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Our Team

Leadership & commitment

Supporting the vision of MnEEP

MnEEP’s multi-racial staff equips educators, schools, and districts with essential tools and knowledge to address and dismantle racist practices in education and build reparative, racially just learning environments where every student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

We work with districts and educators to advance original research, community-led convenings, network-building, and advocacy to build justice and fairness for Minnesota’s POCI students—and to ensure educators and school leaders are equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to create healing, empowering education spaces that support the full development of every student.

Carlos Mariani Rosa Executive Director

Carlos Mariani Rosa

Executive Director
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Dr. Rev Hillstrom, MnEEP Director Of Research

Dr. Rev Hillstrom

Senior Director of Research
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Ikram Mohamud

Ikram Mohamud

College Race Equity Initiative Coordinator
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Leiataua Dr. Jon Peterson

Dr. Jon Peterson

Policy Fellow & Consultant
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Nan Yurecko

Nan Yurecko

Coordinator, Superintendent Race Equity Leadership Network
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Molly Priesmeyer

Communications Consultant
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Our Board

Our board members are integral to our mission.

Our Board members have wide variety of experience and expertise in education. Their range of skills and perspectives are integral to the progress and success of our organization. Several members have served with MnEEP for a number of years, helping us shape and support our achievements.

We are thankful for their continued leadership and commitment as we work towards educational equity in Minnesota.


Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, Chair; Faculty, Minnesota State University Mankato

Josefina Landrieu, Vice Chair; Vice President of Equity and Inclusion, Metropolitan State University

Dr. Sandy Pulles, Secretary, Vice President of Equity & Inclusion, ServeMinnesota

Megan Rozowski, Treasurer, Director of Research & Policy Development, Minnesota Private College Council

Bryan E. Bass, EdD, At Large, Assistant Superintendent of Equity & Achievement, Osseo Area Schools


Roshandra Brown, Minnesota Private College Council

Dr. Stanley Brown, Coordinator of Equity & Inclusion, Hopkins Area Public Schools

Kim Ellison, Chair, Minneapolis Board of Education

Jeremy Rupp, Community Education Coordinator, Duluth Public Schools

Suzan Samaha, Minnesota Department of Education

Darrell Stolle, Concordia University, Moorehead

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