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Who's involved

More than 1,000 people have shared their expertise in the development of Compass.

Compass Governance Committee

Allison Barmann, Strategy and Learning Vice President, Bush Foundation
Susan Brower, State Demographer, Minnesota State Demographic Center
Acooa Ellis, Senior Vice President of Community Impact, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Nancy Fasching, Community Impact Director, Southwest Initiative Foundation
Marilee Grant, Director, Community Engagement, Boston Scientific
MayKao Hang President and CEO, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Rae Jean Hansen, Vice President of Early Childhood, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Charlotte Johnson, Co-CEO and Trustee, Otto Bremer Trust
Eric Jolly, President and CEO, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations
Carolyn Link, President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
Paul Mattessich, Executive Director, Wilder Research
R.T. Rybak, President and CEO, The Minneapolis Foundation
Tony Sertich, President and CEO, Northland Foundation
Jody Speer, Director of Information Technology, The McKnight Foundation
Michael Stroik, Director, 3Mgives
Patrick Troska, Executive Director, The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota
Matt Varilek, President, Initiative Foundation
Anna Wasescha, President and CEO, West Central Initiative Foundation
Karen White, President and CEO, Northwest Minnesota Foundation

Compass steering committee

Jessica Aleshire, Program Manager, Global Community Engagement; Boston Scientific
Jacqueline Berry, 3Mgives Manager, Education Initiatives; 3Mgives
Susan Brower, State Demographer, Minnesota State Demographic Center
Imee Cambronero, Director of Impact – Analysis, Evaluation, and Learning; The Minneapolis Foundation
Claire Chang, Senior Program Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
James Collins, Director of Learning and Advocacy, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Nate Dorr, Vice President for Advocacy, Northwest Minnesota Foundation
Nancy Fasching, Community Impact Director, Southwest Initiative Foundation
Katie Godfrey, Communications Coordinator, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Aretha Green-Rupert, Regional Director, Otto Bremer Trust
Sarah Hernandez, Program Officer, Region & Communities; The McKnight Foundation
Don Hickman, Vice President for Community & Workforce Development, Initiative Foundation
Pahoua Yang Hoffman, Executive Director, Citizens League
Joel Luedtke, Program Director, The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota
Adaobi Okolue, Executive Director, Twin Cities Media Alliance
Erica Orton, Learning and Evaluation Manager, Bush Foundation
Mary Rothchild, Senior System Director for Workplace Development, Minnesota State
Nadege Souvenir, Vice President of Operations and Learning, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations
Erik Torch, Director of Grantmaking, Northland Foundation
Greg Wagner, Director of Business & Economic Development, West Central Initiative

Compass advisory group co-conveners

Aging – Dawn Simonson, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
Arts and Culture – Arleta Little, The McKnight Foundation
Children and Youth – Chris Ganzlin, The McKnight Foundation
Civic Engagement – Sean Kershaw, Citizens League
Civic Engagement (2015) – Diane Tran, HealthEast Care System
Disparities – Sandra L. Vargas, The Minneapolis Foundation
Early Childhood – Barbara Yates, Minnesota Early Learning Foundation
Economy and Workforce – Michael Gorman, Split Rock Partners
Economy and Workforce (Statewide) –
   Bill Blazar, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
   Kathy Tunheim, Senior Advisor to the Governor for Job Creation
Education – Alice Seagren, Minnesota Department of Education
Education (Statewide) –
   Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education
   Marilee Grant, Boston Scientific
Environment – Steve Morse, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Health – Mary Brainerd, HealthPartners
Housing – Tim Marx, Commissioner, Minnesota Housing
Immigration –
   Bill Blazar, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
   Sandra L. Vargas, The Minneapolis Foundation
Public Safety – Tom Johnson, Council on Crime and Justice
Transportation (2007) – Bob Johns, Center for Transportation Studies, U. of M.
Transportation (2014) – Charles Zelle, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation

See all the community members who worked on the advisory groups

Please note, affiliations are as of the time that the groups convened.