MoveFwd Staff

Sarah Granger

Executive Director

Sarah is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and the MoveFwd Executive Director. She previously served as Program Director at MoveFwd for 3 years. Sarah received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota. She has 20 years of experience working in nonprofit settings that serve youth and families.

Kesha Bradford

Housing and Outreach Program Manager

Kesha began working with MoveFwd in July 2017. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s of Arts in Liberal Learning from Marietta College. Kesha has 15 years experience working with at risk youth and young adults experiencing homelessness.

Amanda Bacon-Dwinell

Sr. Therapist

Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been with MoveFwd since 2013. She received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Psychological Services in 2004. Amanda provides individual and group therapy for adolescents and young adults. She utilizes narrative, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based approaches, while also focusing on interpersonal relationships and self-advocacy. Amanda welcomes creative emotional expression, inviting young people to share music, writing, and art in sessions.

Noemi Lopez


Noemi started working at MoveFwd in October 2015. She received her Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology from The University of Minnesota. Noemi has experience counseling students in high school and college settings.

Jason Weegmann

Case Manager

Jason started working as a case manager at MoveFwd in September 2018. He previously worked at an adult chemical dependency treatment facility for 4 years. Jason is pursuing a B.A. in social work through the College of St. Scholastica. When not working he enjoys spending time with his daughter, cooking, hiking and backpacking overseas.

Lilly Rotter


Lilly started working as a therapist with MoveFwd in September, 2018. Lilly received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota. Lilly has experience working with youth and young adults in school and community settings.