Who’s Involved


Ann Manning

Ann Manning is known as a passionate advocate for justice. She leads SEHN’s project, the Women’s Congress for Future Generations, which will hold its third Congress November 2-5, 2017 in Minneapolis. Combining her longtime interest in economic justice with an...   Continue

Carolyn Raffensperger

Carolyn was raised in the central Midwest and largely influenced by the tall grass prairie and the large river systems that define that landscape. Her education—indeed her life—is driven by questions posed by the circumstances of the day. An archaeologist...   Continue

Sherri Seidmon

Sherri joined the Science & Environmental Health Network in January 2005 as Finance Director and has played an integral role in all of the Women’s Congress for Future Generations events. As a virtual organization and with staff residing in 4...   Continue

Karen Olson Johnson

Karen Olson Johnson is an experienced educator who has worked on numerous national, state, and local science education projects that joins the Women’s Congress as the Resource Development Lead. The early focal points of her career were the advancement of...   Continue

Jacqueline Brooks

    Jacqueline Brooks joins the Women’s Congress For Future Generations team as the Communications and Operations Coordinator. Holding a B.A. in Anthropology from Grinnell College, she brings experience in non-profit management, programming, evaluation, and technology. Chicago born and raised,...   Continue

Team Members

Rose McGee

Rose McGee is a pie philanthropist, storyteller, educator, author, and a Program Officer at the Minnesota Humanities Center. She is founder of the convening concept: “Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Approach: a catalyst for caring and building community,” author of the...   Continue

Sharon Day

Sharon M. Day, Ojibwe is enrolled in the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe.  She is one of the founders of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force, formerly known as the Minnesota American Indian AIDS Task Force.  IPTF began as a volunteer...   Continue

Lisa Venable

Lisa Venable is a professional speaker, writer and spiritual activist focusing on collaborative dialogue and the “politics of possibilities.” She is a faculty member of the Adler Graduate School of Counseling, a former Public Policy Associate for the United Way and a...   Continue

Trudy Dunham

Trudy has stepped up to volunteer for the Women’s Congress in a very significant way, partnering with Ann on the Gratitude Dinner last October, the Guardian workshop in February, working with the Study Group on the WC Companion for Political...   Continue