Our People

Our people—staff, board members, coaches and volunteers—are dedicated to ensuring a positive experience for every participant and family. Learn more about the individuals who bring our mission and vision to life.

Our Staff

Mary Uran

Executive Director

Kathleen Cannon

Program Director

Anne Haddad

Development Director

Brenda Trok

Operations Manager

Cathryn Nakhornsak

Program Coordinator

Johnna Bratt

Program Coordinator

Oubeida Ouro-Akondo

Community Engagement Coordinator

Liz Gallardo

Development and Operations Coordinator

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Board of Directors

Beth Kessler

Board Chair

Kristin Rortvedt

Vice Chair

Nicole Jin

Secretary

Andy Cerio

Treasurer

Aaisha Abdullahi

Board Member

Tamara Anderson

Board Member

Angie Andresen

Board Member

Dinkenesh Coltvet

Youth Board Member

Danielle Gangelhoff

Board Member

Karen Hohertz-Jacobs

Board Member

Holley Horrell

Board Member

Gauri Jadhav

Board Member

Abby Kirshabaum

Board Member

Katie Lingras

Board Member

Veda Maharaj

Youth Board Member

Kelly Pierce

Board Member

Becca Richman

Youth Board Member

Marcy Twete

Board Member

Emily Vennerstrom

Board Member

Desiree Wallace

Board Member

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Associate Board

Frankie Johnson

Board Co-Chair

Megan Diamond

Board Co-Chair

Dieu Do

Vice Chair

Orissa Ramnarine

Board Member

Hannah Stephan

Board Member

Maddie Martini

Board Member

Carissa Kemp

Board Member

Katrina Saladin

Board Member

Tayrn Zimmerman

Board Member

Maggie Ellis

Board Member

Amanda Erickson

Board Member

Andrea Morsching

Board Member

Natalie Conrad

Board Member

Shraddha Potti

Board Member

Sara Schlueter Hoeman

Board Member

Jersey Miller

Board Member

Jasmine Vedua

Board Member

Madelyn Murphy-Homer

Board Member

Shannon Buckner

Board Member

Katrina Rudisel

Board Member

Hannah Bowlin

Board Member

Liz Skogerboe

Board Member

Becca Sandness

Board Member

Kayla Tigges

Board Member

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Greater MN Advisory Board

Dani Protivinsky

Board Member

Sydney Andringa

Board Member

Tammy Moore

Board Member

Heidi Schuchman

Board Member

Ava Meyer

Board Member

Christina Trok

Board Member

Elizabeth Knapp

Board Member

Emma Diercks

Board Member

Kristine Hildebrand

Board Member

Our Culture

Our mission, vision and core values are at the heart of everything we do. Learn more about our organization, our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access, and how you can join our team.

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