Team-based approach to care

The key to our continued success is the vision, talent, skills, and perseverance of our staff, advisors, and partners.

President and CEO

Thomas Adams, PhD

President & CEO, Better Futures Enterprises

Dr. Thomas Adams has more than 21 years of experience in delivering a continuum of supportive services to underserved populations of color living in distressed communities.

Prior to leading Better Futures Minnesota, Dr. Adams served most recently as CEO of African American Family Services, a community-based, culturally-specific behavioral health clinic serving the African American community of the Twin Cities. He also served as Executive Director of the Association of Minority Professions Schools, as Founder and Principal Partner of Next Level Consulting Group, as Vice President of Education, Employment and Youth Services with Summit Academy OIC, as Executive Director of Pillsbury Neighborhood Services, and as Program Director for the Bridge for Runaway Youth, among other roles.

He was born and raised in St. Paul, MN, and currently resides in the Twin Cities.

Better Futures Minnesota Team

Alex Baldwin

Business Manager, Sales

Roland Berry

Residential Coaching Assistant (RCA)

Billy Brown

Life Skills Coach

Yorrick "Snuffy" Byers

Guest House Manager

Treco Coggins

Life Skills Coach

Curtis Collins

Residential Coaching Assistant (RCA)

Thomas Collins

Life Skills Coach

August Gilmore

Residential Coaching Assistant (RCA)

Bobby Hardiman


Clifford Harris

Residential Coaching Assistant (RCA)

Tamuno Imbu

Housing Manager

Surlame "June" Johnson

Residential Coaching Assistant (RCA)

Herb Jennings

Crew Chief

Karia Jacobs

Operations Coordinator

Surlame "June" Johnson

Residential Coaching Assistant (RCA)

Lante Morris

Crew Chief

Isreal Moses IV

Vice President of Support Services & Operations

Anne Murray

Human Resource Generalist / Office Manager

Sidney Newman

Warehouse Supervisor

Molly Priesmeyer

Communications (via Good Work Group)

Tiffany Simmons

Data Specialist/ Office Manager

Surlame "June" Johnson

Residential Coaching Assistant (RCA)

Steve Thomas

Founder & Social Enterprise Development Officer

Clem Tucker

Residential Coaching Assistant

Board of Directors

Glenn Andis, Vice Chair

Retired Senior Vice President, Medica

Art Berman, Treasurer, Board of Directors

Immediate Past President & CEO, Twin Cities Rise; Principal, Berman Consulting, LLC

Sarah Christenson

Customer Quality Manager, Proto Labs, Inc.

Milton Dodd

Director of Sales, Lifetouch

Louis King, Chair

President and CEO, Summit Academy OIC

Adam Rao

Senior Associate, Corporate Strategy & Innovation, Sunrise Banks