Leadership & Board

Staff Leadership

Emily
Emily Eddy White
  •  she/her/hers
Director of Advancement & Culture
763-450-3868
Favorite Food:Green Curry
Sadie
Sadie Yang
  •  she/her/hers
HR & DEI Manager
763-450-3860
Favorite Food:Pho
Sophia
Sophia Lenarz-Coy
  •  she/her/hers
Executive Director
763-450-3864
Favorite Food:Pizza
Tom Mercer
  •  he/him/his
Director of Operations
763-450-3882
Favorite Food:Chili
David
David Peeples
  •  he/him/his
Director of Programs
763-450-3860
Favorite Food:Brown Rice

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Jennifer Marso, Chair
Vice President, Strategic Communications
Allianz Life

Dave Schmiechen, Secretary
Vice President, Customer Experience
Andersen Corporation

Keith Narr, Vice Chair
Chief Data Officer
Cargill

Kurt Johansen, Treasurer
Vice President and Chief Counsel
Ameriprise Financial

Directors

Aimee Pappenfus, Past Chair
Manager, Community Engagement
Allina Health

Daniel Tilsen
Business and Land Development Consultant

Bridget Hayden
Partner
Dorsey & Whitney

Sharmyn Phipps
SNAP-Ed Regional Coordinator
Univ. Of Minnesota Extension

Vani Karun
IT Program Manager
Medica

Leah Porter, Development Chair
Founder of Twin Cities Mobile Market
Independent Consultant

Naima Dhore
Somali American Farmers Assoc.
Farmer/Owner, Naima’s Farm

Ramon Sorstokke
Styling Team Lead
Stitch Fix

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