Languages-SpokenCAPI 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 USA Board of Directors


Theresa Haynes, Chair
Affiliation: Human Resource Coordinator/Volunteer Services,  St. Croix Hospice

Michael Thorsteinson, Vice Chair
Affiliation: Executive Director, Three Rivers Community Action, Inc.

Frank Wang, Secretary/Treasurer
Affiliation: Chief of Staff and Staff VP of Data Science, Anthem


Abi Gadea
Affiliation: Evaluation Implementation Specialist, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School

Danushka Wanduragala
Affiliation: International Health Communications and Engagement Planner, Minnesota Department of Health

Mariam Mohamed
Affiliation: Program Consultant at Ucare and St. David’s Centre

Lauren Rimsted, Development Director
Affiliation: Women’s Advocate

Dr. Brian Kanter
Affiliation: Retired Physician and Internal Medicine


Ekta Prakash

Executive Director


Jazmen McKinney

Administrative Assistant


Layla Granberg

MFIP Manager

Workforce Development

Mary Niedermeyer

Employment Training Manager

Workforce Development

Yaomee Xiong

Health & Human Services Manager

Health & Human Services

Christina Chen

Civic Engagement Coordinator

Civic & Community Development