Jessi Darst, RSS Director
Where I live: I live in Winona with my husband Blake, son Liam, daughter Sunny, and our dog Ein.
Current community involvement: I am Treasurer for the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) PTA, a program I attend with my daughter. I also enjoy participating in the Spanish Language Immersion Program (SLIP) at Madison School with my son.
Jenny Baertsch, Board President
Where I work: Winona National Bank
What I do there: Marketing Manager
Where I live: Winona with my husband, Jim, and 2 children, Tessa and Chase
Current community involvement: Winona Community Foundation board member and Grants Committee chair, Junior Achievement classroom volunteer at Ridgeway Community School, Home Delivered Meals driver for Winona Volunteer Services
Blake Koebke, Board Vice President
Where I work: Merchants Bank in St. Charles
What I do there: Ag/Commercial Loan Officer
Where I live: St. Charles with my wife Amanda and son Myles
Current community involvement: Deliver meals in the St. Charles community for Meals On Wheels
Emily Cassellius, Board Secretary
Where I work: Winona Area Public Schools, Washington- Kosciusko Elementary School
What I do there: Teach second grade
Where I live: In Winona with my husband, John, and our two children Bryan and Molly
Current community involvement: Program Management at Winona Volunteer Services, and various committees within Winona Area Public Schools
Amy Senne Foxx, Board Member
Where I work: Leighton Broadcasting
What I do there: Operations Manager and Midday Host on KRIV-FM - 101.1 The River
Where I live: Winona with my husband, Matt, and 3 children: Ayla, Mylie, and Payton
Current community involvement: I just recently moved to Winona, so Ready Set School is my first endeavor outside of the various local events and organizations we support via Leighton Broadcasting. I also volunteer some time to the Winona Area Youth Hockey Association.
Gretchen Hoffman, Board Member
Where I work: St. Charles Public Schools
What I do there: Title One Coordinator
Where I live: St. Charles
Current community involvement: St. Charles Backpack Program, St. Charles Hometown Resource Center
Heather Casper, Board Member
Where I work: Curator of Education at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona
What I do there: Plan and facilitate public and school programs, develop gallery tools for visitors to learn more about artworks, manage volunteer tour guides, write grants and evaluate programs
Where I live: On Broadway! In Winona with my husband, John, and our two children Max and Jack.
Current community involvement: Dementia Friendly Winona Task Force Member, SPARK! Alliance of Museums: Development Committee (Group of museums and cultural organizations across Minnesota and Wisconsin offering programs for people living with memory loss)
Kate Carlson, Board Member
Where I work: Visit Winona
What I do there: Partnership Director and Visitor Center Manager
Where I live: Winona with my husband, Adam, and 2 children, Olive and Henry
Current community involvement: Participant in the Arts Lab Peer Learning Community program with the City of Winona; member of the Winona State University Learning and Community Engagement Committee
Maria Rodriguez, Board Member
Where I work: Project Fine
What I do there: I am a community Liaison at project FINE. I work in helping people navigate the community and find resources and integrate in the community. I also do interpreting in Spanish.
Where I live: I live in Winona.
Current community involvement:
Theresa Nunemacher, Board Member
Where I work: St. Charles Public Schools
What I do there: School Social Worker
Where I live: St. Charles with my husband, Mark; we have 3 children Michael, Rachael, and Aaron
Current community involvement: Winona County Collaborative board member, Winona County Area School Linked Mental Health Advisory team member, Winona County Child Protection Multi-disciplinary team member, Whitewater Country Coalition board member and S.T.A.N.D. student group advisor, Peer Helper student group co-advisor, Winona County 4-H club & county volunteer/leader, & St. Charles Area Youth Mission team co-coordinator.
Tori Todd, Board Member
Where I work: Lewiston-Altura Schools
What I do there: School Counselor
Where I live: Winona
Tricia Wehrenberg, Board Member
Where I work: Winona Public Library
What I do there: Youth Services Librarian
Where I live: Winona, MN