Terry Gips

President and Co-Founder
St. Louis Park, MN

President, Sustainability Associates

Collie Graddick

St. Paul, MN

Co-Founder Community Table Cooperative, MN Department of Agriculture

Melanie Izrael

Capitola, California / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sustainable Textile Designer and Consumption Counselor

Brady Johnson

Duluth, MN

Inventor and Innovation Entrepreneur

Toya Lopez

Minneapolis, MN

Director of Operations, Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate – MN, Climate Activist Community Leader

Cass McLaughlin

St. Paul, MN

Community Spirit Ventures Mindfulness Instructor, Whittier Clinic, Group Visits Program Coordinator/ Facilitator


SooJi Min-Maranda

Ann Arbor, MI

Executive Director of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Transformational Storytelling agent and BIPOC Leader


Lori Myren-Manbeck

St. Paul, MN

Founder and CEO of

Brian Zakem

Minneapolis, MN

Retired Mental Health Professional


Hunter Hermes

Minneapolis, MN

Project Manager at Epic Systems

Dream Team

Chris Dykstra

Minneapolis, MN

Founder and CEO, Warecorp; Founder, GoodCarts; Partner, Brown Venture Group; Publisher and Founder,

Dr. Yvette Erasmus

Minneapolis, MN

Psychologist, Yvette Erasmus, LLP

Gretchen Hagle

Excelsior, MN

Marketing Consultant & Program Manager, Green Interchange and Blessed Earth Southeast

Dr. Stuart Hill

Penrith, Australia

Emeritus Professor and Foundation Chair of Social Ecology, University of Western Sydney, Australia

Steven Hoffman

Boulder, CO

Founding and Managing Partner, Compass Natural Marketing

MaryAnne Howland

Nashville, TN

Founder and CEO, Ibis Communications; Founder and CEO, Global Diversity Leadership Exchange

Michael Martin

Minneapolis, MN

CEO and Founder, Effect Partners and r.Cup

Valerie Red-Horse Mohl

Palo Alto, CA

CFO, East Bay Community Foundation and CEO/Founder of Red-Horse Financial Group, Inc.


Rae'Jean Alford

Communications and Administrative Coordinator

Saint Louis, MO


Helen Glover

SHE Kindness Campaign

Smith College
Class of 2024

Ido Morag


University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Class of 2021

Clarice Yemen


University of Wisconsin-Stout
Class of 2020

Our board members and interns in a zoom meeting.
Our board members and some of our interns gathered this spring on Zoom for a monthly board meeting.