To reach our main phone line, please dial (612) 823-2447, and then dial the extension of the person you are trying to reach.



Gladys Fajardo, Office Manager, ext. 100

Laura Tompkins, Executive Director, ext. 101

Natalie Ehalt, Program Manager, ext. 102

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

Finance Team, ext. 103



Erika Boelk, Lead Teacher (4-5 year olds, afternoon class), Park Site, ext. 110

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

Charlie Herrman, Teacher: Enrichment Programming

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

José Mejía, Lead Teacher (4-5 year olds, morning class), Park Site & Taller de Padres Coordinator, ext. 112

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

Janett Murillo, Assistant Teacher, Windom Site

Cristina Selvan Morfin, Assistant Teacher (4-5 year olds, morning & afternoon classes), Park Site

Carol Will, Literacy Coach and Volunteer Coordinator, Before-School and Lunch Bunch Teacher

Katie Yanike, Lead Teacher (3-4 year olds, morning class), Park Site, ext. 113



Deborah Jahn, Development Officer: Grants, ext. 105

Elissa Schufman, Development & Communications Director, ext. 106

Andrea Caro, Development Officer: Community Relations



Roxanne Kjarum, Reading Corps Tutor (Windom Site)

Fartun Mohamed, Reading Corps Tutor (Park Ave Site)

Stephanie Broussard, Reading Corps Tutor (Park Ave Site)


Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Marc Valencia, Board Chair
Marketing Consultant
Minneapolis, MN

Victoria Campoverde, Vice Chair
Cultural Liaison, Columbia Heights Public Schools
Columbia Heights, MN

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

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

Member-at-Large Directors

Conrado Arapicio
Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Corinne Ertz
Nonprofit Leadership & Development
Minneapolis, MN

Kristen Estrada
Account Executive, Siteimprove North America
Burnsville, MN

Julie Graves
Director of Youth Development, Pillsbury United Communities
Minneapolis, MN

Keidy Lora-Palusky
Owner & teacher, Viva! Music and Movement Classes in Spanish
Minneapolis, MN

Ann Payne
Minneapolis, MN

Natalia Pretelt
Underwriter, Wells Fargo Bank
Minneapolis, MN

Karen Rodriguez
Senior Standards Engineer, Target
Minneapolis, MN

Tim Sullivan
Attorney, Faegre Baker Daniels
Minneapolis, MN

Diana Villella Larson
Minneapolis, MN

Ex-Officio Members

Laura Tompkins
Joyce Preschool, Executive Director
Minneapolis, MN

Michelle Higgins
Park Avenue United Methodist Church
Saint Paul, MN

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