The Board

Family Tree Clinic is a nonprofit community clinic governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our mission is to provide quality, confidential reproductive and sexual health care services to diverse communities.

The clinic, which has been in operation since 1971, provides medical, educational and referral services to many different groups. Discrimination at any level of the organization on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability will not be tolerated. Family Tree Clinic maintains a strong commitment to reproductive freedom and provides service in a manner that maximizes patient access to all legal medical options.

Board members are selected on the basis or their commitment to the vision and mission of the organization. Family Tree Clinic Board members are expected to serve on at least one committee or task force as well as the Board. Our Board members include patients, community leaders, professionals in the health care field and nonprofit leaders.

Board of Directors Diversity Statement

The Family Tree Clinic Board of Directors respects and values the diversity of all its patients, staff, and Board members.

The Board of Directors defines diversity as individuality. This individuality includes a wide spectrum of attributes, such as personal style, age, race, ethnic heritage, sexual orientation, language, physical ability, religious affiliation, family, citizenship status, socio-economic circumstances, education, political affiliation, and life experience.

A diverse Board of Directors creates an inclusive environment in which a full range of ideas and information can be exchanged, leading to fuller and richer Board decisions that will best serve the clinic and its patients.

A diverse Board of Directors makes good business sense and will help ensure the on-going and future growth and success of the Family Tree Clinic.

The ability of the Board of Directors to know its patients depends on the Board members’ understanding the diverse communities that the clinic serves.

To be most successful, the Family Tree Clinic must fully integrate diversity into the clinic’s culture and standard practices and processes and this will be facilitated by a diverse Board of Directors.


Why Become a Board Member?

There are many reasons individuals become Board members:

• Gain Board experience
• Get involved in public policy discussions
• Influence the legislative process
• Actively put one’s passion for reproductive health to work
• Have a rewarding and dynamic volunteer experience
• Get involved in the community on a grassroots level

We invite you to consider serving on our Board. The Family Tree Clinic Board of Directors currently meets ten times a year.

For more information contact:

Alissa Light, Executive Director
1619 Dayton Ave. #205
Saint Paul, MN 55104
651-523-0171 ×129

2014 Board of Directors

Josh Aas
Senior Technology Strategist, Mozilla Corporation

Lucas Beck – Member at Large

Adrienne Dorn
Development Director, Cedar Cultural Center

Cesar Gonzalez
Assistant Professor/Clinical Psychologist; University of Minnesota Medical School

Ashley Gotreau
Senior Development Associate, Center for Victims of Torture

Matt Halley
Executive Director, Cookie Cart

Emily M. Hawes-Van Pelt
Ob/Gyn, North Clinic, PA

Laureen Tews Harbert
Nonprofit Leadership, full-time parent

Kathy Larkin –President
Executive Human Resources Management

Erin Morgan
International Programs Clinical Supervisor, Center for Victims of Torture

Janet Ogden-Brackett
Loan Fund Manager, Nonprofit Assistance Fund

Jonathan Oppenheimer –Vice President
Health Educator, Masters of Social Work and Public Policy Student

Becky Smith
Program Director, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

Ericka Webb
Global IT Communications, Cargill

Lynelle Wood – Treasurer
Sr. Director, Labor Relations and Human Resources Compliance,
Health Partners