Tonia Teasley comes to the Red Cross from Untangle the Knot, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit advocating to simplify access to services for people with disabilities, an organization she founded. Prior to that, she spent seven years as a senior executive at Capella University. She has also been an attorney and a leader at law firms in Minnesota and California.
Teasley and her husband have six grown children and live in Minnesota. She holds a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College. In addition, she earned Graduate Certificates in Financial Success for Nonprofits and Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.
Beyond her professional experience, Teasley serves as a board member for Beyond Walls Urban Squash Twin Cities, a nonprofit focused on building academic excellence, character and well-being for youth in under-resourced communities.