The Minneapolis Foundation
Director of Catalyst Initiative
Suzanne Koepplinger is Director of the Catalyst Initiative at the Minneapolis Foundation. Catalyst’s purpose is to honor and foster culturally authentic self-care practices to advance health and well-being. Previously she served ten years as the executive director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, where she led the first research and community response in the country to address sex trafficking of American Indian women and girls. Suzanne holds a M.A. in the Art of Leadership from Augsburg University and has extensive international experience as a trainer and public speaker. She is happiest when on a remote river or hiking trail.