President & CEO
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.
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
Interns & Fellows
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.
Board of Trustees
President and Chief Executive Officer
Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Insurance Services
EO Consultant and Trainer
Chanda Smith Baker
Senior Vice President of Community Impact
The Minneapolis Foundation
Northside Funders Group
President and Consultant
Innovations by Design
Nonprofit Organizational and Governance Consultant
Susan F. Denk
General Manager & Owner
White Crane Construction
Senior Director of Financial Analysis and Reporting, and Business Intelligence
University of Minnesota Physicians
Katharine L. Kelly
Accredited Investors, Inc.
June La Valleur, M.D.
Sexual Health Counselor
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Elena Brito Sifferlin
Licensed Social Worker and Community Volunteer
Statewide Coordinator at Men and Masculine Folks Network