Headwaters Welcomes Three New Staff Members

Headwaters Welcomes Three New Staff
January 15th, 2020 – Minneapolis

Mary Delorié, Kristin Gilbert, and Crystal Wabnum recently joined the Headwaters staff. They bring key skillsets, relationships, and perspectives to each of their roles.

Operations and Development Associate Kristin Gilbert started at Headwaters in October 2019. She’s often the first person you see when you visit us. “Kristin has the heart of an organizer—she also has a big job with many moving parts! We’re lucky she’s here to make sure our daily operations run smoothly,” says Chief Operating Officer Julie Remmelts.

Kristin has extensive nonprofit experience and currently lives in North Minneapolis with her wife Kristen. She’s passionate about connecting people with opportunities to live out their values in community.

As an experienced community and cultural organizer, grants manager, and researcher, Crystal Wabnum joined the Program Team in November 2019. “It’s so exciting to welcome a new program officer—especially as we introduce the new Giving Project participants to each other,” says Melissa Rudnick, program director.

Crystal is an enrolled citizen of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, an affiliate of the Prairie Band Potawatomi and Cherokee nations who also identifies as Mexican. She basks in her roles as auntie, grandmother, and godmother.

Mary Delorié is our Director of Individual Giving. She joins Headwaters as 2020 begins. Mary will oversee and manage our relationships with donors of all giving levels. Her extensive fundraising and leadership background make her the ideal person for this new role. “Mary’s already thinking about how to encourage everyone to see themselves as a donor who can influence change across Minnesota,” says Executive Director Maria De La Cruz.

Beyond her roots in Minnesota, Mary has family in Australia and the Seychelles Islands. She is a fan of local theater, camping in Minnesota State Parks, and international travel.

Read more about Mary, Kristin, and Crystal on our website.