Nathan Magel is Program Director at The BrandLab. Additionally, Nathan participated in the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits’ 2010 Nonprofit Leadership Institute, serves as President of Minnesota’s InterCorps Council, volunteers and advocates around a few causes, and busies himself with half-baked, rarely seen-through domestic projects.
Happiest when generating ideas and solving problems, Jamie Millard prides herself in bringing focus and originality to every endeavour. She is currently Client-Relationship Manager at Fast Horse. In addition to her "day" job, she manages and co-edits a local literary arts magazine, Paper Darts. When not working or volunteering, you’ll find her walking her dogs or drooling over the newest tech gadget or video game.
Lauren Van Schepen is the Nonprofit Services Assistant at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. Prior to working at MCN, Lauren served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Volunteer Services in the Minneapolis Public Schools. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College in American Studies and Education Policy. In her free time Lauren enjoys trying new Twin Cities restaurants, dancing to 1990s R&B, and writing for MplsZine.
Lucas Havens is a Program Manager with Genesys Works, where he runs communications and development programs and manages high school students in year-long internships. In addition to YNPN, he serves on the board of the Madeline Islands Music Camp, which helps develop the careers of young chamber musicians. He has no musical talent himself, but that rarely stops him from signing loudly when the opportunity arises. He earned his BA from Carleton College and is married to his high school sweetheart.
Brian Gioielli is the Director of Major and Alumni giving at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His passion for creatively engaging individuals in all walks of community goes beyond his professional work for such organizatons as St. Paul’s Riverview Economic Development Association (REDA), the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the YMCA, into his personal life. He is the volunteer glow necklace distributor at local dance nights, and recently provided much needed new bingo tiles to the weekly Liquor Lyle's bingo nights, at which he can typically be found on Wednesday evenings sporting his signature Hawaiian shirts (for which he also has an exotic passion). Additionally, Brian—whose great grandfather immigrated here from Italy was known in New York as "Giacomo the Barber"—went to space camp when he was a young man, which is the kind of thing that definitely can tell you a lot about a person.
Leah Lundquist manages community-engaged leadership development efforts for the University of Minnesota's Center for Integrative Leadership. Her prior experience includes organizational development and program management roles in both foundations and nonprofits including positions as an Associate Program Officer at the Northwest Area Foundation, a Program Associate for the Kellogg Action Lab (a program that built the capacity of grantees of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation) and a Member Programs Fellow at the Women’s Funding Network. She holds a B.A. in biology and English from Luther College. She joined the YNPN-TC board in April 2010.Sarah Townsend Morris
Katie Tharp is the Foundations & Special Initiatives Manager with Greater Twin Cities United Way, managing the organization’s centennial anniversary fundraising campaign and writing grants. Katie geeks out on project management and loves scheming ways to put things into flowcharts. She serves on the board of Torch Community and also volunteers with Fourth Generation and Casa de Esperanza. Katie loves bicycling and art – sometimes both combined.