Board of Directors

FY 2017 Board of Directors


Darcie Thomsen, Chair – Research Scientist, Wilder Research
Dameun Strange, Vice Chair – Executive Director, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association
Nesret Shu-Ankh Theba, 2nd Vice Chair – General Manager, KingField Family Dental
Harold Minor, Treasurer – Division Controller, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Barbara Doyle, Secretary – Program Manager, HIRED
Doneka R. Scott, At-Large – Associate Vice Provost for Student Success, University of Oregon


Maya Beecham, Bush Foundation
Steve Beseke, Think2Perform
Mary Bolkcom, Hanson Bolkcom Law Group, Ltd.
Dr. Valerie Butler, Saint Paul Public Schools
Anthony Cox, Musician & Educator
Rashad Hameed, Dakota County
Danita Jackson, Prime Therapeutics
Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio
Joan Nyberg, Joan Nyberg Communications
Karen Welle, Division of Health Policy at MN Dept of Health


Reverend Carl Walker,  Co-Founder
Grant West, Co-Founder