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MACP announces new hires from Q1 2024

July 2, 2024

July 2, 2024

In the first quarter of 2024 five new staff joined Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP). Their experiences, knowledge, and talents will contribute greatly toward our mission, specifically to our Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Program Operations, and Legal teams.

Please join us in welcoming them to MACP.

Idelle Erickson, Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives. Idelle (she/her) is a Project Manager on the Strategic Planning team, where she provides project management support for organization-wide initiatives and prioritized cross-functional projects, contributing to organizational development and the success of long-range strategic planning at MACP. Prior to MACP, Idelle had significant experience in mission-driven project management from her roles at Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, where she served most recently as Senior Project Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO. Previous roles have included Manager at Barnes & Noble; Naturalist with the Minnesota DNR; AmeriCorps Promise Fellow; and program and leadership roles at Many Point Scout Camp. Idelle has a bachelor’s degree in recreation & outdoor education from the University of Minnesota – Duluth and is certified as a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory.

Kathy Grochow, Manager, Grants Management. Kathy (she/her) is Manager of the Grant Management team. She works with teams across the organization to help ensure grantee partners have effective and equitable experiences with MACP’s grantmaking processes, while also ensuring data quality and compliance. She also focuses on providing transparency and feedback through timely and strategic grantee and staff communication. Prior to MACP, Kathy was Firm Administrator for Quinlivan & Hughes Attorney at Law. She previously worked in grants management at CommunityGiving, was a Nonprofit Resource Specialist for Bremer Bank, and served as Program Officer for the Morgan Family Foundation. Kathy has a master’s degree in organizational management from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Anab Jama, Administrative Specialist, Human Resources. Anab (she/her) is a full-time Administrative Specialist on the Human Resources team, where she provides support to the entire Human Resources team with calendar management, invoice processing, compensation, and benefit administration, recruiting and onboarding, employee meeting coordination, and event planning. Prior to MACP, Anab served in administrative roles at organizations including SRF Consulting Group, Brooklyn Park City Hall, and The Language Banc. She also spent time as a Special Education Teacher in the Wayzata Public School District. Anab has an associate degree of applied science in child development from Hennepin Technical College.

Andrea Mallarino, Senior Counsel. Andrea (she/her) is Senior Counsel on the Legal team at MACP, where she provides legal counsel and support for a variety of teams across the organization. Andrea also serves on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Council at MACP. Prior to MACP, Andrea practiced law at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis. She previously served as Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Justice Christopher McDonald of the Iowa Supreme Court and later as a Clerk of the Court. Andrea graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she served as Managing Editor of the Iowa Journal of Corporation Law and President of the Latino Law Student Association. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from Iowa State University.

Mohamed Sabur, Associate General Counsel. Mohamed (he/him) is Associate General Counsel on the Legal team, where he provides legal counsel on a variety of matters in support of MACP’s grantmaking and focuses on making a mission-based impact through collaborative problem solving. Prior to MACP, Mohamed served as Associate Attorney General in the Charities Division of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. His previous experience includes providing legal counsel to private foundations, public charities, and supporting organizations at the law firms of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Minneapolis and Adler & Colvin in San Francisco. Before entering private practice, Mohamed directed a national program to strengthen Muslim, Arab, Middle Eastern, and South Asian-led charities and mosques at a legal advocacy and education organization. Mohamed has a juris doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.