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.

Screenshot of a Zoom Board Meeting


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

Adaobi Okolue (Vice Chair) Executive Director + Publisher, Twin Cities Media Alliance, Hennepin County

Andrea Sjogren (Secretary) Community Education, Scott County

Lue Vang (Treasurer) Accountant, McKnight Foundation, Ramsey County

Sara Wilson, Attorney, Lommen Abdo P.A., Suburban Hennepin County


Cristeta Boarini, Program Director, 826 MSP, Hennepin County

Robyn Cline, Economic Development Commissioner, City of Savage, Scott County

Amanda Cortés, Artspace and Springboard for the Arts, Hennepin County

Paul Creager, Founder and Director, Square Lake Film & Music Festival, Washington County

Adrienne Viola Doyle, Tactical Lead and Development Associate, Juxtaposition Arts, Hennepin County

Craig Dunn, Access Consultant, Ramsey County

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

Ryan-Olivia Lundy, Dancer, Black Label Movement and Shapeshift, Suburban Hennepin County

Christal Moose, Arts Manager and Artist, Native Arts Collaborative Agency and Native Pride Productions, Inc., Ramsey County

Alejandra Pelinka, Director of Creative Placemaking, City of Bloomington, Scott County

Tommy Sar, Independent Consultant, Ramsey County

Kate Walker, Singer, Valley Chamber Chorale, Hennepin County

Lauren White, Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts, Augsburg College, Hennepin County

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