Meet Our Team

Sarah Helmich

Countess of Accounting

Sarah Helmich, CFA, is a finance and accounting professional with a strong interest in supporting the community. After spending nearly two decades working in corporate finance, Sarah switched her focus to non-profits, acting as a board member, finance manager and fundraiser for several area organizations.

Born and raised in Michigan, Sarah has lived and worked in Chicago, New York and Houston. When not working, she likes to enjoy Ann Arbor's diverse restaurants and music scene and do puzzles of all sorts. She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, two teen-age kids and one high-strung dog.

Sarah holds a BA in French and Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Sarah Helmich

Her favorite family vacation spot in Michigan...

My favorite Michigan vacation spot is Saugatuck. An adorable town and harbor, with wonderful galleries and shops. Nearby are sand dunes and the beautiful beaches. Nothing is better than enjoying an ice cream after an active day as the sun sets over Lake Michigan!

meet the team

our professionals

  • Amy Cell

    Amy Cell

    CEO & Founder Chief Matchmaker

    I have worked with hundreds of job seekers and employers and truly believe that the key to business success is the right talent in the right place at the right time.

  • Mary Salley

    Mary Salley

    Talent Matchmaker

    I love the art of matchmaking in the startup world, and I'm committed to keeping talent in Michigan, and to attracting talent to join Michigan's high growth companies.

  • Lori Emerson

    Lori Emerson

    Opportunity Connector

    I’ve been involved in the start-up world for many years and it’s been invigorating to promote and support high tech companies, especially those starting, relocating, and staying in Michigan.

  • Sarah Helmich

    Sarah Helmich

    Countess of Accounting

    After starting my career working for and with big institutions, I love being part of the nimble, client-focused team at Amy Cell Talent.

  • Nicole Nessler-Stuhec

    Nicole Nessler-Stuhec

    Talent Opportunity Catalyst

    Nicole has a tremendous passion for working with entrepreneurs - all company sizes and stages. 

  • Sonja Parkinson

    Sonja Parkinson

    Talent Solution Specialist

    As a Talent Solutions Specialist, Sonja Parkinson helps Michigan based employers find exceptional talent for key business roles.

  • Bhavya Tummala

    Bhavya Tummala

    Human Resources Consultant

    I have experience designing HR systems for companies from the ground up and as a proactive HR professional, I seek problems and opportunities before they surface.

  • Kristen Kruger

    Kristen Kruger

    Talent Wizard

    As a Talent Specialist at Amy Cell, I partner with organizations to find key talent by strategic Sourcing and Recruiting, develop job descriptions, Provide HR services and job seeker services to clients.

  • Michelle Galbraith

    Michelle Galbraith

    Career Development Specialist

    Michelle Galbraith is a seasoned Career Coach with a passion for advising job seekers on their career search and in building their job search toolkit.