Meet our Board

True Friends is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by two boards: Operations and Foundation, who will meet periodically to provide oversight and guidance to the organization’s activities. From former camp staff to local health care professionals, to entrepreneurs and financial experts, True Friends is supported by a group of individuals offering unwavering dedication and commitment to our mission.

Board of Directors Operations

Ashley Jones
Turner

Board Member

Paralegal, Kelly & Lemmons P.A.

Courtney
Miller

Board Member

Registered Nurse, Fairview Health Services

Deb
Salhus

Board Member

Director, Revenue Cycle, Fraser

Felicia
Thames

Board Member

Principal, Prarie View Elementary, Eden Prairie

Jeff
Schrock

Board Member

CEO, VAA, LLC. (Van Sickle Allen and Associates)

John
Woodward

Board Member

Sales/Marketing Leader, Corvex Connected Safety

John
LeBlanc

President and CEO

President and CEO, True Friends

Julie
Mielke

Board Member

Exercise Physiologist

Marilyn
Hallstrom

Board Member

Implementation Consultant, Tyler Technologies, Inc.

Mark
Feriancek

Treasurer

Retired Chief Financial & Operating Officer

Mark
Zastrow

Board Member

Development Leadership Professional/Retired

Mary
Ellen Wells

Chair

Healthcare Executive, C-Suite Resources

Nancy
Koehler

Board Member

Registered Nurse/Retired

Peter
Ramme

Board Member

Real Estate Developer / Retired / Owner / President, Healey Ramme Company

Peter
Rundquist

Vice Chair

DPT Program Director, Concordia University-St. Paul

Rob
Otos

Board Member

Senior Executive - Human Resources, Otos Consulting Group, LLC

Shelly
Nelson

Board Member

Senior Vice President of Sales, Cambria

Board of DirectorsFoundation

Brent
Miller

Board Member

Fixed Income Investment Professional, Mairs and Power

Chris
Judson

Board Member

Vice President Off-Road Vehicles, Polaris Inc.

Debra
Penrod

Board Member

Retired VIP/CIO, Constellation

Jennifer
Thalhuber

Board Member

CEO, Ablenet, Inc.

Jody
Estenson

Board Member

Senior Marketing Consultant, Self Employed

Joe
Hanson

Board Member

Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management

John
LeBlanc

President and CEO

President and CEO, True Friends

Josh
Storms

Board Member

Financial Advisor, The Columns Resource Group of Northwestern Mutual

Lon
Bencini

Secretary

Senior Marketing Executive, Retired

Lori
Trygg

Board Member

Community Volunteer, Retired Legal Counsel

Mark
Feriancek

Treasurer

Retired Chief Financial & Operating Officer

Mary
Kemp Murray

Chair

Co-Founder & President, Kick

Mary Ellen
Wells

Board Member

Healthcare Executive, C-Suite Resources

Steve
Lacke

Board Member

Senior Consultant, Gross Consulting

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