Our Board of Directors and Board of Advisors

Upstream Arts Board of Directors

Upstream Arts Board of Directors


Board Of Directors


Adrian Freeman, Chair
Interactive Marketing and Communications Specialist, Lifeworks Services, Inc.

Margaret Quinlan, MSW, LGSW, Treasurer
Social Worker, Lake Harriet Community School, Minneapolis Public Schools

Alyssa Klein, Secretary
Transition Specialist, Department of Employment and Economic Development

Kim Adams, Director
Principal, Harrison Education Center, Minneapolis Public Schools

Michelle Dickerson, Director
Program and Creative Arts Director, Midwest Special Services

Janice Downing, Director
Consultant, CommonSense Comsulting@Work

Mary McEathron, PhD, Director
Director of the Evaluation Group, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota

Julie Guidry, Ex Officio, Non-Voting Member
Executive Director, Upstream Arts, Inc.


Board Of Advisors


Don Allen
Retired Executive Director of Special Education, Minneapolis Public Schools

Marsha Baer
Autism Resource Specialist, Autism Society of Minnesota

Joe Cavanaugh
Founder and CEO, Youth Frontiers, Inc.

Kim Keprios
Chief Executive Office, Arc Greater Twin Cities

Sarah Milligan-Toffler
Associate Director, Wilderness Inquiry

Chris Reano
Autism Specialist, Oak Grove Elementary School, Bloomington Public Schools

Norah Shapiro
Flying Pieces Productions

Katie Taylor
Speech Language Pathologist, Minneapolis Public Schools

Joanne Toft
Special Education Teacher, Jenny Lind Comunity School, Minneapolis Public Schools