Staff & Leadership

Meet Our Team

Betsy Bartholomew

Programs & Services Manager

651-366-6498 | [email protected]


Beth Burns


651-288- 0411 | [email protected]

Greg Giles

Senior Director of Development

651-366-6499 | [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]

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]


Emma De Vera

Individual Giving Manager

651-288-0413 | [email protected]

Amy Hanson

Donor Data Specialist

651-366-6485 | [email protected]

Kim Horton

Senior Director of Communications

651-366-6489 | [email protected]

Julia Ruther

Institutional Relations Manager

651-366-6484 | [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

Chair Emeritus

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

Vice Chair

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

Board Secretary

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

Board Treasurer

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




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

Ray Eby, President and General Manager, Closure and Masking Systems Division – 3M

Na Eng, Communications Director – McKnight Foundation

Candace Gislason, Community Volunteer    

Duchess Harris, Professor – Macalester College

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

Jean O'Connell, Community volunteer

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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