Executive Committee

Rob Edwards

Rob Edwards, MSW, LGSW, PACC

Chief Executive Officer at Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-Being

Jenn Hamrick Vander Woude

President Elect

Jenn Hamrick Vander Woude, MSW, LGSW

Executive Director at Friends for a Nonviolent World

Sarah Jones

Vice President

Sarah Jones, MSW, LGSW

Human Services Consultant at Minnesota Department of Human Services

Lauren Abdill


Lauren Abdill, MSW, LGSW

Outpatient Therapist at Relate Counseling Center

Geographic Unit Representatives

Ashley Charwood


Ashley Charwood, MSW, LGSW

Admissions Representative at Bemidji State University



Currently Open

Contact to apply

Kendra Lund

West Central

Kendra Lund, BSW, PACC

Program Manager at Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota-North Dakota



Currently Open

Contact to apply

Jessica Dooley

Twin Cities

Jessica Dooley, MSW, LICSW

Social Work Program Supervisor at Catholic Charities

Sheila Thomsen


Sheila Thomsen, MSW, LICSW

Social Worker at Avera

Amy Tudor


Amy Tudor, BSW

Client Services Manager at Community Action Center of Northfield

At-Large Representatives

Mike Arieta

Mike Arieta, MSW, LICSW, PACC

Clinical Social Worker at New Path Counseling

Bethany Murray

Bethany Murray, MSW, LGSW

Development Manager at Take Action Minnesota

Judy Parr

Judy Parr, MSW, LICSW

Supervisor for LICSW and LPCC at Supervision for Change

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson, MSW, LGSW

General Manager at Home Care Senior Services

Student Representatives

Taylor Mitsch

Master of Social Work

Taylor Mitsch

University of St. Thomas

Paige Lee

Bachelor of Social Work

Paige Lee

College of St. Scholastica-Inver Grove Heights

Contact someone on the Board

Please reach out to us by phone at 651-293-1935 or e-mail at

Nominate yourself or someone else for the Board

Board positions are 2-year terms, with half of the board turning over each year. Elections are held in the spring and positions begin July 1 of each year.

For more information or to nominate someone, please contact Karen Goodenough at 651-293-1935 or

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