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.

Ashley Mehbod



Founding Partner

Pixie Dust, Inc.

Kelly Rowan

Vice President

Development Director

Carleton College

Thomas Lindquist


Sr. Vice President/ General Manager

Government Programs


Jay Gregerson

Regional Director


John Nesheim

Director, Human Resources


Tony Sanneh

CEO & Founder

The Sanneh Foundation

Deanna Threadgill

Vice President of Programs

BBBS of the Greater Twin Cities

Lindsey Weiler, Ph.D

Associate Professor, Dept. of Family Social Science

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

National Mentoring Resource Center Research

Board Member

Tanya Schuh

Program Manager


Board Advisors

Jim Andersen
President & CEO
IWCO Direct

Darrell Thompson
Bolder Options

Holly Whitcomb
Leadership Development Manager
3M Human Resources – Global Development

Current MENTOR Minnesota Program Services Council Representatives:

  • Jerod Peterson, Kids N Kinship 

  • Ann Matvick, Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Minnesota 

  • Charlotte Kinzley, Minneapolis Public Schools 

  • Amy Gray, Kinship 

  • Erin Walloch, Darts 

  • Linda Oto, Northfield Public Schools 

  • Mandy Arden, Red Wing Youth Outreach 

  • Rob Lyons, Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities 

  • Will Tabor, Rebound Inc 

  • Xavier Vazquez, Bolder Options 

  • Brittany Seidel, Family Wise 

  • Jocelyn Pickreign, Simpson Housing 

  • Tanya Schuh, CLUES Youth in Action! 

  • Erin Moldowski, Mentor North 

Program Services Council

The Program Services Council serves as an advisory group to MENTOR Minnesota’s program services staff by providing strategic guidance for quality initiatives, training resources, and other services for Minnesota mentoring programs. The Council is made up of representatives from diverse mentoring programs, organizations, and collaborations across the state.