Leadership & Service Delivery Team

Board Members

  • Raleigh Fromstein, Special Education, Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Fred Herron, Retired Project Management Leader
  • Jonathan Horick, VP of Investments, Stevens Foster Financial Advisors (Board Treasurer)
  • Joy Shealer Orson, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly, Virchow, Krause LLP (Board Secretary)
  • Michelle Thompson, Attorney, Anoka County Attorney’s Office (Vice Chair)
  • Gary Wert, President, Apprize Technology Solutions (Board President)

Leadership Team

  • Julie Ellefson, Executive Director
  • Jennifer Bridges, Children’s Program Director
  • Laura Beth Landy, Accountant
  • Diane Cullumber, Development Associate

Direct Services Team

  • Maribel Atilano Horopeza,  Cook/Kitchen Manager
  • Valarie Carbello, Speech Therapist
  • Serene Eidem, Home Visitor
  • Britany Geoghegan, Lead Preschool Teacher
  • Ana Guzman, Assistant Preschool Teacher
  • Anya Helgeson, Lead Toddler Teacher
  • Fatumo Isse, Home Visitor
  • Morgan Kavanagh, Assistant Preschool Teacher
  • Alicia Little, Music Therapist
  • Lindsay Markworth, Music Therapist
  • Ruby Machuca, Home Visitor
  • Gene McBride, Facilities Management
  • May Shea, Lead Toddler Teacher
  • Jamel Summers, Assistant Preschool Teacher
  • Kari Waderich, Occupational Therapist
  • Maryam Yusuf, Assistant Preschool Teacher
  • Holly Winje, Administrative Associate and Bus Coordinator

On-Site Partners

  • Barbara Bettelyoun provides clinical supervision and reflective practice for Home Visitors and Parenting Support providers.
  • Capernaum Pediatric Therapy provides speech and motor skill development therapy for children with special identified needs.
  •  Ignite Child Development Services provides early Autism intervention services.
  • Twin Cities Music Therapists use music to promote health, empowering children to become actively invested in their process of growth.