Franklin Center Staff
Allison Barosko, Project Manager
Allison is the project manager for Franklin Center. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Administration from Northwestern University. She has extensive experience managing payroll, benefits, and HRIS from positions at MacPhail, Caribou Coffee, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Macalester. She has volunteered in the Children’s Minnesota Families As Partners program for over 10 years. Her long-term assignments have included serving on the Patient and Family Education Council and serving on a quality improvement team for the NICU, dedicated to improving the outcomes of premature infants through increased parent participation.
Georgette Benton, Facilities and Technology Manager
Georgette is the Facilities and Technology Manager at Franklin Center. She has been with Franklin Center since 2013. In her role, she manages all the technology as well as facilities management.
Drew Coursin, Development Director
Drew is the Development Director at Franklin Center. He is a relationship-focused leader with a rich background in fundraising and communications, having served as a legal advisor to entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders. Drew has a passion for philanthropy, founding a comprehensive nonprofit services consultancy and sharing his expertise as an author and presenter on current trends in the field. Beyond his professional achievements, Drew is a dedicated volunteer, mentor, and board member. When not in the nonprofit world, Drew enjoys the great outdoors, savoring coffee, baking, and wrangling his twin toddlers!
Joe keeps our school running smoothly by providing cleaning, upkeep, and security, and by taking care of our students and staff’s needs. He partners with high school students who gain custodial experience through in-school jobs. Joe came to Franklin Center after working as a custodian at St. Stephen’s Catholic School in Anoka for 10 years. Prior to that, Joe worked in maintenance.
Terese is the Development Manager at Franklin Center. With years of experience in several community-building nonprofits, Terese has spearheaded many impactful initiatives, cultivated strong partnerships, and mobilized resources to address pressing needs in our community. She is passionate about community empowerment, inclusion, and accessibility. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and learning new gastronomies, powerlifting, and hiking in the Pacific Northwest.
Paul Gloudemans, Admissions Director
Paul is the Admissions Coordinator at Franklin Center. He graduated with a B.A. in Advertising from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. After many years of working in marketing roles for large corporations, such as Best Buy and LifeTime Fitness, he decided to pursue a career in education. Paul received his teaching certification from the University of St. Thomas and spent a few years in the classroom prior to transitioning into an admissions role at Franklin Center.
Abby Hallstrom, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Board of Trustees
Abby is the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Board of Trustees. She graduated in 2020 from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and HR Management. Before coming to the Franklin Center she worked with the Mankato Clinic in revenue management. Outside of work she enjoys going on hikes with her family dogs, golfing, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Chloe Herzog, Enrichment Program Manager
Chloe is the Enrichment Program Manager for Franklin Center. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a minor in Technical Writing. Prior to Franklin Center, Chloe worked as a Communications Assistant at the Institute of Child Development and was a Teacher Assistant at Step-by-Step Montessori. In her free time, Chloe enjoys camping, biking, and spending time with loved ones.
Veda Nadem, Bookkeeper
Veda is the Bookkeeper at Franklin Center. Previously, she worked at United Nations Office for Project Services as a Project Support Officer, handling World Bank grant budgets, financial reports, audits, and other project-related tasks. Veda has eight years of experience in Finance and Project Management. She received her Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Peshawar in Pakistan.
Karla Przybylski, Human Resources Manager
Karla is the Human Relations Manager at Franklin Center. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI. Karla has over 15 years of experience in client satisfaction, management, human resources, and small business operations. She has been a part of Franklin Center for over 7 years, working in both HR and Franklin Therapy.
Kim Snow, Executive Director
Kim the Executive Director of Franklin Center. She has over 20 years of experience in advertising, marketing strategy, and client services from positions at Fallon, Cargill and Food IQ. Kim earned her MBA in marketing from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and a B.A. from Skidmore College. She has two children, one in high school at Franklin Academy, and another at Orono High School.
Molly Telijohn, Finance and Operations VP
Molly is the VP of Finance and Operations at Franklin Center. She comes to the Franklin Center bringing a strong knowledge of accounting and non-profits and was most recently a CFO at a non-profit in the south metro. She graduated with a B.A. in accounting from Gustavus Adolphus College and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Richard Ullman, Custodian
Michelle Williams, Grant Writer
Michelle is the Grant Writer at Franklin Center. She earned a B.A. in English from Georgetown University and holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Prior to making the shift to Advancement, she was an English teacher and Department Chair at independent schools in the South. Her greatest job, however, is as the parent of a Franklin Academy student.
GraceYemma-Tschumper, Office Coordinator
Grace is the Office Coordinator at Franklin Center. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in English and a minor in creative writing. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring the outdoors or jumping into a new book.