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
HR Assistant, St. Croix Hospice

Michael Thorsteinson, Vice Chair Econ Task Force-Co-Chair
Executive Director, Three Rivers Community Action, Inc.

Frank Wang, Secretary/Treasurer Econ Task Force
Chief of Staff and Staff VP of Data Science, Anthem


Danushka Wanduragala
Minnesota Department of Health

Mariam Mohamed
Program Consultant, Ucare and St. David’s Centre

Lauren Rimestad
Development Director, Women’s Advocate

Dr. Brian Kanter
Retired Physician, Internal Medicine

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

Vinothini Ambrose
The Marcus Buckingham Company and Target Corporation, HR

Milton Liu 
Target Asian American Business Council, Executive Sponsor, Yale Alumni Association of North West – VP, Board Member



Ekta Prakash

Executive Director

Executive Director

Dawn Wambeke

Program Development Director

Program Development Director

Lori Moua

Operations Coordinator


Mary Niedermeyer

Work Force Director

Workforce Development

Rebecca Golden

MFIP Program Manager

Workforce Development

Yaomee Xiong

Health & Human Services Manager

Human Services