Meet Survivor Resources Staff
Colleen Luna has been the Executive Director since August 2016. She has served on the board of directors twice and was our previous board chair. She has worked with families traumatized by homicide, suicide and accidental death in her over 32 years of law enforcement experience with the St. Paul Police Department. She retired from St. Paul in 2016. Colleen personally experienced the accidental death of her father in 2007. Colleen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State University and her Master of Arts degree in organizational management from Concordia University. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends
Grief Support Services, West Metro
On staff since 2007, Julie has helped hundreds of our clients navigate through the early days after a traumatic death of a loved one. She is an experienced grief support facilitator and guide for our volunteers. We feel that it was no coincidence that Julie’s first day of employment coincided with the Interstate-35W bridge collapse, calling for swift action to support its many victims. Julie became a volunteer at Survivor Resources (then VIPI) in 1995 while working in both business administration and in social services. Having experienced the loss of her husband to suicide in 1987, she is well-versed in the unique needs of our clients. Julie earned her bachelor degree from St. Catherine University. She is involved in her local church and enjoys spending time with her two sons.
Christine Dye has been with Survivor Resources since June of 2017. She comes from a background of working in different leadership roles for various higher education institutions. She is passionate about helping others, and is grateful for the opportunity to work for an organization whose purpose is to help others cope with the loss of loved ones. Christine earned her Master of Business Administration Degree in March of 2012 from Globe University. She enjoys spending time with her husband Matt, their toddler Cooper and their dog Izzy.