Executive Director (651) 204-3043
Julie is a nonprofit executive with more than 15 year's experience in all aspects of nonprofit management, with significant expertise in budget development and management, fundraising and event planning, and overall nonprofit administration. Previously she has served as a development director, community affairs manager, and community organizer for a variety of nonprofit organizations including education, government, and other small nonprofits (budgets less than $1 million). Julie attended the University of Minnesota and majored in Political Science.
Judy Sharken Simon
Volunteer & Operations Manager (651) 204-3043
Judy is responsible for developing effective systems and fostering an organizational culture that optimizes the unique skills of the small team of interns and volunteers. Her role includes general office administration, financial management, volunteer management, and being a thought partner on organizational challenges. Judy has more than 25 years’ experience working for and consulting with nonprofits. As the Planning Director at the St. Paul Jewish Federation she was responsible for ensuring the Federation's vision of building a vibrant, cohesive, and inclusive Jewish community. She has also held roles at the Minneapolis Jewish Federation as part of the Community Impact team, the Manager of Board Governance at MAP for Nonprofits, and a Nonprofit Management Consultant with the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. Judy is the author of “The Nonprofit Field Guide to Conducting Successful Focus Groups” as well as “The Five Life Stages of the Nonprofit Organizations”. Judy has worked as project manager for a county government human services department and as a mentorship coordinator in human resource development for 3M Corporation in Austin, Texas. Judy holds an MA in Organization Development and is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. Outside of work, Judy enjoys her two young adult daughters, cross-country skiing in the winter, and water skiing in the summer.
Carey Winkler, MSW, DSW, LICSW
Social Work Internship Director (651) 204-3043
Carey Winkler has been a social work educator for 12 years. Prior to her work in higher education, she was in practice and worked with adults, adolescents, and young children in addition to serving as a program director. Carey is passionate about the role of supervision in developing and supporting students and early-career professionals.