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Staff Testimonial

We focus on recovery and independence rather than on ‘fixing’ something. I know I’m working at an organization that stays current on the best ways to enable success.

— Maria, Mental Health Practitioner

Board of Directors

Ken Duncan is Chair of the People Incorporated Board.

Marc Hadley is Treasurer of the People Incorporated Board.

Bob Hennessey is Secretary of the People Incorporated Board.

Jan Anderson retired as Director of Human Resources at Metropolitan State University where she managed labor relations, employee benefits and compensation, and recruitment, retention and assessment of employees and administrators.  Previously she taught German and Spanish, and has had a lifelong interest in other languages and cultures.  She and her husband adopted two girls from Guatemala, one of whom suffered from mental illness and is the reason for Jan’s interest in and concern for mental health.  Jan has served on various boards and committees, including the Dakota County Personnel Board, Dakota County Library Board, and the House of Hope Presbyterian Church’s Boards of Deacons, Elders and Trustees.   Jan currently serves as President of the Friends of the Inver Glen Library, teaches English as a Second Language at Neighborhood House and records books for Radio Talking Books. Jan is also interested in environmentalism, politics and travel.

Marianne Curry has served as director on many not for profit boards including the Fairview Healthcare Systems, Ebenezer Social Ministries, Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Minnesota Hospital and Healthcare Partnership (MHHP), Minnesota Twin Cities Parish Nurses Association, American Planning Association, Minnesota Planning Association.   She is a former Lakeville City Council member and Dakota County Government Study Commission member.  She retired from a career as an environmental advocate on the Minnesota Legislature staff and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.   She was a frequent lecturer for the Government Training Institute, the HHH Institute at the University of Minnesota and MHHP.                      

Sr. Sue Ernster serves as the Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer for the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in La Crosse, WI. A role she has held since 2013.  Her responsibilities include the finances, investments and oversight of all of the facilities for the congregation.  She serves on several non- profit boards as well.  Before becoming the Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer for the FSPA, she served as a parish administrator in the Twin Cities for several years.  She has a BA in Accounting, from Loras College and practiced in public accounting for several years, attaining her CPA.  She has a Masters in Pastoral Ministry from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN.

Ellen Ewald is a member of the People Incorporated Board.

Bill Frels is a member of the People Incorporated Board.

Bill Mahlum is a member of the People Incorporated Board.

Nancy McKillips is serving as a return board member to People Incorporated.  She worked in marketing and development at Metropolitan State University for 25 years and retired in 2005.  Other boards served are as follows:  Junior League of Saint Paul, Saint Paul Rehabilitation Center, Friends of the Saint Paul Library, Voluntary Action Center, Ramsey County Historical Society and the Rotary Club of Saint Paul.  She was named the Outstanding Fundraiser for Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2005.  Her BA degree in Education and MA in Management for the University of Minnesota.  Her son, Dan is served by People Incorporated. 

Susan T. Rydell is a founder of Metropolitan State University where she has held a variety of faculty and administrative positions. She is a past-president of the Minnesota Psychological Association and currently oversees the association’s continuing education programs for psychologists and other mental health professionals.  She is a peer reviewer and team chair for the Higher Learning Commission. Dr. Rydell holds a B.A. in Psychology from Smith College and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Kyle is a licensed attorney with more than twenty-one years of experience in all facets of civil litigation including: legal analysis and research, trials, and appellate practice.  Kyle has twelve plus years of practical knowledge managing a wide variety of class action and other complex litigation matters venued throughout the United States of America.  He has significant expertise in claims handling, litigation management, and with supervising claims adjusters in the resolution of professional errors and omissions claims. Prior to joining Berkley Technology Underwriters, Kyle was corporate counsel for a national company where he gained valuable experience performing corporate governance and compliance audits and conducting investigations into data breach, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance matters.

Ann Tulloch is a member of the People Incorporated Board.

Wendy Waddell is a member of the People Incorporated Board.

Kathy Wellington is a member of the People Incorporated Board.

Puspoki is the senior marketing consultant at Puspoki Consulting. She will use her education and years of experience to provide high quality health care and create a positive impact on people’s lives.

Saunders earned an M.B.A. in Marketing and currently works at Blue Cross Blue Shield as a client executive. He will utilize his education and experience to bring quality and affordable health care to everyone.