MINN Leadership

Krister Karlsson, President

After graduating with a degree in Business & Economics from Kalamazoo College, Krister moved to Sweden where he earned a Master’s in Politics and International Studies from Uppsala University.  Now back home in Minnesota, Krister joins the MINN board of directors with over 10 years experience - spanning five countries and four continents - in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.


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 Alyce Eaton, Vice-President

Alyce Eaton is an Evaluator I at Professional Data Analysts. Her previous experience includes working in the Research Department at the Center for Victims of Torture and completing her Master's degree in Human Rights with a capstone project in Nepal. Alyce volunteered on the Summit Evaluation Committee for three years before joining MINN’s board.

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Karissa Neupert, Membership Manager

Karissa started with MINN by volunteering on the Program Committee, and has returned as the Membership Manager after consulting abroad for a few years.  Karissa's background is primarily in refugee protection- both domestically and internationally.  She currently works in HR and lives in Saint Paul.  She loves connecting with folks interested in international work and loves supporting MINN.

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Liz Harder, Communications Manager

Liz joins MINN after three years of volunteering with the Summit Marketing + Communications team. Her role includes producing the biweekly newsletter and social media content, updating the website, and whatever else is needed to tell MINN's story.

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Brita Midness, Volunteer Manager

Brita enjoys building community through meaningful volunteerism. She has a background in nonprofit capacity building, community engagement and international relations. After living, working and studying internationally for many years, she is thrilled to be back in Minnesota to help build a community of global NGO practitioners. She holds a BA from Colby College (USA), a M.Litt in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of St Andrews (Scotland) and recently completed her PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews.

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