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Advisory Boards

The Dougherty Family College Advisory Board

Our distinguished board of advisors are thought partners dedicated to the education and advancement of every Dougherty Family College (DFC) student. They are committed to the overall success of our college and students.

Champions of DFC Scholars

Meet the DFC Distinguished Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors is comprised of distinguished community leaders who provide thought leadership, guidance and financial support to help scholars succeed. Some members of our Board of Advisors also serve as Trustees of St. Thomas.

Maggie Borman

Math Instructional Coach
Hennepin Schools

Anahita Cameron

Chief HR Officer
Aspen Dental Management

Jeanne Cook

Community Leader
Orono Public Schools Foundation

Greg Cunningham

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer
US Bank

Kathy Dougherty

Co-Founder of Dougherty Family College
President, Dougherty Family Foundation

Mike Dougherty

Co-Founder of Dougherty Family College
Founder & Chairman, Dougherty Financial

Mollie Dougherty

Investment Manager
Stand Together Foundation

Sarah Dougherty Rekas

Community Leader
Vice President, Dougherty Family Foundation

Carol Frey Wolfe

Frey Family Foundation

Sheila Juran

Community Leader

David Kaercher

Chief Information Officer
Tactile Medical

Sophia Khan

Chief People, Culture and Operations Officer

Kathleen MacLennan

Consultant for non-profit organizations, focusing on education
The Minneapolis Foundation, Trinity College Board of Trustees, Great Minnesota Schools Advisory Board, Edina Give and Go Impact Committee

Jane McDonald Black

Executive Director
JAB Foundation

Michael McHugh

Founding & Managing Partner
GMB Capital Partners

Janette Mendoza

DFC Alum

Richard Nazarian

Retired Founder and CEO
Minnetronix Medical, Inc.

Aiesha Osman

DFC Alum

Colin Ryan

Senior Managing Director
Co-Office Head, Minneapolis Capital Markets

Shanti Rainey

Founder & President
Hyper Balance

Dr. Bob Sullivan

Founding Dean, Emeritus
Rady School of Management

Dr. Oliver Tan Phan

InterMed Consultants


Brad von Bank

Co-Founder, Rêve Consulting
Co-Founder, Rêve Academy

Meet the Student Advisory Board

Serving as a bridge between the students of DFC and other parts of the university, this student group represents their peers by sharing ideas for events and programs as well as sharing student concerns.

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    Yami Acosta Acosta

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    Dikshya Adhikari

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    Kal Animut

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    Freddy Flores Dominguez

  • Mumtaz Hassan

    Mumtaz Hassan

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    Jennifer Santiago