Staff Directory

Mark Dienhart, Ph.D. – President & CEO

Mark can be reached at 952/324-8910

More about Mark here.





Barb Dunker – Office & Grant Administrator

Barb can be reached at 952/324-8910

More about Barb here.





Steve Hoeppner – Vice President

Steve can be reached at 952/324-8923

More about Steve here.





Mike Zumwinkle – Senior Program Officer

Mike can be reached at 952-324-8945

More about Mike here.





Marla Friederichs – Senior Program Officer and Scholarship Program Manager

Marla can be reached at 952/324-8933

More about Marla here.




Linda Carey Halverson, Ed.D. – Senior Program Officer, Grants Management and Technology

Linda can be reached at 952/324-8937 or More about Linda here.





Mary Beth Geier – Florida Director

Mary Beth can be reached at 239/263-9400

More about Mary Beth here.






Berit Allar, Program Associate

Berit can be reached at 952/324-8935

More about Berit here.





Brian Kraft – Program Officer

Brian can be reached at 952/324-8913

More about Brian here.





Sheila Otto Phillips, 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.






Ana DiMercurio, Program Officer

Ana can be reached at 239/263-9400

More about Ana here.





Charles Keffer, Ph.D., Senior Consultant

More about Charlie here.