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Ann Zukoski (Board Chair)
Ann Zukoski leads the Evaluation and Surveillance Unit for the Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives at the Minnesota Department of Health. Ann has over 20 years of experience evaluating community based public health initiatives and grounds her work in participatory
approaches. She has her doctorate in public health from U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health and her master’s in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In her spare time, Ann loves walking her dogs and travelling with her family.
Rene Antrop-Gonzalez (Vice Chair)
Jennifer Godinez is Associate Director at Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (MnEEP) and Project Director of the Race Equity and Excellence in Education Network (REEEN). Jennifer holds a B.A. in Sociology from Drake University and a Masters degree in Public Policy from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Jennifer has led key initiatives in the intersection of equity-centered collective action, research, public policy and the nonprofit sector for over 17 years. Her focus is race equity in education action planning and school-community leadership development. She writes and has spoken to local and national groups around school leadership, immigrant communities, and race equity. She has published writings on education equity and has been featured on MPR, Star Tribune and other media outlets discussing the importance of education equity and regional prosperity.
Kent Fordyce is a degreed accountant with over 35 years experience providing accounting services for small businesses and the non-profit community. He began his career climbing the corporate ladder in the 70’s and early 80’s and found this direction was not personally rewarding. This lead him to establish an accounting service focusing initially in the social justice community. This has since expanded to include for profit small businesses as well. He takes a pro-active approach attempting to anticipate issues rather than being in the react mode. Kent has been a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 2005.