Kingston Fellowships

Developing Highly Effective, Culturally Competent Leaders

Wilder employees have the opportunity 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.

2018 Kingston Fellows

Lindsay Anderson

Supervising Advanced Practice RN
Lindsay Anderson is a supervising Advanced Practice RN in Wilder’s Community Mental Health & Wellness area. Lindsay will use her Fellowship toward becoming a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator with the goal of supporting staff through routine group supervision aimed at improving the …

Sonya Carruthers

Administrative Assistant
Sonya Carruthers is an Administrative Assistant at the front desk of Wilder’s Clinical Services. Sonya’s passion in whole-family care has inspired her to create a formal curriculum called Caring Connections - Pass It On. This program will build strong, adaptive, positive, intra- and inter…

Cardina Esparza

Program Manager
Cardina Esparza is Program Manager for Wilder Center for Learning and Excellence™ and has been with Wilder in multiple roles since 2001. Cardina is working on her Doctorate in Organization Development and Change Management at the University of St. Thomas, which will help Wilder leverage…

Khadar Hussein

Kingston Fellow
Khadar Hussein has worked as a Family Case Manager in Wilder’s Family Supportive Housing Services since December 2017. Khadar will obtain his certificate in Leadership Development from the American Management Association (AMA), which the Fellowship will help cover. The training will offer…

Jouapag Lee

Jouapag Lee has worked in the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood since 2016, and with the SPPN Parent Council as a New Sector Alliance Fellow the year before. Jouapag will use her Kingston Fellowship to further her leadership development through a self-designed learning journey by working…

Palli  Lee 

Psychiatric Registered Nurse
Palli Lee is a Psychiatric Registered Nurse with Wilder’s Assertive Community Treatment Program who communicates with families and other providers and administers nursing consultation and medication. Palli is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Public Health…

Bao Moua

Clinical Manager
Bao Moua is Clinical Manager of Adult Services for Wilder’s Community Mental Health & Wellness Services. She has a background in providing mental health services to individuals across the life span and has been with Wilder since 2010. Bao is planning to use the Kingston Fellowship to…