May 11, 2018
Contact:  Liz Xiong

Mayor Melvin Carter Announces Task Force Members for Saint Paul Children’s Savings Account

SAINT PAUL, MN – Mayor Melvin Carter announced the names of the 30 members joining the Children's Savings Account (CSA) Task Force. The new team will lead community engagement, program design, and make recommendations on how to fund and implement a future CSA program.

The members – which represent the span of public, non-profit and private sectors, include community advocates, executives, politicians, youth, and educators. A majority of the membership are women, people of color and indigenous. The task force members will play a critical role contributing their diverse perspectives to ensure the CSA program meets the needs of the community.

The CSA Task Force will engage stakeholders from a variety of sectors including colleges, businesses, banks, birth centers, and community organizations. The group will explore and evaluate community feedback, funding mechanisms, program delivery, and financial empowerment education. The new team will meet every other month and hold additional subcommittee meetings with stakeholders throughout the year. Recommendations by the task force will be forwarded to Mayor Carter and the Saint Paul City Council in January 2019.

Members of the Children's Savings Account Task Force are:

  • Amy McDonough (Minnesota Private College Council)
  • Ann Mulholland* (Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations)
  • Anne Barry (Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health)
  • Anne Leland Clark (Prepare + Prosper)
  • Asad Zaman (Muslim American Society of Minnesota)
  • Ashley Weatherspoon (Metropolitan State University)
  • Bao Vang (Hmong American Partnership)
  • Dave Pinto (Minnesota State House)
  • Doug Hennes (University of St. Thomas)
  • Erin Dady (Bremer Bank)
  • Eva Song Margolis (East Side Financial Center)
  • Isaak Rooble (Somali American National Institute)
  • Joe Gothard (Saint Paul Public Schools)
  • Kara Schommer (Neighborhood House)
  • Kedar Hickman (Ujamaa Place)
  • Kelly Monson (Minnesota Children’s Cabinet)
  • Kris Taylor (Ecolab)
  • Lisa Archer (Allina – United Hospital)
  • Michael Stroik (3Mgives)
  • Muneer Karcher-Ramos (Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood)
  • Nancy Dana (Saint Paul City School)
  • Nevada Littlewolf (Tiwahe Foundation)
  • Nichol Beckstrand* (Sunrise Banks)
  • Nujuma Taha (Saint Paul Youth Commission)
  • Paul Cassidy (Stinson Leonard LLP)
  • Rassoul Dastmozd (Saint Paul College)
  • Rebecca Noecker (Saint Paul City Council)
  • Rochelle Johnson (HealthPartners – Regions Hospital)
  • Ruby Lee (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio – CLUES)
  • Tequla Hamer (Community Representative)

* Task Force Co-Chairs


Last Edited: May 11, 2018