Board of Directors

Kenneth Edwards, Board Chair

Director – Innovation, Technology, & Quality, General Mills
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Kenny has been working with food since 2000 in food safety, manufacturing management, and new product development. Today, he leads a team at General Mills responsible for bringing new recipes, formats, and solutions to consumers and customers of General Mills in Canada. He brings a passion for food and nutrition access and progressive youth leadership to the Youth Farm Board. Kenny moved to Minneapolis in 2015 and started volunteering with Youth Farm in 2016.

Nathan Moen, Board Treasurer

Business Operations Analyst, Life Time, Inc.
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Nathan’s background is in finance, accounting, and business operations. He loves good bookkeeping and thinks the role corporations play in their communities is essential to a healthier future. He currently works at Life Time, Inc. in corporate responsibility as the Business Operations Analyst for the Life Time Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that provides grants to school districts across the country to help eliminate highly processed, unhealthy foods from school meals. He supports all fundraising events and campaigns to fund grants to schools to improve the food system. Nathan lives in North Minneapolis and loves cooking, running, and spending time with his cat.

Alex Lange

Teacher, Whittier School
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Alex Lange works as a teacher for Minneapolis Public Schools. He began his education work through Minnesota Reading Corps and taught 4th grade at Nellie Stone Johnson Community School before his time at Whittier School in Minneapolis. He has worked with youth of all ages in educational and after school settings. He loves the excitement of food and community that can be found in community and school gardens.

Genevieve Saldibar

Associate Director of Human Resources, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
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Genevieve has worked for Hyatt Hotels for almost 18 years in Food & Beverage Operations and Event Planning. An avid volunteer, she also head’s up her hotel’s Thrive Committee, Hyatt’s community service and corporate responsibility initiative. A few of Genevieve’s most favorite things are spending time with her husband and 3 children, cooking, eating and sunshine. As a south Texas native, she’s not a huge fan of Minnesota winters!

Shanna Woods

Political & Community Orgnaizer
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Shanna has been a part of Youth Farm since she was 8 years old. She has been involved in every aspect of Youth Farm’s programming throughout the years and has a passion for youth development that is second to none. Now a political and community organizer, she brings over 15 years of experience in Youth Farm programming and nonprofit development to the board.

Dorothy Dahlenburg

Financial and Development Professional, retired
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Dorothy retired a few years ago after serving as the Finance Director for WellShare International and VP of Administration and Development for Tree Trust. Prior to turning her focus toward finance, Dorothy served 20 years as development director for two MN nonprofits and worked for the state of Minnesota as a marketing and outreach director. Since retiring she has served as treasurer on the Board of Directors of One Village Partners where she helped upgrade their accounting systems in the US and Sierra Leone. In addition to volunteering in the community, Dorothy enjoys reading, gardening, camping with her husband Tom, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Friends of the Youth Farm Board

Alex Roberts, Chef/Restaurateur, Alma/Brasa Rotisserie
Lucia Watson, founder of Lucia’s Restaurant and Wine Bar
Dale Riley, Monarch Bus Services, Inc.
Susan Doherty, Director, Effective Communities Project
Karen Lehman, Director, Fresh Taste Initiative, Chicago, IL
Eve Borenstein, BAM Law Office, LLC.
Maria McNamara, Youth Farm Parent
Beth Dooley, Independent Writing and Editing Professional
Autumn Huiras, Senior Employment Council, General Mills
Bob Amis, Former Board Chair