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Our Team – Minnesota


Geoff Wilson
Executive Director

Board Members

Nathan Shore
Senior Director of Brand Strategy, Media and Creative, HealthPartners
Julio Vargas-Essex
Vice President of Student Success, North Hennepin Community College
Alex Bakkum
AmeriCorps Alumnus
Senior Vice President & Director of The Center for Family Philanthropy, U.S. Bank
Stephen Friend
Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, Thrivent Financial
Elle Grothaus
Global Talent Leader & Global Human Resources Business Partner - Commercial Excellence, Cargill, Inc.
Bruce Henderson II
HR Director, Medtronic, Inc.
Natalia Rico Hernández
Head of School, Breck School
Jasmine Jirele
Chief Growth Officer, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Douachee Lee
Program & AmeriCorps Alumna
Marketing Manager, Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota
Dee Olateru
Senior Manager, Financial Services Banking & Capital Markets, Ernst & Young
Rhonda O’Neill
Community Volunteer
Rinal Ray
AmeriCorps Alumna
Chief Executive Officer, People Serving People
Scott Savoy
Vice President - Credit Management, Synchrony Financial
Chris Staley
Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Horizontal
Zer Vang
Program Alumna
Director of Student Recruitment - University of St. Thomas, Morrison Family College of Health

Alumni Leadership Council Members

Maya Vue, Chair
Augsburg University ‘13
Founder/Owner, Miss Muze
Vincent Henry Jr.
Augsburg University ‘15
Family Advocate, Simpson Housing Services
Arnold Kpoto
St. Cloud State University ‘08
Project Manager - GSC OPEX, Medtronic
Douachee Lee
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities ‘09
Marketing Manager, Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota
Jasmine Porter
Gustavus Adolphus College ‘13
Career Navigator/Program Coordinator, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties
Zer Vang
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities ‘07
Director of Student Recruitment - University of St. Thomas, Morrison Family College of Health
Mai Xiong
Augsburg University ‘15
Payroll & HRIS Specialist, Venture Bank
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