2020 Summit Breakout Speakers
Vic Massaglia is the Director of the Career & Professional Development Center at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. He is on a mission to help the helpers by connecting with and inspiring people to make a positive impact in the world. He approaches his work with compassion by continuing to develop his craft of facilitation, coaching, and teaching so people will discover their gifts and become their best selves. He is deeply passionate about social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and believes he is at his best when he is serving others.
Imee Cambronero is the Minneapolis Foundation’s Director of Impact – Analysis, Evaluation and Learning. Imee brings 15 years of experience in research, evaluation, community development, and teaching. She is passionate about bringing data to life, and strengthening staff, board and communities’ ability to use the information, learn and adjust to adapt to the changing and complex environment. Imee has a wide breadth of experience; she has worked as a community organizer and congressional staff member, contributed to efforts to eradicate HIV/AIDS and improve mother’s lives with CDC-Tanzania. She has also worked to improve the lives of the extreme poor around the world at CARE and Save the Children.
Imee received her undergraduate degree in Biology and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Imee also has served as a Graduate Representative to the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents, the Alumni Board for the School of Biological Sciences, and the School of Public Health Alumni Society. Imee enjoys traveling (she’s been to over 30 countries on 5 continents), loves all things Minnesota, is a retired dance teacher, and an aspiring runner.
Jill LaLonde is the Executive Director of OneVillage Partners, a Minnesota-based international NGO that facilitates community-led development projects in Sierra Leone, as well as adjunct faculty at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in the MA International Development program. Jill has 15 years of experience in the international development and nonprofit sectors, ranging from Gates-funded public health research in Northern Uganda to managing multi-million dollar USAID-funded projects across Africa, Asia and the Middle East at Land O’Lakes International Development. Jill holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.
Nicki Hangsleben has been providing leadership in the non-profit community for over 15 years and has worked in various Finance, Program Management and Business Develoment roles at Land O’Lakes Venture37 since 2011. She currently serves as a Director of Strategic Partnerships and New Ventures and supports the development of public and private sector partnerships and design of innovative and responsive agricultural programs. Nicki served on the board of One Village Partners and prior to Land O’Lakes, was a financial analyst at American Public Media Group, parent company to Minnesota Public Radio. Through her engagement with these organizations, Nicki has had the opportunity to leverage diverse approaches to achieve economic development impact and improve the quality of life for individuals across the globe.
Nicki grew up in South Minneapolis and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. She is currently studying for an MBA at University of Saint Thomas – Opus College of Business with a focus on Global Business.
Nicki is committed to promoting economic growth by designing and applying innovative business solutions to complex development challenges. She is passionate about her community and creating lasting impact locally and globally.
Dr. Ola Tolulope is the Founder and Executive Director of Restoration for All Inc; a nonprofit organization with the mission to nurture and empower individuals, organizations, and communities to renew, discover and restore their culture of well-being. She is a Co-chair for the Mental Health and Wellness Action Team of Ramsey County Public Health. She is a Social Researcher with several journal articles, book chapters and two books to her credit and has presented extensively on the role of culture in international development. She has expertise in public health and rights-based responses to chronic diseases and its psychosocial impacts on African immigrants and refugees from Africa. She is a public health expert with experience in empowering and mobilizing communities to bring about social change through health education, sensitization, and advocacy to create an environment that is physically, socially, and culturally inclusive.
Katie Koranda spent the past five years managing digital content at a global nonprofit based in the Twin Cities, where she learned about the importance of ethical storytelling firsthand. Currently a content specialist on Best Buy’s corporate communications team, she partners with Social Impact to tell stories of the company’s commitment to prepare teens from disinvested communities for the tech-reliant jobs of the future. She has worked in news media in Chicago and the Twin Cities and holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.
Sara Stalland McGarraugh (M.P.P., Managing Consultant, The Improve Group) is a solutions-focused and action-oriented evaluator who brings to The Improve Group extensive experience in creating tools, collecting data, analyzing results, and reporting findings. Outside of work, Sara loves connecting with people over food (she is always looking for new recipes) and negotiating with her spouse about where to travel next.
Kayla Meyers (M.D.P., Senior Consultant, The Improve Group) is a curious evaluator who finds joy in partnering with individuals, organizations, and communities to create pathways toward the common good. She brings expertise in participatory evaluation, engaging stakeholders, and reporting. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time at the lakes and traveling to new places.