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Melissa Albaugh MA

In-Home Therapy Practitioner

Melissa joined Face to Face as an Intensive Systemic Therapist in January 2019. Melissa has previous experience providing in-home and outpatient therapy to individuals, couples and families. Melissa has additional experience working with parents and with children ages 0-4 and incorporates an attachment-based lens believing that our early relationships can lay the foundation for how we experience ourselves and others.…Find Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-772-5595

Melissa joined Face to Face as an Intensive Systemic Therapist in January 2019. Melissa has previous experience providing in-home and outpatient therapy to individuals, couples and families. Melissa has additional experience working with parents and with children ages 0-4 and incorporates an attachment-based lens believing that our early relationships can lay the foundation for how we experience ourselves and others. Melissa provides a gentle, strength-based, and relational approach to her work with clients. Melissa finds value in how communal, cultural, and familial factors shape who we are and how these pieces can also help support us in healing. As a white cis-gender therapist, Melissa recognizes it is crucial to the therapeutic experience that she works to create a safe space for people of all cultural identities, gender identities, and sexualities.

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Tija Andriamananjara, MA

Children’s Mental Health Case Manager

Tija Andriamananjara, MA joined Face to Face Mental Health department in December 2018. She does Targeted Children’s Mental Health Case Management contracted through Ramsey County. Tija previously worked in various nonprofits in the cities, in the same field, as well as in child development arena. Her areas of interests include trauma, behavioral science and cultural/family issues.Find Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-278-0975

Tija Andriamananjara, MA joined Face to Face Mental Health department in December 2018. She does Targeted Children’s Mental Health Case Management contracted through Ramsey County. Tija previously worked in various nonprofits in the cities, in the same field, as well as in child development arena. Her areas of interests include trauma, behavioral science and cultural/family issues.

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Leigha Casper

Development and Communications Coordinator

Leigha Casper (she/her/hers) joined Face to Face in August 2020 as the Development and Communications Coordinator. Leigha's educational background includes a Bachelor's degree from St. Norbert College in Sociology and Peace and Justice. She is also working on a Master's degree in Community and Organizational Leadership from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. Her work experiences include student services, family homelessness support, communications, and development.…Find Contact Info

Leigha Casper (she/her/hers) joined Face to Face in August 2020 as the Development and Communications Coordinator. Leigha’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College in Sociology and Peace and Justice. She is also working on a Master’s degree in Community and Organizational Leadership from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. Her work experiences include student services, family homelessness support, communications, and development. Outside of work, Leigha enjoys outdoor activities, playing the piano, and spending time with family. She is looking forward to sharing Face to Face’s mission with the community.

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Kong Cheng-Kinnander

Case Manager

Kong (he/him/his and they/them/their) grew up in North Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota. He currently lives in Saint Paul and loves his community. He also identifies as a Queer Person of Color and was active in advocating for Queer rights in the past. He has worked with young people between the ages of 11-21 of all identities but primarily for those who are considered "at-risk" for over five years.…Find Contact Info

Kong (he/him/his and they/them/their) grew up in North Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota. He currently lives in Saint Paul and loves his community. He also identifies as a Queer Person of Color and was active in advocating for Queer rights in the past. He has worked with young people between the ages of 11-21 of all identities but primarily for those who are considered “at-risk” for over five years. He enjoys providing support for all individuals seeking it, and he enjoys working at SafeZone.

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Derick Chi Kumba

Shelter-Based Mental Health Practitioner

Derick grew up in Cameroon, West Africa.  He has been licensed professional Counselor (LPC) since 2015. Derrick has many years of experience working with youth experiencing homelessness at Dan Yung shelter and the Youth lodge. Derrick began working at Face to Face in June of 2020 and is delighted to be a team member.Find Contact Info

Derick grew up in Cameroon, West Africa.  He has been licensed professional Counselor (LPC) since 2015. Derrick has many years of experience working with youth experiencing homelessness at Dan Yung shelter and the Youth lodge. Derrick began working at Face to Face in June of 2020 and is delighted to be a team member.

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Cecilia Clements

Accounting Clerk

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Pamela DeWitt-Meza, RN

Medical Clinic Supervisor

Pam (she/her/hers) has a passion for all people and is committed to the issues of human rights, justice, and health equity. She has worked in Labor and Delivery, community outreach, as an anti-violence consultant, and as a sexual assault nurse examiner. She loves spending time with family and friends, and opportunities to travel. Pam is honored to partner with patients from Face to Face and be a member of this exceptional clinic team.Find Contact Info

Pam (she/her/hers) has a passion for all people and is committed to the issues of human rights, justice, and health equity. She has worked in Labor and Delivery, community outreach, as an anti-violence consultant, and as a sexual assault nurse examiner. She loves spending time with family and friends, and opportunities to travel. Pam is honored to partner with patients from Face to Face and be a member of this exceptional clinic team.

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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. Find Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-772-5558

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.

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Pamela Frank

Medical Clinic Coordinator

Pamela (she/her/hers) has been with Face to Face since 2010. She has an AAS Degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician and an extensive Customer Service and Purchasing background prior to her career change into the medical field. With her background, she is able to save money, allowing Face to Face to provide more to clients and a unique ability to connect and help clients feel at ease when they are uncertain about procedures or testing.…Find Contact Info

Pamela (she/her/hers) has been with Face to Face since 2010. She has an AAS Degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician and an extensive Customer Service and Purchasing background prior to her career change into the medical field. With her background, she is able to save money, allowing Face to Face to provide more to clients and a unique ability to connect and help clients feel at ease when they are uncertain about procedures or testing. She grew up on the East Side of St. Paul and is grateful that she can continue to give back to such a great community.

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David Freeze

Housekeeping

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Ray Frelix

Housekeeping

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Madison Gately

Drop-In Advocate

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Connie Gertz APRN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Connie started at Face to Face in December 2015. She works at Face to Face as a Family Nurse Practitioner. After working as a Paramedic and Trauma ER/Flight Nurse for over 20 years, she developed an interest in primary care and prevention. She realized she had a desire to combine herpassion for emergency care and interest in primary care, while continuing to promote the health of the community.…Find Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-772-5607

Connie started at Face to Face in December 2015. She works at Face to Face as a Family Nurse Practitioner. After working as a Paramedic and Trauma ER/Flight Nurse for over 20 years, she developed an interest in primary care and prevention. She realized she had a desire to combine herpassion for emergency care and interest in primary care, while continuing to promote the health of the community.

She has a Masters of Nursing Degree in Public Health from the University of South Alabama. She received her Advanced Practice Nursing Certification in Family Medicine from the University Of Wisconsin Milwaukee. I am Licensed as an APRN through the State of Minnesota. I have my credentialing as an APRN through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Connie’s approach: “I am committed to providing high quality healthcare to each patient through an interdisciplinary, team based approach that incorporates each discipline’s unique perspective. I believe health promotion and disease prevention are key components in caring for an individual and community. I believe I have unique experiences that have prepared me to help our patients achieve the health and wellness they are capable of and deserve.”

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Hanna Getachew-Kreusser MA

Executive Director

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Ryan Goman

Mental Health Practitioner

I am currently a licensed graduate social worker. I completed my undergraduate program with a bachelors degree in social work from St. Cloud State University in 2010. I have many years experience working with children and families through case management and direct care services. I graduated in 2018 with my master’s from the University of St.…Find Contact Info
Work Phone: 6125597067

I am currently a licensed graduate social worker. I completed my undergraduate program with a bachelors degree in social work from St. Cloud State University in 2010. I have many years experience working with children and families through case management and direct care services. I graduated in 2018 with my master’s from the University of St. Thomas in their clinical social work program and have been providing clinical services through school based and in-home services. I believe that in order to heal we need to be in a calm, grounded space and use kind intention, focused attention, and open awareness to assist in alleviating symptoms. When working with clients, I feel it’s important to allow everyone to be open, be present, and do what matters.

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Jasper Gonzales MSW, LGSW

Mental Health Practitioner

Kayla first joined Face to Face as a graduate level mental health intern in September 2018. She has previous experience in the school setting, as well as working as a children’s mental health case manager. Kayla utilizes a person-centered, strengths-based approach and believes a safe, trusting therapist-client relationship is the foundation of the healing process. Using an eclectic, relational approach, Kayla aims to assist clients in creating and working toward their own unique goals.…Find Contact Info

Kayla first joined Face to Face as a graduate level mental health intern in September 2018. She has previous experience in the school setting, as well as working as a children’s mental health case manager. Kayla utilizes a person-centered, strengths-based approach and believes a safe, trusting therapist-client relationship is the foundation of the healing process. Using an eclectic, relational approach, Kayla aims to assist clients in creating and working toward their own unique goals. Kayla is passionate about working with youth and has experience with clients who are dealing with concerns related to trauma, adjustment, difficult life transitions, child/family relationships, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and grief.

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Jasper Gonzales

Health Educator

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Yanerika Gonzalez CMA

Certified Medical Assistant

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Lara Griffin

Workforce Program Supervisor

Lara Griffin (She/Her/Hers) grew up in the Twin Cities and calls South Minneapolis home today. When not working, she loves exploring the cities, experimenting with new baking recipes, and drinking coffee and tea. She has Master’s degrees in social work and public policy from the University of Minnesota with a focus in youth and family policy and practice.…Find Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-497-9938

Lara Griffin (She/Her/Hers) grew up in the Twin Cities and calls South Minneapolis home today. When not working, she loves exploring the cities, experimenting with new baking recipes, and drinking coffee and tea. She has Master’s degrees in social work and public policy from the University of Minnesota with a focus in youth and family policy and practice. In the past she has worked directly with young people and their families as well as helping organizations build capacity and develop programs to serve youth. She is excited to join the Face to Face team and honored to help create high quality internship experiences for young people in the community!

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Heather Guerin

Director of Development

Heather (she/her/hers) 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 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.…Find Contact Info
Work Phone: 6512166524

Heather (she/her/hers) 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 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 service 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.

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