Staff

Sara Zanussi

Founder and Executive Director

Carey Shunskins

Music Director

Emily Najjar

Accompanist/

Piano Teaching Artist

Venessa Uzong

Program Manager

Mai Thao

Program Assistant/ Website Coordinator

Staff

Sara Zanussi

Founder and Executive Director

Carey Shunskins

Music Director

Emily Najjar

Accompanist/

Piano Teaching Artist

Venessa Uzong

Program Manager

Mai Thao

Program Assistant/ Website Coordinator

Staff

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Board

Mardi E. Dominguez

Family & Community Director, Academia Cesar Chavez

Scott Hayman

IT Engineer

Ari Koehnen Sweeney

Director of Education, Hennepin Theatre Trust

Advisory Board

Nina Archabal, Director Emerita, Minnesota Historical Society

Nancy Dana, Director, board member emeritus, St Paul City School

Vivian Jenkins Nelsen, Director, Interracial Institute and Professor

Judy Ranheim, Music teacher

David Ranheim, Retired lawyer

Jerry Timian, Retired program officer, St. Paul Foundation

Bondo Nyembwe, Assistant Superintendent, Brooklyn Park School District

 

Cara Wilson

Chair

Jean Hartman

Treasurer, nonprofit consultant

Shoua

Vang

Secretary

Pharaoh Lewis

Cecilia Blakey

Family Representative

Sara

Zanussi

 

ex officio

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