Dan Pfarr is the CEO of 180 Degrees. He has formerly held significant positions at The Bridge for Youth, Bolder Options and Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He has a MSW in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine and B.A. in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas. In addition, Pfarr is the Chair of the state-wide Mental Health Protocol Team (Safe Harbors), a National Board Member for MANY (Mid Atlantic Network for Youth), a member of the National Advisory Council, True Colors Foundation, and Forty to None Project. He is also the 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. Kit works 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 that nonprofits have ample financial resources now, and in the years to come. Kit has twenty-five years’ experience as a leader in Twin Cities’ social services, arts, and philanthropic organizations. She earned an MA in Arts Administration and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Kit currently serves on the board of directors for the Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice, and Social Justice Transformation.
Ryan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Concordia College, before going on to earn his MBA through Ashford University. Ryan has previous 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 managed all aspects of Human Resources.
Girma Yimam has more than twenty years of experience in financial, administrative, and business management with a strong focus in the non-profit sector. Prior to joining 180 Degrees, Girma served Community Action Partnership Agency of Scott Carver Dakota counties as its Finance Manager for five year. He was responsible for planning, directing, and organizing all financial, accounting, and operations functions, including budgeting and reporting on more than fifty federal, state and local government grants. Girma’s past 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.