Contact our leadership team

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota provides services to our participants, partners, shoppers, donors and financial supporters. Contact us for general inquiries or contact a leadership team member below.

Michael Wirth-Davis  

Michael Wirth-Davis, D.P.A.
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Jason Siefert, Chief Financial and Operations Officer  

Jason Seifert, C.P.A.
Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Sheila Olson, Chief Services and Programs Officer  

Sheila Olson
Chief Services and Programs Officer

  Carmen Barker Lemay  

Carmen Barker Lemay, Ph.D.
Vice President – Organizational Performance Excellence

Jinah Chernivec, Vice President  Talent Advancement  

Jinah Chernivec
Vice President – Talent Advancement

  Brent Babcock, Vice President  Donated Goods Retail  

Brent Babcock
Vice President – Donated Goods Retail

Heidi Fisher, VP, Foundation  

Heidi Fisher
Vice President – Philanthropy



Our Board of Directors

Susan Abderholden

Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota

Lisa Manzey Adelmann, M.B.A., C.P.A., Chair

President, LMA Consulting Services

Joe Barsky, Chair

Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation

John Bergstrom, M.B.A., Past Chair

Partner, RiverPoint Investments, Inc.

Debbie Galka, M.B.A.

Chief Risk Officer, U.S. Bank

Jerome Hamilton, C.P.I.M, C.Q.E., Secretary

Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Stratasys

Thomas Heaney, M.A.

Managing Director, Trio Executive Search

Michael Howe, C.F.P.
Financial Advisor, Ameriprise

Peggy L. Kadlec
Chief Human Resources Officer/Executive, Cadre Incorporated

Shawn Lewis

Program Coordinator, Workforce Solutions, Minneapolis Urban League

Rachel Lockett
Chief Information Officer, Pohlad Companies/Marquette Companies

Wendy Mahling, J.D.

Assistant General Counsel, Xcel Energy

Frederick Menz, Ph.D. 

Professor Emeritus, Rehabilitation and Counseling, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Sita Morantz
President and Chief Administrative Officer, Marsden Holding L.L.C.

Leslie Olson, M.B.A.
RFO Business Consultant, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Ed Surko, M.B.A., Treasurer

Vice President, Deposit and Payment Solutions, U.S. Bank Minneapolis

Mary Jo Hegge-Swanson, D.N.P., M.P.H., R.N., Vice Chair

Fairview Health Services

Richard Tepe, M.B.A.
Group Manager – Investor Relations, Target Corporation

Michael Vinyon, J.D.

Regional Director – Private Banking, Wells Fargo

Michael Wirth-Davis, D.P.A.

President and CEO, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota


Team members

Community Affairs & Public Policy

Deanna Smiley Gulliford
Director of Community Affairs

Public Relations & Communications 

Brian Boese
Communications Coordinator

Mary Beth Casement
Director of Insights

Services & Programs

Boyd Brown
Area Director – Employment Services
Becky Brink
Workforce Development Director – Skills Training

Andrew Freeberg, Ph.D.
Workforce Development Director – Community Services

Maureen Gaedy

Workforce Development Director – Greater Minnesota NW

Mary Germscheid
Workforce Development Director – Greater Minnesota SE
Mary Jarvis
Director of Mental Health Services
651-603-9540 ext. 103

Lisa Guetzkow
Workforce Development Director – Placement Services

Barb Smith
Area Director – Community Services