Board of Directors
Marnita’s Table boasts a highly skilled, highly diverse board of directors with strong, complementary skill-sets and deep communal ties in Minneapolis, the Twin Cities metro region and Greater Minnesota.
Together, they attend well over 300 community meetings, forums, discussions, focus groups, fundraisers and other events every year. The board sets the strategic direction of Marnita’s Table.
Jacqueline Coleman, MBA – Chair
Owner, VP, Business Development, Ingensa Inc
James P. Palmquist, J.D. – Vice Chair
3M Office of General Counsel, retired
David Scott – Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Sunrise Banks
Dawn Baker, MSW – Secretary
Director of Learning and Development, Medica
Kianna Ramos, M.Ed.
Doctoral Candidate, St. Thomas University
Strategic Account Manager, Twinco Romax
Olivia Mastry, JD, MPH
Founding Partner, Collective Action Lab
Field Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Best Buy
Carrie Schleis, MA – On Sabbatical
Global Quality Program Director, Medtronic
Hon. Nicole Kubista Starr, J.D.
Minnesota Second Judicial District Court
Marsha Henry, MBA, PMP
Global Change Management Leader, Cargill, Inc
Ronald Wright, MA
Director of Sales & Marketing, JellyFeet, LLC
Marnita's Table is a 501(c)3. Our eleven-year old organization seeks to close gaps across difference through making Intentional Social Interaction the new pattern for society where people of color, the disenfranchised, the poor, the unheard, the fragile, the LGBTQ+ and anyone who is normally left out of community decision making are automatically included and valued at the policy-making and resource-sharing table.