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

Jason Allen

ReUse Retail Sales Coordinator

Alex Baldwin

Business Manager, Deconstruction Services

Roland Berry

Residential Coaching Assistant (RCA)

Billy Brown

Life Skills Coach

Yorrick "Snuffy" Byers

Guest House Manager

Treco Coggins

Manager, Integrated Services

August Gilmore

Residential Coaching Assistant (RCA)

Mark Hanson

Administrative Assistant

Bobby Hardiman


Clifford Harris

Residential Coaching Assistant (RCA)

PJ Hubbard

Vice President, Business Development and Operations

Jerry Jackson

Deconstruction Crew Chief

Herb Jennings

Senior Crew Chief

Joe Jeruzal

Finance Manager

Surlame "June" Johnson

Residential Coaching Assistant (RCA)

Brian Magruder

Life Skills Coach

Alex McCord

Business Services

Isreal Moses IV

Vice President of Support Services & Operations

Anne Murray

Human Resource Generalist / Office Manager

Molly Priesmeyer

Communications (via Good Work Group)

Tiffany Simmons

Data Specialist/ Office Manager

Steve Thomas

Founder & Social Enterprise Development Officer

Clem Tucker

Residential Coaching Assistant

Paris Woods

Senior Crew Chief

Board of Directors

Glenn Andis, Vice Chair

Senior Vice President of Government Programs (retired), Medica

Sarah Christenson, Secretary

Quality Assurance Manager, ProtoLabs

Milton Dodd

Director of Regional Sales, Lifetouch

Lewis J. King, Chair

President and CEO, Summit Academy OIC

Mark Borman

NACD Board Leadership Fellow and Member

Charles Bradley

Sr. Publishing Coordinator, Thomson Reuters

Jeannine Patterson

Chief of Staff, Ameriprise Counsel

Tiernee Murphy

Former MN Assist Attorney Gen and Faculty Hamlin Mitchell Law School

J. Alex Frank

President, Magnolia Properties