Staff and Board of Directors

Current Staff and Board Members



Jackie Nelson, Interim Executive Director | 612.874.7063  x222

Amirthini Keefe, Director of Client Services | 612.874.7063 x294

Aaron Zimmerman, Director of Development and Communications | 612.874.7063 x207



Alex Smith, Men’s Therapist | 612.874.7063 x281

Brittany Bastian , Volunteer Coordinator and Advocate | 612.874.7063 x

Caitlyn Wright, Youth Program Therapist and Group Coordinator | 612.874.7063 x244

Cindy Markison, Women’s Program Supervisor | 612.874.7063 x

Greg Schach, Finance Manager | 612.874.7063 x216

Jennifer Luce, Client Services Associate | 612.874.7063 x200

Jodi Schipp, Case Manager Supervisor, and Men’s Program & CHANGE STEP Case Manager| 612.874.7063  x233

Lyneshia Robinson, Childcare Staff

Mai Kou Yang, Childcare Staff

Makenzie Nolan, Little Earth Advocate | 612.874.7063 x209 or Little Earth, 612-590-7968

Megan Rae, Advocate | 612.874.7063 x213

Melanie Aleman, Men’s Program Supervisor | 612.874.7063 x

Miranda Davis, Education Coordinator and Men’s Program Therapist | 612.874.7063 x286

Naima Ismail, Client Services Associate | 612.874.7063 x200

Orin Rubin, Men’s Program Therapist | 612.874.7063

Rachel Formantes, Women’s Program Therapist and First Call Coordinator | 612.874.7063 x285

Sandra Flores, Advocate | 612.874.7063 x213

Sarah Lockhart, Supervisor of Youth Services | 612.874.7063 x282

Siri Lokensgard, Supervisor of Advocacy | 612.874.7063 x229

Urszula Parfieniuk, Development and Communications Associate | 612.874.7063 x268

Board of Directors

Martha Ginder

Vice Chair

Jaime Stilson


Jamie Chai


Darrell Ellsworth


Carrie Ackerman

Mary Albachten

Alex Boutrous

Christin Crabtree

Molly Drew

Amanda Koonjbeharry

Brian Restuccia

Annelise Rittberg

Rebecca Waggoner

Jessica Wiley