Jennifer Monroe, MA, MPH
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
Carrie began her career at Fairview Health Services and spent over twenty-five years in event planning and hospitality for NLC. She served for ten years on the BOD’s at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in leadership roles as Secretary, Membership and Hospitality Chair, and five years as Chair or Co-Chair of the MIA’s annual Art in Bloom event, which attracts 20-30,000 visitors annually. Carrie has a degree in psychology and is a long-time Edina resident.
Contact Carrie > 952-977-9357
Becky Zinn-Caulfield, MSW, LICSW
Becky has over 20 years’ experience in clinical social work, including case management, palliative care and hospice and is passionate about supporting older adults and their families. Becky has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver. Becky is trained in Caregiver coaching and consultation, as well as certified as a Powerful Tools for Caregivers class leader.
Contact Becky > 952-977-9363
Cheryl Nickelson, MSW, LGSW
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
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Elizabeth has a BA in Journalism from the University of Minnesota and has more than 12 years of experience in publishing, advertising and nonprofit marketing.
Contact Elizabeth > 952-977-9365
Caregiver Education Assistant
Mary has a BA in Psychology and Family & Social Studies from the University of Minnesota. She is passionate about supporting the community through planning educational events and workshops. Mary is a trained in Matter of Balance instructor and co-facilitates our support groups when needed.
Contact Mary > 952-977-9362
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is made up of a unique, experienced group of professionals, long-time volunteers. Members donate their time and expertise to the mission and vision of the Center, providing a diverse set of perspectives and expertise.
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
Susan O'Connell, RN - Faith Community Nurse at Normandale Lutheran Church
Mark Odland, MD– Retired Chief of Surgery, Hennepin County Medical Center
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