Dan Pfarr is the CEO of 180 Degrees. He formerly held significant positions at The Bridge for Youth, Bolder Options, and Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He has an MSW in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine and a BA in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas. In addition, Dan is chair of the state-wide Mental Health Protocol Team (Safe Harbors), Board President for of the Youth Collaboratory (formerly MANY), a national youth advocacy orgranization, and a member of the National Advisory Council for the Forty to None Project of Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund. He is also former president of the Youth Intervention Program Association. Dan serves on the board of Robbinsdale Little League and enjoys spending time coaching baseball.
Girma Yimam serves as the Chief Operating Officer for 180 Degrees. He has more than 20 years' experience in financial, administrative, and business management with a strong focus in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining 180 Degrees, Girma served for five years as Finance Manager for Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Scott, Carver, Dakota Counties, where he was responsible for planning, directing, and organizing all financial, accounting, and operations functions, including budgeting and reporting on more than 50 federal, state, and local government grants. Girma’s experience also expands to finance, business management, and auditing in Africa and Canada. Girma earned a BSC in Accounting and Marketing from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.
Janet Hallaway, Director of Advancement at 180 Degrees, brings over twenty-five years' experience advancing the mission of non-profit organizations by engaging donors, community members, and organizations in mission-driven philanthropy. Prior to joining 180 Degrees, Janet held leadership roles at The Bridge for Youth and Gillette Children's Hospital Foundation. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Janet has also held leadership roles in the for-profit sector including The Rockport Shoe Company, G.H. Bass Inc., and NordicTrack. Janet earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College.
Richard Coffey, Programs Director at 180 Degrees, is a businessman, entrepreneur, and former professional athlete who played basketball with the University of Minnesota Gophers and Minnesota Timberwolves. After his stint in the NBA, Richard continued his basketball career, playing and coaching in Europe and Asia. He also served for three years in the United States Army as an Airborne Paratrooper—a member of the first to fight last to fall 82nd Airborne. Richard believes "average is your enemy," and his ultimate goal is to assist others as they discover and utilize their talents to meet challenges and solve problems. He brings strong leadership and coaching skills to the 180 Degrees Programs team.