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.
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.
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.
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.
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.