Family Tree Clinic


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.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Annie Schmitz
Director of Advancement

Annie Schmitz is a dedicated fundraising professional passionate about community. Before joining Family Tree, Annie was the Director of Programs and Research at Momentum Nonprofit Partners in Memphis, TN, where she coordinated capacity-building training to other nonprofits across a ten-county service area.

Annie previously served as Grants and Communications Coordinator at COA Youth & Family Centers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Managing Director at the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. In 2019, she graduated with a masters in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also holds a BA in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.

Annie is passionate about gender justice, racial justice, and LGBTQ rights. Please send her a note any time to connect!



Olly Scharpe
Clinic Assistant
Matilda George
Care Coordinator RN
Ernie Hsu
Prior Authorization Specialist
Brandon Jones
Clinic Operations Specialist
Xiomar Luna
Clinic Assistant
Rys Petersen
Medical Assistant
Mollie Heil
Medical Assistant
Kai Kelley
Clinic Assistant
Cheré Bergeron
Care Coordinator RN
Max Johnson
Patient Resources Coordinator
Alexis Akre
Clinic Assistant
Parvaneh Jefferson
Medical Assistant
Ari Kelley
Front Desk Manager
Dylan Flunker
Project Manager
Avi Marshall
Medical Assistant Manager
Venus Darling
Medical Assistant
Lidia Hadera
Medical Assistant
Ana Keller-Flores
Medical Assistant
Waralee Kantharak
Medical Assistant
Mae Johnson
Medical Assistant


Community Outreach, Education & Hotline

Sawyer Plotz
Health Mentor
Taylor Chambers
Juvenile Justice Sex Educator
Chandler Daily
Sex Educator
Nicci Willams
Community Engagement Program Coordinator
Jadea Luceni
Sex Educator
Paige Beto
Sex Educator
Rebecca Driker-Ohren
Hotline and Health Education Coordinator


Administration & Billing

Clive North
Finance Associate
Harry Itie
Communications Manager
Yri Hansen
Billing Associate
Jaffa Aharonov
Technology Manager
Jesse Kohler
Building Assistant