Our Team

Becky Afazli, Administrative Manager & Volunteer Coordinator

Becky Afzali, Administrative Manager & Volunteer Coordinator, BA

Becky graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and a minor in Political Science. After graduation, she lived and worked for two years in Slovakia where she taught high school English language and history through a program affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Prior to joining FCNN in June 2014, she held various administrative and operations management positions at a chain of local bicycle shops in Chicago, IL.

becky@fcnntc.org - 651-204-0904

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Wanda Alexander, Founding Officer, RN, MPH, FCN

Wanda graduated from the University of Iowa with a BSN. She was awarded the Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health and Public Health Nursing by the University of Minnesota. She has worked as a public health nurse and public health nurse consultant with the City of Milwaukee, State of Indiana, City of St. Louis and Hennepin County. She has extensive nonprofit organization development experience having founded the Girls Clubs of St Louis and the Faith Community Nurse Network of the Greater Twin Cities. She is currently employed by Hennepin County and assigned full time to supporting the work of FCNN.

wanda.alexander@hennepin.us - 612-280-3155

Abby Jessen, Administrative Assistant

Abby Jessen, Administrative Assistant, BA

Abby graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Linguistics. She held an office assistant position at the Iowa City Senior Center throughout college. Prior to joining the FCNN team in November 2016, she served for two years as an AmeriCorps member coordinating mentoring programs for returning citizens and subsequently taught English in France to under-served middle school students.

abby@fcnntc.org - 651-204-0904

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Cheryl Lanigan, Stepping On Program Director, MA, BSN, PHN, FCN

Cheryl received her BSN from the University of Minnesota and MA (Health and Human Services) from Saint Mary's University in Winona, MN.  She is recently retired from a greater than 40 year career of providing either direct care or administration focused in infant and adult critical care and public health.  Cheryl is the FCN at Grace University Lutheran Church and a Stepping On Leader.

cheryl@fcnntc.org - 952-607-9820