Meet the Leadership
Connie Moore, Executive Director
Connie Moore began her career over 30 years ago as a volunteer at an emergency shelter for battered women. She has held a variety of positions in organizations addressing social justice issues working to eliminate all forms of oppression. Throughout her career, she has served as a member of numerous county, state and national initiatives providing leadership in creating public policies and resources that address the needs of victims of domestic and sexual violence and workforce development for low-income households.
Margaret Andersen, Administrative Director
Margaret has more than twenty-five years’ experience in human resources and office administration. Before joining Alexandra House as Administrative Director in 2001, she held several positions at various financial institutions, including as a branch manager, licensed life insurance agent and Series 6/63 securities broker.
Jackie Bridgeman, Community Program Manager
Jackie began at Alexandra House as one of the original staff providing legal advocacy for survivors of domestic violence. After leaving Alexandra House, Jackie continued her work in the community, first as a coordinator for the Coon Rapids Youth First Initiative, and then as a family law paralegal. Jackie returned to Alexandra House in 2010 to continue her work with survivors of domestic violence, with an additional focus on community education.
Jeff Bieniek, Facility Manager
Jeff initially joined Alexandra House as a volunteer before taking the position of Facility Manager in January 2017. He oversees the Alexandra House Blaine facility and shelter kitchen. His prior work experience included 17 years as an accountant and 15 years as a chef where he primarily worked in corporate dining. True to his passion of cooking, Jeff holds an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts. He enjoys keeping busy and working his ‘projects’. He is a very active member of his church in Fridley, cooks once a month for Family Table and if Redeemer needs cooking to be done, he is the go to person. He loves working at Alexandra House, and admits he has a great deal yet to learn about the organization. He enjoy telling the kids and mom’s his “bad jokes”, showing them his totally awesome card tricks, interacting with them, playing cards, and holding the little babies. Jeff has been married to his beautiful bride Julie for 20 years and has three grown children Brianna, Dillon, and Nicole and a very protective dog Bella.
Tina Bronson, Communications Marketing Director
Tina joined Alexandra House, Inc. in June 2014 as the Communications Marketing Director. Tina has nearly 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, focusing on capacity building through long-term charitable contributions, marketing, communications, and public awareness campaigns. Prior to joining Alexandra House, Tina has served a number of non-profit organizations in various Marketing and Development roles; such as Cancer Support Community – Arizona, YWCA Maricopa County, Banner Health, Curry County United Way in New Mexico, and the Greater Twin Cities United Way. Tina resides in Anoka County with her husband, a retired Air Force service member, and two children.
Megan Close, Community Program Supervisor
Megan joined Alexandra House in 2015. She is currently supervising staff members who provide legal advocacy and youth services. Megan began her work in the anti-sexual assault and anti-domestic violence fields as a volunteer for Central MN Sexual Assault Center. From there she worked at The Sexual Violence Center, which served Hennepin, Scott, and Carver counties, and most recently at The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education at The University of MN. Megan’s passions include; prevention, leadership, and social justice and her hope is to be an ally and accomplice to all survivors.
Jenny Green, Housing and Supportive Services Director
Jenny began at Alexandra House in 1991 after graduating with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. During her tenure, Jenny served in a number of capacities, from providing advocacy to youth residing in the emergency shelter to supervising shelter staff, before becoming the Housing and Supportive Services Director in 2001. She oversees the emergency shelter, follow-up services, therapy, support groups, and the newly developed abuse in later life services. Jenny currently chairs the Anoka County Heading Home Committee and is active on numerous committees that address the issue of homelessness, as it relates specifically to victims of violence.
Cheryl Keene, Evening Shelter Supervisor
Cheryl Keene initially joined Alexandra House as a volunteer and served as an intern and Relief Staff Advocate before taking the position of Evening Shelter Supervisor in 2016. In her previous careers, she held leadership positions with Target Corporation and Anoka County Community Action-Head Start. She has been a Support Group facilitator for sexual assault survivors, served on the Domestic and Sexual Violence Coalition of Anoka County, and is passionate about working with the great staff and community members at Alexandra House to eradicate domestic and sexual violence!
Sue Redmond, Program Development Director
Sue Redmond, Program Development Director for Alexandra House, has over 20 years of experience working with victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She has advocated on behalf of victims/survivors in a variety of settings, and for the past 13 years has served in a leadership position overseeing our sexual and domestic violence advocacy programs within the criminal justice arena, civil court system, health care settings, and the schools. A graduate of the College of St. Catherine with a degree in Social Work, she has extensive experience in project management, program development, and multidisciplinary collaboration. She was integrally involved in developing the capacity, programming, and infrastructure that supported Alexandra House’s shift from a stand-alone domestic violence to a dual domestic and sexual violence organization in 2009. Over the years, she has served on numerous committees, task forces, and councils.
Brittany Wiese, Housing and Supportive Services Manager
Brittany joined Alexandra House in 2016. She oversees the Follow Up, Aging Services, and Therapy and Support Group programs. Brittany holds a B.S. degree in Psychology, and is currently finishing an M.S. degree in Health Services Administration. In her prior roles as a behavior therapist and independent living skills professional, she has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness; and in recent years has worked as a program coordinator with children in shelter who were secondary victims of domestic violence. She is adept in program development and has been certified in non-profit management and organizational operations. Utilizing those skills sets, Brittany looks forward to enhancing and growing the programs she oversees while furthering Alexandra House’s mission and vision.