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Staff & Leadership

Staff & Leadership

Our Team

Executive Director

Suzanne Fuller Burks
[email protected]
612-977-3257

Leadership Team

Menia Buckner
Operations Manager
[email protected]
612-977-3256

Jimelle Duncan
Finance Director
[email protected]
612-977-3242

Jamie Hagen
Early Childhood Services Director – Mary T. Wellcome
[email protected]
612-977-3251
Valerie Stevenson
Director of Programs
[email protected]
612-977-3253

Adult Empowerment Programs

Debra Bushrod
Women’s Program Coordinator
[email protected]
612-977-3254 

Meghan Hanna
Adult Program Assistant
[email protected]
612-977-3241

Dr. Wilma Mckinnies
Men’s Program Coordinator
[email protected]
612-977-3250

NEW INITIATIVES LEAD

Family Engagement & Resource Center, ManCode™
Mentoring, DigitalTechWorks™ Academy

Quanda Arch
Community Resource Liaison
[email protected]
612-977-3261

Youth Trauma Program

Lucius Luther
Youth Trauma Program Manager
[email protected]
612-977-3249

Tamiko Edwards
[email protected] Case Manager
[email protected]
612-977-3252

MARY T. WELLCOME CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Angelfish Classroom (Toddlers),
612-977-3244

Reyna Hernandez
Teacher
[email protected]

Jayme Williams
Teacher
[email protected]

Starfish Classroom (Preschool),
612-977-3255

Keisha Chatman
Teacher
[email protected]

Willie Johnson
Teacher
[email protected]

Dolphin Classroom (Pre-K),
612-977-3260

Deedra Porter
Teacher
[email protected]

Amy Svoboda
Float Teacher
[email protected]

Board of directors

Fred Easter, Chair
Education Management and Fundraising Professional

Dr. Rosilyn Carroll, Vice Chair
Founder & CEO, Institute of Culture, Learning, & Leadership

Laura Danielson, Secretary
Shareholder & Chair of Immigration Dept, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Angela M. Dixon, J.D., Treasurer
Proprietor, Dixon Training Group

Alfred Babington-Johnson
Founder & CEO, Stairstep Foundation

Lorinda Burgess*
VP of Finance Americas Region, Medtronic

Freddie Davis-English
Retired Administrator

Douglas Hill*
Director of Operations/Construction Management
Minneapolis Public Schools

Batala-Ra McFarlane*
Publisher, McFarlane Media Interests

Kenard Rockette
Database Administrator,
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Karen Starr
Consultant, Karen Starr Consulting LLC

Clyde Turner
Founder, Clyde Turner Basketball Camps

*Indicates new member

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We exist in part because of the generous donations of people who believe in the power of empowerment.

Address

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center
1301 10th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 374-4342

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mary T. Wellcome Hours
6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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