Staff & Leadership

Aliveness Staff

Administration

Jennifer Dieter – Acting Executive Director – Ext. 201/204

Megan Swoboda - Finance & Operations Director – Ext. 206

Rich Everson – Database - Ext. 208

AJ Halderson – Custodian - Ext. 200

Randy Hornstine – Building Manager – Ext. 235

 

Case Management

Tadeo Escoto Mendoza – Case Management Supervisor – Ext. 220

Travis Figura – LADC (Addiction Counselor) from Hennepin Healthcare  - Ext. 218

Nick Fuqua – Medical Case Manager  - Ext. 223

Pete Gokey – Medical Case Manager - Ext. 203

Sam Wagner – Housing Locator - Ext. 212

Care & Prevention

Tom Bichanga – Care & Prevention Director – Ext. 214 

Brad Bryan – Outreach & Care Linkage Manager – Ext. 209

Hanna Dorn – Front Desk & Outreach – Ext. 200 

Luna Hernandez – Early Intervention Navigator – Ext. 232

Abdurrahman Mahmud - Early Intervention Navigator - Ext. 202

Florence Omogho – Early Intervention Navigator - Ext. 202 

Alex Palacios – Early Intervention Navigator – Ext. 232

Member Services

Paul Nemeth – Member Services Manager – Ext. 222 

Carl Grace – Member Services Assistant - Safety & Security - Ext. 200

 

Charitable Gaming

Jennifer Gunderson – Charitable Gaming Coordinator

Scott Schlaffman – Charitable Gaming Coordinator (Volunteer) 

Nutrition & Wellness

Laura Hutchinson – Nutrition & Wellness Program Director – Ext. 217 

Kelli Sandhoefner, RD, LD - Registered Dietitian  - Ext. 236

Meal Program

Kris Krekelberg – Food Services Manager – Ext. 210

bellum ferraro-hauck – Cook – Ext. 210

Evan Gosse – Kitchen Assistant – Ext. 210

AJ Halderson – Kitchen Assistant – Ext. 210

Rick Lancour – Kitchen Assistant – Ext. 210 

David Reider – Kitchen, Food Shelf Assistant – Ext. 210 and 205 

Olga Samsonova – Cook – Ext. 210 

 

Food Shelf

Dan Capelli – Food Shelf Manager – Ext. 205 

Jimmy Mattson – Food Shelf Assistant – Ext. 205 

 

Integrative Therapies (Volunteers)

Rita Hardie– Craniosacral Therapy

David A. Marty– DC, Chiropractic Services

Catherine Pruszynski– LAc, Acupuncture - 612-928-4815 

Kathy Vader– M.A. Theology, M.A. Psychology, Licensed Psychologist, specializing in therapy for LGBTQ adults  – 952-929-3123

 

Development/Volunteer Services

Jennifer Dieter – Acting Executive Director – Ext. 201/204

Dylan Boyer – Events & Digital Media Manager – Ext. 207 

Laura Henry – Volunteer Manager – Ext. 221 

Aliveness Leadership

Membership Advisory Committee (MAC)

The MAC consists of up to 20 members of The Aliveness Project elected at the Annual Meeting each May. They meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The MAC elects the Board of Directors, advises and makes recommendations on member-related issues, and oversees Charitable Gaming.

Tom S. – President
Tim K. – Vice President
Mark H. – Secretary
Alex. P.
Dan C.
Dylan B.
Jessy W.
Jo Ann V.
Nick C.
Scott S.
Shon R.
Shantez C.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected by the Membership Advisory Committee and consists of up to 20 community members, at least 30% of whom must be people living with HIV.

President: William Grier, NorthPoint Health & Wellness
Vice President: Gelli Overton, NorthPoint Health & Wellness
Second Vice President: Tom Straley
Secretary: Kathy Vader, licensed psychologist in private practice
Treasurer: Eric Zucker, Heutmaker Business Advisors

Austin Bly, U.S. Water
Carey Boyum, Lubrizol
Peggy Hoeft
Scott Schlaffman
Joe Watters