Staff

To reach NIEBNA board members or staff, please send an email to: [email protected].


Michael Jon Olson, NIEBNA Coordinator, provides management and organizational development services to community engagement organizations in the Twin Cities. Over the course of his career he has worked with several neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul including Ventura Village, Seward Neighborhood Group, Longfellow Community Council, Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhood Association, and Hamline Midway Coalition. When he isn't working, he enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, hiking, gardening, bicycling, coffee, wine, and beer. He lives with his wife (Julie), son (Jake), and dog (Max).

Brenda Delaney, NIEBNA Coordinator, provides administrative and organizational development services. Over the course of her career, she’s been working in nonprofits in the supportive housing sector for the last 14 years. When she isn’t working she loves to knit, bike, and travel to warm destinations. Brenda lives with her partner and daughter and pet Shiba Inu in South Minneapolis.

Alisa Matheson, Communications and Outreach Specialist, loves coffee, deep conversations, snuggles with her kid, justice on the street and geeking out about designing surveys and websites. She is based out of South Minneapolis, MN, and after 10 years in the nonprofit world, she became a full-time family photographer + contractor in 2019. She loves what she does can’t wait to connect with you!