Meet the current and past participants in the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute at Wilder

Meet the Change Makers of the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute

Current Cohort Participants and Alumni of the Shannon

2019 Shannon Cohort Participants

Joseph Adamji 
Science Museum of Minnesota

Tomas Alvarez 
Goodwill Easter Seals of Minnesota

Claire Avitabile
Sabes Jewish Community Center Barry Family Campus

Betsy Benito     
Corporation for Supportive Housing

Allie Berg           
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Sam Blackwell  
Greater Twin Cities United Way

Jake Blumberg 
GiveMN

Carolynn Brunette         
Prince Charitable Trusts

Cheryl Caponi   
Caponi Art Park

Helen Chesnut 
Susan G. Komen

Jinna Collins-Jwacu
Monroe Elementary -Anoka Hennepin School District

Marianne Combs            
Minnesota Public Radio

Amy Cram Helwich        
MN Urban Debate League

Robert Dixon Jr.              
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

John Donovan  
HomeFront Resource Center

Jeremy Ellison  
Saint Paul Police Department

Susie Emmert   
Lutheran Social Services of Minesota

Naima Farah     
CommonBond Communities

Martha Smith   

Valerie Gay
Art Sanctuary, Philadelphia

Rebecca Gillette             
Minnesota Historical Society

Carolyn Graham               
Mary Elizabeth House

Cindy Greenwood          
CommonBond Communities

Kathryn Greiner              
Rebuilding Together Twin Cities

Ellen Guettler  

Joan Gunderson-Palmer             
AARP

David Hellstrom              
Jessen Media

Indira Henard   
D.C. Rape Crisis Center

Jenifer Holland
BoardSource

Shawntan Howell           
Girls Are Powerful

Sam Ingram       
Medtronic

Derek Johnson 
Target

Beth Kellar-Long
Minnesota Orchestra

Isabelle Lutterodt            
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs

Brad Martens   
City of Corcoran

Kristen Marx
McKnight Foundation

Kathryn Mommaerts    
Saint Paul Public Schools

Ned Moore        
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs

Kevin Moore     
Actors Theatre of Louisville

Michelle (Zwakman) Morehouse
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Asneth Omare
JustUs Health

C. Michael-jon Pease
Park Square Theater

Aaron Percy      
Washburn High School

Leah Porter       
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Karen Quiroz    
Hennepin Theatre Trust

Anita Raymond
Volunteers of America MN/WI

Dwandalyn Reece          
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution

Riah Roe             
R3 Consulting MN

Patty Sagert      
Rasmussen College

Suchi Sairam     
Kala Vandanam LLC

Paul Schmelzer
Walker Arts Center

Marshalita Sims Peterson           
M.S. Peterson Consulting, LLC

Libby Starling   
Metropolitan Council

Betsy Sylvester
Envoi, LLC

(Tina) Maria Cristina Tavera       
Augsburg University

PattiJo Verdeja
Ahmerst H. Wilder Foundation

Beth Wiggins    
FamilyMeans

Kyle Woody      
Jack's Caregiver Coalition

Mary Wynne    
GTS Educational Events

May Xiong         
Project for Pride in Living

Kabo Yang          
MN Womens Consortium

Shannon Alumni (1992–2018)

Shannon Institute change makers come from many sectors, organizations and communities, both in the Twin Cities and around the country. You can browse Shannon alumni from 1992-2018 below in alphabetical order by last name. 

Shannon alumni serve their communities through nonprofit, government and private sectors. Check out the organizations our alumni have served. 

Interested in finding out more about the James P. Shannon Institute? Contact us! 
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