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 & Philanthropy Officer

  Brent Babcock, Vice President  Donated Goods Retail  

Brent Babcock
Vice President,
Donated Goods Retail & Marketing

Human Resources text on blue background  

Jinah Chernivec
Vice President,
Human Resources

     

 


Our team members

Marketing & Communications

Melissa Becker
Marketing Director
651-379-5955

Philanthropy

Shannon Schaaf
Director of Philanthropy
651-379-5888

Services & Programs

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

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

Retail, Salvage, Recycling & Aftermarket

Ann Marie Courchene
Director, Retail Sales
651-379-5653

Chris Simon
Director, Donated Goods
(Salvage, Recycling & Aftermarket Sales)
651-225-4931

Advocacy & Public Policy

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

 

Our Board of Directors

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

Lisa Manzey Adelmann, MBA, CPA, Past Chair
Partner, Manzey McCracken Consulting

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

Margaret Camp
Vice President of Development, Wolters Kluwer

Debbie Galka, MBA
Chief Risk Officer, U.S. Bank

Jerome Hamilton, CPIM, CQE, Vice Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Open Therapeutics

Michael Howe, CFP
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, JD, Secretary
Lead Assistant General Counsel, Xcel Energy

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

Leslie Olson, MBA
Senior Manager – Field Reporting & Analytics, Thrivent Financial

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

Mary Jo Hegge-Swanson, DNP, MPH, RN, Chair
Fairview Health Services

Richard Tepe, CFA, Treasurer
Finance Director – Investor Relations, Target Corporation

Michael Vinyon, JD
Regional Director – Private Banking, Wells Fargo

Chad Wonderling
Corporate Controller, Ceres Global Ag Corporation

Michael Wirth-Davis, DPA
President & CEO, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota