Our Team

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Elaine Tymchak

Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer
Elaine is a Brazilian native with almost 20 years of philanthropic and community development experience across much of the world. She has a Masters in International Development and Bachelors in Sociocultural Studies. Through teaching, advocacy, and challenging the status quo, she has dedicated her life to changing how the world does charity. An avid lover of people, knowledge, and the world’s diversity of culture, she is using her talents, experiences and networks to build a global movement through Cultivate.

Rebecca Morse

Program & Communications Manager
Rebecca graduated with a bachelor’s degree in World Politics. Prior to joining Cultivate, she volunteered with international students and refugee organizations for almost 20 years, and worked in the non-profit sector for 5 of those years. Her travels have led her to serve communities in the Dominican Republic, Bosnia and Tanzania.
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Sheila Daly

Communications & Administration Coordinator
Sheila is a brand-focused, customer advocate informed by valuing what is important to others. Her strength is knowing a company must have a distinct purpose and remain true to that purpose. Sheila joined a nonprofit in 1991, quickly seeing the impact that one small group can make when their work comes from the heart. Her education path includes; a BS in interior design and business administration, with certifications in organizational development, and alternative dispute resolution. Currently, Sheila assists nonprofits with their social media, branding, and operational efficiencies.
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Ryan Hertel

Board President
Product Line Director at Veolia
People gather for an opening event at the new United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities facility in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 11, 2019. 
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Jennifer Freeman

Founding Board Member
Professor of Arts & Theology at United Theological Seminary
Anthony Boaten

Anthony Boaten

Board Member
Adjunct Faculty - Operations and Supply Chain Management at Western Wyoming College
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Maintaining the trust of our supporters and stakeholders is our priority. Our Board of Directors have implemented policies and procedures that ensure accountability in our governance, financial management, programs, and the administration of our mission. These policies ensure that we maintain proper systems for the health of our organization. All our policies are available for public review when requested. We are also happy to discuss any questions or concerns at any time. Please contact us at hello@cultivatetraining.org to request our policies or to request a meeting, or if you prefer, please contact our Board President directly at board@cultivatetraining.org.