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Thomas Johnson (deceased)
Founder, MNJRC

Tom Johnson served as Hennepin County Attorney for 12 years, served as President of the Council on Crime and Justice for ten years, and practiced law with the Gray Plant Mooty law firm.

 

Through all his work, Tom dedicated his life to addressing the unacceptable racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and the costs that those disparities have on our society. It was that life’s work that led Tom to establish the MNJRC in 2017. It is our honor to be able to continue his work.

Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders and governs our operations to ensure adherence to our mission and values. 
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Andrew Martens

Chair

Global Head of Product & Editorial for Thomson Reuters Legal

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Gina Evans

Secretary

Advocacy Director at MN Adult and Teen Challenge; formerly incarcerated

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James Rowader

Board Member

Attorney

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Sharon Sayles-Belton

Vice Chair

Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs for Thomson Reuters; former mayor of Minneapolis

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Thomas Heffelfinger

Board Member

Partner at Best Flanagan; former U.S. Attorney on two occasions

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Nick Sayner

Non-Voting Member

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer Justice Point

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Mark Haase

Treasurer

Executive Officer to the Ramsey County Attorney

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Rick Petry

Board Member

Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Adjunct Professor and Mitchell Hamline School of Law