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. YouthLink is currently accepting applications for positive, motivated young professionals to join our Young Professional Board. For more information please contact Jelena Song at Thank you to our current board members for all that you do!

Elizabeth Anderson, Chair

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.

Cresston Gackle, Vice Chair

Cresston Law LLC

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.

Gifty Amarteifio, Treasurer

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.

Natalia Ayala

Bank of America

Lulu Bauermeister

U.S. Bank

Michael Blessing

General Mills

Taquisha Brown

Allianz Life Insurance

Karina Curbelo

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.

Tobias Knight

Annika Orne

Knock, Inc.

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.

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.