Staff & Leadership

Aliveness Staff

Leadership

Executive Director (he/him)
[email protected] (612) 822-7946, ext. 201
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Director (he/him)
[email protected] (612) 822-7946, ext. 214 
Clinical Services Director (he/him)
[email protected] (612) 822-7946, ext. 234
Social Services Director (he/him)
[email protected] (612) 822-7946, ext. 223
Director of Development (he/him)
[email protected] (612) 822-7946, ext. 207 

CLINICAL SERVICES: PrEP, Outreach, Prevention, Care Linkage, and Recovery

[email protected] phone: (612) 822-7946, ext. 234; fax: (612) 225-1869
Care Linkage & Prevention Manager
he/him/his – Ext. 233
D-up, A+, Mistr Program Coordinator, Outreach/Prevention
he/him/his - Ext. 212
Care Linkage Coordinator
she/her/hers - Ext. 212
TWIST Program Coordinator
she/her/hers - Ext. 212
Harm Reduction Coordinator
He/they - Ext. 249
Outreach/Prevention
she/her/hers – Ext. 202
Outreach/Prevention
she/her/hers – Ext. 202
Outreach/Prevention
he/him/his - Ext. 212
Outreach/Prevention
she/her/hers - Ext. 212
Recovery Stabilization Manager, MNSure Assister
they/them/theirs - Ext. 225
Peer Recovery Program Coordinator
she/her/hers - Ext. 227
Peer Recovery Navigator
he/him/his - Ext. 293

SOCIAL SERVICES: Case Management, Housing, Medical Nutrition Therapy, and Mental Health

Case Management Supervisor
she/her/hers - Ext. 216
Medical Case Manager
he/him/his - Ext. 215
Medical Case Manager
he/him/his - Ext. 219
Medical Case Manager
they/he - Ext. 210
Part-Time Case Manager
they/she - Ext. 218
Non-Medical Case Manager
he/him/his - Ext. 203
Case Management Intern
she/her/hers - Ext. 240
Case Management Intern
they/them/theirs - Ext. 240
Housing Manager
she/her/hers - Ext. 232
Housing Locator
she/her/hers - Ext. 237
Housing Case Manager
he/him/his - Ext. 230
Housing Case Manager
she/her/hers - Ext. 224
Housing Case Manager
he/him/his - Ext. 238
Clinical Nutrition Manager, Lead Dietitian - click the link for referral
she/her/hers - Ext. 217 [email protected]
Wellness Dietitian
she/her/hers - Ext. 217
Mental Health Therapist
she/her/hers - Ext. 220

FOOD PROGRAMS: Food Shelf and Meals

Head Chef
he/him/his – Ext. 211
Cook
she/her/hers – Ext. 211 
Kitchen Assistant
he/him/his – Ext. 211
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Velvet Bartashevitch

Kitchen Assistant
they/them/theirs – Ext. 211 
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Bill Unger

Kitchen Assistant
he/him/his – Ext. 211 
Food Shelf Assistant
he/him/his – Ext. 205
Food Shelf Assistant
she/her/hers – Ext. 205

ADMINISTRATION: Member Services, Development, and Facilities

Office Manager
she/her/hers – Ext. 213 
Member Services Manager
they/them/theirs - Ext. 208
Administrative Associate
he/him/his – Ext. 226 
Events Manager
she/her/hers - Ext. 236
Development and Communications Manager
he/him/his - Ext. 204
Volunteer Coordinator
they/them/theirs - Ext. 221
Facilities Manager
he/him/his – Ext. 235 
Custodian, Dishwasher
he/him/his

CHARITABLE GAMING

Charitable Gaming Coordinator 
he/him/his
Charitable Gaming Coordinator
she/her/hers

Member & Board of Directors 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 pm. Meetings are hybrid and anyone is welcome to join via Zoom at Meeting ID: 868 3058 7954. The MAC elects the Board of Directors, advises and makes recommendations on member-related issues, and oversees Charitable Gaming.

JoAnn Vertetis – President
Joe R. – Vice President
Scott S. – Secretary
Tim K.
Joe F.
Pinki G.
Jay O.
Joseph Amrhein
Brian K.
Christine F.

If you are interested in joining the MAC please give us a call at 612-822-7946 or ask for an application at the front desk.

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: Carey Boyum, Lubrizol
Vice President: Tom Straley
Second Vice President: JoAnn Vertetis
Secretary: Dr. Mary Jo Kasten | Mayo Clinic

Austin Bly | U.S. Water Services, Legal
Helué Vázquez Valverde | Ernst & Young LLP
Jenn Schaal | Meet Minneapolis
Michelle Bahr | MN New Life Recovery
Michelle Tanner | UnitedHealthcare
Moncies Franco | Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute
Dr. Rachel Prosser | Gilead Sciences
Raquelle Paulsen | University of Minnesota Youth & AIDS Projects
Shanasha Whitson | Brakins Consulting