Haley Nelson brings her extensive nonprofit expertise to FFEN’s Board of Directors, and for that they are very lucky. Raised in a household where service was a core value, the nonprofit world seemed to be a natural fit for Haley. By choosing a career in the nonprofit sector, she knew she could positively affect the quality of life of her friends and neighbors.
Haley sees her work at FFEN as a direct extension of her previous roles; she can easily connect the dots between the needs of the hunger relief sector and engaging volunteers to meet those needs. She knows her background in volunteer engagement will help strengthen FFEN’s work across Minnesota. “To me, FFEN’s impact across the hunger relief sector sets an example that produces ripple effects across the community. Through skilled volunteers, FFEN has been able to transform the ways our neighbors access food by supporting additional choices, more flexibility and providing a dignified experience resulting in stronger, healthier communities,” shared Haley.
Currently, Haley serves as Recruitment Manager for Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa, empowering and inspiring youth and young adults as they grow into environmental stewards and community leaders, giving back through meaningful service. Prior to her role at Conversation Corps, she was Divisional Volunteer Relations Director at The Salvation Army Northern Division and Director of Volunteers at Ronald McDonald House Charities Upper Midwest.
Haley holds a B.A. in sociology and Spanish from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and has served in several volunteer roles across the metro.