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

Community Affairs & Public Policy

Deanna Smiley Gulliford
Director of Community Affairs

Marketing & Communications

Melissa Becker
Marketing Director

Services & Programs

Barb Smith
Area Director,
Community 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

Retail, Salvage, Recycling & Aftermarket

Ann Marie Courchene
Director, Retail Sales

Chris Simon
Director, Donated Goods
(Salvage, Recycling & Aftermarket Sales)


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