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.

Board Members

Kelly Rowan


Senior Development Officer

Carleton College

Tanya Schuh

Vice Chair

Program Services Council Representative

Program Manager

Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)

Thomas Lindquist


Sr. Vice President, Markets Division 


Nana Ahwoi Larson


EY Cybersecurity

Mario Hess-Winburn

Senior Associate Director of Major Gifts and Gift Planning 

Occidental College 

Jim Andersen
President & CEO
IWCO Direct

Darrell Thompson
Bolder Options

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

Board Advisors

Tony Sanneh

CEO & Founder

The Sanneh Foundation

John Nesheim

Director, Human Resources


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

Ofelia Ponce

Project Manager

Ceiba Fôrte Law Firm

Jamal Abdur Salaam Ed.S.

Principal/Superintendent Intern

Legacy of Dr. Josie R. Johnson Montessori

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MENTOR Minnesota is dedicated to quality mentoring experiences for all young people. Yet, 1 in 3 young people still need and could benefit from a caring adult mentor. Your gift helps us close that mentoring gap. Donate today.