Our Board

The members on our Board include a wide variety of experience and expertise in education.  The range of skills and perspectives represented are integral to the progress and success of the organization.  Several members have served with MnEEP for some time, helping shape and support its achievements over the years.

Without the support and vision of our Board, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (Formerly MMEP) would not be what it is today.  We are thankful for their continued leadership and commitment as we work towards educational equity in Minnesota.


Naim Madyun, Chair

University of Minnesota

Tyrize Cox, MBA, Vice Chair

Minneapolis Park Board

Anne Carroll, Treasurer

Carroll, Franck & Associates

Nanette Yurecko, Secretary

Brooklyn Center Schools


Dr. Lisa D. Albrecht, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

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

Alyssa Buckalew, Innovation, Technology & Quality, General Mills, Inc.

Lee Carlson, MA, Community Member, St. James Public Schools

Anne Carroll, Community Member, St. Paul, Carroll, Franck & Associates

Tyrize Cox, MBA, Assistant Superintendent, Minneapolis Park Board

Stephanie Crosby, MEd, MSW, Executive Director of Human Resources, Robbinsdale Area Schools

Leann Enninga, Community Member

Jeanelle Foster, St. Paul School Board

Rebecca Gagnon, Board of Education, Chair

Anthony GallowayEquity & Student Programs Coach/Trainer, West Metro Education Program

Danielle Grant, MPA, President & CEO, Achieve Minneapolis

Dr. Nadine HaleyDepartment Chair/Professor, MSU Urban Teacher Program

Dr. Rev PM Crowley Hillstrom, Director of Educational Equity, Osseo Area Schools

Alexander HinesDirector of Diversity, Equity and Access, University of Minnesota

Maria McLemore Hines, Major Gift Officer, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Melissa Jordan, Executive Director, Northwest Suburban Integration School District

Muneer Karcher-Ramos, Director, Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood

Sundraya Kase, Director of Community Initiative, Minnesota Private College Council

Josefina Landrieu, Interim Assistant Chief Diversity Officer, Minnesota State

Keith Lester, Retired Superintendent

Dr. Jean Lubke, Executive Director, Equity Alliance MN

Dr. Kimberly Matier, Executive Director, West Metro Education Program

Naim Madyun, Assistant Professor, Postsecondary Teaching & Learning, UMN College of Education & Human Development

Leon Rodrigues, Community Member, St. Paul

Mary Sam, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Tribal Relations, Central Lakes College

Bruce Schelske, Retired Director, TRiO Student Support, UMN College of Education & Human Development

Bob Tracy, Director of Public Policy & Communication, Minnesota Council on Foundations

Karen Woodward, Ed. M, Integral Consulting

Nanette Yurecko, Executive Director of Teaching & Learning, Brooklyn Center Schools #286