Family Tree Clinic

Staff

Our team includes medical practitioners, clinic assistants, medical assistants, administrative staff, community health educators, and volunteer health educators. Our work is enhanced by the contributions of volunteers who are trained in a variety of clinic tasks and provide over 2,500 hours of service each year.

Leadership

 

Annie Van Avery
Executive Director

Annie Van Avery brings an extensive track record of collaborative leadership in the nonprofit sector. She has successfully stabilized and grown each organization she has been a part of by listening to and engaging the strengths of the team while developing innovative solutions that help organizations thrive. Her extensive leadership history includes successful experiences as Interim Executive Director at Banyan Community Foundation, and Executive Director positions at three nonprofits: Domestic Abuse Project in Hennepin County; COLAGE, a national organization supporting LGBTQ+ parents and caregivers; and Photographic Center NW in Seattle. Annie brings a deep understanding of the communities Family Tree serves, and extensive experience as a co-creator of strategies, sustainable practices, and innovative solutions to support this next chapter for Family Tree Clinic.

612-473-0807
avanavery@familytreeclinic.org
Lindsey Hoskins
Health Education Director

Lindsey Hoskins is a deeply committed sex nerd who graduated from the University of MN with a degree in sex education. She dove into this work in 1999 and fell in love with helping folks get comfy and start talking about topics that can often be challenging. Lindsey joined Family Tree is 2002 and is now the Director of Health Education.

Lindsey is most proud of the sex ed programming she runs in juvenile corrections, the peer sex educator program she started for queer and trans teens, and her work with parents of young children. Lindsey is happiest when teaching puberty, and don’t even get her started on lube.

In 2017, her book, Principles of Pleasure: Working with the Good Stuff as Sex Therapists and Educators, was released. Her mother is very proud.

612-473-0804
lindsey@familytreeclinic.org
Nyssa Krause
Clinic Director

Nyssa discovered her ability to lead teams towards a shared goal in a positive, people-centric way as a teenage camp counselor in the Wisconsin Northwoods. Her passions of music & team leadership joined forces while in college to spend many years working at the Electric Fetus record store near Lake Superior.

In 2013 Nyssa started working at Planned Parenthood & managed the Duluth & Virginia, MN clinics, helping to eliminate health disparities in underserved communities with a focus on sexual health. Nyssa moved to the Twin Cities during the Covid pandemic to join the team at Family Tree & continue work in community-focused reproductive & social justice in healthcare.

Nyssa holds a Bachelor of Music & Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. In her spare time she loves to go on outdoor adventures, play the upright bass, cook complicated meals, & her newly found joy of fly fishing.

612-473-0802
nkrause@familytreeclinic.org
Jacki Trelawny
Director of Community Engagement

Jacki Trelawny believes sex-positive sex education and health access resources will save the world. Focusing on racial justice and community organizing, Jacki is passionate about intersectional sexual health and sees it as a way to make not only individuals healthier and confident, but whole communities as well.

The work of Community Engagement supports and holds Family Tree accountable to its vision of eliminating health disparities. She believes in people; the community knows what they need.

Jacki holds a Bachelors Degree in Africana and African American Studies from the University of Minnesota.

When Jacki is not at work she is off being a superhero or hanging at the dog park without a dog.

612-473-0806
jtrelawny@familytreeclinic.org
Deborah Angelucci
Finance and Human Resources Director

Deborah Angelucci has more than 25 years of experience working in fundraising, finance, human resources, and administration in small- to mid-sized nonprofits in the Twin Cities.

Her previous work experience includes Tree Trust, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Rural AIDS Action Network, and what was then Face to Face Health & Counseling Service (now Face to Face).

Prior to that, she worked as a fundraising consultant for what was then Crowley, White & Associates – now Crowley, White, Helmer & Sevig.

Deborah has a BA in Communications from Muhlenberg College in Allentown PA, and in her free time enjoys traveling with her spouse.


612-473-0812
dangelucci@familytreeclinic.org
Debra deNoyelles
Director of Advancement

Debra deNoyelles thinks we all deserve to live in a just and equitable world, one where the logic models fit on one page and the gen op is free-flowing. Debra is a strategic thinker, tenacious resource gatherer and unabashed believer in the power of collective community. She holds a BFA and MA in Art History from the University of Kansas, and has 18 years of experience building relationships and resources for nonprofits in Minnesota. Debra joined the staff of Family Tree in winter 2020.

She serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – MN Chapter and on the Advisory Board at Soo Visual Art Center. Debra is an enthusiastic amplifier who loves using social media for good. When she’s not posting, she spends time with her beloved friends and family, and her small dog Emmet.

612-473-0809
ddenoyelles@familytreeclinic.org
Bee Gehman
Deaf, DeafBlind, & Hard of Hearing Services Director

Bee Gehman, M.Ed., an AASECT certified sexuality educator, has a wealth of experience in providing sexual health education and professional training for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened, and American Sign Language communities. She holds a Bachelor's Degree Studio Art and Child Development and a Masters of Education degree in Human Sexuality. Bee is passionate about eliminating sexual health disparities among Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Late-Deafened and Hard of Hearing communities. Bethany enjoys connecting with people of all ages and identities through providing affirming and comprehensive sexuality education. Her favorite sexual health topic is teaching boundaries and consent. When she is not working hard, she is trying to keep the peace between her cats and tend to her many plants.


Video Phone: 651-964-1330
Text: 612-548-1794
bgehman@familytreeclinic.org

Clinic & Hotline

El Wilde
Patient Resources Manager
Matilda George
Care Coordinator RN
Ernie Hsu
Clinic Assistant & Prior Authorization Specialist
Brandon Jones
Clinic Operations Specialist
Kelsey Leonardsmith
Pediatric & Adolescent Transgender Hormone Care
Interim Medical Director
Rys Petersen
Medical Assistant
Mollie Heil
Medical Assistant
Marcela Sanchez
Front Desk Manager
Phyllis Wiener
Nurse Practitioner
Jenny Kluznik
Physician Assistant (PA)
Drew Totz
Medical Assistant
Kadie Fredell
Nurse Practitioner
Olly Scharpe
Clinic Assistant
Max Johnson
Patient Resources Specialist
Alexis Akre
Clinic Assistant
Kai Kelley
Clinic Assistant
Amanda Stephens
Care Coordinator RN
Nicci Williams
Welcome Desk
Xiomar Luna
Welcome Desk
Dylan Flunker
Project Manager

 

Community Outreach & Education

Jordyn Adeboye
Community Health Educator
jadeboye@familytreeclinic.org
Taylor Chambers
Juvenile Justice Sex Educator
tchambers@familytreeclinic.org
Sawyer Plotz
Sexual Health & Violence Prevention
Community Educator
splotz@familytreeclinic.org
Soniya Coutinho
Health Education Coordinator
scoutinho@familytreeclinic.org
Chandler Daily
Sex Educator
cdaily@familytreeclinic.org

 

Administration & Billing

Clive North
Finance Associate
cnorth@familytreeclinic.org
Harry Itie
Communications Manager
hitie@familytreeclinic.org
Yri Hansen
Billing Associate
yhansen@familytreeclinic.org
Jaffa Aharonov
Office & Technology Manager
jaharonov@familytreeclinic.org
Annie Schmitz
Development Manager
aschmitz@familytreeclinic.org