Staff and Board of Directors

Our Staff Members

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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

Matthew Twedt--Board Chair
President of Financial Management
Intellicents

 

Mark Calderon– Treasurer
District Sales Leader 
Frito Lay 

 

Therese Salazar--Secretary
Regulatory Affairs Label and Formula Technician
Hormel Foods

 

Matthew Twedt--Board Chair
President of Financial Management
Intellicents

 

April Jeppson
Executive Director
Albert Lea Family Y 

 

Eileen Woyen
Pastor
Trinity Lutheran Church

 

Christine Nelson
Release of Information Senior Specialist
Mayo Clinic Health System

Open Position-Vice Chair 
Position Title 
Place of Employment 

 

Marilyn Rasmussen–Past Board Chair 
Accreditation Manager 
Mayo Clinic Health System 

 

Kari Zierden 
Teacher
Albert Lea Area Schools 

 

Johanna Thomas
Principal 
Albert Lea Area Schools 

 

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ALL ARE WELCOME 

 

 

Interested in joining the board? 

Now accepting applications for Board Members to start in January of 2024
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 
END OF TERM. 
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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