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.
Karen M. CharlsonPresident — Littler Mendelson P.C.
Jaime Stilson1st Vice President — Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Bree Dalager2nd Vice President — Regions Hospital
Edric R. KnightTreasurer — KnightofDay Enterprises
Bradley W. HansonSecretary — Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A.
Rachhana T. SreyPast President — Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Board of Directors
Michael F. CocksonFaegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Logan J. DrewRobins Kaplan LLP
Edward FlemingFaegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Erick Garcia LunaFederal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Lousene M. HoppeFredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Chris D. JozwiakBaillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP
Andrea LarsonOvative Group
Abdi MahadFilsan Talent Partners
Mary Frances PriceMoss & Barnett, A Professional Association
Surya SaxenaGreene Espel PLLP
Robin SwingleyLathrop GPM
The Fund Board
The Fund’s all-volunteer Board is comprised of attorneys who are active leaders in their legal and general communities.
Anne M. LocknerChair — Robins Kaplan LLP
Sara G. McGraneVice Chair and Leaders in Giving Chair — Felhaber Larson
Julian C. ZebotTreasurer — Maslon LLP
Melinda T. HugdahlFund Director and Secretary — Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Laura A. FarleyAssociates' Lead Co-Chair — Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Caroline L. MarsiliAssociates' Lead Co-Chair — Carlson Caspers Vandenburgh & Lindquist, P.A.
Board of Directors
Joseph W. AnthonyAnthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A.
Andrew M. CarlsonTaft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Karen M. CharlsonLittler Mendelson P.C.
James L. ChosyU.S. Bank
Amy S. ConnersBest & Flanagan LLP
Jodie Hagstrom CristBest Buy Company Inc.
Bree DalagerRegions Hospital
Brian A. DillonLathrop GPM
Joseph T. Dixon IIIFredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Jeff H. EcklandEckland & Blando
Samantha J. EllingsonThom Ellingson, PLLP
Douglas L. ElsassNilan Johnson Lewis PA
Brian S. FeltonMedtronic, Inc.
Susan E. FlintTroutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
John W. GeelanPiper Sandler Companies
Karla M. GluekGustafson Gluek PLLC
Brian T. GroganMoss & Barnett, A Professional Association
Richard M. HagstromHellmuth & Johnson PLLC
Bradley W. HansonQuinlivan & Hughes, P.A.
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.
Timothy C. MatsonFox Rothschild LLP
Keith S. MohebanStinson LLP
Oladotun O. ObadinaJones Day
John B. OrensteinGreene Espel PLLP
Patrick J. RooneyFafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A.
Elizabeth H. SchmiesingWinthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Alexandria Reyes SchroederWells Fargo & Company
Steven A. SchumeisterRobins Kaplan LLP
Sonya C. SeidlTarget Corporation
Peter J. ShakowUnitedHealth Group
Danielle Shelton WalczakMid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Matthew M. ShorsUnitedHealth Group
Lori SommerfieldTroutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
Jaime StilsonDorsey & Whitney LLP
Susan E. TegtLarkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd.
Peter H. WalshHogan Lovells US LLP
Steven J. WellsDorsey & Whitney LLP
Warren D. WoessnerSchwegman Lundberg Woessner
Rachel Zimmerman ScobieMerchant & Gould P.C.
Laura J. Cooper
John B. Gordon
James T. Hale
Robert J. Hennessey
Dale I. Larson
Nancy G. Malmon
Richard G. Mark
Allen I. Saeks
Roger V. Stageberg
Thomas W. Tinkham
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s staff is dedicated to protecting rights and improving lives.
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