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Michael Goar, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin CitiesChief Executive Officer Michael Goar

Michael Goar began as CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities in June 2016. He has an extensive background in education and youth development, including serving as CEO and Interim Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools prior to leading Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities. Goar’s work at the school district included launching the office of Black Male Achievement.  Previously, he was executive director of Generation Next, a Minneapolis-based youth development organization that works to close the achievement gap. Earlier in his career, Goar held executive positions and COO roles for both Boston Public Schools and Memphis City Schools.

Goar has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and urban studies from the University of Wisconsin River Falls and a master’s degree in public administration from Mankato State University.  Goar holds a superintendent licensure and has participated in multiple intensive leadership development programs at Harvard University. An active community member who is passionate about giving back, Goar serves on several boards of directors, including Genesys Works, Black Men Teach, and Mia (Minneapolis Institute of Arts).

Connect with Michael Goar on LinkedIn.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities Leadership Team

Deanna Threadgill
Vice President of Programs
651-789-2438
dthreadgill@bigstwincities.org

 

April Riordan
Vice President of Research, Evaluation & Special Projects
651-789-2479
Natalie Obee
Vice President of Finance & Operations
651-789-2465
nobee@bigstwincities.org

 

Jennifer Severson
Director of Marketing and Brand Management 
651-789-2466
jseverson@bigstwincities.org
Corinne Castro
Director of Community-Based Programs
651-789-2414
ccastro@bigstwincities.org

Micaela Olson-Macgregor
Director of Development
651-789-2431
molson@bigstwincities.org

Thulani Jwacu
Director of Teen Programs
651-789-2445
tjwacu@bigstwincities.org

 

Becky Machamer, CFRE
Senior Director of Development
651-789-2469
bmachamer@bigstwincities.org
Sunita Evenson
Director of Human Resources
651-789-2451
sevenson@bigstwincities.org
 
 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities 2018 Board of Directors

Officers

 

OfficerBoard PositionAffilliation
Patric Cooper*
Chairman of the Board, Chair Exec CommitteeExec VP, Director of Communications and Corporate Support, Federated Ins
Rick Penn
Vice-Chair, Dev Committee
Hutchinson Technology (Retired)
Pat Sukhum
Secretary, and Chair Program Com
Bind On-Demand Health Insurance
Greg Myers
Treasurer, and Chair Finance Com
Attorney
Lockridge Grindal Nauen
Susan Benevides**
Chair Development Committee
CEO
Plus Relocation Services
Amy Fiterman**
Chair Governance Committee
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Ray Eby*
Chair campaign CommitteeVP Electrification Program, 3M
Michael Goar
Non-Voting Officer
BBBS CEO

Directors-at-Large

OfficerCommAffilliation
Jerry Allen
DevretiredLend Lease Corporation
Elizabeth
Bigham
ProgSenior VP,
Healthcare
Services
EXL
Lisa Casson
Devprivately employeed
Jonathan
Cooper
ProgAssoc. Dir. of
Product
Innovation
Optum, United Health Group
Schuyler
Fauver
ProgMiddle School
Director
Breck School
Harvey
Feldman

ProgretiredEntrepreneur (Retired)
Robin
Galloway
GovChief Operating
Officer
Fieldbrook Foods Corp
Steve
Hentges
FinDir of Fin Planning,
Analysis
Desserts Holding, Inc.
Jamie
Hofberger

ProgPrincipalErnst & Young
Todd Kosel
DevPartnerPricewaterhouseCoopers
Michael
LeSage*
GovManaging DirectorProterra Investment Partners
Miron
Marcotte
***
FinManaging Director
Protiviti, Inc.
Bob
McCollum
DevPresident
McCollum Crowley
Tamara
Moore
ProgAdolescent Prog
Srvcs Cnsl
MN Dept. of Human Srvs
Scott
Nadeau
ProgPolice Chief,
Director PS
City of Maplewood
John
Parrish
FinDirector –
Convenience
General Mills, Inc.
Joel Pasiuk**
GovVP Global Talent
Solutions
Ecolab
Heather
Passe
GovHead of Global
Marketing
C.H. Robinson
Kristine
Rauenhorst
ProgOwner, Principal
Consultant
Rudder, LLC
Carol Smith
DevCo-Owner
High Five Promo Marketing
Aleesha
Webb
FinVP of the Board
Village Bank
Tom Welch
DevPrincipal, Business
DevMngr
Palisade Asset Management
James
Williams
ProgRetired CEO
Global Vision Enterprises
Rachel
Williams
DevVP Engineering

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