Board

Terry Gips

President and Co-Founder
St. Louis Park, MN

President, Sustainability Associates

Collie Graddick

Chair
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

Vice-Chair
St. Paul, MN

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

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SooJi Min-Maranda

Ann Arbor, MI

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

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Lori Myren-Manbeck

St. Paul, MN

Founder and CEO of
Inclusivi-tee

Brian Zakem

Secretary
Minneapolis, MN

Retired Mental Health Professional

Fellows

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, TheContributor.com

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.

Staff

Rae'Jean Alford

Communications and Administrative Coordinator

Saint Louis, MO

Interns

Helen Glover

SHE Kindness Campaign

Smith College
Class of 2024

Ido Morag

Business/Policy

University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Class of 2021

Clarice Yemen

Communications

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.