“Nexus was able to elevate a strategy that one small group discovered ... and now major institutions are using that methodology. Nexus does this discovery and then elevates and connects it to wider systems.”

Board of Directors

Carl Crawford, Co-Chair
Human Rights Officer
The City of Duluth, Minnesota

Brian Voerding, Co-Chair
Vice President for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, Initiative Foundation

Trish DeAnda, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers

Jodi Bantley, Secretary, Grants Review Committee Member
Civic & Community Partnerships Associate Director, Metro State University Institute for Community Engagement & Scholarship

Owen Duckworth, Grants Review Committee Member
Director of Organizing & Policy
The Alliance

Nasser Mussa
Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, Metro Transit

Funlola Otukoya
Investment Analyst
McKnight Foundation

Elaine Rasmussen
Founder and CEO
Social Impact Strategies Group

Niila Hebert
Chief Strategic Engagement Officer
African American Leadership Forum

Photo portrait of Amy Morris, a smiling White woman with straight blonde hair, wearing glasses and floral pattern blouse.

Amy Morris
Interim President
Neighborhood Funders Group

Photo portrait of Anil Hurkadli, an Asian-American man with short buzzed black hair, wearing glasses, a chambray blue blazer over a navy sweater and white button-up shirt.

Anil Hurkadli
Senior Vice President of Community Impact
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

Photo portrait of Patience Ferguson, a Black woman with short buzzed hair, wearing gold hoops, magenta lipstick, and matching magenta ribbed turtleneck sweater.

Patience Ferguson
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis