Leadership & Service Delivery Team

Board Members

  • Andy Gannon, PEO/Insurance Industry, G & A Partners
  • 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)
  • Rodrigo Vazquez, State and Local Tax Associate, KPMG, LLP
  • Gary Wert, President, ApprizeTechnology Solutions (Board President)

Leadership & Administration

  • Julie Ellefson, Executive Director
  • Jennifer Bridges, Children’s Program Director
  • Laura Beth Landy, Accountant
  • Diane Cullumber, Development Assosiate
  • Holly Winje, Administrative Associate and Bus Coordinator

Direct Services Team

  • Britany Geoghegan, Lead Preschool Teacher
  • Rashann Goodwin, Assistant Toddler Teacher
  • Anya Helgeson, Lead Toddler Teacher
  • Fatumo Isse, Home Visitor
  • Lauren Johnson, Substitute Cook/Kitchen Manager
  • Alicia Little, Music Therapist
  • Ruby Machuca, Home Visitor
  • Marlys Mandaville, Assistant Preschool Teacher
  • Ethel Nahmad-Faith, Play Therapist
  • May Shea, Assistant Toddler Teacher
  • Cindy Sundberg, Lead Preschool Teacher
  • Kari Waderich, Occupational Therapist

On-Site Partners

  • Twin Cities Music Therapists use music to promote health, empowering children to become actively invested in their process of growth.
  • RehabCare provides speech and motor skill development therapy for children with special identified needs.
  • Kente Circle provides mental health services for adult parents/caregivers in our program.
  • Life Track provides clinical supervision and reflective practice for Home Visitors and Parenting Support providers.