“Our organization is built on global village principles: strengthening community through the power of relationships.”

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Anika Robbins  Founder, President, CEO & Secretary

Anika is the founder of the Anika Foundation. She has dedicated her life to family, business and community service. A successful entrepreneur, she is the Creator of ANIKA International Cosmetics and owns ANIKA & Friends, an event management & marketing agency. She serves as a Civil Rights Commissioner for the City of Minneapolis and currently serves as Chair of the Cultural Engagement Complete Count Committee for the State of Minnesota, and a member of the Our Census MN Co-Creation Table. She also serves as Secretary of the Black Civic Network.


Terrence Roberts  Board Chair

Terrence is the Dean of Students at South High School. He serves as a student counselor and also volunteers his time as a Little League coach. Terrence is also an entrepreneur and social influencer, as owner of Next Level Entertainment, he has produced several large concert events in the Twin Cities and around the U.S.


Nicole Wright Treasurer

Nicole Wright is the Vice President, Market Growth and Development Consultant, Diverse Segments for Wells Fargo. Her career spans several years in banking and real estate. She’s a funder member of the Northside Funders’ Group, City of Lakes Community Land Trust and Bii Gii Win Community Development Loan Fund.

Ronnie Williams Field Coordinator