Molly Greenman, President/CEO
Molly Greenman is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Family Partnership, a high-impact Minneapolis nonprofit focused on closing opportunity gaps for young children and families who are living in poverty through counseling, education, and advocacy. The Family Partnership’s human services programs include preschool education that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and rated four stars by Parent Aware, parental support and education, mental health counseling, and resources for victims of sex trafficking. Now forty years strong, the PRIDE program (Promoting Recovery, Independence, Dignity, and Equality) is one of the first and longest-running programs in the United States for women and teens who have been sexually exploited.
Molly joined The Family Partnership in 1986 as the Chief Operations Officer and was named President and CEO in 2004. She oversees a staff of 100 and an annual budget of 10 million, providing services to more than 30,000 individuals each year. In 2010, Molly shepherded the merger of The Family Partnership and another Minneapolis-based nonprofit, Reuben Lindh Family Services. The merger expanded The Family Partnership’s reach to the prenatal and preschool development and deepened the organization’s impact in educational achievement with expansions in early childhood programming and drop-in childcare as well as an expansion of mental health services to their childcare centers.
Early in her tenure at The Family Partnership, she co-founded the Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) CommonWealth, an innovative model of shared administrative services joining more than 40 partner nonprofits in Minnesota. Recently, she has focused on local and national partnerships that further the organization’s mission and clear the path for family prosperity and well-being. In 2018, Molly was named chair of the National Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Board of Directors. The Alliance is a national network of more than 400 human-serving organizations who share a common vision of creating a healthy and equitable society where children, adults, and families may achieve their full potential. In her role as chair, Molly will provide visionary leadership to the Alliance.
Molly holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University. She is a licensed independent social worker. In addition to chairing the board of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, she serves on the board of the Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities and is an advisor to the Interest for Others Foundation.
CAROLINE HOOD, LICSW, VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING
Caroline joined The Family Partnership in October 2016 as the Vice President of Programming, and brings with her over a decade of experience working with individuals and families in diverse communities. Most recently, Caroline served as the Executive Director for the Center for Recovery and Wellness (2015-16) and the Associate Division Director of Addiction Services (2013-15) at Educational Alliance, Inc., in New York City. Prior to her time at Educational Alliance, Caroline was the Regional Director for the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene’s Project HOPE, a program that provided individual and group crisis counseling services to children, adults, and families affected by Hurricane Sandy.
She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Columbia University. Caroline is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Minnesota, as well as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both California and New York.
Clark Nordberg, Vice President of Finance and Administration
Clark brings over 20 years of experience as Executive Director of Bethel Homes and Services in Southwestern Wisconsin. Under his leadership, the organization grew and added services, such as a Dementia Specific Residential Facility. His specific competencies include implementing strategic objectives, effective financial and operational oversight, employee development, and fundraising initiatives. Clark has extensive knowledge and skill in managing contracts and health care billing. He successfully negotiated rate increases for rural nursing facilities in Wisconsin. Clark majored in hospital administration at Concordia College, Moorhead and has an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee.
Kit Briem, Vice President of Advancement
As Vice President of Advancement at The Family Partnership, Kit Briem is responsible for cultivating resources to deepen the organization’s impact and position The Family Partnership for sustainability. She has raised funds for the Twin Cities’ social service, art, and philanthropic communities for more than 25 years. “Philanthropy is a blend of science and art,” says Kit. “Metrics and research are important, but, listening deeply to donors helps match them to programs and projects that truly excite them.”
Her resume includes serving as the business director of Theatre de la Jeune Lune, development director at Tubman and Cornerstone, and executive director of PFund, the community foundation serving the LGBT communities in the upper Midwest. Kit most recently served 180 Degrees as Vice President of Advancement where she built the organization’s fundraising program from the ground up – launching their first annual fundraiser and securing a newly-released $450,000 federal Basic Center Program grant. She enjoys the challenge of growing annual funds while engaging in capital campaigns, having been an integral part of capital campaigns at Graywolf Press, Tubman, and Theatre de la Jeune Lune.
Kit holds a Masters of Arts in Arts Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently serves on the board of the Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice & Social Transformation.
John Everett Till, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation
John joined The Family Partnership in 1998 as the Family Strengths Director, and since has served in roles of increasing responsibility, including his current role as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation. His early career focused on pesticide education with migrant and seasonal farmworkers, and HIV work with women prisoners. He was recruited to The Family Partnership to develop programming based on the findings of the Minnesota Family Strength Project, which was one of the first studies of family strength to identify LGBTQ couples and families as exceptionally strong. He also designed and implemented the MN Q Youth program in Minnesota, which was one of the first program in Minnesota to address anti-LGBTQ bullying/harassment of youth in school and community settings.
Currently, John leads The Family Partnership’s Change in Mind team, and is a partner in the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ international effort to infuse brain science into policy discussions about the well-being children, youth, and families. John holds a Masters in Biological Sciences and is an alumnus of the Executive Leadership Institute, national partnership between the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, and the schools of Business and Social Work at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.