Our Staff

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Melanie Kleiss - Executive Director
mkleiss@lowerphalencreek.org

Jennifer Halcrow (contractor) - Development
jennifer@corvusnorth.com

Veronica Burt (contractor) - Community Engagement
univaveequity@yahoo.com

Jim Rock (contractor) - Dakota Interpretation
Indigenous Educational Design

Board of Directors

Daniela Bell
Chair; East Side Resident; Community Activist

Thomas Draskovic
Lakota Language & Culture Teacher, American Indian Magnet School

Chip Lindeke
Treasurer; Principal, Raffetry Rafferty Tollefson Lindeke Architects

Dan McGuiness
East Side Resident; Mississippi River Program; National Audubon Society (Retired)

Paul Mohrbacher
Secretary; Community Liaison, Science Museum of Minnesota (Retired)

Amin Omar
East Side Resident; Director, Horn of Africa Community

Cynthia Whiteford
Lowertown Resident; Senior Vice President, Trust for Public Land (Retired)