Board of Directors + Team
Shehla Mushtaq, Co-chair
Shehla has been on the board of SE-MSP since 2016. She takes great joy in bringing the elements of her learnings and experience together to drive and support SE-MSP’s mission of building a purpose-driven economy.
From leading a successful start-up to working in a Fortune 500 global organization, the core elements to Shehla’s work involve systems thinking, problem solving and maximizing the potential of people, process and technology, to develop solutions that address an organization’s operational challenges. Shehla is the Chief Operations Officer at Collectivity Before that she spent much of her career leading the technical implementation of large-scale Business Process Outsourcing Solutions for various governments around the world. Shehla holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. A native of Pakistan, Shehla has been calling Minnesota home for the past 30 years!
Donte Curtis, Co-Chair
Donte Curtis is the Owner of Catch Your Dream Consulting where he inspires and trains individuals and teams, nationwide, on leadership development, racial equity, anti-racism, and making practical change. Donte brings his 14 years of facilitation and speaking experience with an expectation of getting you energized, you taking practical action and finding hope for a better tomorrow. He currently is a Co Chair on the Board of Directors at Social Enterprise Alliance MSP, which supports the purpose driven economy.
Donte lives a life that is dedicated to leadership, social justice and liberation and is probably one of the most energetic people you will ever meet. Donte resides in Saint Paul, MN with his wife, Rachel and two dogs, King and Moose.
Ashley Brown, Secretary
Ashley is a sustainability enthusiast passionate about developing and implementing solutions to environmental and social issues. She has a Master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship and Change from Pepperdine University. Her professional background includes project management, sales, team leadership, community outreach, disaster humanitarian aid, and teaching English as a foreign language, and has worked with organizations of all sizes, from non-profits, social enterprises, start-ups, and fortune 500 companies. Ashley loves adventure and has spent time living, working, and traveling around the world exploring new places, cultures, and local foods. She lives in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis with her husband and dog.
Scott Cole, Treasurer
Scott, CEO/Co-founder of Collectivity, is a seasoned executive with 35+ years of blended experience leading for-profit, nonprofit, education, social enterprise, and cooperative organizations to deliver high impact outcomes. He is committed to alleviating chronic social problems by building the capacities of community based organizations to work collaboratively to accelerate and amplify their missions.
Scott helps clients and partners to connect to individuals, nonprofits and foundations to create Collective Impact. He has served his faith community for 40+ years as a youth lay leader, finance & stewardship member, and 3 term Church Council member (currently treasurer).
Dan Woychick, Board Member
Dan Woychick is a designer and creative strategist with 30+ years experience helping mission-driven organizations with research, strategy, and campaigns that raise awareness, inspire donors, and move people to action. His work as owner of Woychick Design is characterized by creative collaboration and a keen understanding of how to shape audience perceptions and behavior. He has served as a board member for several organizations, and is a past president of AIGA Minnesota. He helped launch an initiative to ignite, accelerate and amplify design-driven social change as an advisory board member of Design for Good. And he continues to protect and preserve Minneapolis Parks through LoveMplsParks and the Posters for Parks show. His work has been recognized in local and national competitions, and on his mom’s refrigerator.
Ashleyn Przedwiecki, ex-officio
Ashleyn is an event producer, designer, and creative social entrepreneur with expertise in visual communications, sustainable design, and social impact strategy. She leads Social Enterprise MSP as the Community Manager, organizing all activities in concert with the board. She is currently working on a Masters in Sustainable Design from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, combining her passions for cultivating and designing spaces with her pursuit of creating a positive social and environmental impact. She proudly serves as a volunteer member of Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, to gather young leaders from around the world to engage in driving change in their communities and leads the North American Caribbean teams for the Shaping Fashion Initiative.
Maggie Miland, Program and Partnership Director, ex-officio
Maggie is a community builder, founder, and big believer in the social economy as a way to address some of our biggest social and environmental challenges. After obtaining her B.A. in International Relations from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, Maggie dove into the social impact sector in Canada working with Realize Strategies, and ended up on steering committees for B Corp Leadership Development conferences and Brands for Better, as well as serving on the board for Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada. Prior to joining SE-MSP, Maggie worked at the intersection of education, technology, and international development at TechChange, a social enterprise dedicated to using design thinking in virtual learning environments. Maggie loves a good cup of tea, art nights with friends, and is either riding her bike or climbing in her spare time.