Our PROGRAM TEAM

Donna Cook

Executive Director

Donna has a long history of working with young people, having served as the first Director of the Minnesota Alliance with Youth and Minnesota's AmeriCorps Promise Fellows program. A co-author of Giving Voice to the Leader Within, she is a strong advocate for authentic youth-adult partnerships. She co-founded youthrive 12 years ago, with a youth and adult team, and is dedicated to community action and peace-building.

Michael Wosenyeleh

Intern

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Ben Cooney

Operations and Communications Consultant

Ben joined youthrive in 2015 and has an extensive background in youth development, community activism, and the arts.  He currently serves in the roles of event planning, logistics, and communication for youthrive.

Sophie Zawisza

Intern

Michelle Wosenyeleh

Intern

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Our BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Palbasha Siddique

Donna Cook

Dave Ellis

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Akim Anderson

Chair

Ila Dovre Wudali

Vice Chair

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Kidist Wosenyeleh

Secretary

Wendy Ambrose

Michael Wosenyeleh

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