Leading with hope


Greg Owen (he/him/his), Chair
Wilder Research

Ben Waltz, Vice-Chair
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Mary Grahek (she/her/hers), Treasurer
Hennepin County, Retired

Karen Klein (she/her/hers), Associate Treasurer
General Mills (Retired)

Fiyyaz Karim (he/him/his), Secretary
University of Minnesota

Susie Byers
Community Volunteer

Susan Ellingstad (she/her/hers)     
Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP

Mark Engelen
Community Volunteer

Chad Hegwood

Hnede Joshua
U.S. Bank

Jane Lawrenz
State of Minnesota (Retired)

Roberto Lazo
Hiawatha Collegiate High School (Retired)

Rajin Singh Olson
Robins Kaplan

Alyssa Troje
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Manoj Vyas (he/him/his)
Target Corporation


Kyle Hanson (he/him/his)
Executive Director

Abby Abele (she/her/hers)
In-Kind Donation Manager & Community Organizer

Adetayo Osinowo (he/him/his)
Human Resources Manager

Anindita Bhattacharya (she/her/hers)
Representative Payee Manager

Anna Cisewski (she/her/hers)
Communications Manager

Brittany Granger (she/her/hers)
Kitchen Manager

Daryl Lewis (he/him/his)
Food Centre Director

David Andrews (he/him/his)
Street Outreach Manager

Elizabeth Machart (she/her/hers)
Associate Director of Contracts & Compliance

Geoff Meyer (he/him/his)
Director of Site-Based Housing Programs

Kassandra Baker (she/her/hers)
Single Adult Supportive Housing Program Manager

Katie Augustin (she/her/hers)
Early Intervention Program Manager

Kelina Morgan (she/her/hers)
Director of Housing Programs

Kymberly Miller (she/her/hers)
Single Adult Supportive Housing Program Manager

Laura Straw (she/her/hers)
Director of Finance

Lucas Morton (he/him/his)
Shelter Manager

Michelle Perrin (she/her/hers)
Director of Outreach & Shelter

Mona McGarthwaite (she/her/hers)
Accounts Payable & Payroll Manager

Monique Eggleston (she/her/hers)
Family Supportive Housing Program Manager

Noah Chan (he/him/his)
Volunteer Development & Internal Engagement Manager

Nora Cronin (she/her/hers)
Associate Director of Shelter

Paul Verrette (he/him/his)
Director of Advancement & Community Engagement

Sam Adams (she/they)
Rental Assistance & Compliance Coordinator

Samantha Tuthill (she/her/hers)
Technology & Safety Coordinator

Sandra Culverson (she/her/hers)
Housing Manager

Sara Wenzel (she/her/hers)
Rapid Rehousing Manager

Vaselinda Jackson (she/her/hers)
Shelter Manager

Wendy Darst (she/they)
Grants Manager 

7 Agate staff members pose with a donation and a check.
Agate Housing and Services brick '510 building' off of S 8th Street with bright red awnings.
Previous Executive Director, Deb Moses, and friend in front of a happy mural of sunflowers.
8 people in safety yellow vests, with a bulldozer in the background, break ground for the Part 7 apartments.
Two people outside on a sunny day, stand next to a Shelf of Hope Food Shelf sign located at the Agate Food Centre,