Board Member and Staff Development
Develop a culture of collaboration within staff teams as well as partnerships between staff and volunteers to deliver the ACS mission.
Chair: Aaron Peloquin ACS Staff: Anthony Bass
Mike Eyerly Jeff Mader
Dr. Talee Vang
To increase awareness of Hope Lodges in Minnesota and to increase occupancy of the Minneapolis Hope Lodge to pre-pandemic levels.
Chair: Lynn Poferl ACS Staff: Anthony Bass
Cindy Haas Beth Heinz
Ed Kelly Jeff Mader
Dr. Cindy Smith Dr. Cornelius Thiels
Mary Wiles, ACS Sr. Manager Minneapolis Hope Lodge
Pam Mason, ACS Staff Cancer Center Partnerships
The events committee will focus on executing a limited number of signature MN ACS events including the Golf Classic, Strides against Breast Cancer, and one additional event.
Chair: Kelli Schnieder ACS Staff: Carolyn Sharratt
Tara Loucks Aaron Peloquin
Lynn Poferl Scott Rollin
The ACS MN Area Board Health Equity Subcommittee will strive to build ACS engagement within Minnesota BIPoC populations.
Chair: Bukata Hayes ACS Staff: Anthony Bass
Michelle Benson Julie Elepano
Mike Eyerly Dr. David Herman Andre Koen Aaron Peloquin
Dr. Talee Vang Pam Mason, ACS Staff
To expand individual relationships in Minnesota that build increased connections to ACS through alignment with major gift level philanthropy, events, volunteer leadership, and mission. These connections grow through events that provide individual engagement and cultivation in a personal and intimate environment.
Chair: Heather Manley ACS Staff: Kathleen Callaghan
Susan Dziedzic Ed Kelly
Tara Loucks Dr. Cornelius Thiels
Mark Williamson Sharon Bloodworth, CEO Volunteer
Build easily accessible recruitment and enablement tools for volunteers across Minnesota including Relay for Life, Making Strides, Gold Together, ResearcHERS, Men Wear Pink, etc.
Chair: Kelly McShane ACS Staff: Carolyn Sharratt
Shawn Granner Cindy Haas
Associate Board of Ambassadors
The American Cancer Society’s Associate Board of Ambassadors is a group of emerging leaders in the business community committed to providing education surrounding cancer prevention; raising awareness for the importance of screenings for early detection; and supporting innovative research initiatives that are helping end cancer as we know it, for everyone.
Chair: Amy Hollenkamp ACS Staff: Paige Myers Liaison to ACS MN Board: Aaron Peloquin