Lovejoy

Kim Lovejoy

Accounting Team Supervisor

Kim, a licensed Florida CPA, is a highly skilled and dedicated professional who has been a valuable addition to NFP Partners since joining in 2022. With a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Florida, Kim brings 20+ years of nonprofit accounting experience to her role as an Accounting Team Supervisor. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Kim’s commitment to community service is reflected in her volunteer work for local animal charities. Residing in Lakeland, Florida, with her husband and three furbabies, Kim enjoys reading, crocheting, and baking.

Connie Pease

Connie Pease

Accounting Team Supervisor

Connie Pease is a seasoned CPA and has been with NFP Partners since 2022. With a BA from Michigan State University, Connie’s career, which spans across 25 years, encompasses multifaceted roles in accounting and financial management. In her current role as an Accounting Team Supervisor, Connie has been instrumental in supporting the nonprofit accounting team. Beyond her professional commitments, Connie finds joy in family life, being married and nurturing three adult children. During her leisure moments, she indulges in hobbies like reading, crafting, and gardening. Connie also enjoys serene walks with her trio of beloved dogs. 

Jody Zatorski

Jody Zatorski

Accounting Team Supervisor

Jody Zatorski is an integral Accounting Team Supervisor at NFP Partners, holding a pivotal role within the nonprofit accounting team since joining in 2017. Jody earned a BS from the University of Maryland University College and an MBA in Accounting from Colorado Technical University. Now embracing the empty nester phase of life, Jody finds joy in exploring the world with her husband. She indulges in travel adventures and the world of reading. Her commitment to both professional excellence and a fulfilling personal life epitomizes her dedication to a well-rounded and enriching lifestyle.

Meet Our Nonprofit Staff & Senior Accountants

As essential members of our accounting team, the Senior and Staff Accountants conduct fundamental troubleshooting, reconciliation, and invoicing tasks for NFP Partners nonprofit partners. The roles involve meticulous attention to detail while overseeing payroll, taxes, and benefits. The Accountants contribute significantly to our team’s success by providing accurate financial management and support to nonprofits, demonstrating expertise in diverse accounting functions, and enhancing the overall efficiency of our clients’ operations.

Nicci Hardman

Nicci Hardman

Senior Nonprofit Accountant

Nicci has more than 23 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. In her career, she has implemented accounting software systems, set up policies and procedures, managed all aspects of the general ledger operations, and more.

 

Anne Messerli

Anne Messerli

Staff Nonprofit Accountant

Anne has been with NFP Partners since 2017, and assists nonprofits with accounts payable, accounts receivable, grant management, budgeting, reconciliations, and processing of month-end financial reports.

Rachel Giannini

Rachel Giannini

Staff Nonprofit Accountant

Rachel helps with NFP Partners’ daily accounting services and many of the company’s financial services and tax filings. She brings 10+ years of experience in public accounting and accounting services.

Mandy Chen

Mandy Chen

Senior Nonprofit Accountant

Mandy has spent the last 19 years in an institutional accounting setting. She has exposure to various investment instruments, accounts payable/receivable functions, and budgeting. She serves as a great support tool for nonprofit’s looking for process improvement.

Courtney Wright

Courtney Wright

Staff Nonprofit Accountant

Courtney brings more than 14 years of working in mutual fund accounting and a passion for nonprofit accounting. Courtney has experience overseeing daily expense postings and reviewing accounts payable to multiple fund managers and service providers.

Katherine "Kayti" Kloimwieder

Katherine "Kayti" Kloimwieder

Senior Nonprofit Accountant

Kayti’s career spans more than 16 years. Currently, she provides high-level accounting services to nonprofit clients, including preparing and analyzing financials and managing grant funding. She has a passion for training and development and enjoys helping new nonprofits.

Faith Hanson

Faith Hanson

Staff Nonprofit Accountant

Faith, who joined NFP Partners in 2022, demonstrates proficiency in Excel and Quickbooks. She leverages her prior experience as a staff accountant to support nonprofits with audits and 990 forms preparation.

Barbara De La Rosa

Barbara De La Rosa

Staff Nonprofit Accountant

Barbara holds more than 10 years of extensive accounting experience in various industries, including legal, governmental, and full-service bookkeeping for high-net-worth clients. She is known for adding a unique view and incredible value to the services we provide to our nonprofit clients.

Katie Sullivan

Staff Nonprofit Accountant

Katie helps bridge support for organizations in the transition to hiring a full-time accounting position. She brings over 20 years of experience in nonprofit communication, management, and financial systems.

Jazmone Long

Staff Nonprofit Accountant

Having a robust accounting background encompassing areas like accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll processing, financial reporting, budgeting, grant management, and tax preparation, Jazmone possesses a comprehensive understanding of the nonprofit accounting landscape. She takes pleasure in delving into the unique missions of her clients, showcasing a genuine interest in learning about and supporting their organizational objectives.

Makalah Emanuel

Makalah Emanuel

Marketing Director

Makalah oversees and supports the organization’s internal and external communications and marketing strategies, brand management, and team culture. Makalah holds almost 10 years of experience in nonprofit communications, media relations, and PR. She has been with NFP Partners since 2016 and enjoys helping the organization share more about its partnership with nonprofit clients and the NFP team.