Denise Mayotte, Executive Director
Denise has served as the Executive Director of the Sheltering Arms Foundation since November 2003. Previous roles have included service as a program officer for the McKnight Foundation and executive director for both KFAI Radio and the Neighborhood Resource Center. Denise is the co-chair of the Start Early Funders Coalition and serves on the boards of the Minnesota Council on Foundations and Voqal, a national funder of social change and media organizations. She holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and was a policy fellow with the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Diane Grossman, Associate Director
Diane has served as Associate Director of The Sheltering Arms Foundation since March 2001. She came to Minnesota following her career at the State Bar of Wisconsin serving as executive coordinator of the Board of Governors and the administrator of the Wisconsin Law Foundation.  Diane is currently serving as Co-chair of the national PEAK Grantmaking Small Foundation Affinity Group, is a member of the WCA Foundation and a volunteer with Bags of Hope.  Diane earned her BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with graduate studies in forensic psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  In her free time she enjoys genealogy, reading, music, live theater and sporting events.