Preventing Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol Seminars & Workshops

About Healthy Brains for Children

Our Goals

Jody Allen Crowe - Founder and President

Jody Allen Crowe

Jody Allen Crowe has spent 18 years on reservations as a teacher, principal and superintendent where he learned first hand the devastation of prenatal exposure to alcohol. He developed award-winning school programs designed around the research of brain damage from Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol. He is the founder of Healthy Brains for Children, a non-profit organization focused on lowering the incidence of prenatal exposure to alcohol.

Founder and President: Healthy Brains for Children
Eagan, Minnesota

Executive Director: Studio Academy
Rochester, Minnesota, (8/10 - 4/12)

Executive Director: TEAM Academy
Waseca, Minnesota, (2007 - 2009)

Superintendent: Shoshone Bannock School District #537
Fort Hall, Idaho, (8/05 - 6/07)

Educational Consultant: Self Employed
(8/02 - 8/05)

Principal: Nay Ah Shing School
Onamia, Minnesota, (11/93 - 8/02)

Teacher: Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School
Cass Lake, Minnesota, (9/89 - 11/93)


Julie Frederick - Executive Director, RN, MBA

Julie brings her national experience in the medical field and business world to our organization, as well as a passion to make a difference. Julie received a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University - Mankato and a Masters of Science Degree from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwalkee, WI.

Julie is currently a Doctor of Business Administration - Healthcare Candidate at Walden University. Her nursing experience included Labor & Delivery, Nurse Manager, Director of Nursing, Healthcare consulting in electronic barcode medication delivery systems and working with local Universities and Colleges in designing and implementing Healthcare educational programs.

Julie is Adjunct Faculty for Minnesota State University – Mankato and is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Nursing Informatics Association. Julie resides in Mankato, MN with her husband Tom. Tom and Julie own Pub 500, the first Bar in the world to place a pregnacy test dispenser in the womens bathroom.


Board of Directors

Margaret Uttke, Board President (2009 - present)
Global Corporate Consultancy at Antea Group
5910 Rice Creek Parkway, Ste 100
St. Paul, MN 55126
Jared Crowe, Vice President (2008 - present)
AllOver Media.
1699 Chatham Parkway Apt 1006B
Savannah, GA 31405
Bryan Stenlund, Secretary/Treasurer (2008 - present)
Begin Healing
2300 SW 11th St
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Guy Doud - (2011 - present)
1986 National Teacher of the Year
12597 Highland Scenic Court
Baxter, MN 56425
Cheri Yenne - (2011 - present)
8379 Flying Eagle Drive NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Judge Jim Randall, Retired (2009 - present)
Minnesota Court of Appeals
226 Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 MLK Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Sara Koehn - 2012
Teacher of the Year
Centennial Middle School
399 Elm Street
Lino Lakes, MN 55014

Stewart Ross, Ph.D - 2012
International Kiwanis Board of Directors Trustee, Past Director Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, MSU, Mankato
1687 Oakbrooke Way
Eagan, MN 55122