Board of Directors

MRAC’s board of directors is comprised of applicants, panelists, and community members, representing a diversity of disciplines, backgrounds, and the regions we serve.


Tricia Heuring (Board Chair) Executive Director, Public Functionary, Hennepin County

Dayna Martinez (Treasurer) Artistic Director, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Hennepin County

Colleen McLaughlin (Secretary) Director of External Relations, Arts Midwest, Suburban Hennepin County

Andrea Sjogren (Member-At-Large) Adult & Youth Programs Coordinator, Community Education, Hopkins Public Schools, Scott County


Osman Mohammed Ali, Founder & Executive Director, Somali Museum of Minnesota, Hennepin County

Lynne Bertalmio, Retired Director, Stillwater Public Library, Washington County

Cristeta Boarini, Journalist, Dakota County

Alejandra Iannone, Interdisciplinary Artist and Creative Director of Sparkle Theatricals, Hennepin County 

Wu Chen Khoo, Co-Founder Technical Tools of the Trade and Theater Artist, Hennepin County

Wendy Lane, Visual Artist & Retired Human Resources Consultant, Ramsey County

Donna Saul Millen, Events Director, TPT-Twin Cities PBS, Suburban Ramsey County

Christal Moose, Arts Manager and Artist, Native Pride Dancers and Native Roots Radio, Ramsey County

Adaobi Okolue, Executive Director + Publisher, Twin Cities Media Alliance, Hennepin County

Deanna StandingCloud, Theater Artist and Program & Community Network Director, Tiwahe Foundation, Ramsey County

Sara Wilson, Attorney, Gislason & Hunter, LLP, Suburban Hennepin County