Board of Directors

  Kevin Thesing, Chair

Kevin is a Brainerd native and feels fortunate to be able to Live, Work and Play in the beautiful lakes area. Kevin co-owns and operates Lakes Printing. He has been a United Way volunteer for many years and joined the board in 2014. 

  Todd Bymark, Chair Elect

Todd is the Director of Physician Recruitment and Business Development at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center. He joined the United Way board in April 2015.

  Chad Wottreng, Treasurer

Chad works for CliftonLarsonAllen. He joined the United Way board in May 2016.

  Michelle Francis

Michelle is an attorney with The Raboin Law Firm, Ltd. practicing in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation and social security disability law.  Michelle is a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club in Brainerd and also serves on the board of directors for the Northland Arboretum.  Michelle joined the United Way board in 2014.

   Steve Gilbert

Steve works for CTC and has served on the United Way board since 2013.

  Katie Goenner

Katie is the General Manager at Baymont Inn and Suites and the Days Inn and Suites. She joined the United Way board in April 2015.

  Jana Shogren

Jana is the Foundation and Resource Development Director at the Central Lakes College Foundation. Previously she worked as a Children, Youth and Family Specialist with the Initiative Foundation; Executive Director at Bridges of Hope; and a Mental Health Practitioner
at Northern Pines Mental Health Center in Brainerd. She joined the United Way board in June 2015.

  Matt Kilian

Matt is President of Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce with regional offices in Brainerd, Crosslake, and Pequot Lakes. Matt also served 15 years at the Initiative Foundation
as its Vice President for External Relations. He joined the United Way board in July 2015.

   Sarah Carlson

Sarah works for Essentia Health and has served on the United Way board since 2013.

   Cori Reynolds

Cori works for ISD 181. She joined the United Way board in March 2016.

  Quinn Swanson

Quinn works for Happy Dancing Turtle. She joined the United Way board in May 2016.

  Kara Griffin

Kara works for Crow Wing County Community Services. She joined the United Way board in June 2016.

  Daryl Doucette

Daryl is the Vice President of Human Resources at Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union and joined the United Way board in August of 2017.

 

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