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.
lorena pinto, VICE PRESIDENT OF Programs
As Vice President of Programs, Lorena oversees 13 programs and 65 staff to assist families in clearing the path to success. Lorena emerged as a leader from within TFP, where she demonstrated expertise in direct service delivery, program management and staff development.
Lorena has worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade. She served as a program director, advocate and case manager in Minnesota, California, and her native Peru. In February 2017, Lorena joined The Family Partnership as a Client Services Coordinator. She was then promoted to Director of the PRIDE (Promoting Recovery, Independence, Dignity and Equality) sex-trafficking survivor program. In 2019, Lorena received the Catalytic Leader award from the Minnesota Council on nonprofits or her work advocating for programs and policies to end gender-based violence, and for creating a lasting impact in our community. She served two years as director of the Twin Cities New Leader’s Council, an organization that helps develop leaders of color.
Lorena is a graduate of the Wilkins Community Fellows program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from San Diego State University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in social work at Widener University.
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 Everett Till, Senior VP of Strategy and Innovation at The Family Partnership, has overall responsibility for two-generation (2Gen) and brain science-informed program and policy strategies at The Family Partnership. John holds an M.S. in biological sciences; his research was on the neuroscience of sensory and cognitive development in children. John leads The Family Partnership’s participation in Change in Mind, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ international brain science initiative, and is also active in the Ascend Network of Ascend at the Aspen Institute, the primary national resource for organizations implementing a two-generation (2Gen) or whole family approach. In the Fall of 2018, John completed the Brain Science Core Story Certification offered by the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative.
Since that time, he has led organizational efforts to pilot Executive Functioning Across Generations, a novel whole family approach to boost executive functioning with preschool children and their parents. In 2019, Executive Functioning Across Generations was one of two executive functioning strategies selected by Harvard Center on the Developing Child – Frontiers of Innovation for a planning grant for national replication and scaling. John also led efforts to implement and fund implementation at TFP of an evidence-based economic mobility coaching model, EMPath’s Mobility Mentoring approach, and its 2Gen successor, Intergen.
In May 2009, Mr. Till graduated from the Executive Leadership Institute at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. This two year program is a joint project of the national Alliance for Children and Families, and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and School of Social Work. John has worked at The Family Partnership for 22 years, and has led successive cycles of program innovation to better serve families and communities. John lives in an LGBTQ Filipino-American immigrant household in Minneapolis, Minnesota.