Kingston Fellowship for Wilder Employees

Developing Highly Effective, Culturally Competent Leaders

Wilder employees are able to apply for a Kingston Fellowship, which provides 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 are chosen for Fellowships based on demonstrated accomplishments in their discipline, commitment to the field of human services, and leadership potential.

2021 Kingston Fellows

Lindsay Bacher

Director of Program Development
Lindsay Bacher is Director of Program Development and has been with Wilder since 2015. Lindsay plans to use her Kingston Fellowship to purse her Master in Public Affairs from the Humphrey School, which she began in fall 2020. While in the MPA program, she’s interested in building the…

Naw Day Day

Case Manager, Recovery Services
Naw Day Day is currently a Case Manager for Wilder’s Recovery Services and would like to earn her Addiction Counseling Certificate from Century College. This program will help her learn how to counsel individuals and groups troubled by alcohol and drug abuse using different techniques.…

Maddie Hansen-Connell

Research Associate
Maddie coordinates data collection projects, conducts interviews, and assists with focus groups, data preparation, and reports among other things. Maddie is interested in a variety of topics including youth development, affordable housing, community development, and environmental and food…

Molly Rinehart

Youth Housing Case Manager
Molly Rinehart is a Youth Housing Case Manager for the Lincoln Place program and is pursuing her master’s degree in clinical social work from St. Catherine University. Her goal is to graduate in spring 2023 and obtain a license in independent clinical social work to provide therapy…

Elizabeth Shadeko

Adult Mental Health Targeted Case Manager
Elizabeth Shadeko is pursuing a dual master’s degree in clinical counseling/alcohol and chemical dependency counseling at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN. Elizabeth is currently an Adult Mental Health Targeted Case Manager in Wilder’s Clinical Services and would like to help clients…

Donyella Smith

Family Resource Navigator
Ms. Donyella is the family resource navigator for families at the Wilder Child Development Center.  As a recipient of the 2020 Kingston Fellowship, Donyella plans to attend the University of Minnesota to complete a Certificate in Human Service Leadership “to better serve and support the…

June Way

Counselor
June Way is a counselor with Wilder’s Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services and plans to use the Kingston Fellowship to help earn her master’s degree in counseling or social work, and would like to help reduce the stigma and shame that is attached to those seeking mental health…

Ebony Young

Administrative Coordinator
Ebony Young has been with Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood as Administrative Coordinator since 2014. Ebony plans to return to school to finish her Individualized Studies degree, to help her continue to build on her values of education, community and family, by learning new and innovative…

2020 Kingston Fellows

AnLinh Bui

AnLinh Bui is Lead Counselor/Targeted Case Manager at Wilder’s Center for Social Healing. The Kingston Fellowship will assist her in completing her Doctoral in Counseling Psychology degree at St. Mary’s University, to “contribute my knowledge and expertise in mental health to all people…

Mary Her

Mary provides culturally specific and trauma-informed services as a clinical supervisor for Hlub Zoo, a Wilder school-based mental health program. 

Bryan Lloyd

Bryan provides IT leadership, strategy, and web application development for Wilder Research. He contributes his technical expertise to a wide-range of consulting, measurement, and reporting projects and teams. He oversees web and database development on Compass projects, and is principal…

Theresa Lloyd

Theresa Lloyd has been Senior Account Tech in Wilder’s Clinical Services since November 2017. She will use the Kingston Fellowship to finish her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration at Metropolitan State University. “I would like to finish my degree to continue to work within my…

Chelsey Long

Ms. Chelsey is the lead teacher in the Butterfly Classroom for 3- and 4-year-olds at the Child Development Center.  As a recipient of the 2020 Kingston Fellowship, Ms. Chelsey will pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development. “Preschool is the building block of a child’s educational…

Chris Naw

Chris Naw is an Administrative Specialist in Clinical Services answering calls in a positive, welcoming and culturally sensitive manner. Chris plans to use the Kingston Fellowship to continue her education in Master of Social Work so she can become a licensed Mental Health Therapist. “My…

Sara Nelson

Sara Nelson is a Senior Clinical Supervisor with the Access Team in Wilder Community Mental Health and Wellness.

Donyella Smith

Ms. Donyella is the family resource navigator for families at the Wilder Child Development Center.  As a recipient of the 2020 Kingston Fellowship, Donyella plans to attend the University of Minnesota to complete a Certificate in Human Service Leadership “to better serve and support the…

Bao Vang

Bao Vang is a Psychiatric Clinic Registered Nurse and Behavioral Health Home Integration Specialist in Wilder’s Clinical Services and is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program —Integrative Health and Healing specialty at the University of Minnesota. “The acceptance of this…

Yulanda Williams

Yulanda Williams is the Business Manager at Wilder’s Community Center for Aging and has completed her second year as a student at Concordia University Chicago in the PhD, gerontology and leadership program. As an African American gerontologist, “it is my goal to provide another…

Tsua Xiong

Tsua Xiong is a Peer Specialist within Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) at Wilder and a current graduate student at Augsburg University in the Master’s in Social Work Program with a multicultural clinical concentration. “My goal is to take a National Peer Support Specialist…

Wa Yang

Wa Yang is a Psych RN in the Clinical Services at Wilder and pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree specializing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) at the University of Minnesota. Upon completion, “I will be able to contribute to the human service area…