Our Advisory Council

Our advisory council members have been instrumental resources for gathering ideas and gaining advice throughout our entire start-up process. We are thankful for their support in this way.

  • Carol Bruess, Ph.D.

    Professor and Director, Family Studies, University of St. Thomas
  • Aisha Eady

    Communications Director, Osseo Area Schools
  • Pat Kelly

    Partner, Fredrickson & Byron
  • John Lawlor

    Founder and Principal, The Lawlor Group

  • Karl O. Benson

    Manager at Octane LLC, Founder of Foundation 4 Excellence
  • Phyllis Sloan

    Executive Director, La Creche Child Care Center, North Minneapolis
  • Mike Opat

    Chair, Hennepin County Commissioners
  • Jeff Peterson

    Director of Strategy and Innovation, General Mills

  • Brenda Ray

    Parent, North Minneapolis
  • Maggie Skrypek

    Research Scientist, Wilder Foundation
  • Kerry Givens

    Executive Director, South Minneapolis YMCA
  • Neda Kellogg

    Founder and CEO, Project Diva

  • Vidal Guzmán

    Senior Manager at Public Radio International