Board of Directors

Paul Vahle, Board ChairSenior Director of Marketing Communications, Medtronic, Lake Elmo
Heather Nameth Bren, Vice-ChairCeramic Artist & Associate Professor of Art and Design, Bethel University, St. Paul
Philip Mische, TreasurerExecutive Consultant, PRM Strategic Consulting, LLC., Saint Paul
Debbie Schumer, SecretaryCeramic artist, Minneapolis
Amanda K. AndersonChief Administrative Officer, Ascent Private Capital Management, Minneapolis
Bryan AndersonPrincipal Architect, SALA, Minneapolis
Evelyn BrowneMinneapolis
Nettie ColónOwner/Operator Red Hen Gastrolab & Resident Chef Curator at The Break Room, Minneapolis
Sydney CrowderCounsel, General Counsel’s Office, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Minneapolis
Haweya FarahRespiratory Therapist, University of MN Fairview
Patrick KennedyManaging Director, Minneapolis Lead, Accenture Interactive, Minneapolis
Mark LellmanMinneapolis
Kate MauryProfessor, University of Wisconsin – Stout, Menomonie, WI. Ceramic artist, Saint Paul
Brad MeierExecutive Vice President/Minneapolis Market Manager, Riverland Bank, Minneapolis
Rick ScottRetired Vice President for Finance and Administration, The McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis
Cristin McKnight SethiCurator, educator, and writer with research and teaching interests in South Asian textiles and folk art
Honorary Directors 
Kay EricksonCommunity volunteer, Minneapolis
Legacy Directors 
Andy Boss 
Warren MacKenzieCeramic artist, Stillwater
Joan Mondale