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The Family Partnership Announced Recent Board Elections and Staff Appointments.

Published on June 20, 2018  |  Written by Willie Roller

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Willie Roller III


Minneapolis, MN (June 11, 2018) – The Family Partnership announced recent board elections and staff appointments.

The Family Partnership is pleased to announce the election of 3 new board members who represent the organization’s commitment to breaking intergenerational cycles of exploitation and poverty. Board members comprise a dynamic group of thinkers, practitioners and community leaders who share a common vision of creating a healthy and equitable society so children, adults, and families may achieve their full potential.

New board members include:
Kate Bruce, Associate General Counsel, UnitedHealth Group
Grant Kamin, Financial Advisor, UBS/Kamin Wealth Management Group
Jodi Sandfort, Professor, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Re-elected board members:
Kelly Drummer,
Christian Erickson,
Neely Snyder,

Elected officers are:
Board Chair: Thomas Woessner, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
Vice Chair: Tommy Hillman, Marketing Lead, Sports Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Treasurer: Bruce Lilly, President, River Road Foundation
Secretary: Molly Schlobohm, Project Manager, Interest for Others Foundation

The Family Partnership welcomed Kit Briem as Vice President of Advancement. She will be responsible for cultivating resources to deepen the organization’s impact and position The Family Partnership for sustainability.

Briem’s resume includes raising funds for the Twin Cities’ social service, art, and philanthropic communities for more than 25 years. She brings with her a philosophy that philanthropy is a blend of science and art, with metrics and research equally as important as listening deeply to donors helps match them to programs and projects that truly excite them.
She holds a Masters of Arts in Arts Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and serves on the board of the Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice & Social Transformation.

The Family Partnership promoted Lorena Pinto to Program Director for the organization’s successful PRIDE program. The longest-running program of its kind, PRIDE (Promoting Recovery, Independence, Dignity, and Equality) provides support services to sexually exploited women, teens, and their families.

Pinto is a native Latina from Lima, Peru. She has worked in the non-profit sector for more than a decade, serving at-risk youth who experience homelessness, sex trafficking and exploitation, and abuse. Pinto leads a team of four, providing counseling and support, as well as guiding survivors in reaching their educational and employment goals, to give them the best chance to permanently escape sex-trafficking.

A sought-after speaker on the topic of vulnerable populations, she helps training the community on the risks and impact of sex trafficking in our community.

She currently holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Social Work and is pursuing her graduate degree in Social Work and currently serves as the co-director for the Twin Cities, New Leader’s Council, a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering forward-thinking young professionals to create social change in our community through a cross-sector leadership development program.

About the Family Partnership: Since 1878, The Family Partnership has been recognized as an innovative and highly impactful nonprofit in the Twin Cities area. Last year, more than 30,000 children and families benefitted from specialized services and programs offered in order to realize their full potential – regardless of income or origin. The Family Partnership is a registered 501c3 in the State of Minnesota. Please visit to learn more.

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