Racial Justice Values Statement
Diversity, inclusion, and equity are core values for Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, and it is critical that we incorporate these values into all aspects of our work. We recognize the particular and highly detrimental impact of racism — and Minnesota’s racial disparities — on MMLA’s clients and staff. We will therefore devote special attention to issues of racial justice. We commit to:
Ensuring our work is rooted in communities which we serve.
Strengthening our organizational capacity through increased racial diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Developing and applying a racial equity lens to our work with clients.
Advancing the cause of racial justice in our client representation and policy advocacy work.
Our all-volunteer Board is diverse group of actively engaged leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Rachhana T. SreyPresident — Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Karen M. Charlson1st Vice President — Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Trisha Hendrickson2nd VicePresident — Rinke Noonan Attorneys at Law
David E. MarchSecretary — Target Corporation
Edric R. KnightTreasurer — Knightofday Enterprises
Sara McGranePast President — Felhaber Larson
Board of Directors
Michael F. CocksonFaegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
The Honorable Mel I. DicksteinMel Dickstein ADR
Logan J. DrewRobins Kaplan LLP
Michael ElliottClient Representative
Michael T. FeichtingerMinnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
Bradley W. HansonQuinlivan & Hughes, P.A.
Calvin HoffmanStinson LLP
Lousene M. HoppeFredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Hudda IbrahimFilsan Consultant LLC
Elizabeth JensenCommunity Representative
Chris D. JozwiakBaillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP
Julie KisnerClient Representative
Thomas G. KramerKramer Law Office
Maureen Kucera-WalshCommunity Representative
Dorraine A. LarisonLathrop GPM
Mary Frances PriceLong, Reher & Hanson, P.A.
Joshua PrineClient Representative
Jaime StilsonDorsey & Whitney LLP
Bernadette SuiterClient Representative
The Fund Board
The Fund’s all-volunteer Board is comprised of attorneys who are active leaders in their legal and general communities.
Peter H. WalshChair — Hogan Lovells US LLP
Anne M. LocknerVice Chair and Leaders in Giving Chair — Robins Kaplan LLP
Jodie Hagstrom CristTreasurer — Best Buy Company Inc.
Melinda HugdahlFund Director and Secretary — Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Ashleigh M. LeitchAssociates' Lead Co-Chair — Best & Flanagan LLP
Kelsey J. McElveenAssociates' Lead Co-Chair — Robins Kaplan LLP
Board of Directors
Joseph W. AnthonyAnthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A.
Jeffrey J. BouslogFox Rothschild LLP
Andrew M. CarlsonTaft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Karen M. CharlsonLittler Mendelson P.C.
James L. ChosyU.S. Bank
Amy S. ConnersBest & Flanagan LLP
Joseph T. Dixon IIIFredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Jeff H. EcklandEckland & Blando
Samantha J. EllingsonThom Ellingson, PLLP
Douglas L. ElsassNilan Johnson Lewis PA
Brian FeltonMedtronic, Inc.
Susan FlintWells Fargo & Company
John W. GeelanPiper Sandler Companies
Brian GroganMoss & Barnett, A Professional Association
Richard M. HagstromHellmuth & Johnson PLLC
Trisha HendricksonRinke Noonan Attorneys at Law
June P. HoidalZimmerman Reed LLP
Edric R. KnightKnightofday Enterprises
Mary L. KnoblauchMaslon LLP
Julie R. LandyFaegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Samuel T. LocknerCarlson Caspers Vandenburgh & Lindquist, P.A.
Andrew M. LugerJones Day
David E. MarchTarget Corporation
Timothy C. MatsonFox Rothschild LLP
Sara McGraneFelhaber Larson
Christine L. Meuers
Keith S. MohebanStinson LLP
John B. OrensteinGreene Espel PLLP
Thomas R. PfeiferThomson Reuters, Legal
Patrick J. RooneyFafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A.
Drew P. SchafferMid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Elizabeth H. SchmiesingWinthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Steven A. SchumeisterRobins Kaplan LLP
Peter ShakowUnitedHealth Group
Matthew M. ShorsUnitedHealth Group
Rachhana T. SreyNichols Kaster, PLLP
Michael P. Sullivan, Jr.Lathrop GPM
Mavis J. Van SambeekBallard Spahr LLP
Steven J. WellsDorsey & Whitney LLP
Warren D. WoessnerSchwegman Lundberg Woessner
Julian C. ZebotMaslon LLP
Rachel Zimmerman ScobieMerchant & Gould P.C.
James T. Hale
Robert J. Hennessey
Richard G. Lareau
Dale I. Larson
Nancy G. Malmon
Richard G. Mark
Roger V. Stageberg
Thomas W. Tinkham
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