We are pleased to announce that Sandy Parnell, MSW, has joined our Client Service staff at the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) in the role of Director of Education.
Sandy comes to LFM after 23 years at the School of Social Work at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas and brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge of the nonprofit sector, gained from professional roles as an educator, social worker and community builder.
Throughout her career, Sandy has worked with an array of community-based organizations including the Center for Changing Lives, Domestic Abuse Project, Family Partnership, Lutheran Social Services, and St. Joseph’s Home for Children.
Sandy has also been active in community building efforts such as Empty Bowls Project to end hunger, Meals on Wheels, and the Nicollet Avenue Mural Project, among others. Sandy has a passion for creating sculptures out of found objects as well as for traveling. She and her partner have two daughters, and live in south Minneapolis.
As Director of Education, Sandy will lead efforts related to individual and public education through outreach and supportive services. “Sandy strongly believes in the power of education and support as tools for empowerment and connection,” said Jennifer Monroe, LFM President, “and we see these as vital elements towards achieving our vision of ‘A World Without Lupus.’”
Sandy can be reached at 952-746-5151 or [email protected].