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, Pfarr is chair of the state-wide Mental Health Protocol Team (Safe Harbors), a National Board Member for MANY (Mid Atlantic Network for Youth), 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. Pfarr serves on the board of Robbinsdale Little League and enjoys spending time coaching baseball.
Kit Briem serves as Chief Advancement Officer at 180 Degrees, working with donors who support 180 Degrees’ mission to help individuals turn their lives around. She is motivated to connect donors with their passions to ensure nonprofits have ample financial resources both now and in the years to come. Kit has 25 years’ experience as a leader in Twin Cities’ social services, arts, and philanthropic organizations. She earned an an MBA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an MA in Arts Administration. Kit currently serves on the board of directors for the Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice & Social Transformation.
Ryan earned his MBA through Ashford University and his BA at Concordia College. Ryan previously worked at St. Paul Public Schools, where he was heavily involved in handling Employee Relations and Performance Management issues, as well being involved in contract negotiations. Most recently, Ryan was an HR Manager for an advertising firm in Minneapolis, where he was responsible for all aspects of Human Resources.
Girma Yimam has more than 20 years' experience in financial, administrative, and business management with a strong focus in the non-profit sector. Prior to joining 180 Degrees, Girma served for five years as Finance Manager for Community Action Partnership Agency of Scott, Carver, Dakota Counties (CAP), 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 includes finance, business management, and auditing in Africa and Canada. He earned a BSC in Accounting and Marketing from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.