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Current Board Of Directors


  • Kathy Rustad, President
  • Samantha Grant, President Elect
  • Michelle Finholdt, Vice President
  • Mike Van Straaten, Secretary
  • Cory Poncelet, Treasurer
  • Chuck Smith, Past President

Board Members

  • Chad Durgin, Thrivent Financial
  • Kevin Ewing, Aldrich Nursery School
  • Michelle Finholdt, Under the Rainbow Child Care Center
  • Samantha Grant, University of Minnesota Extension
  • Margene Gunderson, Olmsted County Public Health
  • Kristi Harney, IBM
  • Gloria Torres-Herbeck, Saint Francis of Assisi School
  • Amy Kanz, Family Child Care Provider
  • Joe Langel, Bremer Bank
  • Kim Lemmerman, Board Liaison
  • Cory Poncelet, PFI Consulting, LLC
  • Kathy Rustad, Community (IBM/Retired)
  • Melissa Saunders, Dunlap & Seeger
  • Abdirashid Shire, Health & Research Institute for Somali Americans
  • Charles Smith, Consultant
  • Mike Van Straaten, Stifel Nicolaus