Andy started working at Face to Face in February of 2010. He brought a host of networking and computer skills to support Staff at both Face to Face and SafeZone locations. He enjoys helping with computer needs and network infrastructure while supporting users to meet Face to Face’s mission.
Kristin Kroller NP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Kristin enjoys collaborating with patients using a holistic approach to care that implements evidence-based practice. She provides care in a way that respects each patient’s personal beliefs, cultural perspectives, and worldview. She believes each individual comes from a unique background; therefore she feels it is important to create a safe environment for patients to ask questions and to take the time to listen to patients.
Her education and experiences has provided her with an excellent foundation of knowledge in providing safe and evidence-based care. She received my Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioning from Loyola University of Chicago. In addition, she received her Bachelor in Science of Nursing with a concentration in Psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has work experience at hospitals on medical-surgical floors, pediatric clinics, HIV clinics, and college wellness clinics. She is also a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and was credentialed by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
In her free time she likes reading, being outdoors, listening to music, fishing, skiing, watching football, and playing with my dog.
SafeZone Case Manager
Kabao is a mother of two young children and is pursing her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. She’s a strong advocate within her community by educating and utilizing the tools necessary to build a greater foundation for families as well as individuals. Her biggest passion in life is to help individuals facing hardships. As a result of this life-long mission, she had the opportunity to join SafeZone as an intern to learn day by day the struggles as well as enhancing growth in the youth. With her dedication and motivation in building relationships with the communities and youths, she was hired as Drop in Advocate, supporting youths with basic services such as housing, jobs, and education. Within a short time period, she was promoted a Case Manager. Every day is a learning opportunity for her but she will stop at nothing to achieve the best results for her youths.
Kayla Marcoux, LGSW
Children’s Mental Health Case Manager
Kayla came to face to face in September 2018 as graduate clinical intern. After she graduated with her Master of Social Work degree in May 2019 from St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas, she was hired here as a children’s mental health case manager. She loves working with children and families and partnering with them to navigate the complex mental health system. In her free time she likes to spend time with friends and family and my kitty, Clark!
Ava has been working at Face to Face since May 2018. She has worked with and for nonprofits for several decades in administrative and program-related roles. She tries to stay physically active (she’s able to walk to work!) and enjoys reading.
Marco Murrieta, LICSW
Homeless Youth Walk-In Therapist
Kate Pabst, MA, MFT
Kate Pabst, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, joined Face to Face in 2013 as an intern. She works in both In-Home and Outpatient settings to provide trauma-informed therapy to young individuals and families. Using integrative methodologies, Kate utilizes creative approaches to therapy with compassionate non-judgemental listening, teaching, art, play, movement, and Somatic Experiencing to help clients feel heard, to connect, and to heal.
Mental Health Practitioner
Elizabeth grew up in the Twin Cities and joined the SafeZone team in September 2019. She holds a B.S. in Human Services and her M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work. Elizabeth has over five years of experience working with people experiencing homelessness and youth programming and is passionate about trauma-focused care and youth empowerment. Before joining SafeZone, Elizabeth worked as a Psycho-Educational Coordinator for unaccompanied refugee minors experiencing homelessness in France.
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.
I am new Community Health graduate, I also got my minor in Political Science. I believe that an education is the greatest gift that you could give to anyone! Also, I am really passionate and well educated on Social Justice Issues and Health Disparities.
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.
Agency Data Specialist
Rachel (she/her/hers) has been working with in data management and development for the past eight years. She believes that all data tells a story if you’re willing to listen. In her free time, she enjoys photography, aurora hunting, birding and spending time with animals – both wild and domestic. She is also currently in training to become a firefighter in the north Twin Cities metro, where she lives with her wife and their animal family.
Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
Joa Sevlie is the Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator at Face to Face. Joa partners with organizations, civic groups, churches, and individuals to meet the needs of clients working with Face to Face. After working with teenagers and young adults for over 20 years, Joa understands that space where volunteers and young people can connect. Joa’s graduate degree is in Transformational Leadership, and she is passionate about encouraging leadership skills in the young people she works with. With an undergraduate degree in political science, she is focused on changing systems that prevent transformation.
Birtukan Sima BSW
Clinic Case Manager
Birtukan is from Ethiopia. She has a degree in social work. She has been married for 12 years. In her free time, she enjoys singing gospel songs.
Manager of Homeless Youth Programs
Jacorey (he/him/his) comes to Face 2 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.
Dorothee Tshiela, MA, LPCC
Mental Health Supervisor
Dorothee Tshiela, MA joined the Face to Face Outpatient Therapy program in November 2014. Dorothee previously worked with an agency in the metro doing in-home Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports. She also has previous experiences working with survivors of traumatic experiences. Dorothee uses a trauma-informed approach to empower her clients and work collaboratively within the community to build healthy therapeutic relationships. Her areas of interest include family work, cultural issues, trauma, depression and anxiety.
Patient Access Supervisor
Tammy was a social worker in her past life. She has experience working with youth in medical, immigration, and health education in Minnesota and Los Angeles.