MGS Board of Directors and Staff – 2020


MGS Executive Committee

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

Pam Zimmerman, President Elect
Director, Care Coordination/Client Relations, Vital Health Links

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

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

Lori Vrolson, Past President
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
Partner Relations Liaison, Lions Gift of Sight

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

Jessica Hausauer
Program Director, Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care

Sue Humphers-Ginther
Professor, Gerontology Coordinator, MSU Moorhead

Emily Kerling
Director, Health Services, Northfield Retirement Community

Roberta Meyers
President, Minnesota Association of Geriatrics Inspired Clinicians

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

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

Amanda Wall Dotray
Finance Director, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging

Contract Staff

Tom Hyder, Executive Director

Paulette Sorenson, Conference Coordinator

Jon Verdon, Membership Coordinator

Lisa Janusz, Copy Editor

Beth Bergmans, Research Committee Assistant

Vinny Strack, Social Media