CEO and Chair of GHR Foundation, a hope-fueled global funder of service to people and their limitless potential for good. Steers the foundation’s direction with optimism and a background in diplomacy and social investment that has inspired new approaches to philanthropy in collaboration with partners and communities around the world. Under her leadership, GHR reimagines what’s possible when accelerating progress locally – toward racial and educational equity in the Twin Cities; globally – through change-making approaches to persistent development challenges; and in biomedical – on groundbreaking research to prevent Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias.
Serves on Georgetown University’s board of directors and Walsh School of Foreign Service board of advisors and is a trustee and vice chair of the board for the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is also a member of Opus Holding board of directors, Visitation School board of trustees (past chair), Jesuit Refugee Service International Development Group, Mayo Clinic Leadership Council, and Council on Foreign Relations. Holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, a master's degree in law and diplomacy from Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and bachelor's degree in foreign service from Georgetown University.