Foundation Board and Staff

F. R. Bigelow Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of trustees committed to honoring the legacy of Frederic R. Bigelow. The board provides organizational leadership, oversight and guidance for grantmaking. The Foundation is supported by staff of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.

Board of Directors

Deborah Dicker Weiss
Community Volunteer, Retired

Morris Goodwin, Jr.
Managing Director, Forge North, Greater MSP

Ambar Cristina Hanson
Executive Director, Mortenson Family Foundation

Alicia Kunin-Batson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Jonathan Liang
Certified Financial Planner, CTB Financial Services

Maggie Lorenz
Executive Director, Wakan Tipi Awanyankapi & Wakan Tipi Center Director

Meredith Moore
President, Leverette Weekes

Kathy Mouacheupao
Executive Director, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC)

Taj Mustapha, M.D.
Chief Equity Strategy Officer, M Health Fairview and Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of Minnesota Medical School

Erik Takeshita
Principal, The Takeshita Group

Amala Thakkar, CFA
Wealth and Investment Management Executive

Mary Tingerthal
President, Tingerthal Group LLC


Ambar Cristina Hanson
Board Chair

Erik Takeshita
Board Vice Chair

Deborah Dicker Weiss
Board Treasurer

Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
Board Secretary

Staff Leadership

Sylvie Xiong
Client Foundations Manager

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