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Our Team – Minnesota

Leadership

Geoff Wilson
Minnesota
Executive Director

Board Members

Nathan Shore
Chair
Senior Director of Brand Strategy, Media and Creative, HealthPartners
Julio Vargas-Essex
Vice-Chair
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
Member
Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, Thrivent Financial
Elle Grothaus
Member
Global Talent Leader & Global Human Resources Business Partner - Commercial Excellence, Cargill, Inc.
Bruce Henderson II
Member
Sr HR Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Operating Unit, Medtronic, Inc.
Natalia Rico Hernández
Member
Head of School, Breck School
Jasmine Jirele
Member
Chief Growth Officer, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Douachee Lee
Program & AmeriCorps Alumna
Marketing Manager, Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota
Dee Olateru
Member
Senior Manager, Financial Services Banking & Capital Markets, Ernst & Young
Rhonda O’Neill
Member
Community Volunteer
Rinal Ray
AmeriCorps Alumna
Chief Executive Officer, People Serving People
Scott Savoy
Member
Vice President - Credit Management, Synchrony Financial
Chris Staley
Member
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
Cyndy Gavalin-Armeta
Augsburg University ‘14
Senior Bank Associate, TCF Bank
Vincent Henry Jr.
Augsburg University ‘15
Family Advocate, Simpson Housing Services
Kankemwa Kanke-Green
Minnesota State University-Mankato ‘16
Academic Specialist, Plymouth Christian Youth Center
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
Brandon Ngo
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities '20
Associate Engineer, TCF Bank
Jasmine Porter
Gustavus Adolphus College ‘13
Career Navigator/Program Coordinator, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties
Samantha Timmerman
Lawrence University ‘14
Database and CRM Specialist, Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx
Abdi Umur
Gustavus Adolphus College ‘15
Pharmacy Technician, Hennepin Healthcare
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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