Board of Directors

The officers and directors of Northfield Area United Way enlist and develop capable volunteer and professional leadership to perform the following functions:

  • Community needs assessment, assets assessment and planning
  • Fundraising and financial resource development
  • Fund distribution and community impact
  • Public information
  • Administration and fiscal management

Teacher and eager children make hand gestures in unisonOfficers

  • Chair – Helene Haapala, Sr. Attorney Editor, Thomson Reuters
  • Treasurer – Tara Berndt, Vice President – Loan Operations Manager, First National Bank of Northfield
  • Past Chair –  Kerstin Cardenas, Director of Human Resources, Carleton College

At Large Directors

  • Jessica Astrup Ehret, Community Pharmacist, Sterling Pharmacies
  • Greg Closser, CEO, All Flex Flexible Circuits
  • Katie Fick, Associate Pastor, St. Olaf College
  • Kathy Kopseng, Language Arts Instructor, Northfield Public Schools (retired)
  • Susan Lohmann, Director of Social Services, Northfield Hospital & Clinics
  • Thad Monroe, Sergeant, Northfield Police Department
  • Tanya Montour, Mortgage Loan Processor, Community Resource Bank
  • Tim Stanton, Operations Manager, Post Consumer Brands


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