Our People


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Lee Roper-Batker | Staff | WFMN

President & CEO

Lee Roper-Batker

Lee Roper-Batker is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. Under her leadership since 2001, the Foundation has increased its grantmaking by 100 percent and endowment from $8 million to $25 million.

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Saanii Hernandez | Leadership | WFMN

Vice President

Saanii Hernandez

Saanii Hernandez, vice president of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, first joined the Women’s Foundation as senior program officer in 2012 and served as a trustee from 2007 to 2012. Email

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Jennica Date | Staff | WFMN

Jennica Date
Data Manager

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Jen Lowman Day | Staff | WFMN

Jen Lowman Day
Director of Communications

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Mary Beth Hanson

Mary Beth Hanson
Vice President of External Relations

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Sowinta Kay

Sowinta Kay
Office Manager and Bookkeeper

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Jess Kubis
Development Manager

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Lulete Mola | Staff | WFMN

Lulete Mola
Vice President of Community Impact

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Ruby Oluoch

Ruby Oluoch
Communications Project Manager

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Stacy Papier-Meister | Staff | WFMN

Stacy Papier-Meister
Senior Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

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Jasmine Sanchez | Staff | WFMN

Jasmine Sánchez
Program Officer and Grants Manager

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Andrea Satter | Staff | WFMN

Andrea M. Satter
Development Officer

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Amanda Storm Schuster | Staff | WFMN

Amanda Storm Schuster
Vice President of Advancement

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Aileen Seoane | Staff | WFMN

Aileen Rosa Kasper
Senior Development Officer

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Carolyn Van Nelson | Staff | WFMN

Carolyn Van Nelson
Finance Manager

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Lizzie Nelson

Lizzie Nelson
Executive Assistant to the Vice President

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Heidi Walsh | Staff | WFMN

Heidi Walsh
Vice President of Finance & Operations

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Interns & Fellows

Jamara Cheek | Staff | WFMN

Jamara Cheek
Reatha Clark King Fellow | YWI MN Program Manager

612-236-1825 | Email

Cynthia J. Zapata

Cynthia J. Zapata
Wenda Weekes Moore Intern

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About the Programs
The Reatha Clark King Fellowship and the Wenda Weekes Moore Internship Program are our innovative initiatives to build a pipeline of women of color leaders in philanthropy.

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Board of Trustees

Susan Segal

City Attorney

Nevada Littlewolf
Vice Chair

President and Chief Executive Officer
Tiwahe Foundation

Gail Polley-Nordhaus

Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Insurance Services

Roderic Southall

EO Consultant and Trainer
Metropolitan Council

Chanda Smith Baker

Senior Vice President of Community Impact
The Minneapolis Foundation

Tawanna Black

Executive Director
Northside Funders Group
President and Consultant
Innovations by Design

John Choi

County Attorney
Ramsey County

Julia Classen

Nonprofit Organizational and Governance Consultant

Joanne Green

Senior Director of Financial Analysis and Reporting, and Business Intelligence
University of Minnesota Physicians

Katharine Hull


Katharine L. Kelly

Community Volunteer

Rebecca Klevan

Wealth Manager
Accredited Investors, Inc.

June La Valleur, M.D.

Sexual Health Counselor

George Martin

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Wendy Nelson


Elena Brito Sifferlin

Licensed Social Worker and Community Volunteer

Valerie Spencer

Community Volunteer

Pheng Thao

Statewide Coordinator at Men and Masculine Folks Network