Staff & Leadership

Meet Our Team

Betsy Bartholomew

Programs & Services Manager

651-366-6498 | [email protected]


Beth Burns


651-288- 0411 | [email protected]

Emma De Vera

Donor Data Specialist

651-288-0413 | [email protected]

Alayne Hopkins

Director of Programs and Services

651-366- 6488 | [email protected]

David Katz

Programs and Services Manager

651-366-6492 | [email protected]

Sharon Sturdivant

Executive Administrator for Board and Office Management

651-366-6480 | [email protected]


Wendy Werdin

Programs and Services Assistant

651-366-6497 | [email protected]

Amy Zimmer

Senior Director of Finance and Administration

651-366-6481 | [email protected]




Liz Boyd

Director of Special Events

651-366-6490 | [email protected]


Bob Daniels

Finance and Operations Coordinator

651-366-6482 | [email protected]


Greg Giles

Senior Director of Development

651-366-6499 | [email protected]


Kim Horton

Senior Director of Communications

651-366-6489 | [email protected]

Julia Ruther

Institutional Relations Manager

651-366-6484 | [email protected]

Laura Vitko

Individual Giving Manager

651-366-6485 | [email protected]

Katherine Young

Graphic Designer and Marketing Coordinator

651-366-6495 | [email protected]

Current Board Members

Board Chair

Heather Anfang, Vice President Marketing –
Land O'Lakes

Immediate Past Chair

Jean O'Connell, Community Volunteer

Chair Emeritus

George Latimer, Professor of Urban Studies – Macalester College; Former Mayor of the City of Saint Paul

Board Secretary

Chuck Wright, Head of Business Centers, Business Insurance – Travelers

Board Treasurer

Bridget Manahan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Western Bank Division of American National Bank




Donna Allan, Director, Office of Transit, Retired – MN/DOT

Carol Bagnoli, Customer Insights & Strategy – Institutional Division, ECOLAB

Erin Bailey, Executive Director of the Minnesota Children's Cabinet

Kathryn F. Brown, Vice President for Human Resources – University of Minnesota

Dana Bruce, Director of Membership, Rotary Club of Saint Paul

Armando Camacho, President and CEO – Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Richard Carlbom, Partner, United Strategies LLC and Director of State Campaigns – Freedom to Marry

Tetra Constantino, President – Elsa’s House of Sleep

Paul Dadlez, Director, Wealth Advisory Services, Twin Cities – Alerus Financial

Ted Davis, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs – Weber Shandwick

Kate Dienhart, Community Volunteer, Educator (retired)

Kimberly Ditter, Marketing Director, Wound & Skin Care  – Coloplast Corp.

Roberta Downing, Assistant Commissioner, External Relations – Department of Human Services, State of Minnesota

Jill Droubie, Social Worker – Abbott Hospital; Owner – Chrissy’s Treehouse

Na Eng, Communications Director – McKnight Foundation

Candace Gislason, Community Volunteer    

Duchess Harris, Professor – Macalester College

Sean Kershaw, Director for the Department of Public Works – City of Saint Paul

Patricia Lopez, Editorial Board – Star Tribune

J. Lohini Mayo, Owner – Agro-K Corporation

Greg Mazanec, Associate Publisher – Pioneer Press|

Michael S. McGreevy, Vice President for Finance and Business Operations – Comcast

Melanie McMahon, Legislative Aide, Ward 3 – City of Saint Paul

Bryce Miller, Partner - Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh

Todd Nicholson, President – PAN, Inc.

Deepa Nirmal, Associate Vice President, Senior Training and Development Consultant – RBC Wealth Management US

Kim O'Brien, Director of Strategic Initiatives – Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

Carrie Obry, Executive Director – Midwest Independent Booksellers Association

Kevin Olson, Lt. Colonel and Director of Public Affairs – Minnesota National Guard (retired)

Jim Pearson, Manager, State Government Affairs – Xcel Energy

Marcus Pope, Vice President – Youthprise

Mark Price, Founder and Managing Partner – LiftPoint Consulting Group

Dan Prokott, Partner – Faegre Baker Daniels

Ty R. Silberhorn, CEO – Apogee Enterprises, Inc.

Dan Stoltz, President/CEO – SPIRE Credit Union

Mark Taylor, Educator and F. S. Fitzgerald tour guide, MN Historical Society

Mani Vang-Polacek, Human Resources Director – College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

Thomas F. Votel, President and CEO – Tenacious Holdings, Inc.

Jennifer Wolf, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer – Securian Asset Management

Carolyn Wollan, Adjunct faculty – St. Catherine University

Der Yang, Attorney – Village Lawyer, LLC

Scott Zastoupil, Controller – Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations

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