Our Staff

Effective March 25, 2024, the following transitions occur at SECIA:

  • The Executive Director transitions to a time-limited part-time role of Temporary Program Coordinator/Administrative Support.
  • A combination of current staff, new staff to be hired, board and community volunteers take lead in organizational affairs as follows. 

This transition is part of a larger slate of organizational changes that are being considered and addressed as SECIA responds to a changing funding landscape in organizational planning.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please direct them to the SECIA Board President, details listed below. 


AreaPoint Person: Main point of Contact listed first
Governance and Fiduciary responsibilities to government entitiesBoard President, Executive Committee
Financial and Administration (Vendors, A/P, A/R, existing approved funding, HR/payroll)Bookkeeper, Board President
Press/MediaBoard President, Executive Committee
Community questions/concerns/ideasBoard President, Executive Committee
City Mpls. NCR point of ContactBoard President,Bookkeeper 
City Mpls. Finance point of contactBookkeeper, Board President
New Programming, New Funding, New PartnersBoard President, Executive Committee
Current Programming, Staff and/or PartnersTemporary Program Coordinator/Admin support, Board President
Any other business or community member not listed aboveBoard President, Executive Committee

Contact information for point people

PositionNameEmail Address
Board PresidentDeWayne Townsend[email protected]
BookkeeperElysha Weber[email protected]
Temp Program Coordinator/Admin SupportLesley Moore[email protected]
Executive CommitteeSee list on websitesee list on website

Posted: 4/4/25

Gregory Gallenberger

Communications & Community Building Intern

[email protected]

Gregory, a senior majoring in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota, deeply appreciates how urban infrastructure shapes communities. Coming from a remote area, he’s fascinated by how urban living fosters fulfilling lives. Urban studies allow him to celebrate and unite communities.

Makena Fitzpatrick

Communications & Community Building Intern

[email protected] 

Makena, a third year student at the University of Minnesota studying Political Science and Philosophy. Coordinated the recent Como Cares Produce Distributions with Off Campus Living and East Side Neighborhood Services. Coordinated National Night Out with Off Campus Living