STAFF DIRECTORY

Program Team

Ann Matvick at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Ann Matvick

Program Director
320-258-4517
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Ann graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a double major in Criminology and Sociology. Ann was hired in May of 1997 and has held a variety of positions before becoming the program director and overseeing the School, Site and Community Based programs. Ann sits on the Advisory Council for the Mentoring Partnership of MN, and represents the agency on several committees.

Tasha Bruns-Notsch at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Tasha Bruns-Notsch

Program Coordinator
320-258-4516
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Tasha graduated from Saint Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She attended Minnesota State University of Moorhead for her first two years and finished up her degree at Saint Cloud State. Tasha joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters team in 2015, prior to working for Big Brothers Big Sisters Tasha has worked for other non-profits specializing in youth mental health for four years.

 

 

 

Janna

Janna Cannon

Program Assistant
320-241-7996
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Liza Fetterley

Liza Fetterley

Lead Program Coordinator
320-258-4532
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Liza received her Bachelor of Science in Community Psychology from St. Cloud State University. She began at Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2008 and has experience working with youth through a variety of jobs. She is passionate about relationships and feels so grateful to be a part of starting new friendships and seeing them grow!

Rebecca Fonss

Rebecca Fonss

Program Coordinator
320-258-4519
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Rebecca received her degree in Psychology from the University of MN-Duluth. She also holds a degree in Community Health Education and a Masters in College Counseling and Student Development from SCSU. She has previously worked in retail and retail management and most recently worked as an Employment Recruiter before joining Big Brothers and Big Sisters in 2017.

Mary Bechtold at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Mary Bechtold

Program Coordinator
320-258-4538
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Mary graduated in May 2015 from the College of Saint Benedict with a Bachelor's in Psychology. During her senior year she was an intern in the Guidance and Counseling Office at Saint John's Preparatory School. Mary joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters team in 2015.

Robyn

Robyn Rieland

Program Coordinator
320-258-4512
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Robyn graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. During her final semester she interned with Big Brothers Big Sisters before being hired on as a School/Site-Base Coordinator.

Beth-2018

Beth Marquette

Program Coordinator
763-688-0205
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Beth graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Science. She interned with Big Brothers Big Sisters for a year before graduation and was hired in 2011.

Dee

Dee Rodmyre

Program Assistant
320-253-1616
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Program Support Team

Brenda Jacobson

Brenda Jacobson

Advancement Director
320-258-4514
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Brenda holds a master’s degree in philanthropy and development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and completed her undergraduate degree at Saint Cloud State University. She has raised money for 20 years for organizations that have mirrored her personal mission which is to make the world a better place through preparing the next generation.

Shannon Harter at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Shannon Harter

Grant & Communications Manager
320-258-4536
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Shannon has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Creative Writing. She began her career with Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2008 and has worked in a variety of roles, prior to her position in fund development Shannon supervised matches and enrolled youth with Big Brothers Big Sisters for 3 years.

Rachel

Rachel Johnson

Recruiter
320-258-4537
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Rachel attended St. Cloud State University with a Business Marketing degree with a minor in Advertising. Rachel joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters team in 2013, she has worked with various non-profits and ministries since her graduation in 2008.

Sharon Harren at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Sharon Harren

Administrative Assistant
320-253-1616
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Sharon was the School Secretary at St. Johnís Area School in Foley for 14 years and began her career at Big Brothers Big Sisters in 1995.

Jessica Kisner at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Emily Steinmetz

Sponsorship & Event Manager
320-258-4515
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Emily received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from MN State University – Moorhead and her M.B.A. from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA. She also works as the Central MN Regional Coordinator for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and as Adjunct Faculty for the Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program at St. Cloud State University.

Andrew Karasch at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Andrew Karasch

Database Specialist
320-258-4534
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Andrew graduated in 2006 from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Andrew joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters team in 2007.

Jackie Johnson at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Jackie Johnson

Executive Director
320-258-4510
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Jackie graduated from St. Cloud State University and has worked in human services and nonprofits since college. She was hired by Big Brothers Big Sisters as the executive director in 2010. She was previously the Program Director for Catholic Charitiesí Foster Grandparent Program for 12 years.

Judy Huls

Judy Huls

Support Volunteer
320-253-1616
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Board of Directors

Vince Mohs

Erin Bitzan
DJ Bitzan Jewelers
http://www.djbitzan.com/

Luke Riordan
DAYTA Marketing
http://www.daytamarketing.com/

Peggy Brown

Rick Roehl
Federated Insurance
www.federatedinsurance.com/

Debbie Clausen
Thrivent Financial
https://www.thrivent.com/ 

Marie Schmitz
BerganKDV
http://www.bergankdv.com/

Ann Cofell
Mid-Minnesota Legal Services
http://www.mylegalaid.org/

Alex Schoephoerster
Moss & Barnett
http://www.lawmoss.com/

Kevin Fitzpatrick
Sentry bank
https://mysentrybank.com/

Peter Spaniol
US Bank
https://www.usbank.com/

Jeff Gannon
Miller, Welle, Heiser & Co., Ltd.
http://mwhco.com/ 

Joan Vincent
Public Relations & Fundraising Professional, Retired

Holly Lee
RealTime Solutions
http://realtime-solutions.net/

Vicky Welty
SCR
http://www.scr-mn.com/

Bill Martin-Chaffee

Lee Hurd
Bursch Travel Agency
http://www.burschtravel.com/

Andy Knoblauch
Coborn's
https://www.coborns.com/

Courtney Kunkel
Capital One
https://www.capitalone.com/

 

 

Advisory Council to the Board of Directors

Barb Anderson
Anderson Trucking (retired)

Scott Bement
St. Cloud Subaru

Mimi Bitzan
DJ Bitzan Jewelers

Mark Coborn
Coborn's Inc (retired)

Brad Goskowicz
Mircrobiologics

Keith Julson
BerganKDV (retired)

Shelly Bauerly Kopel
Granite Equity

Gary Marsden
Marco (retired)

Karla Myres
Community Volunteer

Joyce Schlough
Park Industries

John Schnettler
CentraCare

Rob Schumann
Stinson Leonard Street

Eric Stalboerger
Capital One

Mark Traut
Traut Wells

Bob Walter
Gray Plant Mooty

Don Watkins
Tanner Systems (retired)

Sue Wendt
Coborn's Inc (retired)

Penny White
Community Volunteer

Mike Ziemann
Federated Insurance (retired)