Staff & Board - Kids in Need Foundation

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Corey Gordon, CEO

Arika Alana, Marketing Manager

Kristine Cohn, Sr. Director of Development & Corporate Partnerships

Jeff Dahlman, Executive Director, Kids In Need Minnesota

Cheri Eck, Executive Assistant

Kristine Gruetzman, Director of Human Resources

Jessica Hoffman, Director of Network Relations and Outreach Development

Maia Johnson, Program Support Specialist

Jennifer Lehman, Director of Donor Relations & Gift-In-Kind

Chris Mayberry, Development Director

Lindsey Mitchell, Sr Manager, Influencer Relations and Campaign Management

Gina Palmer, Director of Programs; School Ready Supplies & Second Responder®

Geoff Petrasek, Fulfillment and Inventory Coordinator

Tara Reasoner, Accounting Coordinator

Becky Shaw, Director of Accounting

Claire Spinti, Director of Marketing and Communications

Brittany Swanson, Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator

Pete Tack, Development Director, and Program Director

Dale Walton, Resource Center Manager

Suzanne Werdan, Vice President Influencer Engagement & Strategies

Want to speak with someone on staff? Send us a message with our Contact Us form and we’ll be in touch promptly.

2019 Board of Directors

David Katz, Chair, CBS Interactive

Susan Fulginiti, Vice Chair, Georgia-Pacific

Guy Rau, Treasurer, Clarkston State Bank

Nick Endsley, Secretary, Sebaly, Shillito, + Dyer

Roger Posacki, Immediate Past Chair, PlayCore

William Briggs, Deloitte

Cynthia Brown, W.M. Anderson Primary School

Brad Demsky, ArtSkills

Peter Fahrenkopf, Shurtech Brands

Eric Jackel, BIC Consumer Products USA

Jeff Keohane, Newell Brands

Michael Linnerooth, 3M

Susannah Ludwig, Snapdragon Films

Victor Pham, Blue Sky

Jerry Reinhardt, Dollar General

Margaret Skinner

Dawn Southgate, Yoobi

Jane Thompson, A Gift for Teaching

Sekou White, IBM

When families struggle financially, school supplies just can't be a priority. In 2018, we directly supported more than 6 million students with new supplies.

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