Staff & Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Jeffrey D. Brown
F. Dallas Fogg
Doug Franchot, Past Chair
Burgess Eberhardt
Jack Fistler
Corey Jansen, Treasurer
Eric R. Johnson
Ken Kadash
Tom Lehman
Lindsey Remakel, Chair
Bobbie Sandgren
Spencer Smith, Vice Chair

Honorary Members

Lee Barthel
Michael Frome
Martin N. Kellogg
John Roth
Harry Sweatt

Park Liaison to the Board

Tawnya Schoewe, Voyageurs National Park

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 eight 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.

 

Kathryn Aro
Development Coordinator
Kathryn brings with her over 15 years of experience managing professional trade associations.  As an association manager, she’s been responsible for overseeing a wide range of activities which include convention and event planning, membership development, sales and marketing, publishing, accounting, and administration.  Kathryn is passionate about engaging members and other constituents through the use of strategic marketing and communications initiatives.  She has strong technical skills and an exemplary record of professional success.  Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of Minnesota.  In her spare time, Kathryn volunteers as a tutor with both the Minnesota Literacy Council.

 

Ella Rauschimg_6419
Youth and Outreach Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA)
Ella studied english and environmental studies at the Wisconsin – Madison in Madison, WI. 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 she enjoys exploring MN State Parks, working on the plans for her Tiny Home, hanging out with her dog, and tending to her beloved plants.

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.