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Governance

YWCA Minneapolis is led by an all-women board of directors who are responsible for setting the policy and direction for the organization. Our current board members are:

Sara Ahluwalia (Circle of Women Chair)

Community Volunteer: Retired Attorney

Ananya Banerjee

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at OptumHealth: UnitedHealth Group

Melissa Barra

SVP, Chief Strategy and Customer Relationships: Sleep Number by Select Comfort

Michelle Basham

President and CEO, YWCA Minneapolis

Darlynn Benjamin

Community Volunteer, Non-profit executive

Kate Berman (Chair)

President: Business Strategy and Research

Cheryl Cooper Boyd

Educational and Organizational Consultant

Colette Campbell

SVP/Director of Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, Bremer Bank

Stephanie Leonard Crosby

Executive Director of Human Resources, Robbinsdale Area Schools

Angela Davis Drew

Talk Show Host: Minnesota Public Radio

Michele Durkin

Director of Talent Acquisition, Thrivent Financial

Debbie L. Galka (Investment Chair)

Chief Risk Officer, Wealth Mgmt. & Securities Services: US Bank

Nancy Garrett

Executive Director of Provider Transformation, Aetna

Deborah B. Hilke (Secretary)

Principal Legal Counsel, Employment Law: Medtronic, Inc.

Lakeeta Hill

Chief of Staff: Cargill, Inc.

Leslie Holman Holt

Chief Executive Officer: Pinnacle Performance Group, Inc

Lisa Huey

Financial Advisor: Merrill Lynch

Remi Kent

Chief Marketing Officer: 3M

Tami A. Kozikowski

Chief Operating Officer: The Waters Senior Living

Nicole Kveton

Vice President Quality, Value and Patient Care, Allina Health

Josefina Landrieu

Assistant Chief Diversity Officer, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Carolyn Link

President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN Foundation

Kathy Longo

President and Founder: Flourish Wealth Management

Jennifer Laible

President: Antenna

Gwen McFadden-Vincent (Treasurer)

President/Owner, Risk Management Consulting Services, LLC

Jeninne McGee

SVP, Enterprise Implementation and Operational Risk Assessment: Ameriprise

Anissa Mediger

Shareholder: Briggs & Morgan, P.A.

Mallory Mitchell

Major Gifts Officer: Metropolitan State University

Val Moeller

Retired Higher Education President

Stacy O’Reilly

President: Plunkett’s Pest Control

Rita Patel

VP, Owned Brand Management, Target

Carissa Rollins

CIO, Employer and Individual, UnitedHealth Group

Constance St. Germain

Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs: Capella University

Bria Shea

Director, Regulatory and Strategic Analysis: Xcel Energy

Lana Slavitt

Community Leader, A. Slavitt LLC

Beth Smits

Vice President, Care Consumer Group: Inuit

Lindsey Farrell Stampone

Business Banking Market Executive for Minnesota and the Dakotas, Bank of America

Jan Wikman

Sales and Marketing Consultant, Jan Wikman Consulting

Susan Williams

Vice President of Global Digital Solutions: Ecolab

Andrea Wood

Executive Director of the Best Buy Foundation: Best Buy