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, or email:

Executive Director
Margaret Lovejoy

Front Desk Staff
Barbara Hunt

Fund Developers
Susanne Lovejoy

Robert Bitzan

Adult Life Skills Facilitator
Jennifer Stevenson

Family Programs
Marc Olson, Manager of Family Programs

Teresa Brown

Angela Schenck

Casa de la Bella Montessori 
Susan Dyrud MacDonald, Montessori Guide and Head of School

Debbie Barr, Toddler Guide

Volunteer Coordinator
Kathy Schneider

Night Shelter Program at Casa Guadalupana
Sharron Gates

Operational Services
Sandy Wells

Walter Richardson

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 missed.


John Brandt

Lucy Dotte

Margaret Lovejoy

Jenny Stevens