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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Andrew Mendez

Chief Program Officer
612-677-2571
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Toby Schneider

Chief Operating Officer
612-247-9070
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Dinah Swain

Chief Development Officer
612-428-4840
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Cristina M. Cintron Rolon

Cristina M. Cintron Rolon, JD

Chief of Staff
612-677-2572
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Ethan Armstrong

Ethan Armstrong

Director of Communications
612-540-7762
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Danielle Brady

Danielle Brady

Senior Director of Volunteer Engagement & Hospitality
612-767-7342
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Emily Essert

Director of Corporate Partnerships
612-428-4858
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Stanley Hadiwibowo

Director of Food Services
612-540-7768
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Paul Hanson

Senior Director of Finance
612-470-1770
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Maddie Holm, MPH, RD, LD

Director of Menu Development & Quality Assurance
612-767-7335
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Mary Beth Iverson

Director of Individual & Major Gifts
612-677-2568
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Lisa Lane

Director of Public Policy
612-860-8085
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Shawanda Steffen

Director of Human Resources
952-247-9071
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Team Members

Avery Marshall

Client Services
Client Services Associate

Andrew Mendez

Client Services, Leadership
Chief Program Officer

Dayna Adams

Client Services
Contract Manager & Reporting Specialist

Max Brady

Client Services
Client Services Associate

Sarah Cohen, NDTR

Client Services
Dietetic Technician, Registered

Isabella Hembre Conditt

Client Services
Program Coordinator

Aza Hurwitz

Client Services
Client Services Associate

Anna Irmiter

Client Services
Senior Manager of Programs

Kalley Meyer, RD, LD

Nutrition Services
Senior Manager of Nutrition

LaKandis Neal

Client Services
Program Database & Reporting Manager

Samantha Ruiz-Zavala

Client Services
Program Compliance Manager

Emily Szeliga

Client Services
Client Advocate

Shengying Vue, MS, RDN, LD

Nutrition Services
Registered Dietitian

Star Zavoral

Client Services
Lead Client Services Associate

Dinah Swain

External Affairs, Leadership
Chief Development Officer

Ethan Armstrong

Communications, Leadership
Director of Communications

Emily Essert

External Affairs, Leadership
Director of Corporate Partnerships

Mary Beth Iverson

Development, Leadership
Director of Individual & Major Gifts

Lisa Lane

External Affairs, Leadership
Director of Public Policy

Misha Bartlett

Development
Events Manager

Maggie Craig

Communications
Communications Design Manager

Porsche Hurley

External Affairs
Development Officer

Dana Kuehn

Development
Institutional Relations Coordinator

Samuel Truhler

Development
Development Database Coordinator

Mekka Abdurrahman

Food Services – Minneapolis
Meal Expediter & Packaging Associate

Toby Schneider

Food Operations, Leadership
Chief Operating Officer

Stanley Hadiwibowo

Food Operations, Leadership
Director of Food Services

Maddie Holm, MPH, RD, LD

Leadership, Menu Development & Quality Assurance
Director of Menu Development & Quality Assurance

Travis Arhart

Delivery & Logistics
Warehouse Coordinator

Damario Baymon

Food Services – St. Paul
Dishwasher

Ezra Burdick

Food Services – St. Paul
Meal Packager and Expediter

Lucia Campoverde

Food Services – Minneapolis
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Nate Dantignac

Food Services – Minneapolis
Packaging Associate

Seon Darnes

Food Services – St. Paul
Dishwasher

Tony DeMarco

Food Services – Minneapolis
Baker & Volunteer Ambassador

Cameron Evans

Delivery & Logistics
Senior Manager of Delivery & Logistics

Marc Flowers

Food Services – Minneapolis
Dishwasher

Matthew Fodge

Food Services – St. Paul
Menu Development Chef

Scott Fryxell

Delivery & Logistics
Routing Coordinator

Kari Goodwin

Food Services – Minneapolis
Bakery Manager

Ryan Gracie

Food Services – St. Paul
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Kelby Grovender

Delivery & Logistics
Packout and Delivery Coordinator

Desiree Johnson

Food Services – Minneapolis
Lead Kitchen Assistant

Lucy LaVoy, RD

Menu Development & Quality Assurance
Menu Specialist

Ani Loizzo

Food Services – Minneapolis
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Tony Lusian

Delivery & Logistics
Shipping & Logistics Coordinator

Matt McGrath

Food Services – Minneapolis
Inventory Associate

Laura Mixon

Food Services – St. Paul
Lead Meal Expediter & Packager

Mychael Mosqueda

Food Services – Minneapolis
Meal Expediter & Packager

Joe Muth

Menu Development & Quality Assurance
Menu & Recipe Development Chef

Rafa Ortiz-Mendoza

Food Services – St. Paul
Dishwasher

Arielle Puccini

Food Services – St. Paul
Leah Chef and Volunteer Ambassador

Andy Ramcharan

Food Services – St. Paul
Dishwasher

Natan Rayman

Food Services – Minneapolis
Food Services Manager

Kevin Saliger

Food Services – Minneapolis
Packaging Assistant

Antoine Simon

Food Services – St. Paul
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Jian Smith

Food Services – Minneapolis
Baker & Volunteer Ambassador

Lilkeisha Smith

Food Services – St. Paul
Food Services Manager

Kenneth Thornton

Food Services – Minneapolis
Packaging Associate

Victoria Warkel

Food Services – St. Paul
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Walter Watkins

Food Services – St. Paul
Meal Expediter & Packager

Andrea Weber

Food Services – Minneapolis
Production Manager

Joel Weisburger

Food Services – Minneapolis
Chef & Volunteer Ambassador

Eric Wenneson

Food Services – St. Paul
Meal Expediter & Packager

Kelly Wilson

Food Operations, Open Farms
Open Farms Manager

Cristina M. Cintron Rolon, JD

Human Resources, Leadership
Chief of Staff

Paul Hanson

Finance, Leadership
Senior Director of Finance

Shawanda Steffen

Human Resources, Leadership
Director of Human Resources

Jenny Castillo

Human Resources
Human Resources Coordinator

Dave Dornan

Administration
IT Manager

Liz Jensen

Administration
Executive Assistant & Office Coordinator

Mike Mach

Facilities
Buildings & Grounds Manager

Blaize Thorpe

Facilities
Building & Grounds Coordinator

Danielle Brady

Leadership, Volunteer Engagement
Senior Director of Volunteer Engagement & Hospitality

Jimmy Geary III

Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Antony Gortarez

Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Engagement Intern & Service Learning Coordinator

Michael McKay

Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Engagement Manager

Kateri Thooft

Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Engagement & Groups Coordinator

Lydia Tumaini

Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Engagement & Groups Coordinator

Sarah Vivian

Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Engagement & Administrative Coordinator

Nate Wingo

Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Engagement & Delivery/Satellite Coordinator
Give Some Love, Spread Some Love!

New this February, Open Arms is spreading the love like never before!  Instead of giving flowers or chocolates this month, we invite you to Give From the Heart!Make a donation to Open Arms in honor or memory of someone special this month and your contribution will help us share nourishment and love with our community. We will then send your loving message in a Valentine card to the person you’ve chosen to honor!

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Your Gift Will Help Us Serve More Clients!

Together we can continue to meet the increased demand for medically tailored meals with your support! We hope you think of us as you consider your year-end giving. Your donation is a gift of care, compassion, and encouragement!