Twin Cities |2015

Established in 2015, New Leaders Council Twin Cities is investing in building a more equitable Twin Cities. NLC-TC is dedicated to diversifying leadership, building community, and cultivating joy. NLC-TC's mission is to invest in the growth and development of progressive leaders across all sectors in our community. We believe that we lead together.

Current Fellows

  • Adora Land Tolefree

    Adora Land Tolefree

    Family Wrap Around Program Manager, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation/ St. Paul Promise Neighborhood
  • Alul Yesak

    Alul Yesak

    Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Charter School Authorizers
  • Amber Jones

    Amber Jones

    Outreach Coordinator, Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
  • Anisha Murphy

    Anisha Murphy

    Director of Community Advancement, Community Reinvestment Fund, USA
  • Binta Kanteh

    Binta Kanteh

    Policy Director, Commissioner Angela Conley, Hennepin County
  • Hannah Novillo Erickson
  • Ia Vang

    Ia Vang

    Student Management Specialist (3rd-Year Ph.D. student), Osseo Middle School
  • Isa Kibira

    Isa Kibira

    School Success Program Assistant, Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Jesse Lewis

    Jesse Lewis

    Candidate for PhD, and Instructor, University of Minnesota
  • K. Cross

    K. Cross

    Marketing & Communications Consultant, Elder Voice Family Advocate
  • Kylie Peterson
  • Lauren Buckley

    Lauren Buckley

    Sr. Director of Brand Strategy and Planning, Hotwire Global
  • Lori Saroya

    Lori Saroya

    Founder, American Muslim Civil Rights Center
  • Mahogany Ellis-Crutchfield
  • Maliza Kalema

    Maliza Kalema

    College & Career Coordinator; School Partnership Liason Manager, AchieveMpls
  • Mauricio Leon Mendez
  • Miah Ulysse

    Miah Ulysse

    Program Manager (Wilder Foundation) / Principal (Rūted Solutions), Wilder Foundation / Rūted Solutions
  • Muqkadeen Poole
  • Qannani Omar

    Qannani Omar

    Chief Operating Officer, Adelle Foods, Co-Founder
  • Raie Gessesse
  • Tabatha Cruz

    Tabatha Cruz

    PhD student; Graduate Assistant & Integrated Learning Instructor, University of Minnesota
  • Trevor Berberick

    Trevor Berberick

    Child Abuse & Exploitation Consultant, Children's Hospital MN (MCRC); MN Children's Alliance

Leadership Team

Alumni

2020

  • Alyssa Greene
  • Angelina Nguyen
  • Ashley Wirth-Petrik
  • Biftu Bussa
  • Brooke Roper
  • Christa Mims
  • Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro
  • Henry Adebisi
  • Janiru Herath
  • Jessica Reyes
  • Kenneth Scales
  • Khadra Farah
  • Mylene Culbreath
  • Naomi Alemseged
  • Rania Ahmed
  • Ruth Cardenas
  • Saba Andualem
  • Saraya Boghani
  • Selam Tilahun
  • Shundrice Tucker
  • Thomas Rupp
  • Zachary Hylton

2019

  • Abdulrahman Waco
  • Ahava Silkey-Jones
  • Alex Reich
  • Ali Khaleel
  • Asja Karic
  • Azeib Nigatu
  • Edwin Cruz
  • Eric Armacanqui
  • Eric Broker
  • Fatin Omerabi
  • Fatin Omerabi
  • Guled Ibrahim
  • Haaris Pasha
  • Lillie Benowitz
  • Logan Tootle
  • Meghna Sohoni
  • Rachael Joseph
  • Shona Ramchandani
  • Yasmin Yassin

2018

  • Adrian Benjamin
  • Amal Karim
  • Amani Berry
  • Amy Neguse
  • Ashley McCray
  • Biiftuu Ibrahim Adam
  • Brinda Desai
  • Bryan Boyce
  • Christina Melander
  • Doua Yang
  • Estefania Navarro Hernandez
  • Hoang Murphy
  • Isela Xitlali Gomez
  • Jokho Farah
  • Jonathan Oppenheimer
  • Juana Sandoval
  • Maren Hulden
  • Michelle Maryns
  • Nathan Lewicki
  • Nina Robertson
  • Ryan Francis
  • Samantha Sencer-Mura
  • Tolu Ajibewa

2017

  • Brittany Rice
  • Cameran Bailey
  • Cedrick Baker
  • Clare Verbeten
  • Garrison McMurtrey
  • George Shardlow
  • Hudo Ahmed
  • Hussein Farah
  • Janelle Wahutu
  • Jillian Stockmo
  • Kjensmo Walker
  • Leona Thao
  • Lorena Pinto
  • Nina Robertson
  • Sarah Weiss
  • Sarah King
  • Stephanie Rodriguez-Moser
  • Vivek Nevile

2016

  • Alexander Jacques
  • Amanda Koonjbeharry
  • Anna Hardeman
  • Anthony Hernandez
  • Ashley Bailey
  • Cassidy Gardenier
  • Frances Boehnlein
  • Geoff Buller
  • Haley Kimmet
  • James Kindle
  • Joshua Crosson
  • Kadence Hampton
  • Kalia Vang
  • Keith Mensah
  • Kyle Parsons
  • Maggie Borman
  • Margot Isman
  • Osman Ahmed
  • Phillipe Cunningham
  • Sarah Clyne
  • Taylor Rub
  • Trish Welt