April Riordan (she/her/hers) is a connector, an innovator, and a futures thinker who enjoys imagining new possibilities, designing solutions, and tackling complex problems with curiosity, creativity, and hope. April is a nonprofit leader with 25-years of experience in youth development, housing, community development, and social justice. She is currently busy working as an independent consultant with a wide range of mission-driven organizations and completing a Master’s in Organizational Leadership. April serves on several nonprofit boards of directors and is also a recent graduate of the Humphrey Policy Fellows program.
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Jen Thorson (she/her/hers) is the Chief Operating Officer for Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, serving more than 25,000 girls and 9,000 volunteers in 49 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Jen has more than 25-years of experience with demonstrated success in every aspect of nonprofit leadership, including strategy and vision, operations management, program development, revenue growth, financial management, marketing, communications, advancing equity, and fundraising. Jen is an advocate, writer, and public speaker for women’s heart health and a former national spokesperson for the American Heart Association. She is a current board member for Leaders of Today and Tomorrow, a mentorship program for early-career professional women.
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