The board has several areas of focus, including:

  • Articulating the vision for the Center for Youth Voice
  • Building strong relationships and acting as an ambassador for the YMCA
  • Cultivating and securing resources to support service delivery
  • Determining community needs
  • Exemplifying excellence in leadership, with emphasis on the YMCA mission
  • Focusing on planning, evaluation and quality


2021 State Board

Stephanie Pinkalla – Chair
Government Relations Associate
The Nature Conservancy

Jon Bacal 
Founder
Venture Academy

Lt. Col. Jerome Barbour
Commander
Recruiting Batallion – US Army

Rebecca Biel
Social Studies Supervisor
St. Paul Public Schools

Matt Bowe
Director of Client Success
Marcus Buckingham Company

Tim Commers
Asset Management

Mason Fong
Cultural Liaison
South Washington County Schools

Judge Jill Halbrooks
Judge
Minnesota Court of Appeals

Eldon Kaul
Retired
Minnesota Attorney General's Office

Pat Murphy
Chief Clerk
Minnesota House of Representatives

Emily Richardson
Director of Communications
Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health

Leslie Rosedahl
Founder
Rosedahl Public Affairs

Adam Rothman
Student
Hopkins High School

Anna Tran
Student
Burnsville High School

Deborah Yungner
Chairman & Founder
ERBUS LifeGRID Technologies