Andrea is the Director of Champions of Change, the program that brings to life Ovative’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. She is responsible for cultural agility education, equitable operating practices, charitable giving, and skills-based volunteering, which provides Ovative’s full set of offerings pro-bono to non-profit organizations and government agencies.
Prior to joining Ovative, Andrea worked in multiple sectors leading teams, strategy, analysis, and management operations through an equity lens. She previously served as the director of grant operations and reporting at Cargill, guiding Cargill’s philanthropic investments to optimize social impact and business integration. Prior to that, Andrea was the Deputy City Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis, evaluating government services for equitable outcomes and developing innovative solutions to address the City’s most pressing challenges. She also worked for the Target Corporation in Corporate Social Responsibility, leading their national education initiatives.
Andrea lives in Minneapolis with her family. She is newly active in community organizing after her time in government and serves on boards for two local nonprofits. She loves human-powered outdoor activities and is currently working on refining her pastry skills for pie baking.
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