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Gladys Fajardo, Office Manager 

Laura Tompkins, Executive Director 

Natalie Ehalt, Program Director 

Sandra Lepez, Parent Educator/Coordinator, (651) 764-8202

Finance Team 


Erika Boelk, Lead Teacher (4-5 year olds, afternoon class), Park Site

Camilo Gonzalez Bonilla, Assistant Teacher (3-4 year olds, morning & afternoon classes), Park Site

Thressa Johnson, Lead Teacher (3-4 year olds, afternoon class), Park Site

José Mejía, Lead Teacher (4-5 year olds, morning class), Park Site

Gloria Mendizabal Campoverde, Lead Teacher, Windom Site, (651) 206-1194

Janett Murillo, Assistant Teacher, Windom Site

Carol Will, Literacy, Volunteer, and Family Fridays Coordinator

Katie Yanike, Lead Teacher (3-4 year olds, morning class), Park Site 

Stephanie Broussard, Reading Corps Tutor  & Assistant Teacher (Park Ave Site)

Luz Maria De La Luz, Reading Corps Tutor  & Assistant Teacher (Park Ave Site)


Deborah Jahn, Development Officer: Grants 

Angharad Chester-Jones, Director of Development & Communications 

Andrea Caro, Development Officer: Community Relations

BOARD OF DIRECTORS-  Executive Committee

Diana Villella Larson, Board Chair
Minneapolis, MN

Julia Graves, Vice Chair
Director of Youth Development, Pillsbury United Communities
Minneapolis, MN

Marc Valencia, Board Member 
Marketing Consultant
Minneapolis, MN

Carolyn Van Nelson, Treasurer
Finance Manager, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Carlos Lamboglia, Board Member
Vice President – Leveraged Finance, U.S. Bank
Minneapolis, MN

Fritz Ebinger, Secretary
Rural Energy Development Program Manager, University of Minnesota Extension –                    Minneapolis, MN

Conrado Arapicio, Board Member
Associate Professor, Dept. of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Kristen Estrada, Board Member 
Account Executive, SAP Concur
Burnsville, MN

Maricela Becerra, Board Member 
Minneapolis, MN

Gabriela Hernandez, Board Member
Holy Angels School
Minneapolis, MN

Perla Hernandez- Board Member
Minneapolis, MN

Natalia Pretelt- Board Member
Underwriter, Wells Fargo Bank
Minneapolis, MN

Karen Rodriguez, Board Member
Senor Textile Developer, Target Corporation
Minneapolis, MN

Timothy Sullivan, Board Member
Attorney, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Minneapolis, MN


Laura Tompkins
Joyce Preschool, Executive Director
Minneapolis, MN

Michelle Higgins
Park Avenue United Methodist Church
Saint Paul, MN

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