Leading with hope


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

Rajin Singh Olson, Vice-Chair
Robins Kaplan LLP

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

Karen Klein (she/her/hers), Treasurer
Community Member

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

Alisha Gehlert
Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center

Chad Hegwood

Jane Lawrenz
State of Minnesota (Retired)

Allyson Petersen Francis
Nilan Johnson Lewis PA

Alyssa Troje
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Manoj Vyas (he/him/his)
Target Corporation

Ben Waltz (he/him/his)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN

Chuck Webber (he/him/his)
State of MN First Judicial District


Cheryl Jensen (she/her/hers)
Interim Executive Director

Adetayo Osinowo (he/him/his)
Accounting Manager

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

Anna Cisewski (she/her/hers)
Communications Manager

Brandon Sanford (he/him/his)
Single Adult Supportive Housing Manager

Brittany Granger (she/her/hers)
Kitchen Manager

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

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

Deran Cadotte (he/him/his)
Single Adult Supportive Housing Manager

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

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

Kayla Peterson (she/her/hers)
Director of Human Resources

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

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

Lucas Morton (he/him/his)
Shelter Manager

Michael Grewatz (they/them/theirs)
Outreach Operations Coordinator

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

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

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

Sam Rowbottom (she/her/hers)
Rental Assistance Manager

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

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

Stephanie Martin (she/her/hers)
Early Intervention Program Manager

Vaselinda Jackson (she/her/hers)
Shelter Manager

Wendy Darst (she/they)
Grants Manager

Wesley Harris (he/him/his)
Facilities Director

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,