Board and Staff

Revised 9/21/20

NameTermPhoneEmail
Executive Committee Current term on Board shown, with
term number. Term in office is 1 year
Dan Van Tassel
Chair
6/18-5/21 (2)507-301-3747drvantassel2@gmail.com
Art Higinbotham
Vice Chair
9/19-5/22 (1)612-226-3025arthur@higinbotham.com
Karolyn Bertelsen
Treasurer
6/18-5/21 (1)651-304-7486kkaybert@gmail.com
Susan Evans
Secretary
9/19-5/22 (1)507-254-2797susancevans@charter.net

Executive Staff

Beginning date is shown
Carol Rutz
Executive Director
7/1/19507-645-7316crutz@carleton.edu
Rich Noer
Interim Executive Director
7/1/20-9/30/20507-645-9222rnoer@carleton.edu
Perry Mason
Curriculum Director
7/1/17507-645-9251pmason@carleton.edu
Bill Rizzo
Registration & Finance Dir
7/1/18602-369-0997billrizzo1@gmail.com

Board Members

Current term on Board,
with term number
Barbara Crouter6/20-5/23 (2)507-645-6592bcrouter@charter.net
Jill Ballard6/20-5/23 (1)507-263-8616jill.ballard@midco.net
Steve Kelly6/20-5/23 (2)507-645-7915skelly@carleton.edu
David Norman9/19-5/22 (1)785-317-1477dnorman@ksu.edu
Robert Nyvall6/20-5/23 (1)507-664-1064rfnyvall@gmail.com
David Peterson6/20-5/23 (1)815-341-1548dpetersonj@gmail.com
Peggy Sheldon6/20-5/23 (1)952-200-4549homeforusat@gmail.com
Colleen Vitek6/20-5/23 (1)919-848-4844cvitek@gmail.com

Affiliates

Beginning date is shown
Milosha Malecha9/1/11507-664-3472mmalecha@northfieldretirement.org
Lynne Pederson6/2008507-664-3701lynnepederson@nscmn.org
Bruce Roberts6/2014507-645-9784bruroberts@gmail.com
Mark Anderson4/7/17507-664-8815mark.anderson@threelinks.org

Bylaw 5.2: Board Membership is limited to a maximum of sixteen and a minimum of twelve.
Bylaw 5.7: Officers serve one-year term. (Term shown above is term on Board.)
Bylaw 5.9: Board members shall be elected for three-year staggered terms. Normally they are limited to two successive terms.

Standing Committees

Revised 9/20/20

NameTermPhoneEmail
Curriculum                                    
Perry Mason
Chair – ex officio
507-645-9251pmason@carleton.edu
Carol Rutz
Executive Dir – ex officio
507-645-7316crutz@carleton.edu
Rich Noer
Interim Exec Dir – ex officio
(9/2020)507-645-9222rnoer@carleton.edu
Jill Ballard9/20-5/23 (1)507-263-8616jill.ballard@midco.net
Susan Evans9/19-5/22 (1)507-254-2797susancevans@charter.net
Ed Langerak9/17-5/20 (1)507-645-8321langerak@stolaf.edu
ReJean Schulte9/18-5/21 (2)507-645-6593schulteras@gmail.com
Dan Van Tassel9/18-5/21 (2)507-301-3747drvantassel2@gmail.com

Finance
Karolyn Bertelsen
Chair – ex officio
651-304-7486kkaybert@gmail.com
Bill Rizzo
Finance Dir – ex officio
602-369-0997billrizzo1@gmail.com
Mike Harper9/19-5/22 (2)507-645-2316mike@harp3r.com
Art Higinbotham9/19-5/22 (1)612-226-3025arthur@higinbotham.com
Steve Kelly9/19-5/22 (2)507-645-7915skelly@carleton.edu
David Peterson9/20-5/23 (1)815-341-1548dpetersonj@gmail.com

Nominating
Barbara Crouter
Chair – Board representative
9/20-5/21507-645-6592bcrouter@charter.net
Tim Madigan9/20-5/21507-339-2605tmadigan55@hotmail.com
Gordon Olson9/20-5/21507-301-3130gbolson5@msn.com
Peggy Sheldon9/20-5/21952-200-4549homeforusat@gmail.com

Publicity
David Norman
Chair
9/19-5/22 (1)785-317-1477dnorman@ksu.edu
Robert Nyvall9/20-5/23 (1)507-664-1064rfnyvall@gmail.com
Colleen Vitek9/20-5/23 (1)919-848-4844cvitek@gmail.com

Select Other Committees

Revised 9/20/20

NameTermPhoneEmail
Faribault Program
Perry Mason (ex officio)507-645-9251pmason@carleton.edu
Sue Carlson9/18-5/21 (1)507-332-8857carlinski7@hotmail.com
Diane Hagen9/18-5/21 (2)507-334-3848JohnandDianeHagen@msn.com
Pat Rice9/18-5/21 (2)507-334-3076

Film Festival
Eric Nelson (Chair)507-645-5171nelsoner@stolaf.edu
Rich Noer507-645-9222rnoer@carleton.edu
Bill Rizzo602-369-0997billrizzo1@gmail.com
Phil Peterson507-645-8183philip.peterson3@gmail.com

Newsletter
Carol Rutz (Editor)507-645-7316crutz@carleton.edu
Rich Noer (Interim Editor)507-645-9222rnoer@carleton.edu
Linda Seebach (Producer)507-213-8656linsee@plethora.net
Annie Kramer (Mail liaison)507-261-7859anniekramer@charter.net

Founders
Keith and Bev Anderson715-822-5295andersk@stolaf.edu
Ron and Bettye Ronning507-650-2311brron@charter.net