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Speaker Biographies


Detailed biographies will be coming in May 2019.

Adwoa Afreh, participant, Headwaters Fund Giving Project

C.J. Arnold, founder and change maker, One Earth United 

Chanda Smith Baker, senior vice president, Community Impact, Minneapolis Foundation

John Bell, business manager, Springboard for the Arts

Kit Briem, vice president of advancement, The Family Partnership

Susan Brower, Minnesota state demographer, Minnesota State Demographic Center

Dawne Brown White, executive director, COMPAS

Michelle Chang, policy and equity coordinator, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Kate Cimino, assistant director, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Anne Leland Clark, financial capability and learning director, Prepare + Prosper

Emma Connell, research associate, Wilder Research

Donte Curtis, CEO, Catch Your Dream Consulting

Duchesne Drew, community vice president, Bush Foundation

Jenn Hamrick, executive director, Friends for a Nonviolent World 

Erika Hovland, managing director, IOLITE360

Elisabeth Hunt, member support and training director, Species360

Stephanie Jacobs, director, Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Erik Jacobson, donor engagement officer, Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative

Sook Jin Ong, director, Future Services Institute, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Aileen Kasper, director of development and communications, Genesys Works Twin Cities

Vina Kay, vice president of movement & capacity building, Race Forward

Kris Kewitsch, executive director, Charities Review Council

Sonja Kuhn, president, Journey Coaching and Training

Robert Lemke, principal, HR and Compensation Consulting Practice, Gallagher

Jean Lubke, executive director, Equity Alliance MN

Jen Mein, innovation manager, Future Services Institute, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Mallory Mitchell, major gifts officer, Metro State University and AFP-MN IDEA committee member

Paula O'Loughlin, program manager, Classroom Partnerships and Professional Learning, Equity Alliance MN

Brandi Olson, principal, The Olson Group

Ritesh Patel, CEO, Open Cities Health Center

Amanda Petersen, research associate, Wilder Research

Kelly Reitow, principal, Roo Solutions

Leah Robshaw Robinson, volunteer engagement specialist, Friends for a Nonviolent World 

Jesse Ross, director of special projects, The Minneapolis Foundation

Trupti Sarode, learning and evaluation manager, Future Services Institute

Nonoko Sato, associate director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Jamie Schumacher, executive director, West Bank Business Association

Regina Seabrook, program manager, Professional Development, Equity Alliance MN

Rowzat Shipchandler, philanthropy professional and former deputy commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Francie Streich, research scientist, Wilder Research

Bob Tracy, director of public policy and communication, Minnesota Council on Foundations

Laura Tufano, advancement professional

Arlene Vernon, president, HRx, Inc.

Marcie Wagner, founder and director, Laughing Buddha Meditation Centre and Wagner Fundraising

Alfonso Wenker, co-founder and principal, Team Dynamics

Jules Wilkins, director of external relations/principal, COMPAS/Jules Writes

Tyler Zabriskie, principal, Zabriskie Consulting

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Nonprofit Leadership Conference
Thursday, June 13, 2019
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center
200 SE Oak St., Minneapolis



Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

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