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Meet the Cradle of Hope team!
Darlene Kopesky

Executive Director

Darlene Kopesky is honored to partner with caring individuals who are passionate about giving unborn babies a chance at life. She grew up in Massachusetts, about 10 miles outside Boston; She went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a Master’s degree from Cambridge College. She joined Cradle of Hope after over 15 years leading programs for homeless children and families for The Salvation Army in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After moving from Massachusetts, she is enjoying life in Minnesota with her husband Ed and two young children.  “As Cradle of Hope continues to expand services and opportunities to promote life throughout the state, I know that together we’ll be able to provide families facing a crisis with a transition from desperation to hope and save even more lives.”

Cynthia Godin

Director of Programs

Cynthia Godin comes to Cradle of Hope with over 15 years of program management experience.  She has worked with local communities, nonprofit agencies, governmental agencies and advocates to develop statewide human services programs.   She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in child psychology and a Master of Arts degree in human services administration.  Prior to Cradle of Hope, Cynthia developed an innovative jobs and social services program for women with children living in Hennepin County, has over 13 years of policy experience with the Minnesota Department of Human Services and was the state director for the implementation of integrated mental health and addiction services. She is passionate about Cradle of Hope’s mission and excited to collaborate with others to provide support for families facing crises.

Christina Solensten

Safe Sleep Outreach Coordinator

Christina Solensten is excited to join Cradle of Hope’s team as the Safe Sleep Outreach Coordinator.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from St. Olaf College and a Master of Arts in Human Services from the University of Northwestern. While at St. Olaf, Christina and her friend started a student organization called SAID (Students Advocating Informed Decisions) a pro-life group that raises awareness about campus resources for pregnant students and faculty members. Christina is passionate about supporting pregnant women and their babies and has volunteered at a local pregnancy center for several years. As a safe sleep coordinator, Christina hopes to spread the safe sleep message by providing portable cribs and safe sleep education to all.

Sandra Tomczyk


Sandy Tomczyk joins Cradle of Hope as a part-time bookkeeper.  She graduated from the University of MN with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and recently retired from Tennant Company where she held a variety of accounting positions (starting her career off as a Staff Accountant in Corporate Accounting and ending as a Senior Financial Analyst in IT).  She has also served four years as Treasurer of her church.  Sandy is married and has two grown daughters and enjoys spending time with family and being in the outdoors.  She is excited to be part of a non-profit organization that has such a wonderful mission.