Staff

 
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Marc Johnigan, President and CEO

Marc Johnigan was addicted to drugs for over 20 years. Marc's passion is to assist others who have struggled with maintaining sobriety by offering them hope through social activities, grief support, peer to peer support, being an intervention specialist, and public speaking.

Marc is a co-pastor at the Bread of Life Ministries, an anti-violence advocate, and peer support specialist. Marc has been a very active organizer, working to reduce violence in our communities. He is a former Green Dot co-lead and founded Students Advocating Against Violence (SAAV), two programs to reduce violence at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC).

Marc has a passion for working with youth on conflict resolution and problem solving. This passion comes from losing a son to gun violence in 2007. Marc mentored a group of 6th graders as a Public Achievement Coach at Maxwell Elementary, and served as an Enhancement Specialist at Project Impact, Inc. (Dayton, OH).

 
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Kenya Carter, Volunteer Office Administrator

Kenya Carter has been a dedicated member of Twin Cities Recovery Social Club from the very start (2yrs) and has been volunteering her services in multiple ways. Kenya has worked countless hours in the concession department and coordinating events at TCRSC ensuring that our consumers received the highest level of service with a smile. Based upon Kenya’s passion and dedication to TCRSC and the recovery community Kenya now holds the position of the Office Administrator at TCRSC this role requires Kenya to oversee the daily operations of the office.

 
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Gary Woods, Volunteer Facilities Coordinator

Gary Woods, is a person of long term recovery. Gary has been a participant of TCRSC since our grand opening night in November of 2016. He has regularly attended our Recovery Club Nights. As time progressed Gary started regularly volunteering, by helping to set up and breakdown at our club night events. His leadership at TCRSC has been amazing. Today we are proud to say that Gary is on our staff at TCRSC. His dedication and responsibility speaks volumes for the person that Gary is continuing to grow into.

Gary is now responsible for our facility on Friday and Saturday nights. He operates the door which includes signing people in and receiving donations from participants, and assuring that everything that’s needed to make the night a success is available.

 

                                      Board of Directors

 
MEGAN MUELLER  Megan is the Community Education Supervisor with JustUs Health (formerly the Minnesota AIDS Project). She has her Masters Degree in Public Health and is passionate about educating people about HIV, healthy sexual practices, and how to speak effectively and communicate respectfully about these topics. Megan has experience in education and also in health disparity research.

MEGAN MUELLER

Megan is the Community Education Supervisor with JustUs Health (formerly the Minnesota AIDS Project). She has her Masters Degree in Public Health and is passionate about educating people about HIV, healthy sexual practices, and how to speak effectively and communicate respectfully about these topics. Megan has experience in education and also in health disparity research.

LATRICIA TATE  LaTricia Tate received her Associates Degree in Human Services at MCTC in 2002. She has worked in the Human Services field for over 15 years. Latricia is currently employed with Project for Pride and Living non-profit organization in Supportive Housing, servicing formally homeless families with disabilities.  LaTricia is co-chair for the Franklin Ave. Safety Team, committee member with PPL’s DEI committee (Diversity Equity and Inclusion), and she founded and leads PPL’s Rebuilding Our Community Piece by Peace Initiative.  LaTricia has a strong passion to help those who are disenfranchised, struggle with mental illness and addiction.

LATRICIA TATE

LaTricia Tate received her Associates Degree in Human Services at MCTC in 2002. She has worked in the Human Services field for over 15 years. Latricia is currently employed with Project for Pride and Living non-profit organization in Supportive Housing, servicing formally homeless families with disabilities.

LaTricia is co-chair for the Franklin Ave. Safety Team, committee member with PPL’s DEI committee (Diversity Equity and Inclusion), and she founded and leads PPL’s Rebuilding Our Community Piece by Peace Initiative.

LaTricia has a strong passion to help those who are disenfranchised, struggle with mental illness and addiction.

JOSEPH BANKS  Banks started his law enforcement career in Robbins, Illinois as Police Explorer and then Explorer Post Commander. After joining the United States Marine Reserves, he returned home to started as a Police Dispatcher and become a part-time Police Officer. He then served in the Minnesota Army National Guard and graduated from Central Lakes College with a degree in Criminal Justice.  In 2005, Joseph began working for the Lower Sioux Police Department and accepted a position as Chief of Police with the Upper Sioux Police Department. He then served as the Chief of Police for Morton, Minnesota. He then returned to the Lower Sioux Police Department as the Chief Investigator and the acting Chief of Police.

JOSEPH BANKS

Banks started his law enforcement career in Robbins, Illinois as Police Explorer and then Explorer Post Commander. After joining the United States Marine Reserves, he returned home to started as a Police Dispatcher and become a part-time Police Officer. He then served in the Minnesota Army National Guard and graduated from Central Lakes College with a degree in Criminal Justice.

In 2005, Joseph began working for the Lower Sioux Police Department and accepted a position as Chief of Police with the Upper Sioux Police Department. He then served as the Chief of Police for Morton, Minnesota. He then returned to the Lower Sioux Police Department as the Chief Investigator and the acting Chief of Police.

 
JULIE SHANNON  Julie has held supervisory and management positions at key Twin Cities Nonprofits over the last 30 years (Project for Pride in Living, Wilder Foundation, Lutheran Social Service). She has a history of program development and innovation. Julie has worked with families and children around health issues, sexuality, chemical health, housing, and more. Julie has developed and provided training around workplace issues. She has been married to her husband, Tom for 33 years and has three children and one grandchild.

JULIE SHANNON

Julie has held supervisory and management positions at key Twin Cities Nonprofits over the last 30 years (Project for Pride in Living, Wilder Foundation, Lutheran Social Service). She has a history of program development and innovation. Julie has worked with families and children around health issues, sexuality, chemical health, housing, and more. Julie has developed and provided training around workplace issues. She has been married to her husband, Tom for 33 years and has three children and one grandchild.

JOANNE “JoJo” JACK, Board Treasurer   JoJo joined in 2017 as our TCRSC board treasurer. She comes to us with extensive experience in the non-profit arena holding several different positions for non-profit organizations over the last 34 years, as well as having extensive history and experience in banking and accounting. non-profit accounting is her specialty.  JoJo also has experience with program development and community outreach for children, youth and adults. As a person in long term recovery, JoJo has worked with many women over the years who have successfully found a way out of their addiction and have become productive and vital members of their communities. She continues to be a participating member in the recovery community, as well as several non-profit community outreach organizations. JoJo is originally from New York and 4 years ago decided it was time to relocate to the Twin Cities to be near her son, daughter-in-law and 4 grandchildren whom have become her greatest joy.

JOANNE “JoJo” JACK, Board Treasurer

JoJo joined in 2017 as our TCRSC board treasurer. She comes to us with extensive experience in the non-profit arena holding several different positions for non-profit organizations over the last 34 years, as well as having extensive history and experience in banking and accounting. non-profit accounting is her specialty.

JoJo also has experience with program development and community outreach for children, youth and adults. As a person in long term recovery, JoJo has worked with many women over the years who have successfully found a way out of their addiction and have become productive and vital members of their communities. She continues to be a participating member in the recovery community, as well as several non-profit community outreach organizations. JoJo is originally from New York and 4 years ago decided it was time to relocate to the Twin Cities to be near her son, daughter-in-law and 4 grandchildren whom have become her greatest joy.