The WeMN Board of Directors is comprised of eight members who each serve a two-year term. WeMN board members are volunteers and contribute to the organization in their area of expertise. Members are nominated to serve by other board members or members of the organization. WeMN board members are voted in by the current WeMN Board of Directors.
Amalia Moreno-Damgaard - President & CEO
Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is an award-winning author and chef entrepreneur born and raised in Guatemala City with a prior career in trade finance and international banking. She provides individuals and companies with a taste and understanding of Latin culture’s nuances through healthy gourmet cuisine and culture education. Amalia shares her passion through consulting, bilingual speaking engagements, writing, and healthy culinary experiences.
Amalia is the spokesperson for Crystal Farms line of Hispanic cheeses and works as a consultant with General Mills culinary team and other companies. She writes for Minnesota Business Magazine and is a regular media contributor.Giving back has always been at the forefront of Amalia’s activities. She fosters women entrepreneurship through WeMN and its mentoring program where she has been a mentor to aspiring women entrepreneurs. She serves on the board of the American Diabetes Association-MN, Common Hope and DepartSmart. She has a masters in international business with a concentration on culture from St. Louis University and is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and of the National Speakers Association-MN (NSA).
Amalia Moreno - Damgaard
Jenn Espinosa-Goswami - Secretary
Jenn Espinosa-Goswami is a former fat girl turned accidental health coach and motivational speaker. She inspires moms to achieve body bliss in just minutes a day using their innate power to transform instead of products or gym memberships.
A graduate of the Augsburg Master's Degree in Leadership program, Jenn is passionate about creating opportunities for self-development in every day ways. A former Toastmasters International officer and mentor, she believes that knowledge is useless unless it is shared with others, either through her speaking programs, articles, or videos. Jenn is excited to serve on the WeMN board.
Jenn's 100 pound weight loss story was featured on First for Women, Half Size Me, Diets in Review and she has contributed articles to Women's Health, Spry Living and Prevention. She is most proud of her two beautiful daughters, and prefers bean burritos to burgers. When not speaking or coaching clients, she loves to dance in her living room, lift heavy weights, travel, and read 8 books every month.Jenn Espinosa-Goswami
Nikki Abramson - Programming & Events Director
Nikki Abramson is passionate, inspires others, and helps others make positive changes along their life’s journey. Her company, Renew Hope, offers inspirational speaking, life coaching, workshops, and performance-based teaching.
Nikki is the author of the book “I Choose Hope: Overcoming Challenges with Faith and Positivity” and "Hope for Today." She is also an international adoptee who battles several rare medial conditions and brings hope to the world. Her one-woman show, “No Limits,” debuts in August 2016 clearly depicts these life challenges and demonstrates that there truly are no limits or boundaries to life.
Combining life stories, personal experiences, teaching strategies, motivation, and encouragement, Nikki engages and captivates audiences to think about their own life and how they can renew hope. Her presentation comes through the lens of both a teacher and performer. Earning her BA in elementary and early childhood education from Bethel University, Nikki teaches others how to live in the moment and how to be grateful for each moment.
She is active in her community through the advisory council for CaringBridge.org, board chair of the Resource Committee of Adopted Adults, youth coach for her church, and Mentoring in Business Leadership through Bethel. Nikki also tutors and teaches acting/improve/choreographing through various theatre companies including Upstream Arts and Bloomington Civic Theatre.