Bondo Nyembwe joins Board of Directors of Cultural Jambalaya
October 18, 2018 - Bondo Nyembwe has been named to the board of directors of Cultural Jambalaya, an educational nonprofit that broadens world views of students and breaks down cultural barriers.  He is the executive director of Academia Cesar Chavez, a dual language Charter School (ACC) in St. Paul.  

Anne Rodenberg, MAL joins Amherst H. Wilder Foundation as Director of Individual Giving
October 9, 2018 - Anne Rodenberg, MAL was named director of individual giving for The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. Anne has spent two decades advancing the mission of nonprofits including Second Harvest Heartland, the Catholic Community Foundation, WomenVenture, and Dunwoody College of Technology. She earned her Master of Arts in Leadership from Augsburg University.

JustUs Health Hires Interim Executive Director
October 8, 2018 -David Fey has joined JustUs Health as its interim executive director as of October 8.

Maggie FitzGibbon hired at the Animal Humane Society
October 3, 2018 - Maggie FitzGibbon has been hired as advancement operations supervisor at the Animal Humane Society.  Previously, Maggie was a travel coordinator with PowerObjects.

Nou Yang Named Wilder Foundation Senior Program Director
October 3, 2018 -The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation announces that Nou Yang has been promoted to the role of senior program director for Community Leadership within Wilder Center for Communities. Nou will oversee strategic direction, community partnerships, and development and sustainability efforts for community leadership programs, including the Youth Leadership Initiative, Neighborhood Leadership Program, Latino Leadership Program, and James P. Shannon Leadership Institute.

FamilyMeans hires Katie McNulty
October 2, 2018 - FamilyMeans hired Katie McNulty as Director of Development & Communications.

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa Welcomes Mary Hilfiker as Newest Board Member
October 1, 2018 - Mary Hilfiker, coordinator for Friends of Upper Landing Park, is the newest board member of Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa. Mary works as a volunteer for multiple conservation groups and has a background in education.

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa names Mark Murphy Executive Director
October 1, 2018 - Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is pleased to announce the arrival of Mark Murphy as its new executive director. Mark is a visionary leader and nonprofit professional with a passion for environmental conservation, youth development, and workforce preparedness.

Charlene Brooks named Executive Director of Kinnickinnic River Land Trust
September 27, 2018 - The Kinnickinnic River Land Trust has hired new executive director, Charlene Brooks.

Tom Hecht Hired at Osceola Community Health Foundation
September 26, 2018 - Tom Hecht has been named executive director of the Osceola Community Health Foundation.

Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance hires Susan Sheridan Tucker
September 21, 2018 - Susan Sheridan Tucker joined Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance as its new executive director.

Yellow Tree Theatre hires Peter Carlson as new Managing Director
September 20, 2018 - Yellow Tree Theatre has hired Peter Carlson as its new managing director. Winner of the American Theater Wing’s National Theater Company Grant, YTT has fast-gained a reputation for producing exciting work in the Northwest Suburbs. Peter Carlson is the former general manager of the Rose Ensemble in St. Paul.

Kate Kelly named 2018 Outstanding Commissioner
September 17, 2018 - Kate Kelly, chair of the ServeMinnesota Commission, was announced as the 2018 Outstanding Commissioner at a reception in Arlington, Va. as part of America’s Service Commissions (ASC) Innovation and Leadership Awards.


Stacy McMahon joins Aeon as Vice President of Asset Management
September 6, 2018 - Aeon has hired a new vice president of asset management, Stacy McMahon. Previous roles for McMahon included director of finance for The Trust for Public Land, and chief financial officer for private real estate investment companies. McMahon says she was drawn to Aeon because of its mission to create home — the foundation of success — for all people in the Twin Cities area.

Gena Johnson joins The American Craft Council as Director of Development
September 5, 2018 - The American Craft Council is pleased to announce that Gena Johnson will be its new director of development starting in mid-September. She will lead fundraising and membership efforts for the Council.

Norway House Hires Kieth Bartz
September 5, 2018 - Keith Bartz has joined Norway House as director of development.

Bill Gray Joins Minnesota Homeownership Center
September 5, 2018 - Bill Gray has joined the Minnesota Homeownership Center as director of stakeholder relations.

Shereese Turner Joins Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
September 4, 2018 - After 11 years at Twin Cities R!SE as the director of programs and operations, Shereese Turner accepted a position with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity as the senior director of programs and services.

Neighbors, Inc. Hires Director of Mission Fulfillment
September 4, 2018 - Neighbors, Inc. recently hired Susan Schroeder as our Director of Mission Fulfillment.

Cultural Jambalaya Names 2018 Diversity Award Winners
September 4, 2018 - Cultural Jambalaya has named the winners of the 2018 Diversity Awards:  Aaisha Said, Ben Herstig, Miranda Shapiro & Ilham Nur, student leaders at Hopkins High School;  Minneapolis Public School’s  Indian Education Department;  Nate Beulah, Ethnic Studies teacher at Northeast Middle School; and Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE).

Three New Members join PRISM Board of Directors
August 29, 2018 - PRISM welcomed three new members to its board of directors: Kim George-Frey, Sr. Director of Risk Management at Allianz; Barry ZeVan, former Minneapolis area weatherman; and Brianna Miller, nonprofit executive leader and consultant.

Prepare + Prosper Welcomes New Board Members and Board President
August 23, 2018 - Roland Sie (regional banking district leader at Wells Fargo), Terri Steenblock (compliance director for Federation of Tax Administrators), and Ron Zweber (senior vice president of the nonprofit banking team at Bremer Bank) have joined the Board of Directors and Greg Pesky (managing partner at AmplifyDMC) has moved into the role of Board president at Prepare + Prosper (P+P). 

Kat McCaffery joins Minnesota Council of Nonprofits as VISTA Leader
August 22, 2018 - Kat McCaffery has joined the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) as VISTA leader. In her position, she will be supporting the professional and personal growth of VISTA members in MCN's cohort. Previously, Kat served in MCN's VISTA cohort as a development specialist with the American Indian Family Center in East St. Paul.

Girl Scouts River Valleys names Karla Benson Rutten Vice President of Community Engagement
August 21, 2018 - Girl Scouts River Valleys has announced that Karla Benson Rutten will join the team as vice president of community engagement.  In this role, Karla will focus on building Girl Scouts River Valleys’ mentored troops model, and continue the organization’s community engagement work and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) readiness initiatives. Karla comes to Girl Scouts River Valleys most recently as the founder and CEO of Benson Rutten Innovations, LLC,a coaching, training, and consulting business.

Girl Scouts River Valleys names Chris Amundsen Chief Financial Officer
August 21, 2018 - Girl Scouts River Valleys has announced that Chris Amundsen will join the team as chief financial officer. In this position, Chris oversees Girl Scouts River Valleys’ property management, information systems and analytics, finance and accounting, and retail departments. Most recently, Chris served as the Executive Director of the American Craft Council in Northeast Minneapolis. 

 The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs hires C Terrance Anderson as Director of Community-Based Research
August 8, 2018 - The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) has hired C Terrance Anderson as director of community-based research.  C Terrance will oversee CURA's community-based programs.  Previously, C Terrance was the equity manager at the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities.

Chris Nelson joins Catholic Community Foundation as Vice President of Development and Donor Engagement
July 31, 2018 - The Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) welcomes Christopher Nelson as its new vice president of development and donor engagement. Nelson will oversee a team of development professionals tasked with aiding institutions and individual donors to ensure their investments and donations align with their faith and accomplish their immediate and perpetual goals.

Medtronic Foundation Announces Staff Transitions
July 31, 2018 - Medtronic Foundation has announced that Paurvi Bhatt will succeed Dr. Jacob Gayle as the new vice president of philanthropy.  Dr. Gayle will be continuing with Medtronic as vice president for social impact and will continue to serve on the Medtronic Foundation Board.


Mani Vang joins Cultural Jambalaya Board of Directors
July 30, 2018 - Mani Vang has been named to the board of Cultural Jambalaya, an educational nonprofit that creates respect and understanding of all cultures. Vang, whose family was among one of the first Hmong families to resettle in the Twin Cities, is the HR director for the U of M’s College of Education and Human Development.

Leading Transportation Advocacy Nonprofit Announces New Name: Move Minnesota
July 27, 2018 - Move Minnesota is the new name of the merged nonprofits Transit for Livable Communities and St. Paul Smart Trips. The transformation coincides with the launch of their new mission: to lead the movement for an equitable transportation system in Minnesota that puts people first. Learn more on their new website:

Andrea Diehl Joins Animal Humane Society as Principal and Campaign Gifts Officer
July 25, 2018 - Animal Humane Society has hired Andrea Diehl as principal and campaign gifts officer.  Previously, Andrea was the director of development at Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida.

Jess Anna Glover Joins MENTOR Minnesota as Executive Director
July 17, 2018 - MENTOR Minnesota has welcomed Jess Anna Glover as its new executive director effective July 9, 2018. Most recently, Jess Anna has spent more than a decade as a passionate advocate for student-focused public education policy and educators as an attorney.


Women's Foundation of Minnesota Hires New Staff
July 11, 2018 - Women's Foundation of Minnesota has hired three new staff members.  Jamara Cheek was named a Reatha Clark King Fellow, Ruby Oluoch was named communications project manager and Cynthia J. Zapata was named Wenda Weekes Moore intern.

Women's Foundation of Minnesota Announces Staff Transitions
July 11, 2018 - Women's Foundation of Minnesota has announced two staff transitions.  Lulete Mola was promoted to vice president of community impact, and previously held the position of director of community impact.  Jess Kubis was named development manager, and previously held the position of communications manager.

Carol Engebretson Byrne Stepping Down as President of Global Minnesota After 21 Years
July 11, 2018 - Global Minnesota announces that Carol Engebretson Byrne will step down from her position as president in January 2019 after leading the organization for 21 years. Prior to her tenure at Global Minnesota (formerly the Minnesota International Center), Carol worked in New York City for international nonprofits including AFS-USA and YMCA Program Services and on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Animal Humane Society Names New Managers
July 11, 2018 - Animal Humane Society has named new managers.  Christina Nicholson has joined the team as facilities manager, and was previously the general manager of the Hampden Park Co-Op.  Samantha DelSerra was hired as advancement operations donor database administrator, and was previously the curriculum writer at Curriculum Concepts International.

Jeni Gregory joins the Minnesota Humanities Center as Director of Development
July 11, 2018 - Jeni Gregory was recently hired as the Minnesota Humanities Center’s director of development. Her previous experience includes managing fundraising and communications for area environmental organizations and several years spent fundraising for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies. Prior to taking on the nonprofit development work, Jeni taught adult education English as a Second Language classes.

Leondra Burchall named Vice President of the Minnesota Humanities Center
July 11, 2018 - Leondra Burchall has been named vice president of the Minnesota Humanities Center Previously, she served as Senior Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has also held a variety of humanities-related positions, including Director of African American Programs at Virginia Humanities and Researcher with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Erica Dickerson named Executive Director of A Chance to Grow
July 2, 2018 - A Chance To Grow has announced that Erica Dickerson will serve as its next executive director. Dickerson has been with the agency for 17 years, previously serving as the Director of Clinical & Home-Based Services.


Juana Moya Joins Aeon as Advancement Assistant
July 2, 2018 - Juana joins Aeon as advancement assistant with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and public relations from UW-Eau Claire and has experience in sales and account management. In her new role, Juana aids Aeon’s Advancement Team. She also provides direct support to Aeon’s chief advancement officer.

Jen Small Joins Aeon as Grant Writer
July 2, 2018 - Jen Small joins Aeon as grant writer after working for several years in Washington DC. Before joining the nonprofit sector, Jen held business development and strategy roles at a digital marketing agency. 


Amy Dillahunt Joins Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul as Director of Development and Communication
June 29, 2018 - Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul announced the appointment of Amy Dillahunt as the organization’s new director of development and communication. In her new position, Dillahunt will oversee all activities related to fundraising, including solicitation of major gifts, government grants, special events, planned gifts, and support from faith communities, corporations, and foundations.

The Page Education Foundation Adds Advisory Board Members and Wins Book Awards
June 29, 2018 - The Page Education Foundation added two new Advisory Board Members to their leadership team: Mark Irvin, Vice President, Supply Chain - Best Buy and Philip G. J. McKoy, Chief Information Officer – UnitedHealthcare. They also received the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards and the Midwest Book Awards for their children's book publication, Grandpa Alan's Sugar Shack.

Rise, Inc. and ESR Merge
June 22, 2018 - Rise, Inc., a disability service provider offering person-centered employment, housing supports and personal growth services throughout the state of Minnesota, announced its plans to merge with ESR, a similar provider serving Washington County, Minnesota and St. Croix County, Wisconsin.

TakeAction Minnesota Names Elianne Farhat Executive Director
June 21, 2018 - Elianne Farhat has been named executive director of TakeAction Minnesota. Before joining TakeAction Minnesota as its program director, Elianne worked for numerous state and national organizations including the Center for Popular Democracy, PICO National Network, and the Minnesota AFL-CIO.

Jeremiah Program Names La Juana Whitmore Executive Director
June 20, 2018 - Jeremiah Program announced the hiring of La Juana Whitmore as the new executive director for the organization’s Minneapolis-Saint Paul campus. Whitmore comes to Jeremiah from Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA), where she was director of consulting solutions.

Nexus Names Dr. Michelle K. Murray President and C.E.O.
June 14, 2018 - Following a national search, Nexus, a provider of youth and family solutions, has selected Dr. Michelle K. Murray as president, chief executive officer, effective immediately. Dr. Murray has been acting as interim chief executive officer at Nexus since December 2017.

The Family Partnership Names New Staff, Board
June 14, 2018 - The Family Partnership has named Kate Bruce, Grant Kamin and Jodi Sandfort to its Board of Directors.  They have also welcomed Kit Briem as vice president of advancement and promoted Lorena Pinto to program director for the organization's PRIDE program.

AchieveMPLS Hires Jennifer Valley as new Events and Communications Manager
June 28, 2018 - AchieveMPLS has hired Jennifer Valley as its new events and communications manager. Jennifer brings extensive event planning and marketing/communication experience to the position. She also shares her perspective as a Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) graduate, parent and former staff member.

Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center names Aaron Holland Director of Operations
June 27, 2018 - Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center (The Fort) is pleased to announce that Aaron Holland will become the director of operations at the St.Paul based nonprofit. Holland’s appointment will begin July 1st, 2018.

Nikki Beasley Joins YWCA St. Paul as Assistant Director of Housing
June 12, 2018 - YWCA St. Paul has hired Nikki Beasley as assistant director of housing. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in program development and working with housing and homeless families, most recently at Women’s Advocates.

Michelle Daniel Joins YWCA St. Paul as Director of Development
June 12, 2018 - YWCA St. Paul has hired Michelle Daniel as director of development. She comes to YWCA St. Paul from Greater Twin Cities United Way, and has raised more than $110 million over her 20-year fundraising career.      

Christina Woodlee Receives Promotion at the Bridge for Youth
June 12, 2018 - Christina Woodlee has been promoted to the position of associate director at the Bridge for Youth. Christina brings to her position more than 15 years of operational and development leadership.

Craig Warren named Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at Minnesota Children's Museum
June 12, 2018 - Craig Warren is joining Minnesota Children’s Museum as vice president of enterprise solutions. Warren, who starts June 20, will be responsible for finance, human resources, volunteer services, information technology, legal and administrative management. He will lead a team of 12 employees.

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County names Steve Piekarski Executive Director
June 7, 2018 - Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County has named Steve Piekarski as its new executive director, effective June 19, 2018. Previous positions include Senior Director for Partners in Community Supports, Product Manager at UCare, and Policy Analysist for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. 

Lisa Mears named CEO of Family Pathways
June 6, 2018 - Family Pathways announced that Lisa Mears will become their chief executive officer on July 2, 2018. Mears was formerly the chief executive officer of VEAP, a basic needs and social service organization located in Bloomington.


Center for Veterans Research and Education names Joseph Massa Interim Executive Director
June 6, 2018 - Joseph Massa was named interim executive director of the Center for Veterans Research and Education in Minneapolis.

Ministries Foundation Receives Gold Telly Award
June 6, 2018 - The Sisters of St. Joseph Ministries Foundation is pleased to announce its “Bold Moves for Health Care” animated video has received a 2018 Gold Telly Award for Best Fund Raising submission in the 39th Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens.  

Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. Hires Virginia Cronin
June 6, 2018 - Maple Grove law firm Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. has announced that Attorney Virginia Cronin has joined the firm. Cronin is a member of the firm’s Business Law Department providing legal counsel to nonprofit organizations including churches, schools and tax exempt organizations.


MRAC Hires Kathy Mouacheupao as Executive Director
May 14, 2018 - The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) has announced Kathy Mouacheupao as its next executive director; she will start in her new role at the organization on June 4, 2018. Kathy has been an MRAC applicant, panelist, and board member.

The Sanneh Foundation Adds New Staff
May 2, 2018 - The Sanneh Foundation welcomes Mai-Anh Kapanke as executive director, Jennifer Crosby Zarth as chief advancement officer, and Robert Albachten as finance manager.

Pamela Zeller named Executive Director of Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment
April 26, 2018 - Pamela Zeller has been named executive director for WISE after longtime executive director, Dr. Wilhelmina Holder, retired after 14 years of service to the organization. Pamela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Macalester College. Previously, she has served as the executive director of Casa de Esperanza and the Sexual Violence Center.

National Association of Social Workers - MN Chapter Names Executive Director
April 26, 2018 - Karen E. Goodenough, MSW, LGSW, was named executive director of the National Association of Social Workers – Minnesota Chapter.

FamilyWise Names Anna VonRueden Program Director
April 18, 2018 - FamilyWise has named Anna VonRueden program director. Anna has worked with FamilyWise since 2013, most recently as Youth Services Manager. She’s a Credentialed Process Mentor in High-Fidelity Wraparound and has extensive experience working with at-risk youth and community/county partners.

IARP names Jessica Belt Saem Eldahr Executive Director
April 18, 2018 - Jessica Belt Saem Eldahr was named Executive Director of the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP).

Opportunity Partners Hires Paul Hanson as Vice President of Information Technology
April 12, 2018 - Twin Cities nonprofit organization Opportunity Partners welcomes Paul Hanson as new vice president of information technology. Hanson brings over 30 years of experience to the position, most recently as chief operating officer of MyAlerts Inc. (formerly TrackIf.)

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Names Patrick Thueson Chief Operating Officer
April 9, 2018 - Patrick Thueson has been named chief operating officer for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, in addition to serving as chief financial officer. During Thueson’s five years as CFO, LSS’ services grew more than 40%. Thueson continues leading LSS’ Executive Operations Team, with additional responsibilities for Services and Human Resources.

Perspectives, Inc. Names Kaylie Burns Gahagan as Director of Development and Community Engagement
April 2, 2018 - Saint Louis Park-based Perspectives, Inc. has named Kaylie Burns Gahagan director of development and community engagement.  Previously, Kaylie was the director of community engagement.

Animal Humane Society Hires New Managers
March 29, 2018 - Animal Humane Society has hired a number of new managers, including Mary Tan (public relations content strategist), Lindsay Shimizu (internal communications strategist), Anne Gass (community programs manager) and Liv Hagen (behavior modification rehabilitation manager).

Center for Energy and Environment hires Stephanie Haddad as Chief Operating Officer
March 26, 2018 - Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) today announces the hiring of Stephanie Haddad as its new chief operating officer. Haddad replaces longtime COO Jeni Amendt, who is retiring after 22 years of service.

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota Hires Rachelle Holm
March 26, 2018 - Rachelle Holm has joined the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota as development director.

Bryan Ebensteiner joins Amherst H. Wilder Foundation as Chief Financial Officer
March 5, 2018 -  Bryan Ebensteiner has joined the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation as chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration. As a member of the senior leadership team, Ebensteiner will be responsible for overseeing strategies related to finance, operations, and long-term stewardship activities.

Rêve Academy Names Sarah Woessner as Director, Student-Run Businesses
March 2, 2018 -  Rêve Academy, an organization that provides pathways to digital careers for Twin Cities youth, is pleased to announce Sarah Woessner as its new director of student-run businesses. Woessner brings years of experience in student programming and advocacy, and will be overseeing Rêve Academy's award-winning youth-led social enterprise.

Dr. Jared Bostrom Joins Progress Valley, Inc. as Executive Director
February 20, 2018 -  Progress Valley, Inc. announces Jared Bostrom, DMFT, LMFT, LADC, CPRP as its new Executive Director! Dr. Bostrom has been the Executive Director and Treatment Director at New Beginnings Minnesota, and has also had director positions with Meridian Behavioral Health, People Incorporated, and Options Family & Behavior Services. Dr. Bostrom has over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health and substance use disorders, and 8 years of leadership in the industry.

The American Craft Council Names Sarah Schultz Executive Director
February 20, 2018 -  The American Craft Council is has hired Sarah Schultz as its new executive director. Schultz, who has more than 25 years’ experience in arts leadership, fundraising and education, succeeds Chris Amundsen, who left the organization in September.

Tiwahe Foundation Names Nevada Littlewolf President and CEO
February 15, 2018 -  The Tiwahe Foundation Board of Directors has announced the hiring of President and CEO, Nevada Littlewolf, effective March 1, 2018. Prior to joining the Tiwahe Foundation, Nevada served as the Executive Director of Rural American Indigenous Leadership (RAIL). an organization she founded in 2012.

Minnesota Humanities Center Announces New Board Members
February 15, 2018 -  The Minnesota Humanities Center has announced a number of new board members. Two of them – Rebecca Evan of Target Corporation and Matembo Kitoy of SkyWater Technology Foundry – were appointed to the board by Governor Mark Dayton. The board also elected three new members: Sylvia Strobel, Tom Schmall and Jacqueline Johnson.

Lifeworks Services Promotes Kim Mueller to Senior Vice President of Programs and Operations
February 6, 2018 -  Lifeworks Services has promoted Kim Mueller to senior vice president of programs and operations. Mueller had served as vice president of employment services since joining the organization in 2014. In her new role, Mueller maintains oversight of employment services and assumes leadership of all day services and fiscal support programs.

Volunteers of America Announces Two Appointments
February 5, 2018 -  Volunteers of America – Minnesota and Wisconsin announces two key appointments: Anna Petersmeyer has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Sarah Fjelstul has accepted the role of VP of Finance, having been our Interim Controller.

Opportunity Partners Announces New Board Members
February 2, 2018 -  Opportunity Partners has announced four new board members: Kate Harahan, Saanii Hernandez, Jamie Jackson and Mike McElroy.

Caitlin Netzer Joins ALLY People Solutions as Communications Coordinator
January 26, 2018 -  ALLY People Solutions welcomes Caitlin Netzer, Communications Coordinator. Caitlin comes from Family Pathways, a nonprofit organization serving east central Minnesota and Polk county, Wisconsin.

Lakes Center for Youth and Families announces Matt Howard as Executive Director
January 25, 2018 -  Matt Howard has joined Lakes Center for Youth and Families as executive director.  Matt joins the organization after the retirement of Jeanne Walz, who led for over 20 years.

Hope Dental Clinic Establishes New Nonprofit, New St. Paul Location
January 24, 2018 -  After 53 years of providing free dental care to people in need as part of Union Gospel Mission, Hope Dental Clinic, the largest free dental clinic in Minnesota, is striking off on its own with a new St. Paul office at 800 Minnehaha Avenue East.

Nonprofit-360 Consulting Hires Sara N. Blood as Senior Consultant
January 24, 2018 -  Nonprofit-360 Consulting (NP360), which provides professional, ethical, mission-focused management consulting services to nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, has named Sara N. Blood a senior consultant.

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Hires Sean Kershaw as Vice President of Wilder Center for Communities
January 11, 2018 -  Sean Kershaw has joined the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation as vice president of Wilder Center for Communities. In this role, Sean will oversee a wide range of community engagement initiatives, including leadership development programs, volunteerism, public policy and the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood.

Miriam Weisfeld joins Children's Theatre Company as Director of Artistic Development
January 9, 2018 -  Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) announced that Miriam Weisfeld will serve as the new director of artistic development, effective March 30, 2018. Ms. Weisfeld most recently served in the role of senior vice president for production and development with The Araca Group in New York City.

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library Elects New Trustees
January 9, 2018 -  The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has elected eight new trustees to its board of directors, effective January 1,2018. The new members are Erin Bailey, Ann Folkman, Sean Kershaw, Lohini Mayo, Carrie Obry, Mark Price, Vineeta Sawkar, and Jennifer Wolf.

YWCA Minneapolis hires Kari L. Clark as Chief Development Officer
January 2, 2018 -  YWCA Minneapolis is pleased to announce the hire of Kari L. Clark as its new chief development officer. Kari began her new role on November 27 and comes to YWCA Minneapolis with a breadth of varied development experiences, strong communication skills and dedicated drive. 

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Hires Nonoko Sato as Associate Director
January 2, 2018 -  The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) is pleased to announce Nonoko Sato as the organization’s new associate director, effective January 2, 2018. In her new role, Nonoko will partner closely with MCN executive director Jon Pratt to chart MCN’s strategic response to organizational and sector challenges.

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits hires Annie Dugan as Northeast Regional Coordinator
December 27, 2017 - Annie Dugan has joined MCN as Northeast regional coordinator. Annie comes to MCN from the arts and culture sector. Before serving as regional coordinator, she was the director and curator at the Duluth Art Institute where she developed community partnerships and internationally recognized exhibitions and programs.

Pahoua Yang Hoffman joins Citizens League as Executive Director
December 27, 2017 - The Citizens League has promoted Pahoua Yang Hoffman to become its new executive director. Yang Hoffman, the nonprofit's former policy director, has served as the interim executive director since November, when previous executive director Sean Kershaw accepted a position at Wilder Foundation.

Jim Steinhagen joins Missions Inc. as CEO
December 26, 2017 - Missions Inc. Programs announces Jim Steinhagen as its new CEO. Steinhagen was most recently at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, serving as Vice President of the Southwest Region and Administrator of the Betty Ford Center. Steinhagen has over 30 years of experience in treating addiction, and over 25 years executive planning, administration, communications and marketing experience in the nonprofit sector.

AccessAbility, Inc. Adds New Board Members
December 22, 2017 - Annemarie Klimek (Medtronic), Julie R. Jost (C.H. Robinson), Mark Young (myHRcounsel, LLC) and Jennifer Zuchowski (Metropolitan Council) have joined the Board of Directors of AccessAbility, Inc.

The Center for Victims of Torture Adds New Board Members
December 20, 2017 - The Center for Victims of Torture announced the election of three new members to its board of directors: Robert Flynn, Charles Henry and Shawn Roberts. The new members were elected at the December board meeting and will begin their terms in February 2018.

Erin Wilkins joins Annex Teen Clinic
December 19, 2017 - Erin Wilkins has been hired as the new Director of Clinical Operations and Services at the Annex Teen Clinic.

Channel One Regional Food Bank Hires Virginia Merrit as Executive Director
December 6, 2017 - Virginia Merritt will be joining Channel One as the new Executive Director beginning in January 2018. She is a strong advocate, dedicated, determined and a highly respected leader in many public service areas. 

Taylor Putz joins Minnesota Council of Nonprofits as Public Policy Advocate
November 13, 2017 - Taylor Putz is joining the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits as public policy advocate.  Most recently, Taylor was the community relations and outreach manager at Prepare + Prosper. 

Michelle Chang joins Minnesota Council of Nonprofits as Inclusion and Engagement Coordinator
November 12, 2017 - Michelle Chang has joined MCN as inclusion and engagement coordinator with MCN's AmeriCorps VISTA program.  Her year of service includes building MCN's internal capacity for intercultural competency, by creating a fundamental cultural shift within MCN, in order to bring equity issues to the forefront of Minnesota's nonprofit sector.

Ashley Charwood joins Minnesota Council of Nonprofits as Northwest Regional Coordinator
November 13, 2017 - Minnesota Council of Nonprofits has hired Ashley Charwood as Northwest regional coordinator.  In this role, Ashley provides local activities, initiatives and connections to the resources MCN provides in the Northwest Region of Minnesota.

Bridging Hires Maggie Mau as Donor Relations Manager
November 13, 2017 - Bridging has hired Maggie Mau as donor relations manager.  Previously, Maggie was the development manager for North Metro Pediatrics and Minneapolis Pathways, as well as a contract grant writer for a variety of Twin Cities nonprofits.

Amanda Ness joins Aeon as Leasing Call Center Agent
November 10, 2017 - Aeon has hired Amanda Ness as leasing call center agent. Amanda comes to Aeon with numerous years of experience in customer service. In her new role, Amanda fields calls from prospective residents to locate available apartment homes.


Aeon hires Andrew McLean as New Construction Manager
November 10, 2017 - Andrew McLean has joined Aeon as construction manager. In his new role, Andrew oversees architects, general contractors and the overall construction process on all of Aeon’s development projects.


Caren Hansen joins Reach for Resources, Inc.
November 10, 2017 - Caren Hansen joined Reach for Resources, Inc. as their Marketing & Communication Manager.

Kristen Poppleton Promoted to Director of Programs at Climate Generation
November 1, 2017 - Climate Generation announced the promotion of Kristen Poppleton to Director of Programs. This new position at Climate Generation was created to evaluate impact, ensure integration of equity and policy engagement across work, and to oversee strategic engagement of key audiences.

Steve Sallee to join the Southeast Service Cooperative as Executive Director
October 24, 2017 - The Southeast Service Cooperative (SCC) announced that Steve Sallee will become SSC’s next executive director on January 1, 2018.

Astrid Kammueller joins Animal Humane Society as Director of Kindest Cut
October 24, 2017 - Animal Humane Society welcomed Astrid Kammueller as Director of Kindest Cut. Astrid comes to AHS from Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. where she was the District Leader.

Aeon Brings on New Staff in September 
October 13, 2017 - In September, Aeon hired three new employees across several departments in the organization. Sue Hackett was named portfolio director, Jeffrey Westbrook was named resident connections coordinator, and Allie Laramy was named executive assistant to the vice president of property operations.

Sarah Granger named Executive Director of MoveFwd
October 6, 2017 - The Board of Directors of MoveFwd (formerly Teens Alone) has announced the appointment of Sarah Granger, MSW, LICSW as Executive Director. Sarah replaces Lydia Kihm, who retired after 20 years as Executive Director of the organization.

Brie Geurink Promoted to Vice President of Advancement at Opportunity Partners
October 5, 2017 - Opportunity Partners has announced the promotion of Brie Geurink, CFRE, to Vice President of Advancement. With 10 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, Geurink was previously Director of Development at Opportunity Partners, helping the department raise funds and build a culture of philanthropy.

Propel Nonprofits Provides Energy for Minnesota Nonprofit Community
October 5, 2017 - Propel Nonprofits is the new name for the merged MAP for Nonprofits and Nonprofits Assistance Fund (NAF), which will continue to offer finance, strategy, and governance services to nonprofit organizations across Minnesota. The new name and website domain ( reflect a mission to power Minnesota’s nonprofit community.

YWCA Minneapolis Hires Amy Marret as Director of Individual and Planned Giving
October 5, 2017 - Amy Marret will join YWCA Minneapolis as the Director of Individual and Planned Giving, effective October 9. Amy comes to YWCA Minneapolis with over 10 years’ experience in Development, managing capital campaigns, event planning, annual giving and major gift fundraising. Amy managed and led efforts at Regions Hospital Foundation, Minnesota Medical Foundation and Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota AIDS Project and Rainbow Health Initiative Merge
October 3, 2017 - Rainbow Health Initiative and Minnesota AIDS Project are merging. The Boards of Directors for RHI and MAP recently voted to combine to create a dynamic new organization committed to ending HIV in Minnesota and eliminating health disparities for LGBTQIA communities.

Aja Tashjihan joins as Digital Giving Manager
September 21, 2017 - Aja Tashjian recently joined as the Digital Giving Manager. She’s responsible for creating and implementing strategy for building a strong individual giving program with emphasis on new program funds.

SevenDreams Education Foundation Names New Board Members
September 18, 2017 - SevenDreams Education Foundation has named new members of the Board of Directors as well as a new President of the Board of Directors. Abdihamid Badri, Shannon Bruskiwicz, Andrew Burns, Katrinna Dexter and Jennifer Mawson have joined the board, and Peter Zbaracki is the new president. 

Ecumen Names Three New Vice Presidents
September 13, 2017 Minnesota-based Ecumen, one of the nation’s leading non-profit providers of senior housing and aging services, has named three vice presidents. William (Bill) McGarry has been named vice president of IT & chief technology officer, Amy Korzenowski has joined Ecumen as vice president of operations for housing and nursing home communities and Brett Anderson has been promoted to vice president of nursing services.

Fraser Expands to Anoka County
September 12, 2017 Fraser, Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism services, is expanding in Anoka County to offer even more high quality clinical services. Services previously offered at Fraser Anoka will now be moved 10 miles away to Fraser Coon Rapids. This expansion will allow at least 1,000 individuals to receive Fraser services each year.

Blake Hopkins Named Vice President of Housing Development at Aeon
September 11, 2017 Aeon hired Blake Hopkins as its new vice president of housing development. Blake joined Aeon in 2015 as a senior project manager on the housing development team. Previous roles before Aeon include a tax credit underwriter and a community development consultant.

Restructuring Changes Made at The Improve Group
September 8, 2017 Saint Paul-based evaluation and consulting firm The Improve Group has hired Derek Hazeltine as its first Chief Operations Officer, promoted Maria T. Moeller to Chief Marketing Officer, and made other restructuring changes to meet the growing demand for its services.

Emma Norton adds New Advancement Director
September 4, 2017 Becky Boland was named advancement director for Emma Norton.

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