About the Board

The St. Louis Park Family Service Collaborative Board is the decision making body of the Collaborative. The Board is to be made up of a county representative (Hennepin), community action agency representative, local Head Start officials (P.I.C.A. Hennepin Cty.), varied representatives from local social service agencies, local school districts, parents and community members at large.


Board Members



Debbie Wells, Coordinator

Lenox Community Center



Lisa Greene, Fiscal agent

St. Louis Park District Office, Community Education


Lisa Kjellander, Chair

St. Louis Park Public Library


Lisa Abernathy

St. Louis Park Parks & Recreation


Diane Forest

STEP - St. Louis Park Emergency Program


George Bickham

Perspectives, Inc.


Paul Baudhuin

Aldersgate Methodist Church


Laura Gorke

ACT Program of Jewish Family and Children's Services


Meg Schrafft

Hennepin County Human Services & Public Health Dept. 


Theresa Leonard

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAPHC)


Shanita Young

Community Member and Cultural Liaison - SLP Schools


Connie Robertson

MyHealth for Teens & Young Adults


Darius Gray

City of St. Louis Park Community Organizer


Mary Juberian

St. Louis Park Schools Early Education Programs


Selena Davis

Parents in Community Action (PICA) Head Start Hennepin County


Antyenette Walker

Parents in Community Action (PICA) Head Start Hennepin County


Jennifer Gregor

School Social Worker

St Louis Park School District


Board Goals

1 » Ensure a continuum of early childhood development programs.

2 » Increase the amount of mental health services offered in the community.

3 » Ensure that basic needs are met with our at-risk children.

4 » Ensure children, youth, families and the community develop healthy racial, social and cultural competencies to attain their full potential.

Strategies to
Meet These Goals

  • Convening and partnering with community partners.

  • Coordinating community services.

  • Enhancing communication.

    Leveraging financial and training resources.


Board Outcomes

1 » Physically and mentally healthy children and adults in our community.

2 » Safe and stable individuals, families, and communities.

3 » Children thrive in early childhood and are ready for school.

4 » Children succeed in school.

5 » All youth exhibit positive social behavior.

6 » New Americans succeed and achieve self-sufficiency.

How Does the Board Measure Outcomes?

  • Annual grant evaluation of funded programs to assure proposal outcomes.

  • Board annual goals are reassessed in context of the current work plan.