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 FlemingLathrop GPM
Erick Garcia LunaFederal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Lousene M. HoppeFredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Sarah JewellRiver Valley Law, P.A.
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
Julian C. ZebotVice Chair and Leaders in Giving Chair — Maslon LLP
Joseph T. Dixon IIITreasurer — Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Melinda T. HugdahlFund Director and Secretary — Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Laura A. FarleyAssociates' Lead Co-Chair — Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Greta A. WiessnerAssociates' Lead Co-Chair — Robins Kaplan LLP
Board of Directors
Joseph W. AnthonyAnthony Ostlund Louwagie Dressen & Boylan P.A.
Erin BryanDorsey & Whitney LLP
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 Co., Inc.
Bree DalagerRegions Hospital
Mark C. DietzenBallard Spahr LLP
Brian A. DillonLathrop GPM
Jeff H. EcklandEckland & Blando
Samantha J. EllingsonThom Ellingson, PLLP
Douglas L. ElsassNilan Johnson Lewis PA
Brian S. FeltonMedtronic, Inc.
John W. GeelanPiper Sandler Companies
Karla M. GluekGustafson Gluek PLLC
Brian T. GroganMoss & Barnett, A Professional Association
Richard M. HagstromHellmuth & Johnson PLLC
Andrew S. HansenFox Rothschild LLP
Bradley W. HansonQuinlivan & Hughes, P.A.
June P. HoidalZimmerman Reed LLP
Edric R. KnightKnightofday Enterprises
Mary L. KnoblauchMaslon LLP
Barry J. KoopmannNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
John P. MandlerFaegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Virginia R. McCalmontForsgren Fisher McCalmont DeMarea Tysver LLP
Heather M. McElroyCiresi Conlin LLP
Keith S. MohebanStinson LLP
Alexandra J. OlsonCarlson Caspers Vandenburgh & Lindquist, P.A.
Faris A. RashidGreene Espel PLLP
Sarah RipaWells Fargo & Company
Elizabeth H. SchmiesingWinthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Steven A. SchumeisterRobins Kaplan LLP
Rachel Zimmerman ScobieMerchant & Gould P.C.
Sonya C. SeidlTarget Corporation
Peter J. ShakowUnitedHealth Group
Matthew M. ShorsUnitedHealth Group
Lori SommerfieldTroutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
Rachhana T. SreyNichols Kaster, PLLP
Jaime StilsonDorsey & Whitney LLP
Carly TowardThomson Reuters
Peter H. WalshHogan Lovells US LLP
Warren D. WoessnerSchwegman Lundberg Woessner
David B. ZuccoGeneral Mills Inc.
Laura J. Cooper
John B. Gordon
James T. Hale
Robert J. Hennessey
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.
Interim Executive Director
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Luke Grundman & Justin Perl