Board of Directors
Communities In Schools of the Twin Cities is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are grateful for their efforts and dedication to our students.
Chad Deely is the Sales Director at Honest Game PBC. Chad joined the CIS of the Twin Cities board in 2021 after learning of the unique mission to empower students via a community of support. Chad resides in St. Paul, MN with his wife and daughters. He is passionate about supporting students via his career with Honest Game, as well as work on the CIS - Twin Cities board.
During a 45 year career in higher education, Jennifer served as an administrator in admissions and financial aid, primarily working with high school students and their families through the process. Her career included work at colleges and universities from Texas to DC to the Midwest, where she spent half of her career at Carleton College. During her time at Carleton, she served 18 years as Associate Dean of Admissions and 6 years as Executive Assistant to the President. In reflecting on her career, she is especially grateful for the work she did to help underrepresented students navigate both the admissions/application process and the complexities of filing for financial aid to attend college. “Helping students with some support they need, seeing their confidence grow has been most rewarding.”
Jennifer continues to volunteer helping students with the college admissions process, plus reading scholarship applications for St. Paul College as needed. Being on the CIS Twin Cities board is a continuation of her interest in helping students gain the support, confidence and skills to realize their potential going forward in life.
For over four decades Jim worked as a teacher of humanities, science and mathematics and basketball coach for middle and high school students. In addition he served in a variety of administrative roles as a dean of students and mathematics department chair. Jim retired after 38 years at Saint Paul Academy and Summit School with the goal of continuing his work supporting student achievement as a volunteer tutor. Working in support of CISTC is consistent with his many years of work supporting equity and inclusion as well. In his words," fulfilling the mission of CISTC is a way to pay forward the opportunities he and members of his family have been afforded from supportive teachers and coaches."
Develyn J. Mistriotti
Board Member - Secretary
Develyn J. Mistriotti, or “Dev” as he is known by friends and family, is a University of Minnesota Law Student in the class of 2022. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2019 with a degree in English and an emphasis on Rhetoric and Writing. During law school, Dev has served as the President and Treasurer of the Litigation and Trial Advocacy Group as well as the Vice President of the Black Law Students Association. He also served as Student Ambassador to the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers and participated in the school’s chess league. Having enjoyed life in the Twin Cities, Dev will join Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP’s Minneapolis office as an associate attorney after graduation.
Former St. Paul Public School Board Member (Chair & Treasurer), Executive Director of the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation and Corporate Creative Consultant. I currently serve on the St. Paul Neighborhood STAR Board and the SPARK Steering Committee working to provide daycare and early childhood education for all families in St. Paul. I've spent the better part of my career trying to find ways to help all students achieve successful outcomes. CIS is the kind of partner for our public schools that can make meaningful differences in the future of our children and communities. I'm proud to be on the board of this amazing organization.
Board Member - Treasurer
Craig Mueller joined Oak Ridge Financial in July of 2007 as a Managing Director andCo-head of its Financial Institutions Group. Prior to joining Oak Ridge, Craig spent 13-years at the American National Bank of StPaul as a lender and then in its Investment Department. Following the American Craigstarted the Community Bank practice at Dain Rauscher (now RBC) and North AmericanCapital Markets. Craig earned a BSBA from Creighton University and carries various securities licenses.In addition to serving on Communities InSchools board, Craig also supports the reserve program for the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.
Board Member - Chair
Richard Wicka is the retired Principal of MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate (formerly
Frauenshuh Companies). With more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience, he contributed his extensive knowledge and expertise to MedCraft. His responsibilities
included coordinating new development activities, tenant representation, development management and consulting services. He also has a broad scope of strategic planning and site analysis experience. Richard successfully executed over two and a half million square feet of real estate projects and transactions in the last six years. Prior to joining the MedCraft team, Richard was with the Keewaydin Group, a national real estate
consulting firm. During his time with Keewaydin, he provided a full range of services for many major clients from around the country. Richard’s career also includes tenure at two architectural firms where
he was responsible for the successful design and construction of many projects.
Kari Hubbard Rominski
Board Member - Vice Chair
Kari is a proud member of the third generation of Hubbard family members to play an active role at Hubbard Broadcasting. Kari is currently the Executive Vice President of Community Affairs for Hubbard Broadcasting and Executive Director of the Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation.
Through both of these roles, Kari fulfills a commitment made by her grandfather and founder of Hubbard Broadcasting, Stanley E. Hubbard, to serve the communities in which we broadcast and to have a positive impact in the lives of our viewers and listeners.
While her role within the company puts her in contact with hundreds of non-profits and community leaders each year, Kari’s personal philanthropic interests have led her to serve on several boards in the Twin Cities including Communities In Schools of the Twin Cities.
Kari was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota and attended Stillwater High School and the University of Minnesota. Kari currently resides in St. Mary’s Point, Minnesota with her husband Dan where they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.
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Reverend Robert Battle