Vina is Executive Director at Voices for Racial Justice, which advances racial justice in Minnesota through organizer training, multiracial partnerships and campaigns, and research and policy tools. She is a writer of creative nonfiction and poetry, and has received the Loft Mentor Series award in creative nonfiction and a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Residency at Tofte Lake Center for poetry. She has served on many boards, currently including the Seward Community Co-op. Her two sons attended Lake Country School and she has served on the boards of Lake Country and Bright Water Schools in Minneapolis.
Jan is an award-winning Director/Producer whose work has been screened internationally in settings ranging from film festivals and art museums to university classrooms and on Public Television. BEYOND THE DIVIDE, a feature documentary film, premiered at Montana’s Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and won numerous accolades including part of the Best of Fest at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival and Best Feature Documentary at the Peace on Earth Film Festival. Jan is the founder of Quiet Island Films where she brings her documentary and storytelling experience to projects for corporate and non-profit clients. Jan's children attended a collection of Montessori schools including, Lake Country School and Great River School where she served on the boards.