St. David's Center Leadership  


Executive Leadership Team

Julie SjordalJulie Sjordal
Executive Director
Julie brings nearly 25 years of experience to her role as executive director. Most recently managing director of programs, she oversaw the approximately 30 programs at St. David's Center and has been instrumental in co-developing some of the most innovative programs and collaborative partnerships.   

Julie earned her elementary education degree and special education certification from the University of Minnesota. She resides in Golden Valley with her husband, Dan, and their two children.

 

Bill Lemieux Bill Lemieux
Director of Finance
As director of Finance, Bill is responsible for the Finance department along with contract and enterprise risk management. Bill brings more than 25 years of finance experience to this position, including extensive leadership experience in all aspects of accounting from internal audit and controls to external reporting. He has worked with companies of all types, including Polymet Mining Corporation, Wayzata Children's Clinic and Select Comfort Corporation.

Bill earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from St. John's University. He lives in Victoria with his wife, Kelly, and their two children.

 

Candice MorinCandice Morin 
Director of Policy, Training & Talent

 As director of Policy, Training & Talent, Candice is responsible for the supervision and operations of policy development and management, agency training compliance and programs, and human resources. Her career with St. David's Center began in 2002 and she has since filled a variety of roles within the organization, most recently as a senior program director for our Life-Phase Services including Supported Living Services, Therapeutic Recreation and Waivered Services. 

Candice has a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and is currently working to attain her master's degree in nonprofit administration from Metropolitan State University. She resides in Blaine with her dog, Jenny.

 

Erica TennessenErica Tennessen 
Managing Director of Program Operations

As managing director of Program Operations at St. David's Center, Erica is responsible for the oversight of all center- and community-based programs. Since joining the organization in 1997, she has worked in several program leadership positions providing direction to programs serving individuals with enduring special needs. Prior to St. David's Center, Erica worked with at-risk populations including adults with mental illness and children who have been victims of abuse or neglect.

Erica graduated from Providence College with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She resides in Eagan with her husband, Nate, and their three children. 

 

Maureen WalshMaureen Walsh
Director of Community Relations & Development

As director of Community Relations & Development, Maureen leads the fundraising, communications and marketing activities of St. David's Center to advance the mission and achieve the goals of the strategic plan. With a strong program and planning background, she brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in direct service and nonprofit roles to the organization. Most recently, Maureen was a contractor for St. David's Center for nearly four years as part of the Community Relations & Development team.

Maureen has bachelor's and master's degrees in social work from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She lives in Deephaven with her husband, John, and their three children.

 

Emily WaltonEmily Walton
Director of Administration & Health Information Management

As director of Administration & Health Information Management, Emily is responsible for the oversight of the Central Office of Resources and Enrollment (CORE), Medical Records, HIPAA Compliance, Electronic Medial Record (EMR) implementation, and Operations and Facilities. Emily began her career with St. David’s Center in 2007. Since her hire, she has been an asset to many teams, including Policy Training and Talent, Life-Phase Services, and CORE. Prior to St. David’s Center, Emily worked as a vocational rehabilitation specialist, providing workplace case management and support to adults with special needs.

Emily has a bachelor’s degree in vocational rehabilitation with a dual minor in vocational counseling and psychiatric rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She and her husband, Aaron, currently reside in South Minneapolis with their daughter. 

 

Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Lars Erdahl

Lars Erdahl
Board Chair

Independent Consultant

 

 

Richard Justman

Richard Justman, M.D.
Board Chair Elect

National Medical Director, United HealthCare

 

 

Stacy Crosby, Board Chair, St. David's Center leadership

Stacey Crosby
Past Board Chair

Community Volunteer 

 

 

Jill Bollettieri

Jill Bollettieri
Secretary, Executive Committee

Assistant General Counsel, General Mills, Inc.


 

 
Sheila Folkestad

Sheila Folkestad
Treasurer & Chair, Finance and Risk Management Committee

Community Volunteer

 
 

Hugh Kirsch

Hugh W. Kirsch
Chair, Program Oversight Committee

Director of Organization Excellence, Minneapolis Jewish Federation 

 

 

Jeri Meola

Jeri Meola
Chair, Organizational Advancement Committee

President, Satisfaction Management Systems

 

 

Members at Large:

Anne Edwards

Anne Edwards, M.D.
Board Member

Chair of Pediatrics, Park Nicollet Services

 

 

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson
Board Member

President/Owner, Master Craft Labels, Inc.

 

John Feste
Board Member

Managing Principal, Marks Group Wealth Management

 

 

Jeryn Konezny

Jeryn Konezny
Board Member

Community Volunteer; Attorney 

 

 

Connie Linder

Connie Linder
Board Member

Community Volunteer

 

 

Karin Nelsen

Karin Nelsen
Board Member

North America General Counsel, Cargill, Inc.

 

 

Jeff Newhouse

Jeff Newhouse
Board Member

Merchant Director, Best Buy

 

 

Candace Randle

Candace Randle
Board Member

Community Volunteer

 

 

Julz Schwingler, CFA, CFP, CIMA
Board Member

Vice President, Nationwide Financial

 

 

Anne Spaeth

Anne Spaeth
Board Member

Community Volunteer

 

 

Brett Weinberg

Brett Weinberg
Board Member

Director of Public Relations, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

 

 

Allison Suzanne Wert, M.D.
Board Member

Physician, HCMC

 

 

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