BrookLynk Program Staff


Luis Salado-Herrera

Program Coordinator

I have been with BrookLynk since its beginnings in 2015. Before joining BrookLynk I volunteered and worked in the communities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park for over 6 years in various capacities. My role with BrookLynk is focused on engaging employers to host summer internships, coordinating the Get Ready! training, supporting evaluation work, and collaborating with city and community leaders to guide the BrookLynk strategic direction. During my time with BrookLynk I have participated in a workforce development fellowship sponsored by MHA Labs, spoken on panels and given presentations regarding workforce development, and have supported local, regional, and state-wide efforts to promote the health and well-being of youth employment work. I am passionate about creating an ecosystem where young people from all backgrounds can thrive and prosper; interrupting systems to realize equity and igniting hope for young people along the way. I attended North Hennepin Community College and graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in Leadership and Management.


Jocelyn McQuirter

Program Assistant

I joined the BrookLynk team in March of 2018. I bring more than 8 years experience in project management including 4 years supporting youth development programming in the Twin Cities. My eclectic background bridges expertise in marketing, cosmetology, and education.

At BrookLynk, I manage special projects including brand communications, Youth Job Board, Youth Job Fair, and alumni relations. I support intern and employer engagement and manage a division of supervisor-intern relations over the summer. I graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in Marketing and Communications and pursuing my M.A in the Art of Teaching, Communication Art & Literature (5-12 grades) at Hamline University.

BrookLynk Advisory Committee

The BrookLynk Advisory Committee is an 11-member joint advisory committee that exists to support BrookLynk’s shared mission and vision and to implement strategies that best leverage resources to maintain and improve the BrookLynk program. The BrookLynk Advisory Committee is made-up of key staff from the Cities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park, two youth liaisons who have participated in BrookLynk, a participating BrookLynk employer, and a community partner.


Committee Chair

  • Curt Boganey - City Manager, City of Brooklyn Center

Committee Secretary

  • Breanne Rothstein - Economic Development and Housing Director, City of Brooklyn Park

Committee Members

  • Mark Allen - Owner, Allen Property Services

  • Roseline Ameyaw - BrookLynk Youth Liaison

  • Meg Beekman - Community Development Director, City of Brooklyn Center

  • Francis Best - BrookLynk Youth Liaison

  • Elena Favela - Dean of Student Development, North Hennepin Community College

  • Rebecca Gilgen - Executive Director, Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth

  • Pam McBride - Youth Services Manager, City of Brooklyn Park

  • Jay Stroebel - City Manager, City of Brooklyn Park