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Management & Communications Team

  • Ann Nyakundi: Executive Director
  • Angela Fields, CHW: Associate Executive Director
  • Anne Ganey, MPH: Program Manager/Trainer and Facilitator
  • Moa Xiong, CHW: Registry Coordinator
  • Rachel Stoll: HRSA Program Manager
  • Vonyee Howard: HRSA Field Experience/Apprenticeship Coordinator

Board of Directors

As a nonprofit, we are governed by a voluntary, multi-disciplinary board that provides strategic direction, oversight, and stewardship. Our board includes:

  • Cathy VonRueden (MNCHWA Board Chair), Vice President, Provider Relations and Contracting, UCare
  • Vanessa Southworth (MNCHWA Vice Chair), Community Wellbeing Director for Live Well Winona, Winona Health
  • Tara Nelson (MNCHWA Secretary/Treasurer), Program Manager, Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA)
  • Laura Guzman-Corrales (MNCHWA Board Member), MPH, Healthy Communities Program Manager, MN Department of Health
  • Gary Oftedahl (MNCHWA Board Member at Large), MD, Consultant
  • LaShawna McKinney (MNCHWA Board Member), CHW Sr., Hennepin Healthcare
  • Bart Phillips, MS, Founder of Community Building Together
  • Connie Norman (MNCHWA Board Member), CHW, PrimeWest
  • Joy Ruoti (MNCHWA Board Member), Case Aide Family Support, Olmsted County
  • Sue Severson (MNCHWA Board Member), Vice President, Stratis Health
  • Cindy Carow Schiebe (MNCHWA Board Member), Department Chair in Public Health Department, Normandale Comm. College