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 five officers (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and past president). There are three standing committees of the Board (Finance, Community Impact and Resource Development) 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 six years and terms are staggered to maintain continuity.

Board of Directors

Josh Lindseth
Office Supervisor
WESTconsin Credit Union - New Richmond

Michael Gruenes
Vice President, Finance & Operations Committee Chair, Community Impact Committee
Manager, Financial Mgmt. Technology
Todd Sherman
VP, Global Bankcard Client Services, US Bank
Kaydi Sobottka
Human Resouce Officer
First National Bank of River Falls
Marc Ruska
Past President
Domestic Bank Credit
US Bank
James Dahl (emeritus), SUPERVALU, Inc.
Caroline (Kiki) Nelson, Personal Banker, Bremer Bank
Brian McAlpine, Commercial Insurance Specialist, Bremer Insurance - Amery
Warren Schneider (emeritus), 3M Company
Ann Schilling, Sr. Director of Human Resources, Amery Hospital & Clinic
Deanna Shimota, Partner, GrowthMode Marketing
Craig Swanson, Director (Retired), Lean Six Sigma & Corporate Quality
Steve Snell (emeritus), Engineering Manager, Engineered Plasic Components 
Julie DuBois, Director, Human Resource Development, Andersen Corporation


Lisa Murphy, Executive Director

Lara Otsuka, Operations Manager

Betsy Byker, Success By 6 Program Director

Alyson Sauter, 211 Community Impact Director

Erin Englund, 211 Information, Referral & Resource Specialist

Emily Nelson, 211 Information, Referral & Resource Specialist