Carleen K. Rhodes | Center for Victims of Torture

Carleen K. Rhodes

Past Chair, Executive Committee Chair

Carleen Rhodes has worked with nonprofit organizations for over 40 years.  In 2015 she retired as President and CEO of the Saint Paul Foundation and Minnesota Community Foundation. In that role she also oversaw staff support for F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation. Previously, she served as President of Minnesota Children's Museum, as a partner in the consulting firm Bentz Whaley Flessner, as a fundraising professional for several nonprofits including the College of Saint Benedict and American Heart Association, and as an English teacher. Since retirement, Carleen has served as Special Advisor for Impact Investing with O’Brien-Staley Partners. She also serves on the boards of Commonbond Communities, Jeremiah Program, Montessori Center of Minnesota, Center for Victims of Torture, and Regions Hospital Foundation.


We heal victims of torture through unique services and professional care worldwide.

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We strengthen partners who heal torture survivors and work to prevent torture.

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We advocate for the protection & care of torture survivors and an end to torture.

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