Young Professionals Board Archives - Youthlink

Our Young Professionals Board Our Young Professionals Board is an active part of YouthLink's work to help youth go from homeless to hopeful.

We believe there’s a community of future leaders who care about young people experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities – future leaders like you. Our board is currently closed to applications. Please check back at a later date to see if we are accepting applications. Thank you to our current board members!

Gifty Amarteifio

TerraLuna Collaborative

I wanted to join the Young Professionals Board to feel connected to community. I also joined to engage with others who share similar values and a commitment towards addressing youth homelessness.

Elizabeth Anderson

Minnesota Medical Association

I wanted to join the YouthLink Young Professional board because it provided me with an opportunity to serve an organization that is on the forefront of helping youth experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities.

Karina Curbelo

2019 Minneapolis Final Four® Local Organizing Committee

I love creating meaningful connections and brainstorming ideas to change the world.  Most importantly, I have a deep-rooted passion for helping others in need, specifically the awesome young adults that YouthLink serves.

Jen Deglmann

Russel Herder

I want to put time and effort into YouthLink's mission, to support the people who make up and shape our community.

Cresston Gackle

Minnesota Judicial Branch

I joined the Young Professionals Board to contribute in a concrete, dedicated way to YouthLink’s mission to end youth homelessness. I believe the Board’s work for and through YouthLink will help youth find their way through challenges.

Beth Schroeder

Virtus Law

I volunteered in the legal clinic at YouthLink while I was in law school and knew I wanted to continue to be a part of the organization after school.

Janaye Stewart

White Bear Lake Area Schools and Forest Lake Area Schools

I joined because at one point in my life, I was the youth in need. With the right support, I was able to find God and find a way out of my situation. My goal is to share my testimony and help youth see that there hope for them too.

Bryan Taylor

Ameriprise Financial

When I was 19, I struggled with coming out as gay and getting through college. I am successful because of the support network and resources available to me when I was most vulnerable. I want to pay it forward to individuals that deserve the same support.

Heather Thomason

Allina Health

I joined the young professionals board because I know statistically 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ and I wanted to get involved to help make that sobering statistic a thing of the past.

Emily Wold

Melrose Center

Jeff Yoo


I support YouthLink because I believe it is a powerful medium that can help resolve youth homelessness in Minneapolis.