Our staff and board represent the communities we serve. We are always striving for equity, inclusion, and diversity in every way, at all levels at EMERGE. 

Tesha Alston Dampier

Vice Chair, Fundraising & Brand Development and Board Secretary – Senior Quality Engineer, 3M Company
Meet Tesha

Patrick Brault

Private Wealth Manager, Creative Planning
Meet Patrick

Sheila Dowling

Co Vice Chair, Finance – Treasury Management Team Leader, American National Bank
Meet Sheila

Elaine Eiland

Team Lead Manager, Fraud Detection, Target Corporation
Meet Elaine

Paul Fitzpatrick

Co Vice Chair, Finance – Senior Vice President Commercial Banking, Bank of America
Meet Paul

Jay Gast

President, Perrill
Meet Jay

Xander Hector

Board Chair – Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
Meet Xander

Connie McCuskey

Senior Vice President & Marketing Director, US Bank
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Mercedes McFarland Jackson

Immediate Past Chair – Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron PA
Meet Mercedes

Steven Thompson

Vice Chair, Social Enterprise – Principal, Northstar Healthcare Advisory
Meet Steven

Mike Wynne

President & CEO, Emerge Community Development
Meet Mike