- Created: Wednesday, 21 December 2016 15:57
- Written by Laura Proescholdt
MHP is excited to ring in the New Year with three new board members: Jacqueline Ann Dionne from the Minnesota Department of Health, Tony Schertler of the Dakota County Community Development Agency, and Jim Wabindato from the Indian Land Tenure Foundation. “MHP is fortunate to be led by many of the state’s top leaders in affordable housing and community development,” said Chip Halbach, MHP's Executive Director. “Tony, Jim, and Jackie are very accomplished individuals and will bring a wealth of experience to the board.”
As the organization continues to expand its work with Native communities in Minnesota and beyond, the perspectives and insights of Wabindato and Dionne will be critical.
“MHP is working in more and more Native communities, and having board members who can help guide and support the work we do is essential,” said Rosemary Fagrelius, MHP's Deputy Director and Community Development Director. “We will be looking to them for guidance as we deliver technical assistance to American Indian communities through programs like the Native Communities Development Institute. It is a huge asset to have Native voices on our board.”