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Leadership

People who have come together to make our community a better place.

Staff

Christopher Anderson
Executive Director

Chris joined the WeCAN team in the fall of 2019, with 20+ years of experience serving children and families in need. As Director of Community Outreach at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Chris worked extensively with civic, school, community and church groups to build and grow collaborations to better serve the community. With a strong passion for service, Chris brings a broad and creative approach to providing social services to local families. With a marketing degree from the Carlson School of Management, he has considerable experience in managing operations, finances, and program development. As the Executive Director Chris is excited to work with the staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors to continue to build WeCAN’s positive impact in western Hennepin County.

Susann Zeug-Hoese
Client Services Coordinator

Susann comes to WeCAN with many years of experience working with people.  Children, families, seniors, and those with differing abilities have all been supported by her work with St. David’s Center and Mount Olivet Rolling Acres.   She is passionate about supporting people in their journey toward achieving a self-determined quality of life.

Open Position

Meals on Wheels Coordinator

Katie Wahlund

Mobile Market Coordinator

Katie joins the WeCAN team with several years of experience in caregiving for seniors. She was a lead home health aide at Harrison Bay Senior Living here in Mound. Her new role as Mobile Market Coordinator at WeCAN will allow her to continue providing dignified services for a variety of members in the surrounding communities. She has a strong desire to help others and knows the importance of our amazing volunteers and community support. She is committed to the progressing development, growth, and essential needs of the Mobile Market. Katie is excited to be contributing to the “neighbors helping neighbors” philosophy at WeCAN.  

Lorrie Ham
Office Manager

Lorrie manages many aspects of WeCAN daily operations, including providing administrative support and assisting with marketing and communications. Her background as a newspaper editor makes her a valuable asset with the many publications WeCAN produces. Lorrie also helps plan and orchestrate WeCAN's fundraisers and auctions.

Kari Raaen
Volunteer Coordinator

Kari joined WeCAN with a strong background in volunteering and outreach. She led her church volunteer Food for Friends program for four years. She has also volunteered at both the First Nations Kitchen and Loaves and Fishes programs. Kari is dedicated to being of service to others. She is thrilled to be part of the WeCAN team serving the people of western Hennepin County.

Ross Rifkin
Employment Counselor

Ross began volunteering at WeCAN in 2017 as an employment counselor and driver for Meals on Wheels and Food Recovery. Ross is a former senior IT Manager that also led his division’s Green Team and Diversity Council.  His staffing experience naturally lends itself to helping others with job searches, resume writing, interviewing skills and budget management. With advanced degrees in law and business,  Ross has always had a keen interest in helping others improve their life situation and is excited to have the opportunity to do more with WeCAN.

Board of Directors

Lori Springer, President
Westonka Public Schools

 

Sherry Valley, Vice President
Minnesota Lakes Bank

 

Stephanie Shea, Secretary
Community Volunteer

 

Tera White, Treasurer
University of Minnesota

 

 

Dave Netznik

Community Volunteer

Rick Rohrer

Community Volunteer

Emma Springer

YMCA of the North

Karl Weisenhorn

Community Volunteer

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