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MACP announces its Q2 2022 new hires

September 9, 2022

We are pleased to announce four new team members joined MACP in Q2 2022. Drawn from across the region, the group brings a myriad of talents, perspectives, and abilities to the organization.

Please join us in welcoming them to our team!

Benjamin Fribley, Program Associate, Disaster Relief & Recovery and Environment. Ben (he/him/his) will provide administrative, program, grant, and evaluation support to partners in both MACP’s DRR and Environment domains. Prior to joining MACP, Ben served as the Grant Manager at Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa, where he managed all aspects of the organization’s environmental and disaster response work.

Cay Kimbrell, Program Officer, Teachers & Students. Cay (she/her/hers) will work with grantees and partners to support the teaching profession and student success through increasing the diversity, number and retention of teachers. She comes to us with deep experience in teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention with a focus on increasing the racial diversity of the educator workforce. Most recently Cay was at the Center for Economic Inclusion, her work focusing on racial inclusion and equity outcomes in workforce, procurement, and community partnerships.

Ezekiel Lelinga, Staff, Investments and Tax Accounting. Ezekiel (he/him/his) will support tax accounting, compliance, and investment accounting. Ezekiel completed an internship with MACP’s Finance team in 2021 and joins the organization after working most recently at KPMG as an Audit Associate. In this prior role Ezekiel provided assurance services on a variety of client accounts in the Twin Cities.

Yer Lor, Program Officer, Youth Camping & Swimming. Yer (she/her/hers) will lead the development, implementation, and management of the Youth Camping & Swimming program within MACP’s Quality of Life domain. For over a decade, Yer directed youth development and community engagement programming, including as a Program Director with Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys. Most recently, Yer has been a Program Officer at the Otto Bremer Trust focusing on Wisconsin and Montana.