John Kunelius

John Kunelius joined the Ampersand Families board in April of 2021. He currently serves the Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI), a non- profit affiliated with the oldest Senior Military College in the US, Norwich University. John works remotely for NUARI and currently resides in South Central Minnesota. John’s is serving on the board to fully support the Ampersand Families strategic plan and deliverables to help build a brighter future for its employees and the people they serve.

Providing a secure, safe, and encouraging family environment for youth in the child welfare system is a right, and Ampersand’s work not only impacts its youth and families, it remains a positive influence in the communities it serves.

John holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Minnesota State University.

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We champion positive change and proactively advance ideas and innovations that strengthen practices, accountability and outcomes throughout the child welfare system.

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