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Our Team

Leadership & commitment

Supporting the vision of MnEEP

MnEEP’s multi-racial staff equips educators, schools, and districts with essential tools and knowledge to address and dismantle racist practices in education and build reparative, racially just learning environments where every student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

We work with districts and educators to advance original research, community-led convenings, network-building, and advocacy to build justice and fairness for Minnesota’s POCI students—and to ensure educators and school leaders are equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to create healing, empowering education spaces that support the full development of every student.

Carlos Mariani Rosa Executive Director

Carlos Mariani Rosa

Executive Director
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Dr. Rev Hillstrom, MnEEP Director Of Research

Dr. Rev Hillstrom

Senior Director of Research
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Ikram Mohamud

Ikram Mohamud

College Race Equity Initiative Coordinator
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Leiataua Dr. Jon Peterson

Dr. Jon Peterson

Policy Fellow & Consultant
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Nan Yurecko

Nan Yurecko

Coordinator, Superintendent Race Equity Leadership Network
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Molly Priesmeyer

Communications & Systems Change Strategist
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Our Board

Our board members are integral to our mission.

Our Board members have wide variety of experience and expertise in education. Their range of skills and perspectives are integral to the progress and success of our organization. Several members have served with MnEEP for a number of years, helping us shape and support our achievements.

We are thankful for their continued leadership and commitment as we work towards educational equity in Minnesota.


Megan Rozowski, Chair, Director of Research & Policy Development, Minnesota Private College Council

Dr. Sandy Pulles, Vice Chair, Vice President of Equity & Inclusion, ServeMinnesota

Roshandra Brown, Treasurer, Director of Development & Scholarship Programs, Minnesota Private College Council.

Dr. Jeremy Rupp, Secretary, Community Education Coordinator, Duluth Public Schools

Tarnjeet K. Kang, Director of Equity Assessment, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities


Dr. Stanley Brown, Coordinator of Equity & Inclusion, Hopkins Area Public Schools

Alexander Hines, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion & The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Advising & President’s Emerging Scholars Programs, College of Liberal Arts – Undergraduate Education – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Carla Hines, Associate Superintendent, Eden Prairie Schools

Trumaune Lindsey Jr., Vice President of Equity & Inclusion, Minneapolis College

David Peterson, Manager, Data & Analytics University of Minnesota Foundation

Liliana Rodrigue, K-12 Content Lead, Office of Latine Achievement

Suzan Samaha, Community member

Arthur C. Turner, III, Executive Director, Improve Your Tomorrow, Inc.

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