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Our Team

We're people who are passionate about making this world a better place for all. 

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ELAINE TYMCHAK

Founder & Executive Director
Elaine is a Brazilian native with a Masters in International Development, and has over 15 years of philanthropic and community development experience. Through teaching, advocacy, and challenging the status quo, she has dedicated her life to changing how the world does charity. An avid lover of people, knowledge, and the world’s diversity of culture, she is using her talents, experiences, and networks to build a global movement through Cultivate.
Rebecca

REBECCA MORSE

Executive & Programs Assistant
Rebecca graduated with a bachelor’s degree in World Politics. She has volunteered with international students and refugee organizations for 15 years, and worked in the non-profit sector for 5 of those years. Her travels have led her to serve communities in the Dominican Republic, Bosnia, Tanzania, and Thailand. Her true passion is to serve and help others. She is excited to be a part of helping others find their true potential in leading their communities with Cultivate International!
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BRAD TETZLOFF

Board President
Partner at Saint Dinette Restaurant
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ERIK MINTER

Board Treasurer
Senior Manager, Enterprise Partnerships at Target
People gather for an opening event at the new United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities facility in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 11, 2019. 

Photo by Angela Jimenez for UTS

JENNIFER FREEMAN

Board Member
Assistant Professor of Arts & Theology at United Theological Seminary
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BUSISIWE HANDS

Board Member
Principal Consultant at Akhani Consulting
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RYAN HERTEL

Board Member
Channel Sales Manager, SUEZ
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ALEXA PETERS POSNER

Board Member
311 Customer Service Agent at City of Minneapolis
Anthony

ANTHONY BOATEN

Programs Committee Advisory Member
Supply Chain & Manufacturing Team Leader, Genesis Alkali

 

Need to chat with someone on our board?
We ask you reach out to our board members only with questions or concerns about Cultivate's governance, financial matters, or other board-level questions. Contact them at cultivateboard@gmail.com.

Got questions about our program, our partners, upcoming events, or anything else? Reach out to Rebecca at rebecca@cultivateinternational.org.