Staff & Leadership

Meet Our Team

Liz Boyd

Director of Special Events

651-366-6490 | [email protected]


Carrie Fink

Institutional Relations Manager

651-366-6484 | [email protected]

Alisa Gay

Accounting and Development Assistant

651-366-6485 | [email protected]


Alayne Hopkins

Senior Director of Programs and Services

651-366- 6488 | [email protected]

Leslie Johnson

Senior Director of Finance and Administration

651-366-6481 | [email protected]

Richmond Kinney

Programs and Services Manager

651-366-6498 | [email protected]

Delaney Peterson*

Administrative Coordinator

651-366-6480 | [email protected]

Wendy Werdin

Programs and Services Coordinator

651-366-6497 | [email protected]

Beth Burns*


651-288- 0411 | [email protected]

Peg Flanagan

Director of Leadership Giving

651-366-6499 | [email protected]


Allison Haberstroh

Individual Giving Manager

651-288- 0413 | [email protected]

Kim Horton*

Senior Director of Communications

651-366-6489 | [email protected]

David Katz*

Assistant Director of Programs and Services

651-366-6492 | [email protected]

Diana Konopka

Senior Director of Development

651-366-6494 | [email protected]

Mary Stalowski


651-366-6482 | [email protected]

Mike Yang

Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator

651-366-6495 | [email protected]

*Denotes member of The Friends Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Guiding Team

Current Board Members

Board Chair

Bridget Manahan, Director, Commercial Banking, American National Bank - Retired

Chair Emeritus

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

Vice Chair

Erin Bailey, Executive Director, Governor's Children's Cabinet, MN Management and Budget - State of Minnesota

Board Secretary

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

Board Treasurer

Scott Zastoupil, Chief Financial Officer – Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations


Heather Anfang, Senior Vice President, US Dairy Foods – Land O'Lakes

Carol Bagnoli, Consumer & Customer Insights, Experience & Strategy – CB Consulting

Joel Pierre (JP) Bond, Project Manager, Strategy & Growth - General Mills

Jason Bradshaw, President and CEO – The Bradshaw Group, Inc.

Tetra Constantino, President – Elsa’s House of Sleep

Loren Danielson, Vice President, Actuarial and Analytics, Business Insurance – Travelers

Kimberly Ditter, Vice President, Wound & Skin Care  – Coloplast Corp.

Na Eng, Chief Communications Officer – People for the American Way

Duchess Harris, Professor – Macalester College

Laura Harris, Founder and Principal - Fusion Consulting, LLC

Tina Hoye, President – NTH, Inc.

Greg Johnson, Senior Director of Human Resources, Talent & Strategy - Children’s Minnesota

Christine Kain, Partner - Faegre Drinker

Patricia Lopez, Editorial Board – Star Tribune

Greg Mazanec, Regional Publisher – Pioneer Press|

Beth McCray, Nonprofit Strategies Manager - Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

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

Melanie McMahon, Executive Project Lead for Redevelopment – City of Saint Paul

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

Ahna Minge, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Budget and Management - State of Minnesota

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

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

Carrie Obry, Executive Director – Midwest Independent Booksellers Association

Jean O'Connell, Community volunteer

Mario Paez, National Cyber Risk Leader - Marsh McLellan Agency

Mark Price, Chief Data Officer - CaringBridge

Chris Rider, Executive Associate and Board Liaison - Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Krystel Russo, Social Investments Representative - Xcel Energy

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

Toccara Stark, Global Marketing and Communications Strategist –