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

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. Additionally, Hanna has over 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience including at Avenues for Homeless Youth and Tubman Inc., managing and expanding existing programs, as well as leading transitions while working with populations across all life stages.

Hanna is an active community leader, serving on the boards of Ramsey County’s Children’s Mental Health Collaborative and St. Paul, Ramsey Community Health Advisory Committee; as well as the Minnesota Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Planning Council.

getachew-kreusserh@face2face.org
651-772-5556

Stephanie Reinitz

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.

reinitzs@face2face.org
651-772-5596

Peter Fischer

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.

fischerp@face2face.org
651-772-5558

Julia O’Brien

Director of Development

Julia began at Face to Face as Interim Director of Development, and was hired as Director of Development in April of 2019. She has been involved in raising money for non-profits for 20 years. Her former career was in investments. She have been raising funds for homeless organizations for about 15 years. She have an MBA and BA in History.

obrienj@face2face.org
651-772-5563

Rabya Hassen

Manager of Homeless Youth Programs

Rabya Hassen has worked in various non-profit settings creating and delivering quality services and programs to underserved communities. Rabya earned her B.A from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2012 with a double major in Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies. Rabya has been with Face to Face since November of 2015 working in different capacities, transitioning from the Health Education Supervisor role to her current role as the Manager of Homeless Youth Programs. Rabya is passionate about working with youth from a social justice lens that honors and uplifts each youth’s identities and journeys.

hassenr@face2face.org
651-772-5637

Melissa Peterson

Clinic Operations Manager

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.

petersonm@face2face.org
651-772-5578

Katie Harrold, MA, LMFT

Mental Health Program Manager

Katie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She has worked with individuals, couples, youth, and families of all definitions for 15 years. Some areas of special interest and experience include: approaching therapy with a trauma informed lens, families in transition, use of play and art in therapy, gender exploration and LGBTQ+ identifying youth. Katie strives to support clients and their families in recognizing their resiliency, and accessing their resources for healing. Katie works in a variety of ways to help clients approach their emotions, thoughts, behaviors and relationships in more flexible and comfortable ways so they can grow, change and heal.

harroldk@face2face.org
651-772-5589

Sue Rau, MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Program Manager

Sue has over 10 years of experience working with youth and families in a variety of settings. She began her graduate internship at Face to Face in 2003 and volunteered as a co-facilitator with the GLBT support group from 2003-2007. She is committed to empowering youth struggling with life issues by using a strength-based approach to assist in creating change. Her areas of interest include anxiety and depression, pregnancy and parenting concerns, and LGBTQ-related issues.

raus@face2face.org
651-772-5610

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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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