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.
Perran G. Wetzel V | Co-Chair
Elizabeth Sarquis | Co-Chair
Founder and CEO, Jukko + Global Gaming Initiative
David Scott | Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Sunrise Banks
Dawn Baker, MSW | Secretary
Director, Learning and Development Solutions, City of Minneapolis
Communications Director, Northwest Area Foundation
Field Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Best Buy
Community Advocate & Déclarer
Dean of Academic Excellence, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Blanca Martinez Gaviña
Executive Analyst, City of Richfield
Marnita's Table is a 501(c)3. Our fifteen-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.