Staff

Trisha Cummins Kauffman

Executive Director

tckauffman@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9019

“There are so many things I love about Solid Ground…. and most of all, I love being a part of an organization that helps families not only find stability but also give them hope for the future, confidence in themselves and the skills to make it happen!”

Huda Abdallah

Office Assistant

habdallah@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9018

“I like working at Solid Ground because I feel such positive energy here. I feel like part of this family.”

Sandy Benedetti

Childcare & Office Assistant

sbenedetti@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9034

“My passion is children. By loving and caring for these children at Solid Ground there is no better reward than knowing that I am also loving and caring for the success of their families.”

Rose Caldie, LSW

Transition Specialist

rcaldie@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9028

“‘If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, let us work together.’ Aboriginal Activists”

Mary Kay Callahan

Childcare & Office Assistant

mkcallahan@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9034

“It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to work with the children at Solid Ground. Helping build their confidence will provide them with a happier childhood and the best chance for success in their future.”

Mary Chung

Director of Development & Communications

mchung@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9027

“At Solid Ground, I have the privilege of meeting amazing people every day. I am constantly inspired by the resilience and tenacity of the families that we serve and the passion and generosity of our donors and volunteers.”

Sandy Deutsch

Development & Data Coordinator

sldeutsch@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9032

“I love being able to be proud of the work we do at Solid Ground, asking people to support a mission that I believe is very important. I really like that I am making an impact on the community where I live and work. It is satisfying to work with great colleagues that care about honesty, hard work and integrity.”

Jazi Foreman

Program Director

jforeman@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9025

“Not everyone has the privilege of going to work and doing what they enjoy. I enjoy being a part of transforming lives. I love being a part of creating the environment to have people reach goals that, if not given this opportunity at Solid Ground, may not have happened.”

Kristin Gast

Parenting & Youth Coordinator

kgast@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9023

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to work at Solid Ground. I am very happy to be a part of this exceptional organization that helps families with resources and tools that will help them meet their goals and become successful in the future.”

Sara Hesseltine, MSW, LGSW

Family Advocate

shesseltine@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9026

“It is an honor to be part of a team that is dedicated to helping families move forward toward their goals. It’s inspiring to work with the families as they take steps, great and small, towards stable housing. From there, all things are possible.”

Shannon Hohneke

HomeSafe Advocate

shohneke@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9036

“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take that step.” –Quote from Jeremy Watt”

Katie Hovde

Learning Coordinator

tutoring@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9020

“My favorite part of working for Solid Ground is all the sweet, goofy, and resilient kids I get to see every day. It’s so much fun to see them get excited about learning and build relationships with their tutors!”

Missy Keveles

Tutoring Specialist

mkeveles@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9020

“I love seeing the enthusiasm of the kids and volunteers at Solid Ground! It’s such a joy to be part of an amazing organization that supports families and children in their learning and fosters such wonderful relationships between families and volunteers.”

Jasmine McCoy, LSW

Children’s Services Specialist

jmccoy@solidgroundmn.org
651-366-0699

“‘My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.’ —Maya Angelou”

Erinn Moriarty, LGSW

Family Advocate

emoriarty@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9022

“There is always hope. Everyone is worth it.”

Hannah Parish

Volunteer Program Manager

hparish@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9024

“It is such a joy to foster meaningful connections between our community and our families at Solid Ground. I love witnessing the deep, lasting impact volunteers and families can have on each other.”

Ellen Stavreff

Employment & Education Coordinator

estavreff@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9030

“Through my job, I get to help other people grow, and through that process and that relationship, I learn and grow as well.”

Kamaria Toulon

Housing Advocate

ktoulon@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9037

“‘Do not be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.’ — Michelle Obama”

Kim Ulmer

Finance Manager

financemanager@solidgroundmn.org
651-846-9029

“It’s wonderful to work for an organization dedicated to helping people make positive changes for themselves and their families.”