Jeannie is deputy public policy director at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, having spent over a decade working in nonprofit and government direct service organizations. Jeannie’s experience ranges from developing and supervising psychiatric crisis residential services, running a domestic violence shelter, and being the clinical supervisor of a large city/county alcohol & drug services unit. These experiences greatly informed her later work as a nonprofit administrator and policy director.
Jeannie has a B.A. degree from South Dakota State University, a master's degree in agency counseling from the University of North Texas, and a mini-M.B.A. for nonprofit organizations from the University of St. Thomas. Jeannie is also an adjunct faculty member of the University of Minnesota – Duluth, Masters in Advocacy and Political Leadership department and at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Deputy Public Policy Director