MACC brings the strength of its broad team to each of our members. Nearly fifty expert and credentialed professionals combine skills and experience with deep roots in the nonprofit sector. Our depth of staffing provides “bench strength” to all our members, regardless of their size. As a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, we are active participants in the community of nonprofits we serve. 

Meet our Management Leadership Team.

Benjamin Bio, Director, Government Contracts and A/R.

  In his role as Director, Government Contracts and A/R Benji manages the accounts receivable team and all functions of bringing in revenue and tracking it for MACC members, excluding mental health billing. He also manages MACC's support of member government contracting and serves as a government funding/contract expert and consultant to members. 

Benjamin has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting. He brings 4 years of experience in managing accounts receivable and budget preparation. “It is mind blowing that my contribution will give our members the ease of mind to improve the lives of people and our communities.”


Pete Czachor, Vice President of Infrastructure Services

Pete Czachor
In his role as Vice President, Infrastructure Services, Pete Czachor plays a key role in managing our members' Facilities and IT services. He acts as a liaison to vendors, providing strategic IT and infrastructure advice and keeping an eye on the evolving infrastructure needs of our members.  Pete has been in IT service management since 1997 in roles ranging from owning and operating his own Managed IT Services firm for six years to serving in several roles with deep business process design responsibilities. Most recently, Pete served as Director of Technology Consulting at Warner Connect, working closely with MACC and its IT Services members and gaining a deep understanding of our IT environment and needs.


"I like the concept of what MACC does for its members – clearing the “organizational overhead” so they can more effectively accomplish their missions. I'm excited by opportunities where IT can visibly amplify our members' missions and serve as catalyst for even greater mission impact!"



Colleen Gjerdahl, Manager of Medical Billing and Faciltiies Service

As the manager of our Facilities Service and our Behavioral Health Billing Service, Colleen works closely with a team to support our members in these two key administrative areas.  Prior to joining MACC in 2010, Colleen held a number of leadership positions at Pillsbury United Communities and has extensive nonprofit experience.

"I enjoy the variety of people and situations I get to work with when engaging our members"


Amanda Golly, Vice President of Human Resources

    As Vice President of Human Resources Amanda is responsible for leading the team of HR professionals who provide a full range of Human Resource services for MACC members.

Amanda has over ten years of experience working at third party administration firms in the Midwest. Her strengths are compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and the Department of Labor on retirement and health and welfare plans. She enjoys learning and teaching about the intricacies of benefit plans.

"I look forward to helping nonprofit organizations better understand and utilize employee benefits and benefits strategies."


Steve Houtz, President and CEO

  In his role as President and CEO, Steve has overall responsibility for ensuring that MACC fulfills its mission of supporting the unique missions of its nonprofit members by providing outstanding management and administrative services in a collaborative framework.

Prior to joining MACC in January 2013, Steve was a Group Vice President at Digital River, Inc. Before that he was with Thrivent Financial for nine years, where he held executive positions in technology shared services, continuous improvement, and as Director, Human Resources and Financial Systems. Steve’s background also includes eight years in executive consulting with Accenture. Steve holds an MBA in Finance, an MHA in Health Services Administration from the University of Minnesota, and a BS in Psychobiology from UCLA. Steve has served on the Boards of Directors at Pillsbury United Communities and Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP).

"Together, we'll keep working to make a more powerful impact on our communities"


Mui Ly, Controller

Mui Ly

As a controller, Mui leads the team that provides accounting services to the following organizations: Asian Women United of Minnesota, CAPI USA, Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota, Minnesota African Women's Association, and Pillsbury United Community (and PUC affiliates). She also manages administration of MACC's financial software, MS Dynamics.

Mui has over twenty-five years of nonprofit finance and management consulting experience. In addition, she has served as internal auditor and business manager in the private sector.

"I enjoy being support to a wonderful group of people who have a passion for helping to change people’s lives for the better."


Shane Miller, Vice President of Service Network Operations, CAO MACC Service Network, LLC.

As a member of the leadership team, Shane leads three areas: client data management, program evaluation, and service network operations. He is responsible for combining the expertise of staff with the power of operational best practices and high quality software to support members with things like HIPAA compliant billing, tracking and reporting program outcomes, secure data management, and leveraging the buying power of the collaborative to manage their individual facilities.

Shane has fifteen years of experience with a variety of nonprofit organizations, including five years with The Family Partnership as Director of Operations before joining MACC. He holds an MA in Organizational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Bethel University.

“We have expertise and our members have expertise. I enjoy bringing everyone together to help achieve their mission.”


Alicia Ranney, Director of Client Data and Evaluation

Alicia Ranney

In her role as the Director of Client Data and Evaluation, Alicia collaborates with member organizations to design strategy for client data management and evaluation needs. 

Prior to joining the MACC team, Alicia was the Database Administrator for Pillsbury United Communities, providing evaluation support and helping implement Client Track at the agency level. She also holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis with an emphasis on Social Economic Development and Research. 

“Working with our members is interesting and informative. I enjoy learning about their work and what’s going on in our communities,”

Trisha Reinwald, Vice President of Member Advancement

Trisha Reinwald
Trisha works across all of our services as an advocate and connecting point for members and prospective members. She helps connect members to the right mix of programs and services that allow an organization to focus on mission and collaborate in new ways. She leads member engagement through technology and communications, and develops support strategies that help members get the most out of their member benefits.

Trisha’s career focus has long been in associations and capacity-building nonprofits in the Twin Cities community. Immediately prior to joining MACC she was Executive Director of the Minnesota Jaycees. Prior to that she held Program Assistant roles with Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. She holds an MA in Nonprofit Management from Hamline University and a BA in Political Science from St. Olaf College. Trisha served two terms on the national board of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) and was a founder of the Twin Cities chapter of YNPN. 

"It's exciting to be a part of a unique organization- MACC's "special sauce" is something that makes us stand out in our community. Pairing social capital and trusting relationships with a powerful administrative platform makes a lot of new things possible. I enjoy supporting members as they engage and identify what might be possible."


Tim Savaloja, Vice President of Financial Services

Tim leads the Financial Services team in providing accounting services to MACC members.

Tim began his career in public accounting with a focus on nonprofit organizations. He later served as CFO of Crown College, and most recently was CFO/COO of Keystone Community Services. Tim has served on a number of nonprofit boards and audit committees. He holds a BSBA degree from the University of North Dakota.

“It’s an honor to serve the MACC membership as they make such meaningful differences in the lives of so many.” 


Bill Stacey, Controller

  As a controller, Bill leads a team that provides accounting services to a number of MACC Members. Among other things he is responsible for supervising staff and handling financial reporting and analysis. Additionally he handles audit coordination, budgeting, fraud prevention, Census and other government reporting as well as cash flow management for several members.

Bill is a seasoned finance manager with 25+ year of experience in the non-profit field. Before joining MACC he worked with Goodwill as their Director of Finance and Chief Audit Executive (CAE). He has have an active CPA and CIA license/designation. Bill has taught over 50 accounting courses part-time as adjunct instructor at several colleges over his professional career. He is currently serving as Treasurer for the Board for a prominent senior care organization and has served on board committees for other non-profits. “I was drawn to MACC because I enjoy working with smaller non-profits providing them a wide array of services, I feel I have special skills and interest in analysis, reporting, internal controls, and best practices.”


Beth Wright, Controller

  As a controller, Beth leads a team that provides accounting services to a number of MACC Members. Among other things she is responsible for supervising staff and handling financial reporting and analysis. Additionally she handles audit coordination, budgeting, fraud prevention, Census and other government reporting as well as cash flow management for several members.

Beth brings to MACC a wealth of experience in accounting. Most recently she worked for 12 years the Metro Area Agency on Aging as their senior accountant. She has degrees in Psychology and Accounting from Augsburg and has worked in almost every area of accounting. “I’m used to doing all the accounting from A to Z and I’m excited to take those skills and move the up a level while staying in the nonprofit field. I love helping nonprofits achieve their mission and goals.”


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