Our consultants are experienced leaders, thinkers and business people who excel at listening to your needs and translating them into exceptional business solutions.


Staci Rice, CEO + Founder
Staci founded Idlewild Partners, having worked as a fully certified Salesforce.com specialist for nearly a decade. In her role as CEO, Staci implements the platform for a wide variety of philanthropic agencies, including human services, education reform, and foundations/grantmaking organizations. As an official partner of Salesforce.com, she has worked on over 150 implementations and projects. She was first introduced to the Salesforce.com platform while working for a national education nonprofit organization where she acted as a System Administrator for the National Fundraising team along with ten sites across the country.  She lives in New York with her husband and loves experiencing what the city has to offer. 


Amy Cobb, Implementation Consultant
Amy has experience in the nonprofit sector working in education and youth-centered organizations as a program director and a Salesforce Administrator.  She also served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member for two years working to improve student literacy through tutoring and increased access to books.  In her last position at a literacy nonprofit in New Haven, CT, Amy propelled the implementation of Salesforce and expanded the use of Salesforce throughout multiple programs in the organization.  


Yelena Kneller, Implementation Consultant
Yelena is committed to nonprofit work and social change. Since obtaining her Masters in Public Administration from Baruch in 2013, Yelena has worked with several nonprofits ranging from a micro-lender, to an organization that certified and trained therapy dogs. Working across the nonprofit industry, she realized her passion for creating and improving processes, and has been motivated by the vast possibilities that Salesforce provides to support these ambitions.


Hilda Melendez, Implementation Consultant
Hilda has worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years, in various capacities. Her career has been center on working with organizations dedicated to serving children, women, and the latino community. Hilda stumbled upon Salesforce in 2006 when she was deemed the salesforce administrator for the organization she was working with who was moving from an Excel based processes. The rest, as as they say, is history. Prior to working at Idlewild, she worked at several organization as the in-house Salesforce Administrator. She admits that although she wore many hats in her previous roles, her favorite times were always spent working on the "back-end" improving her orgsanization's Salesforce experience.