Our Team

Leadership
 Roger Cummings
Chief Cultural Producer
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Loeb Fellow // Harvard University, 2009
Started at JXTA in 1995
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 Deanna Cummings
Chief Executive Officer
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Masters of Public Administration // Harvard University, 2009
Started at JXTA in 1995
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 Kristen Murray
Program Director and Tactical Urbanism Lab Lead
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Masters in Landscape Architecture with Public Policy // UMN Twin Cities
BS Electrical Engineering // Rice University
Started at JXTA in 2013
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Our Staff
 Gabby Coll
Communications Manager
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BA Art History // St. Olaf College
Started at JXTA in 2018
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 Charlesa Dixon
Executive Catalyst
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BA // Interior Design, Business Administration
Started at JXTA in 2017
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 Adrienne Doyle
Tactical Lead and Development Associate
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Sustainable Progress through Engaging Active Citizens (SPEAC) cohort member // 2014
JXTA alum
Started at JXTA in 2015
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 Gabrielle Grier
Contemporary Art Lab Lead
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Masters of Education // Youth Development and Leadership
BA // Studio Art and Youth Studies
College of Education and Human Development International Educational Policy/Community Engagement Researcher // University of Minnesota
2018 University of Minnesota & YMCA-Strategic Impact Committee // Co-Chair
Started at JXTA in 2019
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 Jared Hanks
Head of Business Development
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BS Youth Development and Education // UMN Twin Cities
Started at JXTA in 2014
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 Takara Henegar
Development Manager
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Master of Nonprofit Management // Hamline University
BA Journalism & Business // Northwestern College
Started at JXTA in 2019
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 Jahliah Holloman
Programs Assistant
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JXTA Alum
Pursuing a Business Management Degree // MCTC
Started at JXTA in 2012
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 Greta Kotz
Graphic Design Lab Lead
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BFA Illustration // MCAD
Started at JXTA in 2018
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 Niko Kubota-Armin, NOMA, AIA, NCARB
Environmental Design Lab Lead
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M.Arch // UMN Twin Cities
BA Sociology // Bowdoin College
National Organization of Minority Architects // American Institute of Architects // National Council of Architecture Registration Boards
Started at JXTA in 2017
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 Drew Peterson
Contemporary Art Lab Lead
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M.F.A // School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA // UMN Twin Cities
Ellen Battel Stoekel // Fellow
Yale Summer School of Music and Art Anderson Ranch // Residency
Jerome Emerging Printmakers Residency // 2014-2015
Started at JXTA in 2010
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 Maria Robinson
Visual Art Literacy Training Instructor
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MCAD // Class of 2018
Started at JXTA in 2018
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 Robbie Seltzer
robbie.seltzer@juxtaposition.org
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BA // Middlebury College, Vermont
Working toward M.S. in Urban Planning // University of Minnesota
Co-Founder of Yeah Maybe art gallery // Minneapolis, MN
Started at JXTA in 2018
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 Tia Simone-Gardner
Exhibitions Lead
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Ph.D Feminist Studies // UMN Twin Cities
MFA Interdisciplinary Practices and Time-Based Media // University of Pennsylvania
BA Art and Art History // University of Alabama Birmingham
Started at JXTA in 2010
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 Alex Smith
Textiles & Screen Printing Lab Lead and Free Wall Instructor
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Founder of Nice City Clothing and Minnesota Vice
Started at JXTA in 2001
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 Monique (Mo) Stewart
Senior Executive Assistant
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Minneapolis College // Class of 2014
Started at JXTA in 2020
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 Kaleb Williams
Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
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BA Advertising and Etymology // Augsburg University
Ordained Minister
Started at JXTA in 2020
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 Ezra Wilson-Nausner
Free Wall Instructor
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JXTA Alum
Started at JXTA in 2014
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 Hawwa Youngmark
Visual Art Literacy Training Assistant Instructor
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Comic Arts Student, MCAD // Class of 2023
JXTA Alum
Started at JXTA in 2014
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Board of Directors
 C Terrance Anderson
Board Vice Chair
Director of Community Based Research,
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)
 Roger Cummings
Board Member
Chief Cultural Producer & Co-founder of JXTA // Harvard Loeb Fellow 2009
 Gregory G. Cunningham
Board Member
Vice President, Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion
U. S. Bank
 Lisa Denzer
Board Chair
Licensed Professional Counselor
 Stephanie Englund
Board Member
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition
Best Buy Co., Inc.
 Sonal Gerten
Board Member and Commercialization Committee Member
Director of Marketing & Sales
Blue Sky Fibers
 Lili Hall
Board Member and Governance Committee Member
President & CEO
KNOCK, Inc.
 PJ Hill
Treasurer and Finance Committee Member
Financial Advisor
Wells Fargo
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Board Member and Commercialization Committee Member
Creative Director and Brand Strategist
THOMAS KANE DESIGN
 Ellen Schmidt
Chair of Fund Development Committee
Owner / Partner
Morries Subaru
 Dorion Taylor
Board Member
Sr. Director, Strategic Branding and Marketing
Pohlad Companies