Staff & Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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

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
Administrative 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 and the Minnesota Reading Corp.


Cameron GiebinkCameron Giebink
Youth and Outreach Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA)

Cameron comes to VNPA by way of the American Refugee Committee and United Planet where he specialized in project management and volunteer recruitment. He will be serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with VNPA focusing on development and capacity building, youth engagement, and the National Park Teen Ambassador program.
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.