Bridges' mission is to help children and adolescents to achieve their greatest selves by connecting them with positive role models who can befriend, inspire, encourage and guide them.
DEB DEMUTH - Executive Director
Deb comes to us with a depth of knowledge and experience in nonprofits. She has worked with out of school youth programs and recently worked for our local Elder Circle. A recent addition to Bridges Kinship Mentoring, Deb is excited about the potential of mentoring in Itasca County. She spends time outside of Bridges with her husband and daughter.
EMILY Miller - Education Assistant
Emily was previously a student mentor in the after school Student Mentoring Program. (NOW CALLED KINSHIP CONNECTIONS). She started in 2003 as a 9th grader and continued until she graduated high school. Now as a licensed teacher (math is her specialty), Emily facilitates the after-school program Kinship Connection for middle school students. When not at Bridges, Emily works as a Title-1 teacher at Cohasset Elementary.
RICH MARCIS-Program Coordinator
Rich joins Bridges Kinship Mentoring with great compassion and a love for kids. He most recently worked for Advocates for Family Peace. Rich has done some work in sports broadcasting and is a former Lunch Buddy.
Board of Directors:
Jaci David – Chair
Scott Patrow- Vice Chair
Colleen Schussman– Treasurer
Terri Friesen - Past Chair