MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today ClearWay Minnesota welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors. ClearWay Minnesota's governing board oversees operations of the independent nonprofit organization as it works to eliminate tobacco's harm throughout the state.
"These new members are bringing fresh perspective to this Board," said Board Chair Bob Boerschel. "I am sure their contributions to our organization will be extremely valuable as we work to achieve our legacy and improve health throughout Minnesota."
ClearWay Minnesota's 19-member Board consists of at-large and appointed members. The new members are:
- Mae Brooks, director of human resources for the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. Ms. Brooks was elected as an at-large member of the Board.
- Judy Brown, a program facilitator and social worker in the Minneapolis Public Schools system. Ms. Brown was elected as an at-large member of the Board.
- Sarah Oquist, an attorney and Chief Operations Officer at Sapientia Law Group, PLLC, and a board member at Woodlands National Bank. Ms. Oquist was elected as an at-large member of the Board.
- Gregory Wulf, President and CEO of First Farmers & Merchants National Bank in Cannon Falls. Mr. Wulf was appointed to the ClearWay Minnesota Board by Attorney General Lori Swanson.
"We are extremely fortunate to work with these individuals," said Chair Boerschel, who will continue on for another year as Board Chair. New officers include Laurie Lafontaine, Vice Chair; Brian Osberg, Treasurer; and Nevada Littlewolf, Secretary.
Additionally, Board and staff bid farewell to four departing Board Members: Ellen Denzen, a researcher with the National Marrow Donor Program; Kelly Drummer, President and CEO of the Tiwahe Foundation; Vivian Jenkins Nelsen, co-founder of the INTER-RACE Institute, a diversity think-tank at Augsburg University; and Brian Short, Chief Executive Officer of the Leamington Company and a former U.S. Magistrate Judge.
"Ellen, Kelly, Vivian and Brian have given freely of their time, energy and wisdom during their years of service to ClearWay Minnesota," said Chair Boerschel. "We are grateful to them, and wish them all the best for the future."
About ClearWay MinnesotaSM
ClearWay Minnesota is an independent, nonprofit organization that improves the health of Minnesotans by reducing the harm caused by tobacco. ClearWay Minnesota serves Minnesota through its grant-making program, QUITPLAN® stop-smoking services and statewide outreach activities. It is funded with 3 percent of the state's 1998 tobacco settlement.
For more information on ClearWay Minnesota or QUITPLAN Services, call 952-767-1400 or visit www.clearwaymn.org.
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