Vina Kay is Vice President of Movement and Capacity Building
at Race Forward, which works at the national level to build awareness, solutions, and leadership for racial justice. Prior to that, she served as 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 Selby is an award-winning film Director and Producer whose work has been screened throughout the world in settings including film festivals, art museums, university classrooms and on Public Television. INSIDE MONTESSORI (2019), directed and produced with Vina Kay, reframes the national education conversation toward creating learning environments that allow children of all ages to achieve their full potential. Her first documentary, BEYOND THE DIVIDE(2014), followed the courageous acts of a Vietnam veteran and a peace advocate discovering a shared path to healing old wounds while reimagining peace. Her three children attended Montessori schools including Lake Country School and Great River School, where she served on both boards. Jan is also the founder of Quiet Island Films in St. Paul, Minnesota.