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YouthCARE Welcomes New Board Members

Welcome New Board Members

Beverly Bushyhead
Beverly Bushyhead is a Loan Officer and Financial Specialist at Propel Nonprofits. She believes “solutions to community challenges reside within empowerment and knowledge.” Beverly has a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, as well as a Master’s Degree of Public Administration, both from Hamline University. Previously Training Director for Propel Nonprofits, Beverly serves on the Urban Indian Advisory Board to the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council, and is a Coach for Wilder Foundation’s Neighborhood Leadership Program. She is a James P. Shannon Leadership Institute alumnus, and a former manager at Project Pride in Living, and United Way of the Greater Twin Cities.

David Chalfant
David Chalfant is a Managing Counsel in the Minneapolis office of the Wells Fargo & Company Law Department, where he has practiced commercial law in the area of financial services for the past 25 years. He has extensive experience serving as faculty with the Minnesota State Bar Continuing Legal Education and was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas Law School for three years. Originally from Kansas, David attended the University of Virginia, where he gained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Foreign Affairs. He then attended the University of Kansas and earned a Juris Doctor Degree from the School of Law. In his spare time, David likes to spend time with his wife Louise, and his children and grandchildren. He likes to garden, and he is an avid outdoorsman who particularly enjoys road and gravel biking, hiking and swimming.

Thank you for volunteering to serve on YouthCARE's Board of Directors!

Since 1974, our commitment has been to:

  • Offer educational experiences that foster cultural awareness, understanding and appreciation.
  • Employ youth in meaningful positions that also offer further education and career exploration.
  • Provide experiences and mentoring to develop youth leadership abilities.


YouthCARE's Volunteer Program provides a wide variety of opportunities for adults to get involved.

  • Program Volunteers work directly with young people in one of YouthCARE's three programs: Camp Sunrise, YouthLEAD, or the Young Women's Mentoring Program
  • Policy Volunteers serve on YouthCARE's Board of Directors or on a Policy Committee.
  • Special Event Volunteers provide support to YouthCARE by assisting with special events such as fundraisers, Camp Sunrise Workdays, or by sharing a special skill or expertise such as carpentry or graphics arts.