ST. PAUL, Minn. (March 2, 2016) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday announced the appointments of four new members to the state Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans. The appointments are effective March 7, 2016 and the terms expires Jan. 6, 2020.
Thaoke Her, of St. Paul, was appointed as a Hmong community member to replace the outgoing member, Hue Danny Lee. Her is currently a health literacy advocate at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. She is also a member of the District 2 Community Council and operates Family Relief Services, LLC.
“I feel honored and blessed to be able to serve our great state of Minnesota,” Her said.
Anil Hurkadli, of Minneapolis, was appointed as an Indian community member to replace the outgoing member, Muhktar Thakur. Hurkadli is currently the executive director of Teach For America, a nonprofit organization working for educational equity for all students. He is the national co-chair of TFA Pride, TFA’s staff LGBTQA resource group and a leadership fellow at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies.
Amy Nop, of Brooklyn Park, was appointed as the Cambodian community member to replace the outgoing member, Hoeun Hach. Nop is currently an intake specialist for the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. She has also served as a mental health counselor and case manager intern for the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Saengmany Ratsabout, of Newport, was appointed as the Lao community member to replace the outgoing member, Ananda Liyanapathiranage. Ratsabout is currently an administrative associate with the Immigration History Research Center of the University of Minnesota. He previously served as a senior administrator and outreach coordinator for the Asian American Studies Program.