Staff and Board of Directors



The Family Place staff is trained to provide non-judgmental support to families. They offer choices and opportunities to help families make decisions that will help them regain stability. The Family Place offers comfort, compassion, and hope.

Staff can be reached at the main number: 651-225-9354

Executive Director
Dr. Margaret Lovejoy

Assistant Director
Jenny Stevens

Intake Coordinator
Barbara Hunt

Fund Developer
Susanne Lovejoy

Family Room Staff
Debbie Barr
Teresa Brown
Denise Olatayo
Elizabeth Woods

LeeAndrew Carter


Board of Directors

The Family Place has a dedicated Board of Directors who donate time, talents and resources to ensure The Family Place is able to serve the community in a meaningful way and be good stewards of public resources. Board development underway. Call Margaret Lovejoy for more information 651-207-1565.

Dennis Anderson (passed away on June 26, 2018). He is dearly missed.


John Bennett
NPO Banker

Robert Bitzan

John Brandt

Lucy Dotte
Certified Life Coach

Taffy Jones
Hennepin County Social Worker

Dr. Margaret Lovejoy
Founder and Executive Director of The Family Place

Jenny Stevens
Assistant Director of The Family Place