MoveFwd Staff

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Lydia Kihm

Executive Director

Executive Director Lydia Kihm joined MoveFwd in 1997 and has more than forty years’ experience in corporate management, marketing, and non-profit development and management. She is a graduate of Ohio University. Before joining MoveFwd in 1997, she was Volunteer and Development Director at Person to Person in Minneapolis.

Sarah Granger

Program Director

Sarah is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and the MoveFwd Program Director. Previously she served as the MoveFwd Senior Counselor. Sarah received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota. She has more than 15 years of experience working with youth and their families in school and community settings.

Amanda Bacon-Dwinell

Sr. Counselor

Amanda received her Master of Arts degree in counseling and psychological services from Saint Mary’s University. Amanda has more than 13 years of experience working with young adults and their families in hospital and community settings.

Carley Kammerer

Drop-in Advocate and Homeless Youth Case Manager

Carley is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, School of Social Work (BSW/LSW). She has experience with street outreach and mentoring of homeless youth.

Noemi Lopez


Noemi received her master's degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She has more than five years' experience working with youth and young adults, in schools, colleges, and community settings.

Lawrence Nutter


Lawrence received his master’s degree of Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University. His undergraduate degree is in Psychology and Theater Arts. Lawrence’s counseling experience includes working with individuals, couples and families.

Na king Xiong

Homeless Youth Case Manager

Na has a B.A. in Family Social Science and is working towards her M.A. in Family Education, both at the University of Minnesota. Her experience has been working with youth in local high schools.

Rachel Young

Housing Manager

Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Bethel University and a master’s in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. Rachel’s experience includes working with young people in both school and community settings.