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. 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.
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 Development
Heather has 20 years of experience working at a variety of social service organizations throughout the Twin Cities. Her experience includes working with at-risk youth, chemical dependency, domestic violence, and homelessness. She began her career by providing direct services ranging from a shelter advocate to a shelter director. She has served administratively in organizations for over 10 years holding positions in community engagement and directing development.Heather has been active in her community holding board positions at social services organizations, her faith community, and her children’s school. Heather holds a BA in social work and an MA in theological studies from Bethel University. Summa Cum Laude. She has been married for 21 years and has 2 beautiful twin daughters that are the joy of her life.
Manager of Homeless Youth Programs
Jacorey comes to Face to Face with a long history of working in human services. He started working with youth experiencing homelessness in 2005 as a youth housing advocate and transitioned into case management, with a concentration on housing, mental health, and LGBTQ services. Jacorey has also focused on HIV services, working in counseling, testing, chemical health, and needle exchange. He has managed multiple programs including youth housing and homeless services. He is passionate about working with youth from a harm reduction and strength-based perspective. Jacorey lives in Frogtown St. Paul with his wife and three dogs.
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.