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

Lynn Herbert
Strategic Account Manager, Twinco Romax

Olivia Mastry, JD, MPH
Founding Partner, Collective Action Lab

John Hardy
Field Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Best Buy

Josine Peters
Community Activist

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.