Severin Oman is the Executive Director for Minnesota Brownfields. Severin brings a unique perspective to Minnesota Brownfields based on his agribusiness development experience with the United Nations and several non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Throughout his career he’s had the good luck to work in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, the Middle East, and Latin America. With his return to Minnesota, he’s excited to use his experience from around the world to maintain Minnesota Brownfields as a relevant organization and to expand our work locally and nationally.
Severin graduated from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa (BA in Russian Studies), Schukin Theater Conservatory in Moscow, Russia (MFA in acting), and Thunderbird School of Global Management (MBA). Currently he is actively involved with his family and enjoys art, writing, running, and travel. Severin can be reached at (651) 402-8676 or via email.
Angela Tangen is the Development Director for Minnesota Brownfields. Angela has over 15 years of experience with advising and supporting non-profit organizations and private funders with philanthropic development. She has served in leadership capacities in the corporate, trade association, political, and non-profit sectors working with teams to collectively raise millions of dollars for various initiatives and campaigns. Angela holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science and Public Administration, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Hamline University. She is an active member in the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Junior League, and several other professional and community organizations. She is an animal advocate and in her free time enjoys hiking with her dogs, golfing, and live music performances. Angela can be reached at (612) 710-0160 or via email.
Anna Cich is the Program Associate for Minnesota Brownfields. Anna first joined Minnesota Brownfields in 2017 as a research and policy intern, contributing to our annual Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment report. Before returning to Minnesota Brownfields as program associate, Anna worked as a community engagement coordinator in Saint Paul. Anna earned her BA in Environmental Studies and Studio Art at Carleton College, where she studied connections between built environment and community. Anna can be reached at (612) 481-4913 or via email.