President & CEO
Started at Nexus: 2007
Repa serves as President and CEO of Nexus Community Partners, a Community Building Intermediary that works at the intersection of community building and community development, engaging communities of color to achieve equitable, sustainable neighborhood revitalization in the Twin Cities region.
Repa has 30+ years of experience in community-based leadership, community capacity building, asset and wealth building strategies, organizational leadership and development, and systems change work. He is recognized locally and nationally as an innovative and visionary leader and heads up Nexus’ work with national partners.
Repa sits on a number of boards including the Center for Economic Inclusion; The Minnesota Council of Foundations; and Shared Capital Cooperatives. He is also co-founder of the Twin Cities African American Leadership Forum and serves as a member of the Nonprofit Quarterly Economic Justice Advisory Committee.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government with a focus on community development and; a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Urban Studies from the University of Wisconsin. He is a 2005 Bush Leadership Fellow and a 2004 James P. Shannon Leadership Institute Alumni.