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SAPCC is located in the historic Security Building at 2395 University Ave, Suite 300. The public entrance and stairs/elevator are on the east side of the building facing Raymond Avenue.

Our office is right on the Green Line LRT Raymond Station, and easily accessible for interns and other neighbors served by bus routes 16 (University of MN, St. Paul College), 63 (University of St. Thomas, Macalester College, Metro State), 67 (Augsburg College, Hamline University), and 87 (UMN St. Paul campus). Plenty of street parking is also available (metered on Raymond, free on Charles or Territorial).

651-649-5992 2395 University Ave. W. # 300E St. Paul 55114

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Suyapa Miranda

Executive Director


Suyapa Miranda serves as Executive Director for the Saint Anthony Park Community Council where she works collaboratively with neighborhood residents, the board of directors, staff, business owners, and local nonprofits to build a more visible, influential, and resilient community. Suyapa supports organizational success by providing ethical, operational, and strategic guidance and governance that is consistent with the mission, values, and policies of SAPCC. In this position, she has achieved success in bridging the gap between neighbors and developers to secure affordable housing and sustainable and innovative design in new developments in the neighborhood. Prior to joining SAPCC, Suyapa worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 15 years. Most recently, she served as a Development Coordinator for the Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI). In this role, she connected policy makers and the community and worked to provide education to the community on environmental justice. Deeply committed to social justice with a passion for affecting systemic change in the way public, private, and nonprofit sectors work together, Suyapa bring an equity lens to the leadership she provides. Suyapa builds stronger and more diverse communities through alliances and partnerships so that neighbors and organizations have a voice in the issues that are most important to them. Suyapa serves on the board of directors for several other Minnesota non-profits and organizations. She has held appointments with the Metropolitan Council Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) representing District G, including Ramsey County and sections of Dakota and Washington counties; and the Minnesota Council of Affairs Council (MCLA) (member 2012, Vice Chair 2013-2016) representing Congressional District 4 (CD4). She also sits on boards for Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services and the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, as well as serving as the chair of the Partners for Women’s Equality board. She has served in the past as Vice Chair for the Minnesota Women’s Consortium (MWC). Suyapa earned a BA in Modern and Classical Languages from University of St. Thomas 2005, and a Masters in Advocacy and Political Leadership (MAPL) from Metropolitan State University in 2017. Email Suyapa.

Sarah Goodspeed

Operations and Outreach Coordinator


Sarah joins the St. Anthony Park Community Council with years of nonprofit and government experience connecting communities with public processes and resources and advocating for socially and environmentally sustainable policies. She has served a number of roles including advocacy and education with the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy, Freshwater Society, Audubon Minnesota, Voyageurs National Park Association, outreach for Hennepin County Environmental Services, Minnesota Secretary of State, Chicano Latino Affairs Council, research with the University of Minnesota, agricultural development with the U.S. Peace Corps, and leadership with local organization including the MPCA Environmental Justice Advisory Group, Centro Campesino, Midtown Farmers Market, and the Women’s Environmental Network. Originally from Richfield, MN, Sarah studied Bioethics at Scripps College in California, and Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the UofM’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Sarah’s commitment to driving change through community leadership and knowledge in sustainability, food justice, and community development will be instrumental in moving forward our exciting programs at SAPCC. Email Sarah

Fariba Sanikhatam


Fariba is a St. Anthony Park resident and provides accounting services for many local organizations. She supports bookkeeping for SAPCC.

Email Fariba.

Ana Begej

GIS Specialist

Ana is the GIS specialist at SAPCC.  They come from a background in transportation and community advocacy from their work at Cycles for Change and connections in the bicycle industry.  They are interested in supporting community initiatives to work with and better understand data through a spatial lens.

Email Ana.


Emilee Roschen

Strommen Intern

Emilee comes from the small town of Goodhue, Minnesota and is entering her senior year at Augsburg University. She will be graduating in the spring with a degree in Urban Studies, and minoring in Sociology and Public Policy. She recently served as an intern with the Augsburg Environmental Stewardship Committee and with Friendly Streets Initiative, based in St. Paul. Emilee currently serves as a member of the student committee at Augsburg, Environmental Action Committee. She recently spent some time in Copenhagen, Denmark, that had sparked a major interest in city design and land use development. She looks forward to working with SAPCC! Email Emilee.


Join Us!

Get an internship!

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Are you a college student or high school student or a young professional looking to expand your skill base and community network? We have just the spot for you! Join us to work on issues in the environment, transportation, land use, and community engagement. Tell us what your interests are and we’ll work with you! Learn more about our Civic Stewardship Program, or email Sarah for more information.