Board Members, Staff and Volunteers

The JK Movement Board of Directors consists of:

  • Johnny Allen Jr: Executive Director

  • Julie Richards: Board Chair, Camp Fire Minnesota

  • Andrea Carroll-Franck: Secretary, Pillsbury United Communities

  • Greg Triplett: Treasurer, Accountant

  • Dave Zeitchick: Board member, St. Paul Public Schools

  • Dr. Robert J. Brown: Board member, University of St. Thomas

  • Theresa A. Neal: Board member, St. Paul Public Schools

  • Bill Hunstock: Board member, Everest Financial Group, LLC

  • Dan Kotasek: Board member, Teacher, Cretin Derham Hall

​Advisory Committee:

  • Claud Allaire: Member, Macalester College

  • Dr. Leo Lewis: Member, Lewis Sports Foundation

  • Joel Franklin: Member, St. Paul NAACP

  • Sue Smith-Grier: Member, Writer, former Volunteer Manager

  • David Martin: Member, Attorney, Henson & Efron Professional Association

  • Debra Pridgen: Member, Retired Girl Scouts River Valley

  • Don Roney, Member, Perfect Technique Sports Analysis

  • Lisa Roney, Board member, Hennepin Technical College

Johnny Allen, Jr.


Johnny Allen, Jr. is the founder of The JK Movement (JKM). Johnny has a true compassion for working with youth and nurturing their physical and mental development.

Johnny understands the importance of supporting the well-being of youth. He believes with supportive guidance and proper training in healthy living and life-skills. Youth will demonstrate a physical, mental and emotional burst of growth in their lives, leading them to success and their innate destiny. He is firmly committed to making The JK Movement organization a community leader in youth development.

Personal Information:

• Born and Raised in St. Paul

• Graduated from Highland Park H.S.

• Received his B.A. in Business from University of St. Thomas

• 20 + years of experience Mentoring, Volunteering, and always pursuing to be  the best positive role model to the youth

“His work ethic and euthusiasm are both second to none and his passion for making a difference in the world is sincere and admirable”  - Joshua R. O’Neill

 “Johnny’s mission is to give back. I see this  almost daily in his service in our church and in the community. Johnny’s drive, compassion and integrity along with his education make him a tremendous asset in any business.”  Kenneth H. Reid, Program Manager, HealthPartners Medical Group

“During this time I have observed him, counseled him and challenged him  to take on new projects and initiatives unfamiliar to him.  He never shirked off his  responsibilty, acted sluggishly, but welcomed each challenge with his creativity and might while keeping me informed along the way.”  Pastor Charles L. Gill, D. MIN