Meet Our Board
We strengthen families through
the parenting experience, by supporting and empowering mothers during
pregnancy. We provide pregnancy and labor support as well as prenatal
education in a supportive, non-judgmental community for at-risk pregnant
women who desire our services, regardless of age or culture.
A Summary of Everyday
Board Members’ Roles and Responsibilities
The Everyday Miracles Board guides the operations, special projects
and finances of the program. Everyday Miracles in a non-profit dedicated
to providing education and doula services to low income families
with the goal of improving birth outcomes.
The Board meets six times per year. Currently the Board meetings are
scheduled the first Monday of every other month beginning in January
of each year. Meetings are held from 7:00-9:00 pm with locations rotating
between Anoka and Maple Grove.
Board Members must:
• Attend board meetings;
• Support the mission of Everyday Miracles;
• Be active in educating your community about Everyday Miracles issues,
such as informally through day-to-day interactions as well as through
presentations to community organizations or staffing information
tables at community events;
• Maintain the financial stability of the organization by helping raise
funds (grant writing or review, approaching businesses, helping
with fundraising events, etc.) and by offering your own contributions in
amounts suitable to you;
• Attend and invite friends, family and colleagues to fundraisers;
• Bring fresh and innovative ideas to the meetings.
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
I am a retired Hairdresser. After doing hair for 30 years I decided it was time to hang up the shears and do other things. I was self-employed for 28 of those years enjoying renting stations in different salons.
I now am enjoying life out in Orono with my husband and many hobbies. We have 4 Grandsons who also help keep us very busy.
I’ve never sat on a board before but am very interested in getting involved with this organization. I feel strongly about helping out the people in our community to make everyone stronger and happier. I believe that we should have the "It Takes a Village” mentality. I believe this organization brings home the sense of Family that is so strongly needed in these times of trouble.
||Mary Linden ,
RN, Sheridan Women and
I recieved my degree in nursing from the University
of Minnesota in 1977. After working in hospitals for a number of
years, I started working as a nurse for Fremont Community Health Services
in 1986 (when my three children were small and I needed part-time day
hours). Since then, my children have grown, but I am still there.
three Community Clinics, providing health care for the under and
uninsured. Although some patients have private insurance, most are
working adults and their children who cannot afford or have not been offered
health insurance at their jobs. A growing number of immigrant families
are also coming to the clinics. I work at the Sheridan Women and
Children's Clinic - where we see many pregnant women and their babies.
Sheridan has recently discovered Everyday Miracles and this has been a
blessing for our patients, especially our many hispanic and teen moms. While
have never been on a board before, it is my honor to be on this one!
Kathrine Simon, CNM
When CARLENE COLEMAN began college, at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, her major was Aerospace Engineering. Later, she decided that interior design with a minor in business was a better fit. After graduating, she took a position as graphic design illustrator in London, England. After returning to Chicago, she became a junior, interior designer. She stayed with this firm for 7 years; and during that time, earned her real estate sales license and is now a broker. Over her 24 year career, Carlene has been: a Senior Interior Designer; a Property Manager for commercial and residential real estate firms; Project Manager and Consultant for several small and midsize firms advising on interior design and real estate development. She began to re-evaluate her life and work and decided to move to Minnesota, without a job. Her combined experiences all merge to enable her serve in her own personal mission: creating sustainability of communities through economic development and asset building.
In the Twin Cities, she was drawn to be of service in the non-profit arena of community development, including serving as Case Manager for the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, as Director of Property Management for an affordable housing developer, and most recently as Director of the Former Faith In The City Personal Finance Center, which helps people who have not has assets, become prosperous. Carlene says that she has learned the most by the mistakes she has made and is very willing to share those experiences. She calls herself an Asset Builder, and you can see why.
WHAT SHE IS INTERESTED IN DOING FOR Everyday Miracles?
· Carlene is interested bridging economic disparities and providing access to financial resources for Everyday Miracles families;
· Offering support through her experience in non-profit growth and management;
· Diversifying Everyday Miracles' funding pool through foundation and government funding; and ,
· Expanding Everyday Miracles' competency in intercultural operations and service delivery.