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.