Meet Our Staff

Tara Helm joined Partnership for Change as the coordinator in October 2018. She has been involved with the coalition since Fall 2017 when she began analyzing the place of last drink data as a graduate student. She developed an interest in prevention while working at a children’s hospital in Wisconsin as a child passenger safety technician. During her graduate program, she had an internship with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at their Midwest Regional Office in Matteson, Illinois, which expanded her interests to include substance abuse prevention. Shortly after this opportunity, she began her involvement with the coalition.

Tara has an undergraduate degree in Social Welfare with a certificate in Global Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Master of Public Health degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Tara Helm, MPH
Partnership for Change Coalition Coordinator
Phone: 763-581-3739
Email: Tara.Helm@NorthMemorial.com


Sheila Nesbitt is the injury prevention coordinator for North Memorial Health. She comes to us with 20 years of experience in the public health field. Sheila previously served as the coalition coordinator for the Strategic Prevention Framework- State Incentive Grant under Partnership for Change at North Memorial from 2012 – 2015 (and is so glad to be back with PFC and North Memorial!). More recently, she has been working as a training and technical assistance specialist for the Education Development Center, a global nonprofit that advances solutions to improve education, promote health and expand economic opportunity.

Sheila lives in Champlin with her husband and three children. She is usually busy volunteering at her kids’ schools or with scouting, but loves a chance to sit with a cup of coffee and a good book.

Sheila Nesbitt
Injury Prevention Coordinator
Phone: 763-581-3740