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

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,