Get to Know Us
Jeff Washburne has served as the Executive Director of the CLCLT since November of 2002. He previously worked at Twin Cities Neighborhood Housing Services from 1997 - 2002, serving as the Executive Director the latter 2 years.
Prior to his nonprofit housing experience, Jeff worked as a construction supervisor and trainer for a residential construction firm in South Korea, a YMCA Program Manager in New Mexico, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras. He serves on the boards at NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, Minneapolis Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), Land Bank Twin Cities (LBTC), Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPHC), and the MN Community Land Trust Coalition (MNCLTC).
Jeff graduated from DePauw University (BA) and has a MA in Public Administration from Hamline University. He lives in South Minneapolis.
Sheng joined the CLCLT in 2016 as the Program Associate after having worked in a volunteer capacity to assist the Operations Director since 2015.
In her role as Engagement Coordinator, Sheng is responsible for coordinating homeowner events and training.
Sheng also utilizes her role as an existing CLCLT homeowner to advocate on behalf of the organization. Sheng lives with her family in North Minneapolis.
Commercial Land Trust Initiative Program Director
Domonique Jones joined the CLCLT in 2019 as the Program Director overseeing the Commercial Land Trust Initiative. Prior to coming to the CLCLT Domonique was the Program Manager at Meda, where she launched the Meda Mini MBA Program which was an accelerator for business owners of color. Prior to her non-profit experience, Domonique owned a business in the Mall of America called Drop N' Shop: Child Entertainment Center, and currently owns a talent management and logistics company. Domonique spent nearly 8 years in the corporate sector, working for Cargill and United Health Group. Domonique holds a BA in International Management, Social Justice with a concentration in Law, Legal Studies and received a Paralegal and Spanish Proficiency certification from Hamline University. She also holds an MBA in Project Management, Management Information Systems, and Finance as well as a Project Management certification From Metropolitan State University. Domonique is Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt Certified with over 12 years of project management experience. Domonique currently serves as co-chair on the Association for Black Economic Power Board of Directors.
Charlesha McRoy joined the CLCLT in July of 2020 and serves as Administrative Coordinator overseeing office administrative duties, intaking applications, financial calculations, Financial record keeping. Prior to coming to CLCLT Charlesha spent 7 years working for a Nonprofit Organization and has a strong business administration background in surgical medical field. Charlesha also is a graduate from Metropolitan State University (St.Paul) holding a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and two Minors of Entrepreneurship and Organizational Communications. Charlesha values are Leading with a positive professional attitude, Humility, teamwork, good work ethic, and continuous learning. Charlesha was born and raised in the Minneapolis area and now resides in North Minneapolis.
Staci Horwitz joined the CLCLT in March of 2006 and serves currently as the Operations Director overseeing homeownership programming as well as the organization's property development projects. Prior to her work with the CLCLT, Staci served as president of a small software technology firm, grant writing consultant, youth specialist, and medical sales consultant.
Staci also has experience in nonprofit administration; program development, implementation and evaluation; small business financial management; contract management; computer network design and support; and facilitating workshops on financing, community land trust stewardship, and homeowner engagement. Outside of her work with the CLCLT, Staci has facilitated various workshops for NeighborWorks® America and Grounded Solutions Network.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Dietetics from the College of St. Scholastica and lives in North Minneapolis.
As of January 2020, Mollie Mosman joined the CLCLT as the full-time Financial Manager. Prior to making this shift, Mollie served as the consultant financial manager for the CLCLT since 2010. She also provides or has provided services to Juxtaposition Arts, Native American Community Development Initiative, and the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center. Initially working for the CLCLT approximately 5 hours a week, Mollie is now full-time with the CLCLT. Mollie in lives North Minneapolis.
Jennifer Sturtz was hired in October of 2013 and as CLCLT’s Program Manager Jennifer assists buyers through the application process and supports the invoicing process with funders for HIP rehab. Jennifer is also responsible for doing quite a bit of CLCLT’s communications.
Prior to working at CLCLT, Jennifer worked in the public sector as a Marketing Coordinator for UnitedHealth Group in Medicare markets, and as a Corporate Communication Specialist for Allianz Life Insurance in fixed life and annuities.
Jennifer graduated with B.A.s in Religion and Elementary Education from Wartburg College in Iowa.
Broker-City of Lakes Community Realty
Osborne Strickland has been working with the CLCLT since 2011 in his capacity as a housing counselor for 1st Home Network, a housing counseling and educational non-profit organization under his leadership. Osborne became the Broker of CLCLT’s newly developed real estate subsidiary, City of Lakes Community Realty, in 2016 and serves in that capacity to present. Osborne has a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas-Austin, a MA degree in Business/Hospital Administration from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a JD degree in law from University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to being a realtor since 2012, Osborne’s other professional experiences include: the practice of law in Wisconsin, and leadership roles at the Wisconsin Catholic Hospital Association (director of public policy) in Madison; the Benedictine Health System (vice-president in charge of strategic planning, hospital and nursing home acquisitions) in Duluth, the Allina Health System (vice-present in regional services division) in Minneapolis, and St. Francis Regional Medical Center (vice-president for human resources and business development) in Shakopee. Osborne’s entrepreneurial experience includes past ownership of four (4) franchise restaurants. Osborne currently serves on the Board of Directors of Model Cities of St. Paul, a community development and social service non-profit agency in Saint Paul, MN.