Housing and Outreach Program Manager
I have spent the last 20 years working with families, singles, and youth experiencing food insecurities and homeliness. I graduated from Metro State University with a bachelor degree in Human Services. Meeting each person where they are with strength based practices has always been my motto. The last 5 years working in a management role, supporting case mangers in the work they do while supporting the organization with funding and program decisions. Being a program manager you get a little bit of both worlds, while focusing on the mission. Happy to be part of the MoveFwd team.
Amanda is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) 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.
Homeless Youth Case Manager
Tina has worked in NonProfits, Corporate, and big organizations with lots of bureaucracy. That is when she found out what her real passion was going to be – working with communities, young people and those who are homeless and or in need of resources.. Most recently, Tina joined MoveFwd after working with homeless youth and people with disabilities where she assisted with obtaining essential life skills, helped people live independently, provided housing and job searches. Tina is passionate about helping people and will always be willing to help someone before herself. She is grateful for her family and especially her granddaughter who she hopes to leave a legacy of giving and selflessness.
TLP Case Manager
Tamika Black is the TLP Case Manager with MoveFwd. She had a background working with youth who are struggling to get their basic needs met. She is currently finishing her Bachelors in Mental health and Homelessness at Metro State University. Her passion in life is to help people become the best version of themselves, how this is accomplished by showing up everyday and being a supportive person. Fun fact, She has a minor in Anthropology and enjoys learning about culture and how it affects the whole person.
Homeless Youth Case Manager
Goldie Obasi currently serves as the Homeless Youth Case Manager at MoveFwd. She has a background in serving at-risk youth and families in the non-profit, education, and community sector, and has a degree in Counseling and Community Psychology and Human Relations in Multicultural Education. As a Nigerian American, Goldie understands the importance of knowing how one's cultural influences and enhances how one experiences the world.
Angela Porter, MSW, LGSW is the Senior Therapist at MoveFwd. She served as a clinical intern at the organization during her Master’s program. Angela completed a two year fellowship with the MN Psychoanalytic Institute and Clinic prior to accepting a full time therapist position at MoveFwd. She has been offering therapeutic services at the organization for over two years. Angela works from a strengths based, psychoanalytic frame. She enjoys her family, friends, animals, and the outdoors when she’s away from work.
Tina has a master's degree in social work from Boston University and is a licensed graduate social worker (LGSW). She has more than 10 years experience in human services working with youth and families in a variety of settings including as a school-based mental health therapist, in a day treatment program for children with autism, and as an employment counselor for youth and young adults. She has competencies in solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, and play therapy. Tina utilizes a client-centered approach and provides empathetic, relationship-based therapy to strengthen the wellbeing of youth and families. She is passionate about helping youth and young adults live authentically and feel secure, confident, and empowered. When she is not working, Tina enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, drinking coffee, practicing yoga, reading, and playing with her dogs.
Rachel has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Education. Her background includes 30 years working with nonprofits in operations, finances and staff support. When Rachel is not at MoveFwd, she spends time with her 3 grown children, traveling and taking her COVID-19 dog for long walks.