Megan Teare

Megan Teare has been working in the community development field for 25 years. She is currently a managing director with the Wells Fargo Community Lending and Investment group where she manages the program that provides enterprise-level capital to community development financial institutions (CDFIs), minority depository institutions (MDIs), and nonprofit housing developers. Megan also serves as a

Andrea Callendar

In her role Andrea focuses on talent acquisition, full-cycle recruitment, and onboarding. Writing job descriptions and employee engagement.

Christine Lian

I joined Nexus in 2023 as an Administrative Assistant. In my role I provide support to the operations team, assisting with office management and database maintenance.

Olivia Funkhouser Reynolds

I joined Nexus as the Grant Admin Assistant for the Open Road Fund. I support the grant making process that provides funds intended to help the Black communities in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota build generation wealth.

Sherine Onukwuwe

Sherine Onukwuwe is a media producer, photographer, vocalist and graduate of Temple University’s Film and Media Arts program. Her career as a producer in front of and behind the camera spans over 30 years. She has produced numerous documentaries for a variety of nonprofits, government agencies, small businesses and fellow creatives. She engages in work

Duaba Unenra

Duaba is the Grants Manager for the Open Road Fund. He helps to coordinate everything related to grantmaking operations for the fund. Duaba also facilitates the process design of the fund, in collaboration with the ORF Team and community members. His work contributes to Nexus’ greater efforts in Community Wealth Building, Self-Authorship, and Ownership.

Sook Jin Ong

I co-direct Reclaiming Our Own Time (ROOT) with Rosalva Hernandez. Growing from the wisdom and work of Rest as a pathway towards liberation and justice movement, the work of ROOT envisions ecosystems of wellness, rest, and rejuvenation for BIPOC changemakers. This work supports BIPOC leaders towards dreaming, reconnecting with self, visioning, and resting as a means to value our gifts and restorative cycles. We also aspire to strengthen and build the capacity of organizations and movements to hold that healing space.

Rosalva Mujwid Hernandez

I co direct ROOT (Reclaiming Our Own Time) with Sook Jin Ong.

Growing from the wisdom and work of Rest as a pathway towards liberation and justice movement, the work of ROOT envisions ecosystems of wellness, rest, and rejuvenation for BIPOC changemakers. This work supports BIPOC leaders towards dreaming, reconnecting with self, visioning, and resting as a means to value our gifts and restorative cycles. We also aspire to strengthen and build the capacity of organizations and movements to hold that healing space.