2024 Summit Speakers

 

2024 MACC
MEMBER SUMMIT

  April 22nd, 24th, 25th  I  Online & In Person
   
  $35-$50 / Day
$100 / All Inclusive

***a $145 value!
   
 

 

 

Your 2024 Summit Speakers

 

Summit Day 1: Online


 

     

Minaa B.
Founder and CEO of the organization Minaa B. Consulting

SPEAKER DAY 1: HEALING TO MOVE FORWARD 
Monday, April 22nd   I   Online
 1:30pm - 2:45 pm

Minaa B. is a licensed social worker, mental health educator, and author of Owning Our Struggles. She is also the founder of a mental health consulting practice where she collaborates with organizations to help them develop psychological safety. Additionally, Minaa is the host of the Verywell Mind podcast, runs an advice column for Cosmopolitan magazine called Free Therapy, and is also a member of the Mental Health Advisory Committee for Wondermind, a mental fitness company co-founded by Selena Gomez.  An expert in her field, Minaa has been featured in various media outlets, including Red Table Talk, Peace of Mind with Taraji, Oprah Daily, Katie Couric Media, and more. Minaa currently resides in New York City.

Learn more:
Website: www.minaab.com

 
 

Lissa Jones Lofgren
Culture Coach, Podcaster, Executive Director 

MODERATOR DAY 1:  HEALING TO MOVE FORWARD
Monday, April 22nd
 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Lissa Jones-Lofgren, She/Her/Hers, is a highly sought after speaker, facilitator and coach for individuals and organizations serious about working to grow beyond the illusion of inclusion. Lissa was the content creator and host of ‘Urban Agenda’ on KMOJ Radio, Minnesota’s oldest Black radio station, for 14 years, keeping her grounded in the community she teaches about, and the culture from which she emerged. Now in Season 7, Lissa is also host of ‘Black Market Reads’ for the Givens Foundation for African American Literature, a podcast that seeks to amplify the voices of Black authors and writers about their craft and their works. Lissa serves on the board of the University of Minnesota Friends of the Libraries and Rain Taxi, sponsor of the Twin Cities Book Festival and has lived in Minnesota all of her life.

Learn more:
Website: www.lissajones.com

 
   
 

Ashley Oolman
Executive Founder & Equity Strategist, Allied Folk 

 

 

TRAINER DAY 1:  MARGINS AND MUSTER
Monday, April 22nd
 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Ashley Oolman, founder & equity consultant of Allied Folk, guides partners through evidence-based best practices, organizational development, and progressive thought leadership. From large corporations to non-profits, she transforms strategic business initiatives and advances equitable community spaces. With more than a decade of leadership experience in advocacy, employment, and workplace culture, she understands how to navigate complex environments and provide actionable insights for growth. Ashley strives to advance community equity through her contributions on the African American Leadership Forum’s collective impact task force, and serves on a coalition of providers supporting transracially adopted youth to reinforce their development of positive black identity. Ashley earned an MBA with a concentration on human resource management, a BA in psychology with a minor in human development and family studies, and a certification in organizational diversity & inclusion.

Learn more:
Website: www.alliedfolk.com

 

Summit Day 2: In Person!


 

   

Rusty Stahl
Founder, President, & CEO at Fund the People 

 

SPEAKER DAY 2:  SHIFTING THE FUNDING PARADIGM FOR NONPROFIT WORKERS
Wednesday, April 24th   I   In person!
Delta Hotel by Marriott Event Space 
 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rusty Stahl is Founder, President & CEO of Fund the People, which aims to maximize investment in America’s nonprofit workforce. A recognized thought-leader, social entrepreneur, network-weaver, and student of the sector, his efforts were recognized through his induction onto The Nonprofit Times 2023 Power and Influence 50 List. With the support of The Kresge Foundation, Rusty launched Fund the People in 2014 as an outgrowth of his work at Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) and inspired by participation in a White House Forum on Nonprofit Leadership. Stahl holds an M.A. in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University, where he studied with Robert L. Payton in the Jane Addams Fellowship. He completed his undergraduate degree at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Rusty has served on several nonprofit boards, including that of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) and Idealist.org. He has also served on advisory committees for the Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, Indiana University, Grand Valley State University, and the Nonprofit Workforce Coalition. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Rusty now lives in New York’s Hudson Valley, with his wife, Sarah From, a coach and consultant to nonprofits, and their two daughters.

Learn more:
Fund the People
Podcast-Fund the People

 
 
 

 

 

Summit Day 3: Online


 

   

Marika Pfefferkorn 

Co-Founder and Solutions and Sustainability Officer of Twin Cities Innovation Alliance

 

 

PANELIST DAY 3: ROOTED IN DATA JUSTICE 
Thursday, April 25th   I   Online
 10:00 am - 12:00 pm central time

Co-founder Twin Cities Innovation Alliance (TCIA) & Executive Director, Midwest Center for School Transformation (MCST) Twin Cities, Minnesota. As an interdisciplinary and cross-sector thought leader, and community advocate Marika Pfefferkorn is a change agent working towards systems transformation in service of marginalized communities, scaling successes across education, technology, and civic leadership through engagement, policy, research, training and narrative building. Ms. Pfefferkorn integrates the creative arts, storytelling and collective cultural wisdom while applying a restorative lens to upend punitive conditions across educational ecosystems to reimagine education through a liberatory lens. In ongoing efforts to disrupt the Cradle to Prison Algorithm, and to ensure digital justice Ms. Pfefferkorn writes, teaches, trains and coaches’ youth, families, and systems on Data Justice through the No Data About Us Without Us Institute. Ms. Pfefferkorn takes a nuanced and agile approach to community engagement to meet people and systems where they are, to address the use of big data, predictive analytics, and facial recognition technologies across educational ecosystems and to amplify the impact student surveillance and monitoring have on racial justice, civil rights, and our democracy. 

 

 
 
 
 

Alicia Ranney 

Vice President of Data and Evaluation Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities

PANELIST DAY 3: ROOTED IN DATA JUSTICE 
 
Bio details coming soon!
 

 

 

Courteney Roessler 

Grant Manager Minnesota Department of Human Services

PANELIST DAY 3: ROOTED IN DATA JUSTICE 
 
Bio details coming soon!
 

 

 

Joylenna Garcia 

Technology and Data Systems Manager Agate Housing and Services

PANEL MODERATOR DAY 3: ROOTED IN DATA JUSTICE 
 
Bio details coming soon!
 

 

   
   

 

 

 

 

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