Today we welcomed four new members to our Board of Directors. ClearWay Minnesota’s governing board oversees our operations as we work 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 Systems. 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 Board by Attorney General Lori Swanson.
“We are extremely fortunate to work with these individuals,” said Chair Boerschel, who will continue for another year as Chair. New Board 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, Kelly Drummer, Vivian Jenkins Nelsen and Brian Short.
“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.”