Barb Rose and Sarah Gleason
Principals and partners in Side by Side Associates since 2005
We assemble a team appropriate to each project. See consultant bios and links below.

Barb Rose has extensive experience working with diverse organizations and communities. Her previous experience includes managing Wilder Foundation’s Neighborhood Leadership Program, and editing Community Matters, a publication addressing critical community issues in the East Metro area. She has served on the boards of many community and arts organizations and Community Shares MN, as well as on the Headwaters Foundation’s Capacity Building Committee. See Barb's resumé
Sarah Gleason has extensive experience in training and program management. Her experience includes training Peace Corps volunteers in several African countries, managing AmeriCorps national service programs in St. Paul, and training AmeriCorps staff and members nationally. She is a leader with ISAIAH, a faith-based social justice organizing coalition, and was the lead author for Crossing Borders, Sharing Journeys: Effective Capacity Building With Immigrant And Refugee Groups. See Sarah's resumé
We work with a diverse pool of associated consultants and facilitators, including:

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Sally Brown has extensive experience in youth development, leadership development and community building in multicultural settings. More...

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Dave Ellis is a Principal Consultant at Three E Consulting, a group dedicated to using Art of Hosting for strategic planning and community engagement. More…

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Barbara Simpson Epps is committed to healthy communities, and has worked to enhance operations and effectiveness in the public and private sectors. More…

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Gloria Honda is an experienced educator and equity leader specializing in collaborative and experiential learning. More…

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Kia Moua specializes in social justice, youth development, service-learning, and anti-racism and White privilege issues. More... 

Sida Ly-Xiong
Sida Ly-Xiong specializes in impact evaluation, policy and trend analysis, and coordination of complex, multi-party strategic initiatives. More...

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Nickyia Cogshell works with youth in historically underserved communities and the adults and institutions that serve them. More...


Melvin Giles is a veteran peace and diversity educator. More...

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Sherry Johnson facilitates meaningful, strategic conversations that build a shared sense of ownership. More…

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Nancy Johnson, Early Childhood Policy Consultant, with a track record of convening community stakeholders and forming strategic alliances. More...


Margaret Jones specializes in conflict management and resolution, facilitation and coaching. More...


Sheronda Orridge, Owner of Loving Spirit Life Academy focuses on issues and systems that directly impact the health of communities. More...
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Molly Phipps, PhD., Owner of Molly Phipps Consulting an environmentally-focused research and evaluation firm located in Saint Paul. More…

We also partner with other local organizations doing complementary work


Side by Side Associates is an associate member of the
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits