Open Arms of Minnesota

Our Team

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Meet Our Team

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Leadership

Leah Hébert Welles

Chief Executive Officer
612-767-7344
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Natalie Obee, MBA

Chief Financial Officer
612-767-7334
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April K Bogard, MPH, RS/REHS

Senior Director of Programs
612-767-7337
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Danielle Brady

Senior Director of Volunteer Engagement & Hospitality
612-767-7342
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Lisa Lane

Senior Director of Capital Campaign & Policy
612-860-8085
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Charles Abrahamson

Director of Strategic Partnerships
612-801-1992
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Andrew Mendez

Director of Client Services
612-677-2571
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Ethan Armstrong

Director of Communications
612-540-7762
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Stanley Hadiwibowo

Director of Food Services
612-540-7768
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Shirl Chouinard

612-677-2560
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Team Members

Ana Guzman

HR & Administration
HR Manager

Elizabeth Jensen

Operations
Executive Assistant & Office Coordinator

Jeanne Fahey

HR & Administration
Interim Director of Human Resources

Jennifer Burr

Operations
Office & Admin Coordinator

Jenny Castillo

HR & Administration
Human Resources Coordinator

Michael Mach

Operations
Buildings and Grounds Coordinator

Carson Kaskel

Communications
Communications Manager

Dana Kuehn

Development
Institutional Relations Coordinator

Maggie Craig

Communications
Communications Design Manager

Mary Beth Iverson

Development
Director of Individual and Major Gifts

Megan White

Development
Director of Development

Porsche Amina Hurley

Capital Campaign
St. Paul Outreach Manager

Samuel Truhler

Development
Development Database Coordinator

Abbey Dibble

Delivery & Logistics
Logistics Manager

Andrea Weber

Food Services
Production Manager

Andy Ramcharan

Food Services
Dishwasher

Ann Elizabeth Loizzo

Food Services
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Ann Ibarra

Food Services
Food Services Manager

Antoine Simon

Food Services
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Ashley Kidd

Food Services
Registered Dietitian, RD, LD

Desiree Johnson

Food Services
Lead Kitchen Assistant

Griffen Tull

Delivery & Logistics
Delivery Driver & Logistics Associate

Jian Smith

Food Services
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

John Murphy

Food Services
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Kalley Meyer

Food Services
Registered Dietitian, RD, LD

Kari Goodwin

Food Services
Bakery Manager

Katie Ralph

Food Services
Inventory Associate

KC Finkenbine

Delivery & Logistics
Delivery Driver & Logistics Associate

Kelly Wilson

Food Services
Open Farms Manager

Kenneth Thornton

Food Services
Kitchen Assistant

Kevin Saliger

Food Services
Packaging Assistant

Lucia Campoverde

Food Services
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Madison Holm

Food Services
Menu Specialist

Marcellers Flowers

Food Services
Dishwasher

Maria Johnson

Food Services
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Michael Baillie

Food Services
Logistics & Delivery Associate

Nataniel Rayman

Food Services
Food Services Manager

Pierre Tay

Food Services
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Rachel Esther Young

Food Services
Delivery Driver & Logistics Associate

Ryan Gracie

Food Services
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Terric McKenzie

Food Services
Dishwasher

Tony DeMarco

Food Services
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Tony Lusian

Delivery & Logistics
Shipping and Logistics Coordinator

Tracie Dahl

Food Services
Dishwasher

Tyree Walker

Food Services
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Yia Yang

Food Services
Culturally Specific Meal Project Manager

Zaria Hill

Food Services
Packaging Associate

Antony Gortarez

Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Engagement Intern & Service Learning Coordinator

James Geary III

Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Julie Huffcutt

Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Kateri Thooft

Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Engagement & Groups Coordinator

Michael McKay

Volunteer Engagement
Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Nathaniel Wingo

Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Engagement & Delivery/Satellite Coordinator

Sarah Vivian

Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Engagement & Administrator Coordinator

Join us for our Open House Celebration! 

YOU are invited to an Open House Celebration for the entire community at our new Open Arms St. Paul Kitchen & Campus! Please join us on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 2-5 p.m. Stop in with family and friends and explore the facility, play games, win prizes, and enter a drawing for fun giveaways.