Staff and Board

Meet the Team

Learn more about Como Friends’ staff and advocates.

Como Friends Staff

Kate Aksadi

Individual Giving Manager

Susannah Baudhuin

Creative Director

Kaitlyn Huntington

Development and Communications Manager

Laurel Lundberg

Director of Individual Giving

Caroline Mehlhop

Director of Institutional Partnerships and Events

Jeff Mundinger

Director of Finance

Bethany Paul

Events Manager

Jeni Rutherford

Executive Assistant

Terri Scheunemann

Director of Retail Operations

Megan Shackle

Database Manager

Jackie Sticha


Sheila Wewers

Associate Director of Retail Operations

Como Friends Board of Directors

John Bauer
Retired SVP, Target

Andy Davis
Partner, Stinson LLP

Peter Everett
VP Marketing for Europe, Australia, Asia & Latin America, General Mills

Stephen Foss
Regional VP, Xcel Energy

Jane Gerber
Community Volunteer

Wendy Harden, (Treasurer)
Shareholder, Schechter Dokken Kanter

Patrick Harris
VP, Customer Solutions, PMA Financial Network

Annie Huidekoper

Community Volunteer

Renee Lee
Director of Quality Assurance, Securian

Patrick McIntyre (Chair)
SVP, Enterprise Strategy & Business Development, Best Buy

Greg McNeely
Manitou Fund

Nicky Nagle
Community Volunteer

Theresa Neal
Retired High School Principal

Martha Nelson
Community Volunteer

Ford Nicholson
President, Draft Co.

Erik Ordway
Associate Director, Newmark Group

Greg Peelman
VP Operations, North America – Pest Elimination Ecolab

Steve Proeschel
Retired, Piper Jaffray

Kelly Sam
VP Marketing, Grand Casino Mille Lacs & Hinckley

Arvind Sharma
Director, Strategic Sourcing & Enterprise Procurement, Ameriprise Financial

Liz Smith (Vice Chair)
Community Volunteer

Sheryl Zaworski
VP, Global Ethics Office, Director of Escalation, Investigation & Analytics, U.S. Bancorp

Ex Officio

Michelle Furrer
Como Campus Manager

Mike Hahm
Director, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation

Jackie Sticha (Secretary)
President, Como Friends