Associate Members

Douglas E. Rowe

Douglas E. Rowe is a Partner in the Labor and Employment Group at Certilman Balin Attorneys. His broad range of expertise includes claims alleging discrimination based upon race, sex, religion, national origin, age and disability, as well as sexual harassment, wage and hour issues, labor arbitrations, and defense of employment-related claims under federal and state statutes. He is frequently quoted in the media about the #MeToo movement and legislation affecting employers and employees.  

He counsels on and litigates issues relating to restrictive covenants and trade secrets. By initiating preventive counseling on company policies and other personnel matters, Mr. Rowe helps clients keep costs down and avoid litigation. He also prepares and negotiates employment agreements. ​

At Certilman Balin, our priority has always been our clients.  We understand that the practice of law is a relationship business.  That’s why we do more than work for you.  We work with you.

Since 1965, we have been doing what we do best:  serving the Long Island community. During this time, we met many people who became longtime clients, and many became lifelong friends.  These relationships have grown and have helped us to develop diverse areas of practice, expanding our reach nationally and internationally.

We advocate for our clients.  We also support their philanthropic endeavors.  We understand the importance of giving back to our community, and we realize our clients helped us to become Long Island’s second largest full-service law firm.


Fivestar is a premier full service Advertising & Marketing agency providing industry expertise to vertical markets including Non Profit, Health and Wellness, Home Improvement, B2B Business Services, Real Estate Development, Retail, High Tech, Engineering, and Hospitality. Fivestar differentiates itself by building long-standing client partnerships by providing superior creativity and an in-depth knowledge of all types of media. Whether it’s the creation of fully integrated campaigns spanning both digital and traditional media, Fivestar truly lives within your business.

Fivestar leverages their experience and resources to assist in defining the customer’s goal, then guiding them through the solutions which works best for them. They offer superior strategies, concepts and creativity to support their customer’s growth. 

Creativity + Experience = Stellar Results… that is the bottom line.

Lee, Nolan & Koroghlian, LLC

Lee, Nolan & Koroghlian, LLC, Founded in 1991, we take great pride in helping neighbors, friends, families and business owners make good financial decisions, and we hold a strong belief that doing business the right way leads to long-lasting relationships with the communities we serve. We take a great deal of pride in knowing that we’re helping our clients secure their financial futures.  

Jim McTighe has been guiding individuals, business owners, and non-profit organizations with insurance strategies for over 30 years.  Specializing in protection products such a life, disability, and long-term care insurances, his strategies solve for a whole host of issues as it relates to estate and business planning.  With an understanding of the unique challenges faced by the non-profit sector when it comes to benefit planning, Jim is passionate about helping organizations enhance their overall compensation package to help attract and retain talent, and make their benefits that much more competitive.   Jim works closely with his clients to gain a deep understanding of their hopes, dreams, and goals and provides them with them with information they need to make well informed decisions.  Jim is committed to providing the highest level of service and provides a diverse array of products from over 30 different carriers.

Jim has been involved with a number of non-profits organizations on a volunteer basis including the American Red Cross, Nassau Suffolk Law Services, Queens Botanical Garden, Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect, Winthrop University Hospital , as well as the Lapchick Character Award, which he now runs.

Jim has been an associate of Lee, Nolan, & Koroghlian, LLC, a MassMutual firm, for the past 28 years.  The firm is one of the largest and most advanced insurance firms in the greater New York area and has five locations throughout New York and New Jersey.

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services.  With offices in more than 41 countries, the Firm’s employees service client worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. 

Matthew A. Thompson, CFP®, CIMA® has been providing highly customized advice, personalized investment solutions and financial planning services for more than 23 years.  As the financial services industry has moved to a more consultative approach, his corporations and non-profit organizations have looked for guidance in strategic planning, employee engagement, and corporate benefits in addition to the traditional financial services.

Having a presence in the local community is one of his personal undertakings.  He is currently Co-Chairman of the Board for the American Red Cross on Long Island and on the Board of Directors for the Greater New York Region.  He also involved other numerous other non-profit organizations, The Energeia Partnership and teaches financial literacy to local high schools as a SIFMA Foundation volunteer.

PNP Staffing Group

PNP Staffing Group, aka Professionals for NonProfits, specializes in Executive search, Direct Hire, and Contract staff exclusively for nonprofits. With a national reach, a deep understanding of the sector, and the expertise to offer a variety of talent solutions, PNP has helped organizations build high performance teams since 1996. PNP is a Certified Woman Owned Enterprise.

Powered by Professionals

Powered by Professionals is a fundraising and event management company in New York City that specializes in helping charity and nonprofit organizations. We help connect individuals, families and corporations to volunteer opportunities that have meaning to them or by assisting them in creating and managing their own charitable  organization.

Over the years, we have developed a unique, customized approach that has helped some of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations exceed their fundraising goals. From sponsorships and donor solicitations to board recruitment and cultivation, we are masters at transitioning personal relationships into fundraising partnerships.

Premier Payroll Solutions

Premier Payroll Solutions is a partner run organization that strives to deliver superior service to its clients. Always working towards being an extension of their business to ensure the payroll process goes smoothly week in and week out. The team here has collective industry experience that exceeds 125 years, bringing comfort to our clients to help answer questions about their payroll needs.

Our philosophy is to always take care of our work family and help those in the communities that we serve the best we can. We look forward to further doing so in the many years to come and help the organization both professionally and philanthropically.


Michael Fleischer brings over 35 years of insurance and risk management experience to his clients at SterlingRisk. His understanding of claims, risk management, complex coverage issues and carrier relationships enables him to develop and implement complete and comprehensive solutions to his clients’ exposures.

Michael represents clients in such industries as social service, manufacturing, construction, municipalities and education as well as a significant portfolio of real estate representing over $3.5 billion in insured values. Michael also provides a significant amount of consultative services for his clients. 

SterlingRisk is a large writer of social service business with over $20,000,000 in written premiums annually. SterlingRisk brings a unique approach to assisting their clients and addressing their risk management needs and exposures. In house loss control/safety management, complex claims handling and risk transfer consulting services are all a part of what differentiates our process from the competition.

Vicus Partners

Vicus Partners is a commercial real estate company based in New York City that proudly represents tenants only and never landlords. As our client, we guide you through an end-to-end space solution, from sharing market information and finding space options to negotiating on your behalf and securing the right space at the right price for you and your mission. 

As an Executive Director of Vicus Partners, Jane Brody proudly represents Non-profit tenants in their commercial leases and focuses on how real estate aligns with your goals as part of a greater mission. She’s a real estate broker with a heart, a natural connector who brings a diverse and accomplished background to this role, including leading as a former Executive Director and Board member for multiple Non-Profits, leading teams in both for city / state government and the private sector, and teaching in schools. In these roles, Jane experienced first-hand the hurdles of finding the right Non-profit office space, and how space contributes to donor relations, operating costs and ability to carry out your mission. She joined Vicus Partners to dedicate her career to solving this problem for Non-profits, and has proudly represented a wide range of New York City, from those serving the local community to large multinational Non-profits. 

Your Part-Time Controller, LLC (YPTC)

Your Part-Time Controller, LLC (YPTC) provides customized accounting and financial management services for nonprofit organizations around the country.  

For 27 years and counting, YPTC helps to build stronger nonprofits, one accounting department at a time.  With over 700 nonprofit clients from coast-to-coast, YPTC  assists  with their financial management needs: from internal, grant, and board reporting, to forecasting, budgeting, and cash flow management, and from bookkeeping and monthly financial statements to the development of customized dashboards.  We help Executive Directors and Board members determine how effectively and efficiently their organization is accomplishing its mission and provide them with the timely, accurate information needed for decision making. 

We are The Nonprofit Accounting Specialists. As our clients’ strategic partner, YPTC has the best seat in the house (even while working remotely) to understand their cash flows, funding streams, financial concerns, and internal control challenges. This puts us in an excellent position to make recommendations and implement solutions that are transformative. Now, more than ever, financial clarity and transparency are critical to your organization’s success. We recognize that accounting never stops, and nonprofits need our help no matter where they are located. YPTC’s accounting services are performed ANYWHERE! 

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