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.

Elizabeth Sarquis
Founder and CEO, Jukko

David Scott – Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Sunrise Banks

Dawn Baker, MSW
Leadership Development and Change Manager, City of Minneapolis

Perran Wetzel
Collective Action Lab

Paul Bachleitner
Communication Director at Northwest Area Foundation

Lynn Herbert – Development & Fundraising

Josine Peters
Community Activist

John Hardy
Field Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Best Buy

Marnita's Table is a 501(c)3. Our thirteen-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.