Our Board of Directors
Our Neighbors' Place, Inc's Board & executive committee are dedicated volunteers who bring their indispensable time, talent, and passion to the work of advancing our mission.
The Board is responsible for overseeing the organization’s governance and long-term direction. Our Board develops policy, sets priorities, oversees finances, and raises funds in collaboration with our professional staff. The current committees of the board include the Executive, Fundraising, Public Relations, Maintenance, Housing, and Personnel Committees.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities such as board membership, please contact us or visit our volunteer page - we would love to hear from you!
Thomas Pedersen -President - Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Paul Shepherd -Vice President -System Director for Student Development, Minnesota State System
Brian Manion -Treasurer - Vice President, WESTconsin Credit Union - River Falls
Laura Frost -Secretary - Director of Compliance, CommonBond Communities
Janet Wilson - Retired Nurse Practitioner
Robert Gustafson - Retired Public School Teacher
Elizabeth Swank - Assistant County Attorney, Dakota County
Jackie Cobian -River Falls Public Schools Bus Driver
Kurt Helmrick -Physician Assistant, Vibrant Health Family Clinics
Mark Wespetal -Soil Scientist/Hydrogeologist - Natural Resource Conservation Service (Iowa) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency