Board and Team

A volunteer Board of Directors governs United Way St. Croix Valley. The Board meets six times per year. The Executive Committee consists of the four officers (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer). There are four standing committees of the Board (Finance, Community Impact, Governance, and Development & Marketing) which meet as needed.

Board members are identified and recruited by the Executive Director and the Board’s Executive Committee. The goal is to maintain a Board that is representative of the communities that we serve. Board members may serve up to nine years and terms are staggered to maintain continuity.

Board of Directors

Josh Lindseth
Business Loan Officer
WESTconsin Credit Union - New Richmond

Michael Gruenes
Vice President
MPG Consulting
Todd Sherman
SVP, Head of Human Resources
US Bank
Kaydi Sobottka
VP, Human Resource Officer
First National Bank of River Falls

Caroline (Kiki) Nelson, Personal Banker, Bremer Bank

Brian McAlpine, Commercial Insurance Specialist, Bremer Insurance - Amery

Ann Schilling, Sr. Director of Human Resources, Amery Hospital & Clinic

Amy Greske, Attorney, O'Neill Elder Law

Andrea Jorgenson, Major Gifts Officer, St. Croix Valley Foundation

Lida Bannink, Shareholder & Attorney, Eckberg Lammers, P.C.

Jill McNamee, Realtor, McNamee Real Estate Team


Kari Arnett
Community Impact Specialist
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Betsy Byker
Success By 6 Program Director
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Hannah Fenstermacher
Administrative Manager
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Emily Nelson
211 Resource Manager
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Alyson Sauter
Community Impact Director
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Trica Trowbridge
211 Program Director
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