Board of Directors
Marcus Waterbury, Chair (he/him)
Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley
Jackson Raynor, Secretary (they/them)
Jackson Raynor is a research technician at the University of Minnesota in the field of cancer immunology. Jackson has spent the majority of their life in or around the Twin Cities - growing up in St. Louis Park, moving to Northfield, MN to attend Carleton College, and returning to Minneapolis after graduation in 2017. Jackson believes in the healing power of community, and aims to be an active member of the Minneapolis queer and leather communities. They also believe in the importance of art as a healing practice for queers especially and are an avid supporter of queer performers. Jackson hopes to continue their education in the future by pursuing a Master's degree and a license to practice therapy focusing on queer community in their own practice.
Judy Branham (she/her)
Judy Branham is a privacy and cyber security expert at Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company where she serves as a Managing Director. Judy is passionate about diversity; she has fought to bring equality to the LGBTQ+ community both in her pro bono work as a lawyer and in leading diversity initiatives at Fortune 500 companies. Judy’s experience coming out in a conservative community, unable to find supportive resources easily, and undergoing subliminal conversion therapy energizes her to make sure youth have access to the resources that RECLAIM offers. Judy lives with her wife and two children in a suburb of Minneapolis.
Nikhil Kaistha (he/him)
Nikhil Kaistha is a psychotherapist in private practice. His work centers around the multidimensional aspect of healing informed by the individual's identity, culture, and spirituality, held in the tenderness of the heart space. Nikhil served as a volunteer counselor during the formative years of RECLAIM. He is an adjunct faculty in the Clinical Mental Health program at Adler Graduate School. Nikhil also owns and operates Life and Light LLC whose goal is to advance and make accessible knowledge that supports healing. His expertise includes supervision, holistic health modalities, trauma, LGBTQIAA+ health, teaching and multicultural counseling.
Denise Windenburg, Treasurer (she/her)
Denise Windenburg is a Research Director who oversees the research administration of the departments of Family Medicine and Community Health, Dermatology and Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She works closely with researchers in grantsmanship, operations and compliance along with staff recruitment, training and retention. Denise lives with her spouse in Minneapolis and raised three boys, along with her nephew during his formative years, which gave her a front row seat to the importance of adolescent and young adult well being. She is currently the Board Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. The work is important to her to ensure others can have the resources and support they need for balance and well being in their lives. In her spare time she enjoys biking, cooking, walking her dog through beautiful park trails, and traveling.
Jason Umentum (he/him)
Jason is a Strategic Initiatives Manager at Thrivent where he oversees marketing technology implementation and other initiatives that improve digital customer experience. He centers customer consent, data privacy and responsive intelligence in his work. In his career, he's helped develop sustainable technology and business solutions and also led workplace DEI and cultural competence initiatives, including founding Thrivent's Pride Business Network for LGBTQ+ employees and allies. He currently leads the Thrivent Pride Business Impact Committee, which delivers research, analysis and insights on the positive impact of LGBTQ+ inclusion in Thrivent's business, workplace and communities.
Jason is the incoming chair of the Reclaim Governance Committee. As a trans person who has been fortunate to access quality therapy, support and community, he knows it's critical to increase access for all queer and trans youth, especially those of multiply marginalized identities. Jason lives with roommates and three cats in South Minneapolis. In his spare time, he enjoys planting things, hiking, and making art, food, mead, and music.
Kate Curley (they/them)
Dr. Kate Curley is a Learning and Development Consultant with a specialty on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at HealthPartners. Prior to this role, they received their doctorate in Educational Leadership and have held other roles where they were a college professor of leadership, conducted LGBTQ+ training for high school and college students, and did volunteer sexual violence counseling here in the Twin Cities. In addition to their professional role at HealthPartners, Curley also is an independent researcher who currently focuses on the intersection of trans/non-binary and religious, secular, and spiritual identities and communities. They are particularly excited about being back in the Twin Cities where they grew up, helping bridge communities and movements towards collective liberation, watching boy love K-Dramas, and telling everyone about that one time they met Janelle Monáe.