MGS Board of Directors and Staff – 2018

MGS Executive Committee

Lori Vrolson, President
Executive Director, Central MN Council on Aging

Adam Suomala, President Elect
Vice President, Strategic Affiliations, LeadingAge MN

Laura Hood, Secretary
Director, Aging Services, City of St. Cloud

Ed Nunn, Treasurer
Entrepreneur

Charissa Eaton, Past President
Associate Professor, Social Work Department, Winona State University

MGS Directors

Meghan Coleman
Assistant Professor, Human Services Gerontology Program, Metropolitan State University

Kris Glaros Hanson
Director, Business Development, CBS Construction

Phyllis Greenberg
Associate Professor, Gerontology Coordinator, St. Cloud State University

Joseph Halvorson, Chair, Social Media Committee
Nurse Practitioner, Essentia Health

Sue Humphers-Ginther
Professor, Gerontology Coordinator, MSU Moorhead

Emily Kerling
Director, Health Services, Northfield Retirement Community

Janelle Meyers
Executive Director, Heathers Manor

Kathryn Ringham, Chair, Education Committee
Retired, Medical Social Worker

Sanjay Sarkar
Assistant Professor, Doctoral of Physical Therapy Program, Concordia University

Catherine Sullivan, Chair, Research Committee
Associate Professor, Occupational Science & Therapy, St. Catherine University

Jim Varpness
Retired, Regional Director, US Department of Health & Human Services

Amanda Wall
Finance Director, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging

Pam Zimmerman, Chair, Conference Committee
Director, Care Coordination/Client Relations, Vital Health Links

Staff

Tom Hyder, Executive Director
tom@mngero.org
952-260-0095

Lois Cutler, Research Committee Associate
cutle001@umn.edu

Paulette Sorenson, Conference Coordinator
paulette@mngero.org
612-255-6610

Jon Verdon, Membership and Communication
mgs@mngero.org
320-310-1257