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

Chad Hegwood

Hnede Joshua
U.S. Bank

Jane Lawrenz
State of Minnesota (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

Elizabeth Machart (she/her/hers)
Director of Contracts, Compliance, & Special Initiatives

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

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

Kymberly Miller (she/her/hers)
Associate Director of Housing Programs

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

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

Morcine Scott-Warren (she/her/hers)
Deputy Director of HR & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Paul Verrette (he/him/his)
Director of Public Policy

Virginia Brown (she/her/hers)
Vice President of External Relations

Agate Housing and Services brick '510 building' off of S 8th Street with bright red awnings.
8 people in safety yellow vests, with a bulldozer in the background, break ground for the Part 7 apartments.