Natasha Brownlee, President
Natasha brings a passion for inclusive, community-led program design to her work in the gender and international development field. She has a background in curriculum development, facilitation, project management and evaluation. A Minnesota native with a global perspective, Natasha has worked for girl-centered organizations and schools across five countries.
Kayla Meyers, Vice President
Kayla is a Senior Consultant at The Improve Group, where she works with mission-driven organizations to help them navigate complexity and contribute to the common good. She has a background in international development, evaluation, and focuses on using participatory methods to engage communities in evaluation practice. In her past time, Kayla enjoys spending time by the lakes, travelling, and partnering with her husband to be great cat parents.
Sandra Stevenson, Outreach Manager
Sandra has over 15 years experience managing nonprofit education programs, including a membership organization. Her skillset is diverse but her career has been focused in the nonprofit sector because of her passion for serving human beings. She has managed two education programs with thousands of member-clients and complex relational databases.
Sarah Vast, Communications Manager
Sarah has spent over a decade working internationally and domestically in non-profits and higher education. They bring a strong communications, media, and project managment background to MINN. They started at MINN in 2017 and manage communications, including the newsletter, special announcements, this website, and many other moving pieces.
Jessica Moes, Volunteer Coordinator
Jessica joined MINN as the Volunteer Coordinator in 2017, after serving as lead for that year's MINN IDEA Summit Registration team. She has past experience coordinating volunteers for an arts and youth leadership program in Minnesota, and also in Cambodia where she matched visiting volunteers with local projects.
Nina Nerebø, Summit Committee Co-Chair
Nina Nedrebo has served on the MINN Summit Planning Committee since 2017. Currently, she is an MBA candidate focusing on finance and organizational strategy. Nina brings with her experience in event planning, community outreach, and social activism, and is passionate about international education policies that benefit displaced peoples.
Rehana Kedir, Summit Committee Co-Chair
Rehana was born and raised in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. She graduated with a degree in International Business from Augsburg University and is currently working in Risk Management at US Bank. She is passionate about helping her community, especially in regards to children and women.
Hannah Litfin, Summit Committee Co-Chair
Hannah Litfin joined the MINN Summit Planning Committee in early 2018. She is eager to learn more about the international development community and engage with other globally minded individuals. She is looking forward to working with a dedicated group of volunteers to create another thoughtful and engaging Summit in 2019.
Kaity Berg, Program Committee Chair
Kaity has a BA in International Relations with a minor in Spanish. She spent nearly five years working in China’s school systems, immersing herself in the culture, and learning Mandarin. Kaity has also volunteered for MINN via the Summit Committee from 2017 to 2018. On any given day you can find Kaity running around the lakes or reading a good book!
Mary Palin, Program Committee Co-Chair
Mary is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree with a global focus at St. Catherine University. Mary loves to travel (she’s starting 2019 in India!) and is particularly interested in returning to St. Croix USVI where she briefly studied race and culture as an undergraduate student.