Board of Directors


Board meetings are currently held in person and virtually. A block of time is set aside at the beginning of the meeting to hear from any visitors who would like to speak with the Board of Directors. If you have business to conduct with the Board, please contact [email protected]. Those wishing to observe the meeting or looking to get more involved in Twin Cities Pride are very welcome to join us. The Board Member job description is here. Please send your letter of intent and resume to [email protected] for us to review.

Visit our calendar to see the date of our next meeting.

Past Board meeting minutes can be accessed here.


Board Chair

J’Kalein currently serves as the Communications Manager for the Guthrie Theater, where he serves as a press representative for Guthrie productions, presentations, and special initiatives, developing and executing strategies to increase awareness and drive ticket sales through earned media. J’Kalein has nearly 10 years of management experience in various industries including, retail, nonprofit, and broadcast television and has served on numerous boards and committee throughout his community. A recent transplant from Northeast Iowa, J’Kalein is eager to give back to the LGBTQ+ community and wants to work to create safe, welcoming, and supportive environments for all LGBTQ+ persons throughout the Twin Cities.

When not working, J’Kalein loves hosting parties for friends, traveling, and teaching/performing. He also enjoys relaxing near bodies of water with his loveable pup, Teddy and has never met a piece of cheese he didn’t like.


Board Vice-Chair

Kaylee Pohlmeyer is a Brand Experience Marketer at General Mills, where she leverages her creativity and strategic thinking to drive growth for the brands and businesses that she leads. Kaylee has been with General Mills for over 9 years, and is passionate about creating innovative and culturally relevant experiences to drive value in connecting people and brands.  She believes that doing good is good for business, and she works to further belonging and equity through the power and reach of General Mills brands and through her leadership of Betty’s Family, the General Mills LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group.

As a proud newlywed to her wife Sarah and dog mom to pups Archie and Levi, Kaylee believes that everyone should feel as proud of their family as she does. Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Kaylee is a proud East Coaster who found her way to Minneapolis after completing her undergraduate and master’s degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. In her free time, Kaylee is busying playing lacrosse and broomball, reorganizing the house and trying out breweries across the Twin Cities.  Kaylee is honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Twin Cities Pride as a way to give back to the LGBTQ+ community that she is part of.


Board Secretary

Jesse (He/Him) is a Florida transplant who came to Minneapolis in 2019. He has 10 years’ experience in healthcare management and medical device. Jesse is currently a Business Process Improvement Program Manager at Medtronic and outside of day-to-day responsibilities is also a leader of their Global PRIDE Employee Diversity Network. He has led worldwide events and programming expanding inclusion, diversity, and equity at Medtronic. Jesse is also actively involved in growing LGBTQ+ equity within international collegiate Greek life organizations. 

Jesse graduated with both his bachelor’s degree in Health Science and M.B.A. from the University of Florida. You can find him on the water (weather permitting), traveling internationally as often as possible, and spending time with his family and friends.


Board Treasurer

Katie Schoenberger (she/her) is the Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management and Payer Services at Ellie Mental Health, where she is responsible for Clinician Credentialing, Payer Contracting, and Revenue Cycle Operations. Katie has over 20 years’ experience in Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management and takes pride in working for a company that is expanding the accessibility to mental healthcare across the country. Katie believes in progressive values, including economic, racial, and social justice, and the importance of continuously improving as an ally, friend, colleague, and family member to people in the LGBTQ+ community. Katie looks forward to using her leadership experience and interpersonal skills to be an energetic, passionate ally to the LGBTQ+ community. She is eager to support the work of Twin Cities Pride and invest in pushing the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs to be more equitable communities for all Minnesotans. 

Katie is born and raised in Minnesota. She and her husband Chris have four boys and have been residents of Bloomington, MN for 18 years. In the winter, Katie also works as a Ski Instructor at Hyland Hills Ski Area. Katie graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied Biology and Life Sciences.


Board Member

Kellie Stecher is an  OBGYN and Co-Founder and President of Patient Care Heroes, Physician at Minnesota Women’s Care, attending Northwestern Pritzker school of Law to obtain her MSL, as well as the Governor of the 7th district of the American Medical Women’s Association. She is also an advisor to multiple other companies focusing on patient and staff safety, and mental health. She has won the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine’s Top Doctors’ Rising Star award in 2021, 2022, and 2023. She was recently runner up for The Sharp Index: Physician Well-being Leader of the Year.  She was in the Top  50 most influential voices in healthcare globally in 2022. Her work has made her an invaluable contributor to both local and national publications, news, and podcasts. Her focus is on advocacy and policy change, centering around safety and equity. She is the author of the book, Delivering.


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As a transgender woman identified, Minneapolis, MN native, Nomi began to develop an infinity for her passions as a licensed foster parent of four, community leader, respected career as a celebrity hair/makeup artist and master massage therapist. At an early age she knew giving back and leading community was going to be her life’s work. Eager to begin with community relations Nomi received an opportunity as a current State of Minnesota Transgender Equity Counsel Member Nomi’s life’s decisions has led her to start her personal mission of being a voice for transgender, LGBTQ+ and queer issues. Nomi injects creativity and passion into every task, responsibility asked of her. Nomi carefully balances family, career and her love of community. Her work is characterized by the ingenuity of her approach and strong interpersonal relationships she shares with clients and all whom she interacts with.

With her tranquil and unpretentious demeanor, Nomi Badboy has proven herself as an industry standard. She is a true leader with classic yet seamless skills who never gives less than her best.

Nomi currently resides In Minneapolis, MN, but is always on the move. A defining force in her field and is a true professional on a level of her own who meets and succeeds the highest level of expectations


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Jimmy Luckey serves as a Category Manager for Mayo Clinic’s Supply Chain Management Department. He has responsibility for strategic client relationships with a focus on corporate events, revenue cycle management, and human resources to ensure optimization of products and services. He leverages his legal background and professional experience to ensure each category meets the established objectives and requirements.

With a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, Jimmy has spearheaded various initiatives to support Mayo’s Employee Resource Groups. His collaborative efforts have led to significant outcomes at Mayo Clinic: expansion of healthcare benefits to better serve transgender employees and their dependents; an OUTList resource that highlights LGBTIQ+ professionals within the organization; the first-ever Enterprise LGBTIQ+ Mayo Employee Resource Group; creating a Student Employee Resource Group, and recognition from the Human Rights Campaign as a leader in LGBTQ healthcare equality.

Jimmy is an Instructor in Health Care Administration at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Additionally, Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of South Florida; a Master of Health Administration from Louisiana State University at Shreveport; a Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law, and he is licensed to practice law in Florida, Minnesota, and the United States Tax Court.

As a resident of Minneapolis, he enjoys playing in Stonewall Sports, attending concerts, cooking, dining at eclectic restaurants, and all the outdoor activities in the surrounding area with friends and his dog Annabel Lee.


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Justin Nelson-Deering is a 15 year healthcare professional currently employed at Children’s Minnesota where he is also Chair of the PRIDE ERG (employee resource group). Justin and the Children’s Minnesota team are champions for transgender and gender diverse children. In addition to his years of dedicated service in healthcare and participating as a member of the Board at Twin Cities Pride, Justin has authored many op ed pieces on the topics of equity and access to healthcare at In his spare time he enjoys frequenting restaurants and creating his own culinary dishes out of his home. You can find some of those recipes at


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Originally from Brazil, Yo came to the U.S. in 2004 and to the Twin Cities in 2013. With a versed background in design, theater, teaching, and project and product management for various industries, Yo is currently a Senior Product Manager at Ameriprise Financial. Outside of her daily responsibilities, she is a leader in the organization’s PRIDE Business Resource Network, supporting initiatives geared toward LGBTQ+ development and engagement. She is also a Mental Health Ally at Ameriprise, striving to connect folks with the resources needed to thrive in their work and life environments. Providing support, creating a sense of community, and inspiring others to reach their goals has been the driving force behind Yo’s “paying it forward” journey. She has previously served in the Board of Directors for She Rock She Rock, a Twin Cities non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls, women and gender-expansive folks through the art of music, and in the Board of Directors for Minnesota Women’s Soccer League as an at-large Board Member. Currently, she volunteers as a coach for the Minnesota chapter of Girls on the Run.

Yo graduated with a Masters of Science in Project Management from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and started her pursuit of a Doctorate in Business Administration specializing on Strategy and Innovation through Capella University. She enjoys playing with LGBTQ+ allied club Gray Ducks Soccer, Stonewall Sports, and completing long-distance running events around the Twin Cities. Yo and her partner are proud parents to three fur babies and enjoy exploring the cities in search for the best drag brunches around.


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