Meet Michele Girard, Board Member

Meet Michele Girard, Board Member

Founder of Ivanhoe Development, Michele’s specific areas of focus during her ten+ years as a nonprofit professional have been food sovereignty, food justice, homelessness, and at-risk youth. Michele has worked closely with senior leadership teams to create annual...
Meet Tricia Balazovic, Board Member

Meet Tricia Balazovic, Board Member

A senior-level executive with over 17 years’ experience in clinical operations, Tricia’s strengths include the ability to build effective strategies, sustainable operations, and high-performing teams across diverse domains. Her newly founded consulting group works...
Meet Roopa Chandrasekaran, Board Member

Meet Roopa Chandrasekaran, Board Member

A highly experienced, proven med tech leader, Roopa has extensive background in strategy implementation designed to streamline operations, drive development and delivery of innovative products. She is skilled in using data-driven decision-making to improve performance...
Meet Mary Callaghan, Board Member

Meet Mary Callaghan, Board Member

Currently serving as Senior Project Manager for Transformation, Catholic Charities, Twin Cities, Mary’s career has focused on mission-driven work. Her priority has been with non-profits that seek community-based solutions to address disparities in housing, legal...
Call for new Board Members

Call for new Board Members

Foundation for Essential Needs (FFEN) plays a unique role in the hunger-relief system, transforming food shelf spaces and operations to meet the evolving needs of each local community.  FFEN strengthens food shelves from the inside out, building up their...