KIPP Minnesota Board Of Directors

Officers

Sean Walker, Chair
General Mills, Senior Vice President
Jim Hurley, Vice Chair
Proctor & Gamble, Vice President (retired)
Renee I. Uzong, JD, Secretary
3M, Sourcing Legal Specialist
Steve Pieper, Treasurer
Best Buy, Senior Finance Director

Members

Caroline Correia, Community Representative
Community Volunteer
Lisa Dunlap, Community Representative
Adults and Children's Alliance, Executive Director
Sarah Reisdorf, Teacher Representative
KIPP Minnesota
Michael Shelton, Parent Representative
Northside Achievement Zone, Family Achievement Coach
Kristine Straumann, Community Representative
PwC, Tax Economist
Ben Shane, Community Representative
Fly Feet Running, Chief Operating Officer
Cam Winton, JD,  Community Representative
Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Attorney
 

2018-2019 Meeting Schedule

August 16, 2018  | 8:00AM – 11:00AM
October 27, 2018 | 10:00AM – 4:00PM (Board Retreat)
November 15, 2018 | 8:00AM – 11:00AM
January 17, 2019 | 8:00AM – 11:00AM
March 14, 2019  | 8:00AM – 11:00AM
May 23, 2019  | 8:00AM – 11:00AM 

Board meetings are open to the public and take place at
KIPP North Star Academy
5034 N. Oliver Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55430

Meeting Minutes

View Board of Director meeting minutes here.

Board Committees

View board committee list here

Contact Information

The KIPP Minnesota Board of Directors can be reached via

  • phone at: (612) 287-9700

  • mail at: KIPP Minnesota
    5034 N. Oliver Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55430

  • email: see individual email addresses below

Board of Directors Bios

Caroline Correia joined the KIPP board in March 2016. Caroline's background is in fundraising and event planning for various non-profits in Connecticut, Washington, and Minnesota. She has been an advocate for public education and education reform for the past 14 years. Caroline co-founded a fundraising guild to support Powerful Schools, a non-profit delivering school programming in Seattle. In West Hartford, CT, she co-founded Growing Great Schools, a non-profit empowering students and their families to become active participants in their nutritional and physical health and promoting food security and sustainability. In the Twin Cities, Caroline enjoys volunteering as a puppeteer for PACER Center. Caroline is the daughter of immigrants and is a first generation college graduate. She received her BA in English Literature from Union College in New York. She lives in Edina with her husband and two school-aged sons. Email: CCorreia@KIPPMinnesota.org

Lisa Dunlap joined the board in June, 2012 as the Parent Representative. She started volunteering with Pillsbury United Communities in 2004, started a Walking Club and winning a Meritorious Neighborhood Service Award. Lisa has worked for Pillsbury United Communities Oak Park Center for the last six years running Health & Wellness programs that include her Walking Club that was funded in 2005. She has since re-framed the Walking Club into the Families in Motions program to help families work against obesity, diabetes and other diseases that are prevalent in traditionally underserved populations. Lisa is a Certified Smoking Cessation Counselor and Community Health Worker. She is a Girl Scout Leader and mom to two growing girls. Lisa is currently the Youth Program Coordinator at Oak Park. Email: LDunlap@KIPPMinnesota.org

Jim Hurley joined the Board in June 2017. He has been a supporter of KIPP for several years in fund raising efforts and as a member of our Development Committee. Jim is a retired Vice President of the Procter & Gamble Company. In his 33 years at Procter and Gamble Jim served in a variety of roles in their Sales, Marketing, and Organizational Design operations. Jim also has prior board and educational support experiences as board member of INROADS Inc, a Trustee board member at Transylvania University, and an Advisory board member of the American Youth Foundation in Cincinnati Ohio. Jim is a graduate of Transylvania University with a BA Math, and BA Psychology. Email: JHurley@KIPPMinnesota.org

Steve Pieper joined the board in June, 2013. Steve comes from Best Buy Co., Inc. where he has held several Finance and Operations roles since joining the company in 1994. Steve is currently the Senior Finance Director of US Retail. He is also active with the Best Buy Children's Foundation and has volunteered for organizations such as Second Harvest and Feed My Starving Children. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Steve resides in Eden Prairie, Minnesota with his wife. Email: SPieper@KIPPMinnesota.org

Sarah Reisdorf graduated from the College of Saint Benedict with a degree in Hispanic Studies prior to completing a year with City Year, an AmeriCorps affiliate, as a math interventionist at a middle school in Miami, FL. She then received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and spent one year in Brazil working with university and senior citizen students. Though born and raised in Saint Paul, she currently calls Minneapolis home. Sarah has been at KIPP for two years as a seventh grade math teacher and currently serves as the seventh grade team chair. She enjoys traveling, reading, and learning languages. Email: SReisdorf@KIPPMinnesota.org

Ben Shane joined the board in February, 2015, but has been involved with the school since June, 2014. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Fly Feet Running. Prior to that he worked at Coca-Cola as a Director of Sales, and also Target Corporation where he spent his 10-year Target career in Merchandising. Prior to Target he worked in a forensic accounting unit at both Arthur Andersen LLP and KPMG LLP. Ben was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, then earned a B.A. in Economics from DePauw University, and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. In addition to living in Toronto, Ben has studied or interned in Germany, England and Japan. He and his wife have three young children. They live in the Western suburbs, where Ben is involved in coaching and managing numerous sports activities for his children. Email: BShane@KIPPMinnesota.org

Michael A. Shelton Michael A. Shelton is a long-time resident of North Minneapolis and father of a 2nd grader at KIPP North Star Primary, a 12th grader at De LaSalle High School, and a 22 year old. Mike is passionate about his community and supporting youth initiatives. Mike uses his skills and passion to devise and implement a wide range of strategies to empower and encourage families in Minneapolis. As a Family Achievement Coach for the Northside Achievement Zone, he works with wide variety of families from all walks of life. Mike was born and raised in North Minneapolis where he attended North Community High School. After graduating from North, Mike attended Suomi College, in Hancock, Michigan where he studied Hotel Restaurant Management. Mike started coaching in 1999 at Patrick Henry High School and subsequently coached at Dunwoody Academy, Park Center, and North High School where is now the Junior Varsity Coach. Mike also runs a nonprofit, Heritage Youth Sports Foundation, where the mission is “Changing lives and community through sport”. Email: MShelton@KIPPMinnesota.org

Kristine Straumann Kristine Straumann is a tax economist at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Minneapolis, MN. She is a first generation college graduate, having received her B.A. in Economics from Gustavus Adolphus College and her Masters of International Affairs - Economics from Texas A&M University. Over the past year, Kristine has become involved with KIPP in fund raising efforts and as a member of the Development Committee. Kristine is passionate about music and enjoys playing the piano and singing in her church choir. She and her husband, Adam, live in northeast Minneapolis with their dog, Rosie. Email: KStraumann@KIPPMinnesota.org

Renee I. Uzong, J.D. joined the board in June 2016, and has been involved with the school since May 2015. She is currently a Sourcing Legal Specialist with 3M. Previously, she worked at Robert Half Legal where she spent three years as a direct hire recruiter in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market. Prior to Robert Half Legal, she practiced as a family law attorney. Renee was born and raised in the Twin Cities and lived and studied in Spain. She earned her B.A. from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law. She enjoys volunteering and spending time with her nephew. She currently resides in Minneapolis. Email: RUzong@KIPPMinnesota.org

Sean Walker joined the KIPP board in March 2016. Sean is a senior vice president at General Mills, and currently leads the company’s Latin American businesses. He has been with General Mills since 1989, and has served in roles of increasing responsibility across multiple divisions and countries. His roles have included Finance Director, Vice President Marketing, and General Manager. He has lived and worked in Brazil, England, Switzerland, Jamaica, Canada, and the USA. Sean has volunteered and been on the boards of multiple non-profit and education based organizations in Minneapolis, Toronto, and Sao Paulo. Sean resides in the Twin Cities with his family. Email: SWalker@KIPPMinnesota.org

Cam Winton joined the board in November, 2014. Cam is an attorney with Doresy and Whitney LLP in the Firm's Regulatory Affairs Group. Prior to joining Dorsey and Whitney he was the Director of Energy and Labor-Management Policy for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he served as an attorney in the power-generation industry and with Robins, Kaplan, Miller, & Ciresi L.L.P. in Minneapolis. Cam attended public school from kindergarten through 12th grade, then earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He and his wife have three young children. They live in Minneapolis, where Cam was a candidate for mayor in 2013. Email: CWinton@KIPPMinnesota.org

KIPP MN Affiliated Building Corporation Board of Directors

Wade Jones
Director of Operations, Children's Heartlink
Kelly Rimpila
Financial Manager, BerganKDV
Christina Saunders
Executive Director, ACES for Kids