Amie Burnett has worked as a Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial since 2001 and is a Certified Financial Planner. She received her J.D. from Hamline School of Law in 1998, and has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Creighton University. She is a former volunteer in MAP’s Legal Services department, has volunteered at a number of local nonprofits, and served on the board of Headway Emotional Health Services. Amie was elected to the MAP Board in April 2012.
Ashton Schatz is part of the Medicare Strategy Unit at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Within her role, she serves as a regulatory consultant to administration, physician leadership, finance and other operational personnel. Much of her work is heavily focused on maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations and providing interpretive guidance on complex billing requirements that impact clinical practice areas. Ms. Schatz holds a Juris Doctor, Health Care Compliance Certification and Health Law Certification from Hamline University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri–Columbia. She brings regulatory knowledge and a strategic mindset on how to navigate the ever-changing healthcare regulatory environment. Ashton was elected to the MAP Board in June 2013.
Glade Woolstenhulme operates GLBTA sober homes in Minneapolis that work to serve people in recovery. The sober homes strive to function as a stepping-stone on the journey from addiction to healthy recovery, while openly welcoming people living with or affected by HIV. Woolstenhulme also works as a DWI educator for Dakota County, working with clients to realize their potential around safe driving, while preventing relapse and recidivism. Woolstenhulme holds a Bachelors of Social Work and is currently working on a Masters of Clinical Social Work at Augsburg College. He brings experience and knowledge about strength-based practices from the social work perspectives that serve clients living with HIV. Woolstenhulme has also been living with HIV for over 20 years and holds a deep passion for bringing an end to HIV and the stigma associated with it.
Steve Kampa is Tax Senior Manager and McGladrey LLP to RSM US LLP where he helps to build and sustain high-performing CPA firms through practice and risk management assistance, technical training, and various other tax services. Steve also teaches technical tax topics to nonprofit service providers and understands the economic challenges facing nonprofit healthcare organizations. He brings a wide array of tax and financial resources to the Minnesota AIDS Project. Steve is a licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Minnesota Society of CPAs. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Hamline University and a Master’s of Business Taxation from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. Steve was elected to the MAP board in April 2011 and MAP Treasurer in January 2012.
Mike Cassidy is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner with Ameriprise Financial as well as a partner and income tax specialist at ROR Tax Professionals. Mike specializes in the unique financial and tax issues of same-sex couples. Prior to his work at ROR, Mike had a varied financial career through ROR Tax Professionals, Ameriprise Financial, and Hilton Hotels Corporation. He has led the American Express PRIDE Network, one of the largest LGBT workplace groups in the country. He was a leader of DIVA|MN for nine years where he was the event chair for five years, grant-making chair for two and treasurer for three. Most recently, Mike has served as one of the founding board members and Treasurer for Project 515, a group dedicated to ensuring that same-sex couples and their families have equal rights and considerations under Minnesota law. Mike was elected to the MAP Board in April 2011.
Erik Wakefield is the Director of Learning & Development at Universal Hospital Services, a Twin Cities-based company that provides medical equipment solutions and management for hospitals and health care facilities around the country. Erik has a diverse background leading teams in human resources, training and operations in the US and Canada and specializes in start-up and turnaround situations. By focusing on talent management and continuous improvement, Erik is known for driving innovative, sustainable results. Erik holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from California State University, Fresno. Erik was elected to the MAP Board in June 2015.
Richard Schwartz was formerly strategic partner at Cincinnatus, Inc., a Minneapolis-based, multi-sector consulting firm dedicated to helping clients achieve their strategic goals. Prior to joining Cincinnatus, Richard was the Founder and CEO of Launch Crew LLC, an innovation and business development consultancy. An active community leader, Richard currently serves as a pro-bono executive coach and board development consultant for Project Diva. With more than 30 years of community leadership and non-profit board service, Richard served as a past president of the Zenon Dance Company board and was a director on the House of Charity board, Human Rights Campaign state committee, and the Cowles Center coordinating board, to name a few. Richard is currently enrolled in an executive education certificate program in innovation and entrepreneurship at Stanford University; and, recently completed fundraising management, digital marketing and advanced social media certificate programs at University of St. Thomas. As an undergraduate, he majored in Social Psychology and Journalism at the University of Minnesota. Richard was elected to the MAP Board in May 2013.
Daniel Jude is the Market HIV Pharmacist for Walgreens in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. He has managed Walgreens HIV Specialty Pharmacy in Uptown Row since 2012, where his responsibilities include pharmaceutical care coordination, working closely with case-managers and providers, heading up the Walgreens HIV Centers of Excellence programs in Minnesota, and coordinating Walgreens outreach efforts within the HIV/AIDS community. He has extensive experience volunteering within the HIV community with many ASOs, including serving on the Black HIV Coalition. He earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2008. Daniel was elected to the MAP Board in October 2012.
Gretchen Nguyen is the compliance manager at Mental Health Resources, a nonprofit organization offering community-based mental health services to adults recovering from mental illness. Gretchen specializes in health care compliance. She brings a deep understanding of the laws and regulations within the health care industry. Her expertise was developed through a combination of practical experience and education. Prior to her position at Mental Health Resources, Gretchen interned in the legal department of MAP, the US Attorney’s Office- District of MN, and Leonard, Street & Deinard. Gretchen is a Minnesota-licensed attorney with a Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Gretchen was elected to the MAP Board in August 2013.
Matt Massman is the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Administration. Prior to that, he served as Governor Mark Dayton’s Deputy Chief of Staff for policy, Deputy Commissioner of Revenue, Chief Fiscal Analyst for the Minnesota Senate, and fiscal analyst for the Minnesota House of Representatives. His experience includes legislative policy-making process, state government operations, public budgeting, policy analysis and problem solving, strategic planning, innovation, organizational management, and procurement. Massman earned his Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University and a Master of Arts in public administration from the University of Wisconsin. Matt was elected to the MAP Board in September 2015.
Aaron Asmundson is the Assistant Director for Leadership Development and Education at the University of Minnesota. Having served the Twin Cities U of M campus for over 15 years, Aaron creates and facilitates opportunities for leadership development learning and growth through courses, on-campus programming, and study abroad, leading students to Brazil, Costa Rica, Malawi, Senegal, South Africa, and Thailand. He believes that a strong understanding of self and community in relation to leadership is necessary for innovative and positive social change and global engagement. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana University and a Master of Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University. In addition, Aaron is a certified yoga teacher and group fitness instructor.
Andrew Hamp is a general internist and geriatrician at Park Nicollet Clinic. He works as a primary care provider in an internal medicine clinic and a transgender medicine clinic as well at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital as a hospitalist. He generally goes by Andy.
His interests lie in general primary care but also specifically in LGBTQ health given the healthcare disparities faced by this population. Andy grew up in Ashland, Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Superior. Hamp went to college at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota and attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
He returned to Minnesota to complete an internal medicine residency and a geriatric medicine fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Roger Kahler-Kokosh is Manager of Marketing & Sales Systems for the legal business unit of Thomson Reuters. Roger manages the team that provide marketing automation, MCM, and CRM systems for Thomson Reuters’ marketing and sales professionals in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. Previously he led and managed cross-functional teams that developed the company’s first web-based product catalog and eCommerce site, and served as the company’s first “webmaster.” He has also worked as an editor, marketer, and account representative in his 33 years with the company. He is an active member of the Eagan chapter of Thomson Reuters’ Business Resource Group, Pride at Work.
Roger has raised money for MAP for 22 consecutive years, individually raising over $36,000. He has served as the captain of the Thomson Reuters Minnesota AIDS Walk team since 2004, raising over $120,000, and has helped secure company sponsorships or matching donations for MAP. In addition, he has sponsored grants from Thomson Reuters to MAP's Legal Advocacy Program; participated in an AIDS Walk Advisory Committee for MAP; volunteered for the MAP education program; and organized presentations on HIV awareness by MAP at Thomson Reuters. Roger has also volunteered for other non-profit organizations, including Wills for Heroes, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, and Courage Center.
Roger received his J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1983, and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wyoming in 1979. He is a member of the Wyoming State Bar.
Pastor David A. Keaton is a third-generation pastor and the second son born to Joseph and Mary Keaton of Roanoke, VA. He was formally educated in the Roanoke Public School System. Keaton completed his undergraduate studies at Glenville State College in WV and holds a Masters of Divinity Degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University.
Pastor Keaton has been blessed to preach on the local, state, and national level of Baptist conventions and formally served as Assistant Dean in the Empire Baptist State Convention of New York and on the faculty of Houghton College as Professor of Christian Doctrine. In 2010, Keaton was guest commentator for CBS’s live coverage of President Obama’s official visit to Buffalo, NY.
Pastor Keaton has been in the Gospel Ministry for 23 years and has pastored 18 years. Prior to accepting the calling of Senior Pastor for FMBC, he was the Founding Pastor of The Redeeming Fire Fellowship Church of Buffalo, New York, established in 2009. Redeeming Fire is an ever growing fourth-generation church with over 300 active members, a highly rated daily radio broadcast sponsored by local businesses, a non-accredited expository preaching clinic for local ministers, pastors, and laity, and a community back-to-school-give-away program for youth… just to name a few activities.
Pastor Keaton is married to Mrs. Kimberly Keaton (a 19-year educator in the Buffalo Public School System), and they are the proud parents of fraternal twins: Joelle and Joseph Keaton.
Christopher Krivanek recruits as part of the global strategic recruiting team with Cargill. He has worked in the HR/recruiting space for over 15 years in both Minnesota and New York developing strategy and executing hiring plans for local, national and global companies. Chris achieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Buena Vista University. He continues his work to improve the community by volunteering to drive with Mobile Mutts, a ground relay transport moving dogs from high kill shelters in the south to adoptive homes here in MN and Dress For Success providing career development coaching to women.
Nicole Leiter is a regional vice president for Walgreen Company, the nationwide drugstore chain headquartered in Deerfield, IL. She is responsible for all aspects of 375 retail and pharmacy locations in the Midwest area.
Leiter, a 20-year retail pharmacy veteran, joined Walgreens as a pharmacy technician in 1996. During her tenure, she has held various leadership positions, ascending from pharmacy manager in Scottsdale, AZ, to market pharmacy director in Deerfield, IL. She was named to her current position in 2016.
Leiter is pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on International Business from Fort Hays State University, has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from University of Nebraska, Lincoln and a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Warren Ortland most recently worked as a Staff Attorney at the Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law from 2007 to 2015. In this role, he provided legal technical assistance to tobacco control advocacy organizations, local units of government, and individuals on a wide range of tobacco control topics. He developed resources and prepared and delivered presentations around the United States on smoke-free housing, tobacco sales regulations, and indoor air policies. He served as co-principal investigator on a ClearWay Minnesota project examining secondhand smoke and condominiums. Prior to working at the Public Health Law Center, he worked at the Minnesota AIDS Project where he was the Legislative Research and Policy Coordinator. In this role, Orltand provided direct legal representation to
HIV-positive clients on issues including housing, employment, and disability benefits. He also drafted state legislation in support of the HIV-positive community and lobbied at the Minnesota Legislature in support of bills benefiting the HIV-positive community and in opposition to legislation that would pose challenges or reduce state support.
Warren received a Bachelor of Arta in History from the College of William and Mark, a Masters of Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology, and Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law.
Matt Piermantier is an account manager for Augeo Affinity Marketing, a consumer loyalty and branding company located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to joining Augeo, Matt was a senior financial associate at RBC Wealth Management, overseeing an investment portfolio for high net worth individuals and families. Matt brings a breadth of experience in finance, organizational governance and non-profit leadership. Passionate about equal rights for LGBTQ Minnesotans, Matt previously served on the board of directors of OutFront Minnesota. As OutFront’s treasurer, he chaired the Finance committee and was also a member of the Executive committee. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and MIS from Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
Rev. Greg Renstrom is an ordained United Methodist minister. A graduate of Macalester College and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, he served United Methodist and Presbyterian congregations in Minnesota and Michigan. He also served as President of the Minnesota Council of Churches. He retired as minister of Hamline Church in 2008. In retirement, he has continued more than thirty year’s involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous. He also helped create and coordinate ‘The Fosdick Lectures in Preaching’ at Augsburg College and anniversary-observance ‘Remembering Brian Coyle.’ He is actively involved in ministries for human rights and marriage-equality. He is a frequent speaker, lecturer, and presenter in churches, libraries, schools, cultural organizations, and recovery groups.
Tamiya Smith is an Instructional Design Consultant with Wells Fargo and specializes in online and instructor-led adult facilitation. She has been in the finance industry since 2001 and has a background of working with diverse business lines within the finance industry. In addition to instructional design she leads training and informational sessions to promote diversity and inclusion with Wells Fargo and the surrounding community by providing opportunities for her coworkers to grow and learn in the areas of diversity and inclusion. Tamiya holds a Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University, St. Paul, and specializes in developing promising joint venture collaborations in China by helping people developing a cultural understanding and building their cultural competence. Tamiya enjoys mentoring her coworkers, both within the US and internationally, and she is currently a member of Wells Fargo Veterans Team Member Network, Women’s Team Member Network, and is the current PRIDE MN Team Member Network Ally Ambassador.