Northfield HCI

Thriving Youth. Thriving Community.


Staff and Board

HCI leaders pancake cook-off


Zach Pruitt
Executive Director

Ashley Anderson
HCI Coordinator

Vicky Carrillo
Bridge Mentor

Gwen Daniels
Design Specialist/Office Assistant

Meleah Follen
HCI Youth Engagement Coordinator

Becky Ford
Faribault Youth Investment Coordinator

Teddy Gelderman
TORCH Alumni Services

Kim Horner
High School TORCH Coordinator

Tessa Kiesow
High School TORCH Coordinator

Katie Lovrien
Northfield Middle School TORCH Coordinator

Amy Lunderby
Investing in Youth Grants Coordinator/Office Specialist

Sandy Malecha
HCI Assistant Director

Natalia Marchan
Growing Up Healthy Assistant Coordinator

Fatima Ponciano
Growing Up Healthy Community Organizer

Maelynn Rosas
Growing Up Healthy Assistant Coordinator

Teresa Stanley
LINK Center Coordinator

Cheryl Strike
Data Specialist

Laura Tiano
Growing Up Healthy Coordinator

Laura Turek
Northfield Promise Evaluation & Community Engagement Coordinator


2017 Meeting Dates

HCI board meetings are typically held on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Room HS225 of the Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC). If you would like to attend a meeting, contact one of the staff members listed below or write us via our contact form.

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Board Members

Abby Andrade (Co-Vice Chair)
Northfield High School Student

Beth Ayotte Naumann
President and Owner, ServiceMaster by Ayotte

Erin Bailey
Northfield Public Schools, Community Services Division

Barry Carlson
Senior Development Officer, St. Olaf College

Bridget Conway
Doctor, Cannon Pointe Chiropractic

Kris Estenson
Associate Director, Piper Center for Vocation and Career, St. Olaf College

Jackson Hillmann (Co-chair)
Northfield High School Student

Anna Kochevar
Arcadia Charter School Student

Lisa Malecha
Social Worker, Arcadia Charter School

Mark Mohlke
Senior Business Banker, Wells Fargo

Anne Meyer-Ruppel
Nurse Practitioner, Allina Clinic

Connie Nelson
Master Reading Coach, Minnesota Reading Corp.

Monte Nelson
Chief of Police, Northfield Police Department

Randy Olson
Senior Vice President, Community Resource Bank

Olive Omoro
Northfield High School Student

Claudia Román Jiménez
Library Assistant and Bilingual Reference Staffer, Northfield Public Library

Tanner Schieck (Treasurer)
Co-owner, Schieck Orthodontics

Betsy Spethmann (Co-Vice Chair)
Director of Community Relations, Northfield Hospital & Clinics

Marnie Thompson
Assistant Principal, Northfield High School

Brisa Zubia (Co-chair)
Assistant Director, Office of Intercultural and International Life, Carleton College