Our Team

HOPE 4 Youth Staff

We are is happy to assist you with questions about our programs and services. Email is often the fastest way to get answers. You can also leave a message by calling 763.323.2066 and asking for or entering the extension of the person you are trying to reach.

Executive Director

Director of Advancement

Director of Programs

Manager of Community Engagement

Development Associate

Drop-In Center Program Coordinator

Youth Services Coordinators

HOPE Place Manager

HOPE Place Administrative Support

HOPE Homes Specialist

Hope’s Closet On-Call Sales Associate

Facilities Specialist

HOPE 4 Youth Board of Directors

To reach a member of your board, please contact LaChelle Williams: lwilliams@hope4youthmn.org.



  • Stephen Nash | Special Assistant Anoka County Attorney, Anoka County Attorney’s Office



  • Don Phillips | Chief Investment Officer, Greater Midwest Financial Group

Former Chair

  • Chris Warner | Agile Transformation Coach at Land O’Lakes

Remaining members

  • Sean Haag | Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing, Restorative Therapies Group, Medtronic
  • Paul Lenzmeier | Commander, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office
  • Leanne Matchen | Associate General Counsel, UnitedHealth Group
  • Jonathan (J.J.) Slag | VP Development, MN Adult & Teen Challenge
  • Jennifer Stone | Global Talent Management, Medtronic
  • Sue Woodard | Chief Customer Officer, Total Expert


  • Bridget Barr
  • Paul Ekstrom
  • Karrie Schaaf
  • Brian Swanson