Molly Greenman, President/CEO

Molly GreenmanMolly joined The Family Partnership in 1986 as the Chief Operations Officer, and was named President/CEO in 2004. She brings our organization more than 40 years of expertise with children and families, innovative program development, and local and national family service initiatives.

Molly co-founded the MACC CommonWealth, an innovative model of shared administrative services which currently serves more than 40 partner nonprofit organizations in Minnesota. Recently she’s focused on local partnerships that further the organization’s mission and leading national initiatives that build civic engagement of under-represented people.

Molly holds a Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University. She is a licensed independent social worker and serves on the board of the Alliance of Strong Families and Communities, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, and MACC Alliance of Connected Communities.

Michelle Edgerton, Chief Advancement Officer

Michelle EdgertonMichelle brings more than 15 years of program and development experience to The Family Partnership having served as the Director of Development at Twin Cities RISE!, the Development Officer in Major/Planned Giving at the Courage Center, the Regional Director for Legacy Management Group, and as the Director of Events and Special Projects at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities.

She joined The Family Partnership as the Vice President of Development and was named Chief Advancement Officer in 2014. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Minnesota Chapter.

Michelle holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from Augsburg College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Wake Forest University.

Jeff Bauer, Vice President of Public Affairs

Jeff BauerJeff brings expertise in public affairs and community partnerships. His dedication has been awarded by organizations including the Minnesota Jaycees, the Foundation for the Improvement of Justice, and the Children’s Law Center.

Jeff graduated summa cum laude in political science from the University of Minnesota, and he holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, where he received the Arthur Naftalin Award for Public Service.


hood_caroline_2016Caroline joined The Family Partnership in October 2016 as the Vice President of Behavioral Health, 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.

Kay R. Tellinghuisen, Vice President of Early Childhood Services

Kay TellinghuisenKay joined Reuben Lindh Family Services, a Minneapolis-based organization providing support for families with children, in 1980 and was named the Vice President of Early Childhood Services when The Family Partnership and Reuben Lindh merged 2011. She brings over 30 years’ experience in the early childhood field providing direct services for low-income children and their parents.

With extensive experience working with high-risk families, Kay brings firsthand experience regarding working with children with serious health and development issues.

Kay graduated the University of Minnesota Alcohol and Drug Counseling Education Program.

John Everett Till, Senior Vice President of Program Strategy and Innovation

John Till

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 Program 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.

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