Staff Directory

Mark Dienhart, Ph.D. – President & CEO
Mark can be reached at 952/324-8910
More about Mark here.

Berit Allar, Program Associate
Berit can be reached at 952/324-8935
More about Berit here.

Ana DiMercurio, Florida Program Officer
Ana can be reached at 239/263-9400
More about Ana here.

Barb Dunker Office & Grant Administrator
Barb can be reached at 952/324-8910
More about Barb here.

Marla Friederichs Senior Program Officer and Scholarship Program Manager
Marla can be reached at 952/324-8933
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Mary Beth Geier – Florida Director
Mary Beth can be reached at 239/263-9400
More about Mary Beth here.

Linda Carey Halverson, Ed.D.Senior Program Officer, Grants Management & Technology
Linda can be reached at 651/269-9077
More about Linda here.

Steve HoeppnerVice President
Steve can be reached at 952/324-8923
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Brian Kraft – Program Officer
Brian can be reached at 952/324-8913
More about Brian here.

Sheila Otto Phillips, Senior Program Officer
Sheila can be reached at 952-324-8928
More about Sheila here.

Kelly Webster, Esq., Senior Program Officer and Legal Counsel
Kelly can be reached at 952/324-8936
More about Kelly here.

Mike ZumwinkleSenior Program Officer
Mike can be reached at 952-324-8945
More about Mike here.


Jill Hamburger, Florida Consultant
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Charles Keffer, Ph.D., Senior Minnesota Consultant
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Dave Lee, Minnesota Consultant
More about Dave here.