The human services sector is complex, just like a tapestry. Our advisory group brings immense knowledge, important perspectives, and a genuine understanding of what it takes to do this work and for us to have a complete picture of how we can contribute. We are proud that we’ve assembled a diverse group who draw upon distinct vantage points developed through work in the public, nonprofit service, and philanthropic sectors.   

Current Future Services Institute Advisory Council

Chanda Smith Baker
The Minneapolis Foundation

Jennifer DeCubellis
Hennepin County Health & Human Services

Kizzy Downie
Model Cities of St. Paul

Paul Fleissner
Olmsted County Community Services

Nona Ferguson
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Kelly Harder
Dakota County Community Services



Lorrie Janatopoulos
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Tuleah Palmer
Northwest Indian Community Development Center

Chuck Johnson
MN Department of Human Services

Commissioner Sheila Kiscaden
Olmsted County

Tom Shea
Steele County 

Michael Wirth-Davis
Goodwill/Easter Seals