Executive Director, Jennifer Monroe, MPH, MA
Jennifer has graduate degrees in Public Health, as well as International Administration. She comes to the Center with over 25 years of experience in prior leadership roles within the non-profit and public health sectors, including chief executive roles at philanthropic, ambulatory health care and supportive service organizations. Jennifer is a trained yoga instructor and certified in multiple evidence-based modalities.
Contact Jennifer > 952-977-9373
Operations/Project Manager, Mel Sheveland
Mel has her BA in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota. Her background is in team training and development with an emphasis in customer service, management and business operations.
Contact Mel > 952-977-9357
Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Elizabeth Robinson
Elizabeth has a BA in Journalism from the University of Minnesota and has experience in publishing, advertising and nonprofit marketing.
Contact Elizabeth > 952-977-9374
Engagement Coordinator, Cheryl Nickelson, MSW
Cheryl began her career in clinical social work, working with children and families. She also has ten years of experience working with senior living residence's. Cheryl received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Saint Thomas. She is trained in Caregiver Coaching/Consultation, and multiple evidence-based modalities.
Contact Cheryl > 952-977-9374
Caregiver Specialist, Therese Buckley, MSW
Therese has more than 36 years of social work experience and has enjoyed supporting older adults and their families her entire career. Therese has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work.
Contact Therese > 952-977-9363
Board of Directors
Members donate their time and expertise to the mission and vision of the Center.
Robin Austin, DNP, DC, RN-BC – Clinical Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Earl E Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
Susan Farr, BS – Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Ebenezer
Lori Hough, MHA, RN – Senior Director, Care Management, BCBSMN
Richard Martin, JD – Principle, Senior Care Communities
Mark Odland, MD– Retired Chief of Surgery, Hennepin County Medical Center
Clarice Ottoson, RN – Retired Community Nurse and Professor of Nursing
Paul Pettersen – Senior Pastor, Normandale Lutheran Church
Sandra Schley, Ph.D. – Board member of Normandale Community College & Little House Hospice
Linda Tedford, JD – Executive Level Marketing and Communication Professional
Paul Zenner, BSN, MBA – Field Vice President of Network Contracting, Humana Health