Kingston Fellows

The purpose of the Kingston Fellowship is to provide the opportunity to develop a highly effective, culturally competent set of leaders and promote ongoing improvement of human services in the entire community.
 
The Kingston Fellowship is an honor awarded to Wilder employees annually from the Kingston Fellowship named endowment fund. This fund was established with a lead gift from Tom and Mary Kingston along with contributions from many friends of the Wilder Foundation.
 
The Fellowship provides honorees the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and develop innovative programs to address community concerns. Individuals will be chosen to receive Fellowships based on demonstrated accomplishments in their discipline, commitment to the field of human services, and leadership potential.

2017 Kingston Fellows

 

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Amy Barthel
Amy Barthel has been an HR Specialist with Wilder since 2010. Before that she worked in direct care at Bush Residential Services for 20 years! Amy plans to pursue training at the University of Minnesota to grow her HR skills and help balance the workload of the HR team. “My proposal will allow our team to provide responsive and innovative services to Wilder employees by expanding the expertise and knowledge of the team as a whole.” 
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Angie Brown
Angie Brown is a Program Associate with the Neighborhood Leadership Program, who joined the WCC team in 2015. Angie is seeking a Kingston Fellowship to support her personal growth in intercultural communication that will help NLP and the community, by creating adaptive solutions to community issues through an intercultural lens. “I believe we need leaders at all levels to deepen our analysis of and toolkits for racial equity.”  

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Shawn Schuette
Shawn Schuette is a Senior Clinical Supervisor in Wilder’s Kofi Services and has been an employee for more than 13 years. Shawn, along with the IMS mental health team, has been involved in the development of Lifelines, a program meant to help families overcome some of the barriers that get in the way of their success. The Kingston Fellowship will continue to develop this program and train staff internally to use the Lifelines process, to be able to identify their own patterns and behaviors that can get in the way of working effectively with clients, and to address the lack of culturally affirming practices in the mental health field.
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Damon Shoholm
Damon Shoholm is the Senior Director of Leadership Programs in Wilder’s Center for Communities, leading staff in the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute, the Neighborhood Leadership Program and the Community Equity Pipeline Program, along with providing consulting services for internal Wilder departments and external clients. Damon is enrolled at the university of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs Policy Fellow program, and hopes to “gain a better understanding of how public policy is being shaped in our region and develop relationships with leaders influencing that work, especially across sectors.”
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Nawthet Tunwin
Nawthet Tunwin is an Adult Mental Health Case Manager for Wilder’s Community Mental Health Services since 2014. She is pursuing a graduate degree in public administration at Hamline University to improve her administration skills with special interests in housing, refugee resettlement, elder services and public safety. She will be the first person in her family to pursue a graduate degree! “I want to continue my studies to equip myself better...so that I can serve the community more effectively with new ideas and methods.”

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Chalonne Wilson

Chalonne Wilson is a Community Leadership Program Associate in the Neighborhood Leadership Program and has been with Wilder since 2013. Chalonne will be pursuing accreditation to lead Insights Discovery, an international, robust tool that allows organizations and groups to address workplace challenges, move people to more effective communication, develop leadership skills and transform culture. By becoming accredited as a staff person leading programs of Wilder, she “will increase the capacity for Wilder to build on our current leadership programming, particularly in the area of developing self-awareness and equipping leaders to be better at working effectively with others across difference.” meet needs remember us build strength welcome friends work service share knowledge practice compassion press forward form lives inspire community support families value elders creative provide relief seize opportunity demonstrate stewardship orrow benefit people promote health exercise reason remain equality remove barriers meet needs remember us build strength share knowledge practice compassion press forward create inspire community support families value elders nurture children vide relief seize opportunity demonstrate stewardship preserve people promote health exercise reason remain hopeful advance barriers meet needs remember us build strength welcome friends provide service share knowledge practice compassion press ess transform lives inspire community support families value

 

Looking for the 2016 Kingston Fellows? You can find them here.

 

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