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Lois Epstein
Accountant

With a wide range of professional accounting experience, Lois Epstein serves as the trusted accountant for PFund and a number of other Twin Cities-based nonprofit organizations including the Minnesota Council on Economic Education and Kingfield Neighborhood Association.

Trina Olson
Executive Director

Trina comes to her role as Executive Director at PFund from Immigration Equality where she served as both Deputy Executive Director and Interim Executive Director. With over a decade spent working on progressive ballot measure and legislative campaigns, Trina brings a wealth of fundraising, messaging and management expertise. Before being with Immigration Equality, Trina spent years fighting for health care, family and LGBT rights at The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Equality California, Family Equality Council and Washington Citizen Action. A seasoned strategist, leader, activist and organizer, Trina is proud to advocate at the intersections of progressive justice issues and LGBT movements.

Henry Schneiderman
Communications Manager

In his role as communications manager, Henry shares PFund’s innovative partners, projects and people with LGBT communities throughout the Upper Midwest. He works across PFund’s communication channels to inspire bold giving, educate donors, recognize next generation leaders and promote the on-the-ground work of our regional grantee partners in advancing healthy, connected and thriving LGBT communities.

Henry joined PFund in 2012 to provide written and visual communication support after completing an MFA in printmaking at the University of Kansas. He is passionate about storytelling, art, healing and resilience. Henry can be found in his studio most weekends contemplating printmaking, synthesis and the queer implications of recollection.

Kayva Yang
Program Director

Kayva most recently worked as Gender & Justice Manager at CAPI, a refugee and immigrant community organization, where she managed a grassroots gender equity coalition and internal efforts to build social justice capacity. Prior to this, she helped to manage National Gender & Equity Campaign, a demonstration project of AAPIP (Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy) and Funders’ Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities spearheaded by Hispanics in Philanthropy. Both initiatives aimed to strengthen local community infrastructure and support grassroots organizations by mobilizing community and philanthropic resources. Kayva also worked at the Otto Bremer Foundation and Loft Literary Center on donor related activities.

Kayva also spends time growing as an artist nurtured by Ananya Dance Theatre, Aniccha Arts and Mu Performing Arts. She formerly served on the PFund Board and Women’s Foundation Social Change Fund. Kayva earned her B.A. from the University of Minnesota. She lives, plays, creates and generally rocks-out in Minneapolis.


 

 


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Trina Olson
Trina Olson
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Henry Schneiderman
Henry Schneiderman
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Kayva Yang
Kayva Yang
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