Leadership Council Members

Ron Anderson
Senior Vice Chancellor
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Jackie Statum Allen
Education Portfolio Director
Bush Foundation
Allison Barmann
Head of Program & Strategy
Bush Foundation
Kathlene Campbell
Dean, School of Education
University of St. Thomas
Melvin Carter
Mayor
City of Saint Paul
Rose Chu
Senior Policy Fellow
Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (MnEEP)
Rassoul Dastmozd
President
Saint Paul College
Peter Demerath
Associate Professor
University of Minnesota
Acooa Ellis
Senior VP of Community Impact
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Reba Dominski
Senior VP, U.S. Bank Foundation and Community Relations
U.S. Bank
Nick Faber
President
Saint Paul Federation of Teachers
Al Fan
Executive Director
Minnesota Comeback
Jacob Frey
Mayor
City of Minneapolis
Frank Forsberg
SVP of Systems Change and Innovation
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Dr. Michael Goh
Interim VP of Equity and Diversity
University of Minnesota
Dr. Joe Gothard
Superintendent
Saint Paul Public Schools
Ed Graff
Superintendent
Minneapolis Public Schools
Danielle Grant
President & CEO
AchieveMPLS
David Hough
County Administrator
Hennepin County
Sean Kershaw
Director, Wilder Center for Communities
Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood
Jill Larson
Education Policy Director
Minnesota Business Partnership
Paul Mattessich
Executive Director
Wilder Research
Paul Pribbenow
President
Augsburg University
Trista MatasCastillo
Ramsey County Commissioner
Ramsey County
Ann Mulholland
VP of Community Impact
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations
Marcus Owens
Executive Director
African American Leadership Forum (AALF)
Susan Bass Roberts
Executive Director
Pohlad Family Foundation
Carlos Mariani Rosa
Executive Director
Minnesota Education Equity Partnership
Ryan O'Connor
Deputy County Manager
Ramsey County
Deidra Peaslee
President
Saint Paul College
Catherine Penkert
Library Director
City of Saint Paul
Patrice Relerford
Director of Impact Strategy
Minneapolis Foundation
R.T. Rybak
President & CEO
The Minneapolis Foundation
Abdi Salah
Senior Policy Aide
City of Minneapolis
Sondra Samuels
President & CEO
Northside Achievement Zone
Maureen Seiwert
Executive Director of Early Childhood Education
Minneapolis Public Schools
Katie Clark Sieben
Director
Cargill Foundation
Carolyn Smallwood
Executive Director
Way to Grow
Michael Stroik
Director of 3M Gives
3M
Bo Thao Urabe
Network Director
Coalition of Asian American Leaders
Michelle Wiese
President
Minneapolis Federation of Teachers
KaYing Yang
Director of Programs and Partnerships
Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL)
Barb Yates
President and CEO
ThinkSmall
Deb Morris York
Senior Manager, Social Impact
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