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) has been serving as the Executive Director of Face to Face Health & Counseling Inc. since 2018. Hanna joined Face to Face Health & Counseling Inc. in 2015 as the Director of Programs and assumed the Director of Operations role soon after. 

Hanna is a leader with deep experience in nonprofit administration and community work. She is passionate about youth and their well-being. She engages in public policy and systems change work in health and human services. 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. 

Hanna has over 25 years of nonprofit administration experience including at Tubman Inc. and Avenues for Homeless Youth, leading health and human services work. 

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 challenges communities strive to resolve including systemic inequities. She currently serves on various boards: Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN), the St. Paul and Ramsey Community Health Advisory Committee, and the Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County. Her previous Governing Board experience includes Clare Housing Board of Directors, Resource Inc., Ramsey County’s Children’s Mental Health Collaborative and 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 received her B.A in Psychology and International Business Management from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, and her Master of Art in Behavioral Science/Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a Rule 14 Qualified Neutral Restorative Mediator for the State of Minnesota.  

Kenya Dalton

Director of Healthcare Services

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Kenya (she/her) believes the path to patient-centered care is through streamlined operations and a passion for organizational excellence. By continually improving and standardizing systems and procedures, the patient – not the process – becomes the focus of healthcare.

Kenya draws from more than 25 years of expertise in healthcare services, operations, and management, including at University of Minnesota Physicians and University of Minnesota-Boynton Health. Her extensive background spans project management, IT, telecommunications, and clinic facility management. She excels at leading multiple teams across different service areas and locations. Kenya 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. 

Peter Fischer

Director of Finance

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Peter (he/him) is uniquely qualified to see to the financial accountability, sustainability, and planning necessary to fulfill the mission of Face to Face. He has been a Minnesota state legislator since 2012, where he currently serves on several health finance and policy committees. Before Face to Face, Peter was Director of Finance and Operations at Avenues for Homeless Youth in Minneapolis, a nonprofit that more than tripled in size during his tenure. 

Peter and his wife Kristi have been married for over 30 years and have three adult children, who are also devoted to community service. Emily is a probation officer, Hannah is an engineer, and Peter is a fire captain paramedic. 

Rachel Greenwald

Director of Youth and Family Services

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Rachel (she/her) oversees all of Face to Face’s youth and family services, including the SafeZone drop-in day shelter, a secure, caring refuge for young people experiencing homelessness and other life challenges. She also oversees other direct services, including youth education and employment, youth justice, and housing. 

Rachel has more than 20 years of nonprofit experience in the areas of shelter, case management, and leadership. Before joining Face to Face, she was a Senior Program Manager at Catholic Charities and a Housing Case Manager and Supervisor at Youth Link in Minneapolis. Rachel is skilled at working with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, crisis management, and providing basic human needs.  

Melissa Peterson

Director of Development and Community Engagement

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Melissa (she/her) has devoted her career to helping youth and families live more caring, secure, and fulfilling lives. With Face to Face since 2017, she helps advance its mission by maintaining committed relationships with the community and diversified, sustainable sources of revenue. She invites you to get involved with Face to Face as a donor, volunteer, or community advocate. 

A lifelong learner, Melissa has a degree in Indigenous Studies from Bemidji State University and is a certified coach for parents. She also brings insights and expertise from her past experiences as a clinic operations manager, communications director, nonprofit consultant, and volunteer program director for various nonprofits, including Tubman and the Girl Scouts of America. 

Stephanie Reinitz

Director of Operations

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A dedicated team player, Stephanie (she/her) takes charge of all of Face to Face’s administrative functions, freeing other staff to focus their full energy on serving our clients. From IT, data management, and facilities to human resources and project management, she pulls from 20 years of nonprofit experience to get the job done. 

Stephanie’s career has been devoted to serving youth. Beginning as a youth pastor, she later served at the International Justice Mission, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit working to stop human trafficking and slavery. Since joining Face to Face, Stephanie has performed several key roles, including as a Clinic Operations Manager and Systems Manager. She lives in Saint Paul, where she enjoys spending time with her nieces. 

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What we do

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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1165 Arcade Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

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130 East 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

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