MGS Board of Directors and Staff – 2020

MGS Executive Committee

Pam Zimmerman, President
Vice President, Programs, Accord

Roberta Meyers. President Elect
MD Geriatrician, Hennepin Healthcare

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

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

Lori Vrolson, Past President, Chair, Membership Committee
Executive Director, Central MN Council on Aging

MGS Directors

Jane Brink
Self-Advocacy Specialist, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care

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

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

Kris Glaros Hanson
Owner, The Senior Connections

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

Jessica Hausauer, Chair, Research Committee
Executive Director, Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care

Sue Humphers-Ginther
Professor, Gerontology Coordinator, MSU Moorhead

Emily Kerling
Director, Health Services, Northfield Retirement Community

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

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

Amanda Wall Dotray
Finance Director, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging

Julie Wilson, Chair, Conference Committee
General Manager, Home Care Senior Services

Contract Staff

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

Paulette Sorenson, Conference Coordinator
paulette@mngero.org

Jon Verdon, Membership Coordinator
mgs@mngero.org

Lisa Janusz, Copy Editor
lisa@theotheremployee.com

Adam Suomala, Social Media
adam@mnlcoa.org