Our Board of Directors provides oversight and leadership to our organization and our activities. We are very proud to have such an experienced and dedicated team!
D. Sherwood McKinnis (Chairperson)- Sherwood is the managing partner at McKinnis & Doom, P.A. in Cambridge, Minnesota. He specializes in commercial litigation, personal injury & wrongful death, and criminal defense. Sherwood has provided years of leadership to faith-based organizations, churches and non-profits, and has a particular passion for helping vulnerable children.
Matthew Hunt (Treasurer) – Matt is the President and founder of StudioPlus Software, LLC, and has years of experience in business, non-profit and church leadership, working on financial planning for small to medium-sized organizations. Matt is the Board Treasurer.
Sarvesh Desai (Secretary) – Sarvesh is an Associate Attorney at DLA Piper LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His practice focuses on domestic and international business, technology, health care and public-private development. He has worked with emerging companies in venture capital transactions, e-commerce and pro bono work includes representing non-profit as well as asylum applicants. Sarvesh is the Treasurer for NetIP (Network of Indian Professionals) Twin Cities, a non-profit serving to develop a network of South Asian professionals in the region.
Barbara Frey – Barbara is an internationally-recognized expert on human rights education and advocacy. She has been the Director of the Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota since 2001. Barbara is also the former Executive Director of the Advocates for Human Rights, a Minnesota-based non-profit.
Julian Alvarez Loredo – Julian is a Mexican attorney and immigration case manager at Zimmer Law Group in St. Paul, Minnesota. Julian previously worked for the Mexican General Consulate in Chicago and later in St. Paul and was responsible for all protection and immigration services.