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

  Brent Babcock, Vice President  Donated Goods Retail  

Brent Babcock
Vice President – Donated Goods Retail

   

Jinah Chernivec
Vice President – Talent Advancement

  Heidi Fisher, VP, Foundation  

Heidi Fisher
Vice President – Philanthropy


Our Board of Directors

Sue Abderholden
Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota

Lisa Manzey Adelmann, M.B.A., C.P.A., Past Chair
Partner, Manzey McCracken Consulting

Joseph M. Barsky III, M.B.A., Chair
Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation

Debbie Galka, M.B.A.
Chief Risk Officer, U.S. Bank

Jerome Hamilton, C.P.I.M., CQE, Vice Chair
Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Stratasys

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

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

Shawn Lewis
Program Coordinator, Workforce Solutions, Minneapolis Urban League

Rachel Lockett
Chief Information Officer, Pohlad Companies/Marquette Companies

Wendy Mahling, J.D., Secretary,
Assistant General Counsel, Xcel Energy

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

Leslie Olson, M.B.A.
Senior Manager – Field Reporting & Analytics, Thrivent Financial

Ed Surko, M.B.A.
Vice President, Deposit and Payment Solutions, U.S. Bank Minneapolis

Mary Jo Hegge-Swanson, D.N.P., M.P.H., R.N., Chair
Fairview Health Services

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

Michael Vinyon, J.D.
Regional Director – Private Banking, Wells Fargo

Michael Wirth-Davis, D.P.A.
President & CEO, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota

 

Team members

Community Affairs & Public Policy

Deanna Smiley Gulliford
Director of Community Affairs
651-379-5940


Public Relations & Communications 

Brian Boese
Communications Coordinator
651-379-5681

Mary Beth Casement
Director of Insights
651-379-5934


Services & Programs

Boyd Brown
Area Director – Employment Services
651-379-5875
 
Becky Brink
Workforce Development Director – Skills Training

651-379-5635
 
Andrew Freeberg, Ph.D.
Workforce Development Director – Community Services
651-379-5874

Maureen Gaedy

Workforce Development Director – Greater Minnesota NW

320-654-9527
 
Mary Germscheid
Workforce Development Director – Greater Minnesota SE
651-632-5120
 
Mary Jarvis
Director of Mental Health Services
651-603-9540 ext. 103

Lisa Guetzkow
Workforce Development Director – Placement Services
651-379-5620

Barb Smith
Area Director – Community Services
651-632-5108