Board & Leadership

Meet Our Board

Nikki Hill, Chair

Digital Marketing Specialist Cargill She/Her

Sanchayita Ray, Vice-Chair

Founder and Managing Partner Perennate Strategies She/Her

John Fritz, Treasurer

Market President Choice Bank He/Him

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

Retired Clinical Social Worker He/Him

Jamal Adam, Ph.D.

Executive Director 826 MSP He/Him

Rebecca Bachman

Institutional Giving Manager YWCA St. Paul

Gena Braaten

Attorney Braaten Family Services She/Her

Bethany Burzynski

Director of Category FP&A Best Buy She/Her

Sarah Chance

Retired Biotech/Pharmaceutucal Sales Executive 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

Jamie Galbreath, PhD, MPH, CHES

Quality Improvement Director UCare She/Her

AnTonia Johnson

Waiver Case Manager Handy Help LLC She/Her

Sudhir Kumar

Vice President - Risk Management U.S. Bank He/Him

Darin McDonald

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer UCare He/Him

Cathy Sams

Retired Attorney 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

Kari Scanlon, PHR

Vice President of Human Resources She/Her

Michelle Wincell O'Leary, MA, LICSW

Vice President of Strategic Innovation She/Her

Chris Westergaard, MSW, LICSW

Vice President of Clinical Services He/Him


Kathie Prieve, BA

Director of Development & Communications She/Her

Hong Fa Thao, MA, LPCC

Director of Lyric Lane She/Her

Vanna Preska

Director of Minnehaha Commons She/Her

Deb Gruel, LSW

Director of New Hope Apartments She/Her

Michele McGee, BS

Director of Operations She/Her

David Notar, MA, LPCC

Director of Portland Place He/Him

Chris Hughes, MA

Director of Rising Cedar He/Him

Linda Olsen, LICSW

Director of Two Rivers She/Her

Katie Muehlen, LICSW

Senior Director of Community Housing She/Her

Anne Boone, LMFT

Senior Director of Community Mental Health She/Her

Linda Stenstadvold, MSW, LICSW

Senior Director of Residential Treatment She/Her