Interim Executive Manager
Christine Ganzlin brings 25 years of experience in the youth development field as a public advocate for youth and families, focusing on non-formal learning and out-of-school-time. She most recently served as the Vice-President for Girls and Youth at YWCA Minneapolis and previously held a term as the Howland Endowed Chair in Youth Development at the University of Minnesota. Chris spent more than two decades at the McKnight Foundation, where she co-created and shaped the foundation’s commitment to youth development, including a focus on youth homelessness, juvenile justice reform, and out of school time.
Chris is a current board member for Ignite Afterschool, Minnesota’s statewide afterschool advocacy organization. She has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.