Leadership sets the tone and the vision for an entire organization. At Face to Face, our managers and directors are all thoughtful, caring, values-driven professionals with the expertise necessary to carry out the vision of the youth we serve, and our board of directors.

Hanna Getachew-Kreusser, MA

Executive Director

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Hanna (she/her) received her B.A in Psychology and International Business Management from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, and her M.A. in Behavioral Science/Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Prior to becoming the Executive Director in 2018, Hanna was the Director of Operations at Face to Face. Hanna has over 25 years of nonprofit administration experience including at Tubman Inc. and Avenues for Homeless Youth, leading health and human services work for populations across the life span.

Hanna is an active community leader, engaged in working to change systems that negatively impact marginalized communities.  She believes in developing meaningful partnerships to get to the root causes of the problems communities strive to resolve. She currently serves on various boards-Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN), the St. Paul and Ramsey Community Health Advisory Committee. Her previous Governing Board experience includes Clare Housing Board of Directors, Resource Inc, Ramsey County’s Children’s Mental Health Collaborative and as well as the Minnesota Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Planning Council. Hanna is a co-founder of a nonprofit that works to enrich African lives (R.E.A.L Inc.-Resources for Reaching African Lives).

Hanna is passionate about youth and their development. She works hard to engage youth from their strength and support them in realizing their potential. Hanna is a committed leader of social change globally. Her visionary leadership includes strategic direction setting, business acumen, creativity, innovation, and acute interest in learning and curiosity for transforming communities.

Stephanie Reinitz

Director of Operations

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Stephanie (she/her) has been with Face to Face in various roles since 2016. Her current role is to oversee Face to Face’s administrative functions so other staff can focus their energy on our clients. She manages IT, HR, data management, facilities, and public funding. Stephanie has 20 years of nonprofit experience in areas ranging from youth work to human trafficking. She lives in South Minneapolis and enjoys spending time with her nieces.

Peter Fischer

Director of Finance

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In 2012, Peter (he/him) was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives. For the last 12 years he was the Director of Finance and Operations at Avenues for Homeless Youth in Minneapolis. Peter is married to his wife Kristi, and they have three children.

Melissa Peterson

Director of Development and Community Engagement

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Melissa (she/her) has been at Face to Face since August of 2017. She graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Indigenous Studies and she’s also certified as a coach for parents. Since 1987, she has worked in nonprofit organizations serving children, youth, and families in community and human services, family violence intervention and prevention, youth development, curriculum development and training, out-of-school programs and camping, residential treatment, tutoring and education programs, and childcare.

Rachel Greenwald

Director of Youth and Family Services

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Rachel (she/her) has been with Face to Face since 2022. Her current role is to oversee all of Face to Face’s youth and family services. This includes SafeZone day shelter and all programs providing direct service to youth including education and employment, youth justice, and housing. Rachel has more than 20 years of nonprofit experience in areas ranging from shelter, housing, case management and leadership. She lives in South Minneapolis with her partner, two dogs, and children.

Kenya Dalton

Director of Healthcare Services

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Kenya (she/her) is a highly experienced healthcare professional with over 25 years of expertise in healthcare services, operations, and management. Her extensive background spans project management, IT, telecommunications, and clinic facility management, showcasing her ability to drive organizational excellence and streamline operations across various domains. Kenya excels at leading multiple teams across different service areas and locations. She has a proven track record of recruiting, training, and supervising successful teams, fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence. Her passion for process improvement has led her to evaluate systems and processes, recommend strategic reorganizations, and implement standardized systems to drive departmental and organizational improvements.

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Face to Face supports youth ages 11 to 24 with health care, mental health services, and basic needs services for youth experiencing homelessness. We serve over 3,000 youth every year.

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