Staff and Board of Directors

Our Staff Members

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Erin Haag

Erin joined the United Way of Freeborn County team in April of 2019 as the Executive Director.


Read Erin's articles in the Albert Lea Tribune.

Live United Community Support Vital to Keep up with Needs in Area


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Nikolle Guion

Nikolle joined the United Way of Freeborn County team in November of 2020 as a Community Resource Specialist.  She is a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for helping others.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her four sons and adorable grandbaby.  She also enjoys any opportunity to be creative.

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Rosemary Gustin

Rosemary joined the United Way of Freeborn County team in July of 2023 as an Operations Support Staff.  Her family relocated from Kansas City, Missouri in the fall of 2022. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her five kids, her husband, and her dogs and cats.  She also enjoys photography, reading, writing, designing spaces in her home, and any and all sorts of art projects.   

Our Board of Directors

Marilyn Rasmussen–Chair 
Accreditation Manager 
Mayo Clinic Health System 


Mark Calderon– Treasurer
District Sales Leader 
Frito Lay 


Christine Nelson- Secretary 
Release of Information Senior Specialist
Mayo Clinic Health System


Matthew Twedt 
President of Financial Management


April Jeppson
Executive Director
Albert Lea Family Y 


Eileen Woyen
Trinity Lutheran Church


Therese Salazar
Regulatory Affairs Label and Formula Technician
Hormel Foods

Open Position-Vice Chair 
Position Title 
Place of Employment 


John Double–Past Chair 
Director of Community Education  
Albert Lea Area Schools


Kari Zierden 
Albert Lea Area Schools 


Sally Skrlin

Community Member


Nick Schiltz
Agricultural Instructor
Riverland Community College


Johanna Thomas
Albert Lea Area Schools 






Interested in joining the board? 

Now accepting applications for Board Members to start in January of 2023. 
BOD meetings are on the last Thursday of odd number months from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.
All BOD members are asked to join a committee, which meets on months opposite of the BOD meetings (even months).  
Meetings are via Zoom, In person or a hybrid contingent on COVID safety. 
BOD Terms are 3 year terms, following the calendar year. 
Example: January 2022-Decmember 2022
January 2023-December 2023 
January 2024-December 2024 
BOD members are invited to repeat a second term. 
Time commitment is approximately 1.5 hours a month for meeting attendance. 
Additional hours as scheduled for committee work or volunteering. 

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