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  • Jane Graupman, Executive Director

  • Michael Donahue, Associate Director

  • Carol Garbisch, Director of Finance and Administration
    (651) 377-8649
  • Cori Ertz, Development Director
  • Corleen Smith, Office Manager, Immigration Services Director

  • Cheng Lee, Financial Assistant

  • Greg Gramza, Grant Writer
  • Kate Raleigh, Executive Assistant and CRM and IT Coordinator

  • Mahima Gupta, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Robin Stramp, Communications and Development Manager

Refugee Services

Health & Housing Services

  • Akiko Tanaka, Mental Health Therapist

  • Hamdi Maalin, Health Education: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Prevention Workshops
  • Rufo Jiru, Health Navigator
  • Zahra Halboon, Medical Case Manager

Anti-Human Trafficking

Unaccompanied Children Program

Safe Harbor Program


Hospitality Careers Pathway

  • Lynn Thompson, Hospitality Program Manager and Instructor

  • Scarlett Xiong, Employment Counselor

  • Anna Benker, Opportunity Navigator, Minnesota Opportunity Corps

Financial Coaching

  • Tanya Battista, Bridges to Career Opportunities Program Lead & Financial Coach

  • Glenn Beecham, Financial Coach

Medical Careers Pathway

Nursing Assistant Training

College Readiness Academy 

Medical Career Advancement

  • Brooke Anttila, Medical Career Advancement Manager

  • Fathi Ahmed, Medical Career Advancement Navigator

Immigration Services

MNsure Assistance 


Youth Enrichment & Support 

  • Tanya Battista, Youth Enrichment & Support Program Manager

  • Bee Moua, Youth Enrichment & Support Program Coordinator
    (651) 377-8658
  • Norzin Waleag, Youth Enrichment & Support Program Coordinator

  • Solina Nhil, Youth Enrichment & Support Case Manager

Front Desk

  • Kristin Nelson, Receptionist and Immigration Services Specialist

  • Seynab Miyer, Receptionist and Immigration Services Specialist


  • Shelton Ingram, Facility Custodian



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