Randi Ilyse Roth began serving as Interfaith Action’s Executive Director in July 2015.
Prior to that, she was Executive Director of Philanthropy for the Otto Bremer Foundation. She led the Foundation for six years, providing strong leadership and grant-making focus that contributed to improved access to higher education, anti-poverty programs for communities in need, and support for disadvantaged youth.
She also served for 12 years as a federal court-appointed monitor for a national class action civil rights lawsuit brought by 22,000 African-American farmers. Before that, she worked for 16 years at Farmers’ Legal Action Group (FLAG), a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services to low-income family farmers and farm organizations nationwide. She began working at FLAG as a staff attorney and then served for 10 years as its executive director. Before FLAG, she worked as a civil legal aid attorney at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago.
In 2019, Randi received the Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award from the Twin Cities Cardozo Society. She received the 2015 Northwestern School of Law Student-Funded Public Interest Fellowship Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of her outstanding commitment to public interest work.
Randi earned her B.A. in political science from Yale University, and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. She began her career as a civil legal aid attorney in Chicago before moving to Saint Paul to join FLAG.
Randi is an active community volunteer, serving as chair of the Legal Services Advisory Committee to the Minnesota Supreme Court, a board member of the Minnesota State Bar Foundation, a board member of Dwight Hall at Yale Center for Public Service and Social Justice, and a board member and officer of the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters. She is a past board member of Beth Jacob Congregation, Talmud Torah of Saint Paul, Magen Tzedek, Jewish Community Action, Jewish Federation of Greater Saint Paul, and Rural Advancement Foundation International. She is an active member of her synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation in Mendota Heights.