Board of Directors

The CURE Board of Directors is made of up to 15 elected members. They may serve three two year terms or a total of six years, then must wait one year to serve for another six years unless appointed by the current board.

Board members share: Why have you chosen to serve on the CURE Board?

  • Brian Wojtalewicz, Secretary
    I joined the board to try to protect this wondrous green planet we live on, and because I’m so curious.
  • Christa Otteson
    I am excited about CURE’s work to identify, activate, and connect rural leaders in service of our environment. I want to work to galvanize rural communities around our most precious resource. Water is life.
  • Leo Baker
    I believe in protecting the environment.  Water is the source of all life and should be treated as the most valuable resource we have.
  • Sean Carroll
    I believe that effective social change requires relationships based on a shared vision, with space for shared leadership.
  • Kathy Hartley
    I believe the Mission, Values & Guiding Principals are excellent and I fully support them especially the statement that "we have a moral responsibility to future generations to be good stewards of the ecosystems on which they will depend."
  • Jim Falk
    I believe CURE has the right perspective to make a positive change in our community through action and education. I served on the CURE board several years ago and I feel that I can again be an asset to board with my experience in the ag sector and also as a renewable energy producer-consumer.
  • Margaret Kuchenreuther
    I am drawn to CURE by its mission and vision because I am passionate about conserving high quality habitat for Minnesota's native species and about fostering a harmonious relationship between people and the land.
  • Pete Kennedy, Chair
    I hope to encourage more active roles on issues that have a direct impact on the river.
  • Glen Jacobsen, Member at Large
    I have chosen to serve on the CURE board because it is an opportunity for me to contribute to an organization that is doing what I can’t do by myself.
  • Lance Lindeman
    I have chosen to serve on the Board of CURE because it is truly a grassroots organization that is passionate about the future of our water, air, and soil.
  • Athena Kildegaard
    I like the Minnesota River, and I am eager to advocate for it.
  • Sue Wika
    As a farmer and sociologist, I appreciate CURE's multi-faceted approach to the rural landscape. As CURE protects and enhances natural resources, the organization also builds human capital. And I appreciate CURE's commitment to tackling tough energy issues.
  • Misty Butler
    I was raised with a deep appreciation for nature and the environment. My parents' involvement in CURE in their retirement years piqued my interest. I like the social and educational nature of the events that I have been involved in and really enjoy meeting people with similar values.
  • Glenn Gelhar, Treasurer
    I believe CURE takes positive actions to preserve and protect our planet, and I am proud to participate in any way I can.
  • Brad Fernholz
    I have a desire for social justice, peace, and a healthy planet for future generations.

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