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
Hanna 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.
Director of Operations
Stephanie 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. Steph 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 and nephew.
Director of Finance
In 2012, Peter 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.
Director of Programs
Tom has worked in local nonprofits in the Twin Cities for 20 years. He has developed meaningful stakeholder relationships and impactful programming for youth, adults, and families. He began his nonprofit work as a trainer and case manager and at Face to Face remains committed to the daily work of supporting those our mission serves. Tom has a BA in Humanities from Metropolitan State University and sits on the Board of Directors of PAI, an organization that provides day services to individuals with disabilities. He lives in the northeast metro with his dog Noki.
Director of Development
Melissa 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.