Board of Directors

MacPhail’s mission is to transform lives and strengthen communities through music learning experiences that inspire.

MacPhail is grateful to its all-volunteer Board of Directors for their support of our mission and enthusiasm for our programs.

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Current as of September 1, 2021

Officers and Committee Chairs

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Kate Cimino, Chair
Executive Director, Citizens League
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Kate Whittington, Vice Chair
Chief Customer Officer, U.S. Bank
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Kyle Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer
MacPhail Center for Music 
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Marshall Tokheim, Secretary and Governance Committee Chair
Vice President – Oracle Deployment Leader, Ecolab
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Chip Emery, Treasurer and Audit & Finance Committee Chair
Retired; CEO, Supply Chain Services
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Joseph Hinderer, Development Committee Chair
Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Investments), Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank
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Dianne Thomas, Human Resources Committee Chair
Retired, School Administration Education, Psychology and Mental Health Consultant


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Eric Anderson
Senior Vice President – Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management
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Margaret (Margee) Bracken
Arts Education Advocate
Life Member
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Ellen L. Breyer
President, Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable; Past President and CEO, Hazelden Foundation
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Klerissa Church
Arts Education Advocate
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Karen Kelley-Ariwoola
Chief Operating Officer, Northside Achievement Zone
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Linda Mack
Retired, Star Tribune Architecture Critic
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Patty Murphy
Community Volunteer
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Christopher Perrigo
Partner, PwC
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Paul C. Reyelts
Chairman, Friends of the Falls
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Lica Tomizuka Sanborn
Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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Hilary Smedsrud
Retired, Communications Consultant
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Peter R. Spokes
Retired, Wells Fargo Corporation Vice President; Community Volunteer
Life Member
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Virginia Stringer
Retired, Strategic Management Resources, Inc. Founder
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Sylvia Strobel
President & CEO, Twin Cities PBS
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Nicole Strydom
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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Mandy K. Tuong
President & CEO, Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing™
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Reverend Carl Walker
Pastor, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church; Co-Founder, Walker West Music Academy
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Jeffrey C. Yelverton, Jr.
Digital Producer, Minnesota Public Radio
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Anne Yoder
Senior Director of Communications, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
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