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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 Consultant
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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.


Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, Chair; Faculty, Minnesota State University Mankato

Josefina Landrieu, Vice Chair; Vice President of Equity and Inclusion, Metropolitan State University

Courtney Caldwell, Secretary; Equity Transformation Specialist, Pacific Educational Group

Pa Dao Yang, Treasurer; Equity & Inclusion Program Specialist, City of Bloomington

Bryan E. Bass, EdD, At Large, Assistant Superintendent of Equity & Achievement, Osseo Area Schools


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

Virginia Clay-Chism,IT Director at Medtronic

Kim Ellison, Chair, Minneapolis Board of Education

Dr. Satasha Green-Stephen, Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities & Systems

Khadra Hussein, Doctoral Research Assistant, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dr. Jacquelyn Malcolm, Vice Chancellor of Information & Technology and CIO, MinnState

Katie O’Bryan, Professional Learning Specialist,

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

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

Samantha Sencer-Mura, Community Member

Dr. Lynette Scott, IB Coordinator/ELA Teacher, St. Paul Public Schools

Dr. Darrell Stolle, Chair of the Education Department, Concordia College

Tricia Wilkinson Director, TRIO Upward Bound; University of Minnesota

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