Board Leadership

Our board of passionate arts enthusiasts are responsible for the governance of our organization. They keep us accountable for our mission to deliver creative experiences that unleash the potential within all of us.

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President, Marketing & Communication Committee Chair
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Past President
Vice President, Development Committee Chair
Strategic Planning Chair
Executive Committee At-Large
Member at Large
Member at Large
Member at Large
Member at Large
Member at Large
Member at Large
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Member at Large
Member at Large
Member at Large
Member at Large
Dawne is a white woman with a big smile wearing professional clothing.
Member at Large
Cheryl is a professionally dressed white woman with a bright smile.
Past President, Member Emeritus
Roderich is a Black man with neatly groomed dreadlocks and a crips black utility shirt.
Past President, Member Emeritus

COMPAS Education Advisory Committee

Kowanna Powell Anderson

Community School Coordinator
Minneapolis Community Education | NAAC/NSA High Schools

Tammy Kuglin

English Teacher
Columbia Academy, Columbia Heights

Rodney Nelson

Retired Educator
Minneapolis Public Schools

Räna Nestrud

ISD 728 Regional Center Director
Art Teacher/ Visual Arts Coordinator
Elk River High School

Julane Severson

English Teacher (retired)
Inver Grove Heights Middle School

Ruth Tweto

ISD 77, Mankato
Adult Basic Education, English Language Learning and Assessment
Mankato, MN

José Avillar

Associate Educator
Southwest High School
Minneapolis, MN

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COMPAS is an arts education nonprofit that puts creativity in the hands of Minnesotans, regardless of their age, background, or skills. Based in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, COMPAS teaching artists deliver creative experiences and arts programming across Minnesota.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.