Bullying Prevention

Prevention of School Bullying Task Force members

Comprised of 15 members, the task force includes the Commissioners of the Department of Education, the Department of Human Rights, the Department of Public Safety and members of the legislature. Governor Dayton also appointed additional members with experience or expertise in psychology, education, pediatrics and anti-bullying advocacy.

Members of the task force and their affiliations include:

  • Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education
  • Kevin Lindsey, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
  • Willie Bridges, Senior Planning Manager, Hennepin County Attorney's Office
  • Vangie Castro, Youth Education Program Manager, Rochester Public Schools
  • Phil Duran, Legal Director, OutFront Minnesota
  • Alana Friedman, Teacher
  • Julie Hertzog, Director, PACER National Bullying Prevention Center
  • Lyn Mitchell, Co-Founder, AMAZE
  • Jacob Reitan, Founder, Equality Ride
  • Walter Roberts, Professor of Counselor Education, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Dr. Thomas Scott, Pediatrician
  • Senator Scott Dibble
  • Senator Ted Daly
  • Representative Jim Davnie
  • Representative Tim Kelly