FFEN Is People

FFEN's history and talented people are key to our unique niche and success.

Our history


Founded in 2010 by a dedicated group of Minnesota business leaders, professionals and others, FFEN focused immediately on fighting hunger and poverty, with special focus on ensuring stability for basic needs organizations.  In 2013, leadership expanded its service area across the state.  Now, FFEN is committed solely to food shelf support. 

 

Kate Burggraff joined FFEN as executive director in October, 2018.  She brings more than 15 years of experience in hunger relief and nonprofit management to her role, with expertise in volunteer management and community partnerships via food banks, food shelves and meal programs.

Meet the team: staff and board

Kate Burggraff

Executive Director

Contact:

952-913-0243

Email

Kristin VanHeel

Director of Advancement​

 

Contact:

320-309-6172

Email

Jenny Moore

Program Coordinator

Contact:

612-524-9360

Email

Sarah Isse

Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator -  VISTA

Contact:

952-212-4558

Email

Haley Nelson

President

 

Divisional Volunteer Relations

Director,

The Salvation Army Northern Division

Joined 2019

Sue Gillman

Vice President

Owner and Managing Partner,

Supurna, LLC

Joined 2015

Carolyn Kohrs

Secretary

Past VP and Founder,

Landmark Environmental, LLC

Joined 2012

Michael Niznik

Treasurer

Tax Principal,

LB Carlson, LLP

Joined 2017

Andréa Kish-Bailey

Vice President of Philanthropy,

Solid Ground

Joined 2019

Dave Sumnicht

Retired,

Business Payroll and IT

Joined 2016

Jessica Rausch

Director, Global Sales and Service Enablement,

RBC Global Asset Management

Joined 2017

Contact

Phone

(612)--524--9360

Address

701 North 3rd Street, Suite 203, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Email

info@ffen.org

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