Saint Paul, Minn., Aug. 15, 2022—The Arc Minnesota and Arc’s Value Village are honored to announce the election of Tim Allen (Dominium) as new co-chair of the Board of Directors. He joins co-chair Nate Scott in leading the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors also welcomes newcomers Bryan Boyce, Muneer Karcher-Ramos, and Roy Adams.
“The Arc Minnesota is near and dear to me,” says Allen whose family has utilized resources at The Arc Minnesota. Allen has been on the board since 2010, as well as served as chair for the Arc Gala in 2019. “As a strong and stable organization, now is the time for The Arc Minnesota to work towards realizing our new vision, grow to serve more Minnesotans.”
Bryan Boyce (Cow Tipping Press) and Muneer Karcher-Ramos (The City of Saint Paul’s Office of Financial Empowerment) were elected to the board during the 2022 Annual Meeting. Roy Adams (Ramsey County Community Corrections) was appointed to the board by CEO of The Arc Minnesota and Arc’s Value Village, Andrea Zuber.
“For me, joining The Arc Minnesota board was very personal,” says Karcher-Ramos, whose son is Autistic. “I’ve served on lots of different boards where I am [an] expert or that align with my career. As I looked to join this board, my first foot forward was personal—the work of The Arc impacts my son, our family, and the broader disability community.”
Drawing from the principles of Disability Justice, The Arc Minnesota’s values framework, and feedback from key stakeholders, The Arc Minnesota’s board of directors help inform and guide The Arc Minnesota’s work. Board members provide essential support and guidance through lived experience as people with disabilities, family members of people with disabilities, service providers, and more. Additionally, they help make sure The Arc Minnesota connects with every region, honoring the unique communities that exist across the state.
“I believe we will live in unique times, and I am honored to be in a position to impact the future of the narrative surrounding Disability Justice and racial justice,” says Adams.
The Arc Minnesota is a statewide nonprofit organization that works to promote and protect the human rights of people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, actively supporting them and their families in a lifetime of full inclusion and participation in their communities. People with disabilities and their families trust The Arc for information, assistance, education, and public policy leadership. For more information, visit www.arcminnesota.org