ECHO Staff

Lillian McDonald

Managing Director, lmcdonald@tpt.org / 651-229-1304

Lillian McDonald served as Executive Director for Emergency and Community Health Outreach (ECHO) since she founded it in 2004. Since ECHO joined Twin Cities PBS (TPT), she continues to lead ECHO as Managing Director. Prior to working with ECHO, she coordinated risks and crisis communication response plans, media relations, internal and public relations work for as the Public Information Officer (PIO) for Saint Paul—Ramsey County Public Health. Lillian worked for over 20 years as a news reporter, producer and assignment editor for major market radio and television stations in the Midwest, including KARE-TV and FOX-9.  

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Kevin Dragseth

Producer, kdragseth@tpt.org

For over 20 years, Kevin has been engaged in documentary storytelling, strategic communications consulting, writing, producing and planning learning experiences of all kinds. He joined ECHO in 2012 as its principal producer.

Efrén Maldonado Velez

Cultural Outreach Specialist, emaldonadovelez@tpt.org

Efrén has spent over a decade advocating for the health and wellness of hard-to-reach populations through is work as a Dakota County Community Health Specialist, and through his work in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) prevention through Clearway and CLUES.   Efrén has a Masters of Education from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico.   He has also served as a parent educator for Children’s Home Society and Family Services and many other organizations and as a School Based Services Coordinator at Minneapolis Public Schools.  Efrén’s familiarity with effective community messaging and outreach will help ECHO to intentionally engage with a variety of institutions, households, and communities.

Kaolee Vang

Project Manager, kvang@tpt.org

Long Yang

Cultural Outreach Specialist, lyang@tpt.org

Abdillahi Ganey

Cultural Outreach Specialist, aganey@tpt.org

ECHO Volunteer Interns

 

ECHO's work wouldn't be possible without the support of volunteer interns. ECHO brings on new interns in the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. To the left is a photo of ECHO Staff and 2012 Winter interns.
ECHO offers internships in three areas: Community Outreach, Development, and Communications. When internships are available, they will be posted on the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Job Board here - keyword ECHO.

ECHO's work wouldn't be possible without the support of volunteer interns. ECHO brings on new interns in the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. To the left is a photo of ECHO Staff and 2012 Winter interns.

ECHO offers internships in three areas: Community Outreach, Development, and Communications. When internships are available, they will be posted on the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Job Board here - keyword ECHO.