KSR Board of Directors & Staff

  • Cynthia Kraack: Keane Sense of Rhythm President
  • Expertise: in Management consulting, small organization start up, human resources, communications
  • Current: Emeritus Board Write On, Door County, Volunteer Jeremiah Project, Novelist
  • Education: BA/ Journalism, Marquette U; Masters/ Industrial Relations and CSPP, U of MN; MFA, U of Southern Maine
  • Grant-related: grant writing, assessment processes, generalist
  • Savannah Broadnax: Keane Sense of Rhythm Secretary
  • Expertise: Premiere Pro editing, MS suite, Social Media, Stage Production, Cinema Production, PR skills, Sales Rep
  • Current: Brand Ambassador for various companies, Employee of American Immersion Theater Mpls
  • Nonprofit Experience: Metro Cable Network NE Minneapolis, MN, 2017 – Director/Head Coordinator • Internship Program
  • Education: 2016-2017 Minneapolis Community Technical College • Cinema Production
  • Grant related: grant writing with Davon 2017
  • Courtney Skinner: Keane Sense of Rhythm Fundraising Chair
  • Expertise: Nonprofit fundraising, communications, and events
  • Current: Membership Manager at Friends of the Hennepin County Library, Teaching Asst Hamline U.
  • Nonprofit Experience: Fundraising for environmental and consumer protection organizations plus arts & cultural and public media organizations. Former student president of Panjiar Community Development Services and Sigma Tau Delta of Moorhead, MN.
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in English & History/Political Science from Concordia College. Master of Nonprofit Mgmt from Hamline U.
  • Grant Related: General KSR fundraising strategy and guidance.
  • Beth Monsrud: Keane Sense of Rhythm Treasurer
  • Expertise in financial management, CPA.
  • Current: Chief Financial Officer of UCare Minnesota. Non-profit board leadership: Board Chair of Caringbridge and Board Treasurer Stratis Health. Youth Tap Ensemble parent and volunteer.
  • Education: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Univ. of North Dakota.
  • Grant-related: Review/edit grant, approve all budgets, beginning foundation outreach activities.,
  • Jeannette Chalgren: Keane Sense of Rhythm Board Member
  • Expertise in social media applications.
  • Current: Operations, Communications and Affiliate Manager at Cooper and Kid.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in business from Carlson School of Mgt. Founding member & treasurer of MinnesoTap, student-run tap dance company at U of MN.
  • Grant related: Fundraising, publishes stakeholder newsletter.
  • Staff

  • Cathy Keane Wind: Founder, Artistic Director
  • Choreographer, mentor, instructor, head cheerleader, student recruitment.
  • Grant-related: teaching artist.
  • Ellen Keane: Executive Director, Founder
    Visionary, mentor, grant writer, instructor, program development, entrepreneur.
  • Grant-related: all of the above, teaching artist, coordinator of project.
  • Laurie Novak: Director of Operations, former BOD treasurer, manages everything in spite of Directors’ help. Office Manager, Orchids Limited.
  • Volunteers

  • Megan Wind Youth Tap Ensemble Alumni, Choreographer, instructor, marketing team.
  • Noah Brewington Youth Tap Ensemble Alumni, instructor and role model.
  • Davon Suttles Youth Tap Ensemble Alumni, Choreographer
  • Kathy Gaalaas Social Media expert
  • Kelly Rosaaen Online merchandise and travel coordinator