MGS Board of Directors and Staff – 2022

MGS Executive Committee

Pam Zimmerman, President
Vice President, Programs, Accord
Adjunct Faculty, Bethel University

Roberta Meyers. President Elect
Retired, Hennepin Healthcare System

Laura Hood, Secretary, Chair, Membership & Nominating Committee
Social Service Director, Country Manor Healthcare and Rehab

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

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

MGS Directors

Georgia Afton                                                                                                                                        Community Outreach Director, Friends & Co.

Jane Brink
Resident and Family Council Specialist, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care

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

Charissa Eaton, Chair, Awards Committee                                                                                Professor, Social Work Department, Winona State University

Robbin Frazier
Associate Director of Equity & Community Engagement, Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation, University of Minnesota-School of Public Health

Kris Glaros Hanson
Business Development Manager, PCL Construction

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

Sue Humphers-Ginther
Retired Professor of Sociology & Gerontology Program Coordinator, Minnesota State University-Moorhead

Emily Kerling
Independent Consultant, Euvoia Senior Care Consulting

Tanya Rand, Chair, Research Committee, Gerontology Educator Network (GEN), and Student & Emerging Professionals in Aging
Clinical Faculty and Aging Services Coordinator, University of St. Thomas

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

Amanda Wall Dotray
Vice President of Finance, Trellis

Contract Staff

Alana Wright, Executive Director
alana@mngero.org
952-260-0095

Emily Justman, Research Coordinator and Conference Coordinator
emily@mngero.org

Mary Jo Schifsky, Education Coordinator
education@mngero.org

Paulette Sorenson, Conference Registrar
psmeetings@gmail.com

Adam Suomala, Social Media Coordinator
adamsuomalaconsulting@gmail.com

Jon Verdon, Membership Specialist
mgs@mngero.org