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Staff

The Initiative Foundation employs highly skilled and diverse staff members with two things in common: All are passionate about Central Minnesota hometowns, and all believe in the power of local people to achieve a brighter future.

Kristi Ackley

Kristin Ackley
Community Philanthropy Manager
kackley(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2062

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Lynn Bushinger
Chief Financial & Operations Officer, Treasurer 
lbushinger(at)ifound.org 
(320) 631-2041

LaRae Foehrenbacher

LaRae Foehrenbacher
Fund Development Associate
lfoehrenbacher(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2007

Don Hickman

 Don Hickman
Vice President for Community
&
 Workforce Development
dhickman(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2043

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Barb Larson
Accounting Assistant
blarson(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2017


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Bob McClintick
Marketing & Communications Manager
bmcclintick(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2008

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Carl Newbanks
Grants & Development Specialist
cnewbanks(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2042

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Kerie Thoma
Program Assistant
kthoma(at)ifound.org 
(320) 631-2054


Amanda Whittemore

Amanda Whittemore
VISTA & Nonprofit Development Program Manager
awhittemore(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2009
 

Dan Bullert

Daniel Bullert
Business Finance Manager
dbullert(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2013

Barb Downs

 Barb Downs
Nonprofit Development Specialist
bdowns(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2018

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Yadira Frey
Office & Facilities Coordinator
yfrey(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2020

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Abdirizak Jama
Program Specialist for Enterprise Academy
ajama(at)ifound.org
(320)631-2058

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Laura Larson
Program Associate for Economic
& Business Development
llarson(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2064

Michele Miller

Michele Miller
Controller
mmiller(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2050


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Allison Norgren
Marketing and Communications Associate
anorgren(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2001

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Carrie Tripp
Vice President for
External Relations
ctripp(at)ifound.org

(320) 631-2015 

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Jeff Wig
Vice President for Economic 
& Business Development
jwig(at)ifound.org

(320) 631-2006

Mike Burton

Mike Burton
External Relations Officer
mburton(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2059
 

Chris Fastner

Chris Fastner
Senior Program Manager for Nonprofit Development
cfastner(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2019

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Brenda Gugglberger
 Development Specialist
bgugglberger(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2061 

Brenda Jindra

Brenda Jindra
Business Finance Assistant
bjindra(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2010

MaryAnn Lindell

MaryAnn Lindell
Executive & Human
Resources Administrator
mlindell(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2004

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Braden Moore
Accounting
Manager

bmoore(at)ifound.org
(320) 631-2049

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Kimberly Slipy
Information Systems Administrator
kslipy(at)ifound.org 
(320) 631-2014

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Matt Varilek
President
mvarilek(at)ifound.org 
(320) 631-2005