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Jo Ann Vano

Board President

Jo Ann Vano is a media consultant and served as president of the Board of Directors at KFAI Fresh Air Radio, a nonprofit, alternative station that provides programming in 12 languages, including programming specific to the African community. In addition to her commitment to ADC, she also serves on the Board of Directors of the Celtic Junction Arts Center and is co-chair of the 2018 Minnesota Irish Music Weekend presented by Center for Irish Music. Ms. Vano earned a degree in Library Sciences from Seneca College (Ontario) in 1981. She was one of the founding board members of African Development Center.

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    Jo Ann Vano

    Board President

    Leah Mtegha

    Board Secretary

    Abdikafar Aden

    Board Treasurer

    Felicia Ravelomanantsoa

    Board & Loan Committee Member (+ SBA Community Advantage Loan Program)

    Ravahere (Rava) Nedich

    Board & Loan Committee Member (+ SBA Community Advantage Loan Program)

    Anthony Watts

    Board & Loan Committee Member (+ SBA Community Advantage Loan Program)

    Ubah Ali Jama

    Board Member

    Daika Ismail

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    Stephanie Lee

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    Vernon Doswell

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    Mike Stinson

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