Cindy Koeppl, CEO

Cindy Koeppl’s experience as an executive recruiter, business owner and corporate staffing consultant serving Fortune 500 companies gives her the skills necessary to help Abria put a choice for life within reach for local women, teens and couples. Koeppl’s deep dedication to empowering women and affirming life, sparked though personal experience and spiritual reflection, has shaped Koeppl’s passion to lead Abria in our life-affirming mission.

For the past seven years, Koeppl served as the President of Trondheim Advisory Group, LLC where she oversaw executive search and placement, candidate screening, support services for job seekers and human resources consulting. From 2006-2011, Koeppl worked as an executive recruiting consultant serving non-profit organizations in the Washington DC metro area, focused on memory care and housing for families facing medical crises.

Prior to that, from 1999-2006, Koeppl focused her efforts on her growing family, supporting her husband through multiple military deployments and community volunteer efforts serving elders with memory loss and families with critically ill children.

During the 1990s, Koeppl played a strategic role with Kelly Services in the San Diego area, where she was responsible for business development, service delivery, customer and employee recruiting and retention as well as expense management to provide long-term onsite staffing for Hewlett Packard and Sempra Energy.

Contact Cindy at [email protected] 

Gloria Howard, Director of Client Relations

Gloria Howard is an experienced education professional skilled in working with individuals and families from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. She holds a Master of Science in Education, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business. She’s served as a teacher, coordinator of services for a local non-profit and a community organization leader. She is a wife, mother and grandmother.

Howard is a key driver in staff development, ensuring the highest level of professionalism and embracing the diversity of clients coming through the doors at Abria. Howard is dedicated to encountering clients where they are and ensuring Abria is there to walk with them on their journey. Formerly a coordinator at the Center for Fathering at Urban Ventures in Minneapolis, Howard worked to educate children, strengthen families and build a healthy community in under-resourced neighborhoods. As a substitute teacher for Minneapolis Public Schools, Howard taught students in grades 1-12. Howard has also tutored second graders in math and reading, tutored adults in digital literacy skills and worked with adult English Language Learners studying to become nurses.

Howard is also deeply engaged in the North Minneapolis community. She’s an active member and past president of the North Minneapolis Rotary Club, she’s worked on community initiatives focused on peace and conflict resolution, volunteered as a mentor to women involved in the criminal justice system and served on the Minneapolis Healthy Start Community Action Network.

Contact Gloria at [email protected]

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