CAPI is an immigrant-led organization.


We employ a diverse staff and volunteer board of directors in order to make our services linguistically and culturally accessible to multiple immigrant/refugee communities.

CAPI Board of Directors


Vinothini Ambrose, Chair

The Marcus Buckingham Company, Deployment Consultant

Michael Thorsteinson, Vice Chair Econ Task Force-Co-Chair

Three Rivers Community Action, Inc., Retired Executive Director

Nkechi Anyamele, Secretary Econ Task Force

WellsFargo Corporate – Strategy and Operations Group (SAOG), Senior Lead Auditor


Lauren Rimestad

Women’s Advocate, Development Director

Dr. Brian Kanter

Internal Medicine, Retired Physician

Milton Liu

Flying Food Group, Former President & CEO

Louiza Kiritopoulos 

Independent Consultant

Kris Vinnik

Financial Services, Director of Operations

Oduwa Aganmwonyi

Covenant Human Services, Mental Health Practitioner/Director of Client Services

CAPI Leadership Team

Ekta Prakash

Executive Director

Ekta Prakash

Economic Empowerment Director

Dawn Wambeke, Workforce/Development Director


Clara Wicklund, Operations Manager

Workforce Development

Rebecca Golden, MFIP Program Manager

Health & Human Services

Kristina Doan, Human Services/Civic Engagement Manager

Career Pathways Manager

Alejandro Valenzuela, Career Pathways Manager