Staff & Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Jeffrey D. Brown, Chair
Jim Bizal
Megan Bond
F. Dallas Fogg
Doug Franchot
Burgess Eberhardt
Jack Fistler, Vice Chair
Tom Lehman
Sharon Oswald, Treasurer
Lindsey Remakel, Past Chair
Roberta Sandgren
Spencer Smith, Secretary

Honorary Board Members

Lee Barthel
Michael Frome (1920-2016)
Martin N. Kellogg
John Roth
Harry Sweatt

Park Liaison to the Board

Tawnya Schoewe, Voyageurs National Park

Founders

The founders and early directors of Voyageurs National Park Association included former Minnesota Governor Elmer L. Andersen, Judge Edwin Chapman, Wayne Judy, Lawrence Vaubel, Martin Kellogg, Sigurd F. Olson, Wallace Dayton, and Wheelock Whitney.

Staff Members

Christina Hausman
Executive Director

Christina Hausman has been the executive director of Voyageurs National Park Association since July 2013. She engages advocates, philanthropists, volunteers and the next generation of stewards on behalf of Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park. Christina has over ten years experience working in development and communications in the nonprofit industry and has previously worked for The Nature Conservancy and the Hennepin Health Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and political science, and a minor in journalism from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD.  On her days off you can find her taking photos, attempting new recipes, enjoying live music, or traveling to North Carolina to visit family.  A nature enthusiast, she grew up taking family trips to America’s national parks and is thrilled to be supporting Voyageurs.

Natalie Prescott
Youth and Outreach Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA)
Natalie graduated from Macalester College in St Paul, MN, where she studied Environmental Education and Religious Studies. She will be serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with VNPA focusing on development and capacity building, community outreach, and the National Park Teen Ambassador program. On her days off, rain or shine, you can find Natalie swimming, biking, and running around the Twin Cities, testing the limits of her trusty minivan exploring and car-camping throughout the Midwest, or in the kitchen experimenting with recipes for her dream bakery.

acvista_0AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) taps the skills, talents, and passion of more than 8,000 Americans annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty. The program’s nationwide corps of VISTAs serve full-time for a year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations.