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Board and Staff

Our Board of Directors

We believe those living in poverty intimately understand the steps necessary to overcome it, and this is reflected in our tri-representational board. One-third is represented by the community sector, one-third by the private sector, and one-third by the public sector:

  • Connie Greer-PRESIDENT

    Former Director (RETIRED), State of MN, Office of Economic Opportunity

  • Nicole Frethem-VICE PRESIDENT

    Ramsey County Commissioner - District 1

  • Keith Schuler-TREASURER

    Executive Vice President, Finance, McGough

  • Marcie Jefferys-SECRETARY

    Planning Manager, Health & Wellness, Ramsey County

  • Luvidia Williams-MEMBER-AT-LARGE

    Community Volunteer

  • Leigh Ann Ahmad

    Ramsey County, Interim Planning Manager, Health & Wellness Services Team - Administrator

  • Esmeralda Cortes

    Community Member, St. Paul

  • Chris Herme

    Senior Financial Consultant

  • Trista Matascastillo

    Ramsey County Commissioner - District 3

  • Jillian McAdams

    Principal, Integrated Strategic Marketing Professional, McAdams Marketing Group

  • Jane Prince

    Council Member, Ward 7, City of St. Paul

  • George Stone

    Economic Support Division Manager, Community Services Department, Washington County

  • Jessika Thomas-Powell

    Community Member, St. Paul

  • Koung Yang

    Community Member, Forest Lake

  • LaToya Whitfield

    Community Member, Shoreview

Our Staff Leadership

  • Kevin Adams

    Interim Executive Director
    Senior Director, Assistance Programs & Technology

  • Cheryl Butz

    Senior Director, Finance
    Interim Senior Director, Human Resources

  • Nicolee Mensing

    Senior Director, Head Start & Early Head Start

  • Cassidy Titcomb

    Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives

  • Feleshia Edwards

    Director, Energy Conservation

  • Gina Iliev

    Director, Community Initiatives & Mission Advancement

  • Pamela Maldonado

    Director, Financial Opportunity Programs

Board Minutes

In accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), and other relevant statutory requirements, Community Action will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. Community Action is both an Equal Opportunity and an Affirmative Action Employer.
We believe it is vital to the Agency and to basic human dignity and welfare to promote economic, social, and educational opportunities for all. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and/or modifications to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to participate fully in employment and/or access our programs and services.

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Utility Bill Assistance


  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start


  • People Whose Utility Bills Were Lowered Through Home Weatherization


  • Workers Provided with Transportation Support Including Vehicle Loans, Repair Grants, and Transit Passes


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