MENTOR Minnesota Board of Directors
MENTOR Minnesota (MENTORMN) is governed by a Board of Directors made up of individuals who are willing to serve as champions for youth in Minnesota, demonstrate leadership in the workplace and broader community, and understand and value diversity and cultural competencies.
Positive Coaching Alliance
Assoc. Professor, Assoc. VP for Public Engagement
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Regional Vice President
Beverly Lohs, Chair
VP of Human Resources
President & Chief Technology Officer
Pixie Dust, Inc.
Coordinator, Connected Kids
ISD 659 Northfield Public Schools – Community Services
Jaci Sears (Former Executive Youth Board Member)
Northfield Retirement Community
Vice President of Programs
BBBS of the Greater Twin Cities
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President & CEO
MENTOR Minnesota Program Services Council
The Program Services Council serves as an advisory group to MENTORMN’s program services staff. The Council is made up of representatives from diverse mentoring programs, organizations, and collaborations across the state, provide strategic guidance for MENTORMN’s quality initiative, training resources, and other services for Minnesota mentoring programs.
Current MENTOR Minnesota Program Services Council Representatives:
- David Downing, Kinship Partners
- Ann Gaasch, FamilyWise
- Sarah Gatlin, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
- Jenny Johnston, Rochester Area Family YMCA
- Charlotte Kinzley, Simpson Housing Services Mentoring Program
- Ann Matvick, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota
- Jennifer Nielsen, CommonBond Communities
- Linda Oto, Northfield Connected Kids
- Erin Moldowski, Mentor Duluth
- Jessica Schaffer, Elk River YMCA
- Erin Walloch, DARTS
- Tanya Zwald, CLUES/Youth in Action (YA!) Program
If you have questions about the MENTOR Minnesota Program Services Council, please contact Carolyn Scherer, Director of Program Services, at 612-399-0229 or email@example.com.
In Partnership: MENTOR Minnesota and MENTOR
Over the years, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, has grown a network of Mentoring Partnerships, which includes MENTOR Minnesota. This nationwide network provides the leadership and infrastructure necessary to support the expansion of quality mentoring relationships and serve as the critical link between the mentoring field and MENTOR’s national efforts.
The Mentoring Partnership Network includes more than two dozen affiliates across the country – and our national organization is committed to expanding to 50 state coverage.
MENTORMN’s affiliation with MENTOR and the Network gives us direct access to the latest research, trends and resources to share with mentoring programs in our community that help ensure quality program practices to produce positive outcomes. We are able to draw upon the latest innovations and trends from across the country while also informing the field of the unique work happening in our community.
As an affiliate of the Mentoring Partnership Network, MENTORMN collaborates with MENTOR to expand the capacity of quality mentoring programs to serve more kids in need. As a Mentoring Partnership, MENTOR Minnesota serves a unique role in our community as a clearinghouse for resources, training, advocacy and awareness campaigns. We drive investments of time and money into these programs by engaging the private, public and nonprofit sectors.