Co-Founder & Principal
Taqee is a moonshot-inspired business strategist constantly imagining & reshaping approaches to leapfrog the competitive landscape. In his daytime role supporting Minnesota's largest not-for-profit healthcare payer as a Principal Strategist, he works with a team of consultants, engaging top leadership across his enterprise to build competitive business strategies addressing complex problems in a continuously changing business environment.
His background includes management consulting, managing a $20 million dollar community innovation health & wellness investment portfolio, delivering Merger & Acquisition (M&A) transaction advisory for the private sector, and advising on financial performance, human capital & strategic transformation consulting for startups, Fortune 50, & Middle Market leadership.
Taqee serves on the HealthEast Foundation's Board of Directors, the Super Bowl 52 Legacy Fund Advisory Committee, the Urban Land Institute's Advisory Board and City of Saint Paul's Planning Commission.
In his work with Imagine Deliver, he offers executive coaching for top talent of color and advises leaders on talent pipeline management.
Arts & Engagement Expert
Dameun Strange is an award-winning composer, and a Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellow alumnus who is most recently known for working as a core member of the Bush Foundation’s Community Innovation Team. Celebrated as an artist and activist organizer, Dameun now serves as Executive Director of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) where he works to promote and support quality and diversity of artistic resources to benefit artists, art and the greater community.
Dameun was born and raised in Washington, DC but moved to the Twin Cities to attend Macalester College where he majored in Music and English. Dameun has worked locally for organizations like Macalester College, ACORN, MN UNITED for All Families, Grassroots Solutions, and Neighborhood Organizing. His commitment to the nonprofit sector is demonstrated by his service on numerous boards - Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Compas, Headwater Foundation for Justice and the Alternative Motion Project to name a few.
Dameun is driven by two pursuits. As an artist, he is driven to create meaningful work and that gives people pause. He has a desire to reach deep within himself and pull out raw honesty. As an organizer, Dameun is driven to bring people together, to find commonalities between communities, to build bridges. He seeks to find the soul of the community and illuminate it, building on assets for a strong future.
Dameun sees a world where the artist, the creative thinker is no longer viewed as an add-on; where the term “creative community” is no longer a necessary term of distinction. He sees a world where creative institutions and artists are valued as equal partners in designing strong, equitable communities. He wants to deliver a future where art is accepted as an intrinsic part of human development. Just as math, reading and science are considered core competencies in school, he wants art to be a foundational experience of daily life.
In his work with Imagine Deliver, we engage Dameun as a skilled facilitator and equity expert. Additionally he makes sure our firm elevates art and creative expression into all of our projects.
Operations & Project Management Expert
With 25 years of experience in nonprofit administration including fiscal management, human resources, technology implementation, governance management, planning and budgeting, Amy has spent her career exclusively in the nonprofit sector (with the exception of several on and off years as a server at Lord Fletcher's on the Lake). Her core competencies include nonprofit governance practices, project management, planning and volunteer management. Amy is a lightening-fast detail wrangler and a deeply knowledgeable expert in nonprofit accountability. She's also an early adopter of technology, quick to find affordable technologically-forward solutions for all of her clients. Driven by a sense of justice and harmony, Amy always has her eye on making sure nobody feels excluded, elevating individual strengths and keeping people 'in their lanes.'
Amy has held positions with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (MN Chapter), and the Volunteer Resource Center (now Hands on Twin Cities). Minnesota nonprofit sector leaders might recognize Amy as she most recently served for more than 11 years of Associate Director at Charities Review Council. She is currently a nonprofit consultant focusing on operations and project management. Amy serves on the board of Urban Boatbuilders and lives in Saint Paul with her husband and two children.
Imagine Deliver brings Amy in on large projects, specifically those that involve Program Takeoff, nonprofit change management and strategic planning.
With more than 21 years of experience in nonprofit and public administration - focused on education, program development, management and cultural competency – Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson knows how to strategically disrupt, inspire and motivate to shift and improve longstanding organizational cultures.
Insightful advising and solution-focused critique are Lynnea’s superpowers. She is as inspiring a voice at the front of a room as she is a patient coach one-on-one. Lynnea mobilizes authentic diversity, equity, and inclusion in partnership with an outcome-oriented precision to accomplish audacious goals.
Whether she is leading a diverse team of employees through transition and program re-design at Minneapolis Public Schools, deploying capacity building programs and new earned revenue streams for cause-based organizations, or consulting with large public sector entities and corporations on equitable processes and practices, Lynnea can align people, partners and ecosystems to deliver both excellence and equity.
Lynnea is known for high-level inter-culturally competent facilitation and speaking. She performs equally strongly in energetic ideation-oriented sessions and highly sensitive and emotionally charged settings. Lynnea is an expert in organizational development, management systems, change management, governance and board practices, workplace inclusion, equity assessment and universal design.
Lynnea is passionate about the outdoors and loves spending winter weekends snowboarding and exploring with her husband and son. Her love of nature makes her a natural champion for the equitable design of and access to public spaces for historically divested communities. A Certified Interpretative and Adventure Guide, Lynnea served as Minnesota's Inaugural Chair emeritus of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee, and managed the largest of the Three Rivers Nature Centers.
In her work with Imagine Deliver, Lynnea provides coaching, strategic advising, facilitation, public speaking, engagement strategy, culturally competent program design and intercultural communication strategy. You can find her voice across our public sector, workplace inclusion, people-centered design and education-oriented offerings.