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Staff & Board

Staff Team

The Northland Foundation staff members mostly work remotely. Email is the best way to reach us. Click on a staff name to reach a specific person or message our general inbox.

Jan Amys Bio Photo
Jan Amys

Senior Program Officer

Zane Bail Bio Photo
Zane Bail

Chief Operating Officer

Cayla Bio Photo
Cayla Bellanger DeGroat

Program Officer

Heather Brouse Bio Photo
Heather Brouse

Chief Financial Officer

Nichele Canavan Bio Photo
Nichele Canavan

Executive Administrator

Carol Chipman Bio Photo
Carol Chipman

Grants Manager

Michael Colclough Bio Photo
Michael Colclough

Business Services Director

Jeanine Dahl Bio Photo
Jeanine Dahl

Communications Director

Vicki Hagberg Bio Photo
Vicki Hagberg

SBDC Regional Director

Chrristopher Henagin Bio Photo
Christopher Henagin

Business Consultant

Taylor Holm Bio Photo
Taylor Holm

Program Officer

Melissa King Bio Photo
Melissa King

Accountant

Katherine Lahti Bio Photo
Katherine Lahti

Business Consultant

Mary Lundeen Bio Photo
Mary Lundeen

Business Consultant

Suzanne Rauvola Bio Photo
Suzanne Rauvola

Systems Manager

Sandy Scheiber Bio Photo
Sandy Scheiber

Program Assistant

Lisa Shrum Bio Photo
Lisa Shrum

Accounting Clerk

Tony Sertich Bio Photo
Tony Sertich

President/CEO

Michelle Ufford Bio Photo
Michelle Ufford

Director of Grantmaking

Amanda Vuicich Bio Photo
Amanda Vuicich

Economic Development Specialist/Small Business Lender

Curt Walczak Bio Photo
Curt Walczak

SBDC Associate Regional Director

Julie Weisgerber Bio Photo
Julie Weisgerber

Program Associate

Board of Trustees

Peter McDermott Bio Photo
Peter McDermott, Chair

Retired
Grand Rapids

Mary Harrelson Bio Photo
Mary Harrelson,
Vice Chair

Licensed Psychologist
Mary Rademacher Psychological Services
Grand Portage Reservation

Roy Smith Bio Photo
Roy Smith, Treasurer

Director of Education & Talent Development
Iron Range Resources/Minnesota State Colleges & Universities
Hibbing

Cindy Anderson Bina Bio Photo
Cindy Anderson Bina, Secretary

Counselor (retired)
Vermilion Community College
Ely

Jamie Adams Bio Photo
Jamie Adams

Economic Development Planner
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Cloquet/Solon Springs

Ben Benoit Bio Photo
Ben Benoit

Deer River District Ranger
USDA Forest Service Chippewa National Forest
Citizen, Leech Band of Ojibwe
Cohasset

Elena Foshay Bio Photo
Elena Foshay

Director of Workforce Development
City of Duluth
Duluth

Ashley Hall Bio Photo
Ashley Hall

Director of Partnerships & Programs
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank,
and Owner, Evolve U Fitness & Wellness
International Falls

Tia Marie Bio Photo
Tia Marie

Owner
Unwined Up North and Smoke on the Water
Grand Rapids

Angie Miller Bio Photo
Angie Miller, Immediate Past Chair

Executive Director (retired)
Community Action Duluth

Kenneth Reid Bio Photo
Kenneth A. Reid

Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
Lake Superior College
Duluth/Superior

Darren Sheldon Bio Photo
Darren Sheldon

Principal
Lakewood Elementary School
Duluth

Kristen Vake Bio Photo
Kristen Vake

Executive Director
Iron Mining Association of Minnesota
Chisholm

Contact Us

Northland Foundation
202 W Superior Street, Suite 800
Duluth, MN 55802

218.723.4040
FAX 218.723.4048

Nearby Parking Ramps

Duluth Transit Center Parking Garage
228 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802

To reach the Northland Foundation through the skywalk, go to the skywalk level of the Transit Center. Cross over Michigan Street (left) toward the Wells Fargo Center. There are helpful wayfinding signs throughout the skywalk system. Use the Wells Fargo Center escalator or elevators to continue on the skywalk, one level up. Head east through the skywalk approximately one block to the Sellwood Building. Elevators are located around the corner to your right, near the Dryer Reed Law Firm entrance. Northland Foundation is on the 8th floor of the Sellwood Building. There are also metered parking spaces along W Michigan, 2nd Ave W, and W Superior St.

Holiday Inn Downtown Duluth Parking Ramp
200 W First St, Duluth, MN 55802

To reach the Northland Foundation through the skywalk, take the parking ramp elevator to the 2nd floor skywalk shops-and-restaurants level. Walk west (right) from the elevator and continue in the skywalk, crossing over Superior Street near the Subway, toward Wells Fargo Center. There are helpful wayfinding signs throughout the skywalk system. Head east (left) in the skywalk approximately one block to the Sellwood Building. Elevators are located around the corner to your right, near the Dryer Reed Law Firm entrance. Northland Foundation is on the 8th floor of the Sellwood Building. There are also metered parking spaces along W Michigan, 2nd Ave W, and W Superior St.

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