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

Enrollment 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.

Liza Fetterley at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Liza Fetterley

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!

Jessica Kisner at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Jessica Kisner

School/Site-Based Coordinator
320-258-4512
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Jessica graduated St. Cloud State University in December 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Social work and a double major in Psychology. She began her career with Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2016 and is a licensed social worker in the state of Minnesota. Jessica also has 4 years of previous customer service experience.

Mary Bechtold at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Mary Bechtold

Match Support 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.

Beth Marquette at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Beth Marquette

School-Based 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.

Amanda Sylla at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Amanda Sylla

Match Support Coordinator
320-258-4519
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Amanda Graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in December of 2014. She also holds her Social Work License as an LSW. Amanda began her career with Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2015.

Program Support Team

Khamara Pettus at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Khamara Pettus

Event Manager
320-258-4511
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Khamara attended Washington University in St Louis (BA in Political Science) and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles (Professional Certificate in Acting). She has an extensive background in theater as an actress, director, and producer. Khamara began her position in 2016, she previously worked at the Exploratorium in San Francisco as a Supervisor for their High School Explainer Program.

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.

Rachel Johnson at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

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.

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Ashley Nieland

Community Engagement Coordinator
320-241-7996
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Ashley attended Saint Cloud State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Community Psychology. Ashely joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters team in 2016. She has non profit experience with both United Way and CMMHC. Ashley was also responsible for the roll out of the grant funded TXT4Life resource in the Central MN area.

Shannon Giffin at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Shannon Giffin

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.

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.

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

Volunteer Coordinator
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.

Board of Directors

Bryan Bauck
CentraCare Health System
http://www.centracare.com/

Vince Mohs
vimo56302@yahoo.com

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

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

Peggy Brown
Pilgram's Pride
http://www.pilgrims.com/

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
Stinson Leonard Street
https://www.stinson.com/

Kevin Fitzpatrick
Capital One
https://www.capitalone.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
jsvincent@me.com

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

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

John P Mahowald
Mahowald Insurance Agency
http://www.mahowald.net/

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

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

 

Advisory Council to the Board of Directors

Barb Anderson
Anderson Trucking (retired)

Gary Bechtold
American Door Works

Scott Bement
St. Cloud Subaru

Mimi Bitzan
DJ Bitzan Jewelers

Mark Coborn
Coborn's Inc (retired)

Brad Goskowicz
Mircrobiologics

Lee Hurd
Bursch Travel

Keith Julson
BerganKDV (retired)

Shelly Bauerly Kopel
Granite Equity

Gary Marsden
Marco (retired)

Karla Myres
Community Volunteer

John Schnettler
CentraCare

Eric Stalboerger
Capital One

Mark Traut
Traut Wells

Bob Walter
Gray Plant Mooty

Don Watkins
Tanner Systems (retired)

Sue Wendt
Coborn's Inc (retired)

Tim Wensman
GNP (retired)

Penny White
Community Volunteer

Mike Ziemann
Federated Insurance (retired)