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 care and supportive service organizations. Jennifer is a trained yoga instructor, and is certified in Caregiver Coaching/Consultation, Dementia Capability, and Powerful Tools for Caregivers, among other modalities.
Contact Jennifer > 952-977-9373
Office/Data Manager, Patti Hankes, CPPM
Patti has a Bachelor degree in Business from the College of St. Catherine and received her Project Management certification from the University of Saint Thomas. She has experience in office and project and process development for large corporations as well as small community non-profits. She is trained in Powerful Tools for Caregivers, among other modalities.
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, Dementia Capability, and Powerful Tools for Caregivers, among other 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.
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
Paul Pettersen – Senior Pastor, Normandale Lutheran Church
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
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