Staff & Board
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.
We speak 18 languages:
Amharic, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Hmong, Karen, Laotian, Malagasy,
Mandarin, Nepali, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, and Vietnamese
CAPI Board of Directors
Vinothini Ambrose, Chair
The Marcus Buckingham Company, Principal Consultant
Michael Thorsteinson, Vice Chair
Three Rivers Community Action, Inc., Retired Executive Director
Nkechi Anyamele, Secretary
Wells Fargo Bank NA, Audit Manager
MN Department of Human Services, Strategic Development Director, Health Care Administration
Beth A. Erickson
Fraser, Compliance Analyst
Stir Foods, CEO
Organizational Psychologist, Executive and Leadership Coach, Mediator/Conflict Resolution
Taylor Communications, Strategic Account Director
Covenant Human Services, Mental Health Practitioner/Director of Client Services
CAPI Leadership Team
"As a child of immigrants, I know first hand how overwhelming it can be to
uproot yourself or your family to a new place where the language, food,
landscapes, and culture are so new. I love this organization because it provides
those who are in need with a guide to help them navigate the unknown, support to tackle
the overwhelming, and something familiar by way of a face that reminds you of home."
-Vinothini Ambrose, CAPI Board Chair
Compassion, Hope, and Opportunities...
We care. Those two simple words flow through everything we do at CAPI, empowering our clients to lead healthy, secure lives. Where there are barriers and fear, we bring hope and opportunities to all we serve. Compassion drives all we do, helping individuals access the resources and pathways that will change their lives and lift up our communities. That’s our goal – to change people’s lives, empower them, and impact the communities we call home.