Board & Leadership

Meet Our Board

Bethany Burzynski, Chair

Director of Category FP&A Best Buy She/Her

Nikki Hill, Vice-Chair

Senior Digital Marketing Specialist Ergotron She/Her

John Fritz, Treasurer

Market President Choice Bank He/Him

David McGraw Shuchman, MSW, LICSW (Emeritus Inactive), Secretary


Jamal Adam, Ph.D.

Executive Director 826 MSP

Rebecca Bachman

Institutional Giving Manager YWCA St. Paul

Gena Braaten

Attorney Braaten Family Services She/Her

Lyndsay Capeder

Chief Client Solutions Officer & Assistant General Counsel Taft She/Her

Christine Clifford

Executive Vice President - Independent Risk Review Director U.S. Bank She/Her

Dinah Dale

Vice President of Strategy & Acquisitions New Partners, Inc. She/Her

Ann Marie Johnson, MA, PHR

Human Resources Manager Senneca Holdings She/Her

AnTonia Johnson, BSW, MPNA

Senior Children’s Mental Health Case Manager Metro Social Services

Sudhir Kumar

Senior Vice President, Financial Risk Review U.S. Bank He/Him

Harvey D. Linder, Ph.D., LP

Independent Consultant He/Him

Sanchayita Ray

Founder and Managing Partner Perennate Strategies She/Her

Pia Teabout

Insurance Agent Edina Reality She/Her


Ellie Skelton, MA

CEO / Executive Director She/Her

Chris Tomshine, BA

CFO / Vice President of Finance He/Him

Michelle Wincell O'Leary, MA, LICSW

Vice President of Community Housing Services She/Her

Kari Scanlon, PHR

Vice President of Human Resources She/Her


Anne Boone, LMFT

Director of Case Management/ Care Coordination She/Her

Kathie Prieve, BA

Director of Development & Communications She/Her

Deb Hesli, LICSW

Director of Housing Innovations & Intentional Communities She/Her

Hong Fa Thao, MA, LPCC

Director of Lyric Lane She/Her

Chris Westergaard, MSW, LICSW

Director of Minnehaha Commons He/Him

Deb Gruel, LSW

Director of New Hope Apartments She/Her

Michele McGee, BS

Director of Operations She/Her

David Notar, MA

Director of Portland Place He/Him

Linda Olsen, LICSW

Director of Two Rivers She/Her

Katie Muehlen, LICSW

Director of Rising Cedar She/Her

Linda Stenstadvold, MSW, LICSW

Senior Director of Residential Treatment She/Her