Contact our leadership team

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota provides services to our participants, partners, shoppers, donors and financial supporters. Contact us for general inquiries or contact a leadership team member below.

Michael Wirth-Davis  

Michael Wirth-Davis, D.P.A.
President and Chief Executive Officer


Chief Financial Officer

Sheila Olson, Chief Services and Programs Officer  

Sheila Olson
Chief Services and Programs & Philanthropy Officer

  Brent Babcock, Vice President  Donated Goods Retail  

Brent Babcock
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Human Resources text on blue background  

Jinah Chernivec
Chief Human Resources Officer



Our team members

Marketing & Communications

Melissa Becker
Marketing Director


Shannon Schaaf
Director of Philanthropy

Services & Programs

Barb Smith
Area Director,
Community Services

Becky Brink

Workforce Development Director,
Skills Training

Andrew Freeberg, Ph.D.
Workforce Development Director,
Community Services

Maureen Gaedy

Workforce Development Director,
Greater Minnesota NW

Mary Germscheid
Workforce Development Director,
Greater Minnesota SE
Mary Jarvis
Director of Mental Health Services
651-603-9540 ext. 103

Lisa Guetzkow
Workforce Development Director,
Placement Services

Retail, Salvage, Recycling & Aftermarket

Ann Marie Courchene
Director, Retail Sales

Chris Simon
Director, Donated Goods
(Salvage, Recycling & Aftermarket Sales)

Advocacy & Public Policy

Deanna Smiley Gulliford
Director of Public Affairs


Our Board of Directors

Sue Abderholden
Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota

Lisa Manzey Adelmann, MBA, CPA, Past Chair
Partner, Manzey McCracken Consulting

Joseph M. Barsky III, MBA
Chair, Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation

Margaret Camp
Vice President of Development, Wolters Kluwer

Debbie Galka, MBA
Chief Risk Officer, U.S. Bank

Jerome Hamilton, CPIM, CQE, Vice Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Open Therapeutics

Michael Howe, CFP
Financial Advisor, Ameriprise

Peggy L. Kadlec
Chief Human Resources Officer/Executive, Cadré Incorporated

Shawn Lewis
Program Coordinator, Workforce Solutions, Minneapolis Urban League

Rachel Lockett
Chief Information Officer, Pohlad Companies/Marquette Companies

Wendy Mahling, JD, Secretary
Lead Assistant General Counsel, Xcel Energy

Sita Morantz
President and Chief Administrative Officer, Marsden Holding L.L.C.

Leslie Olson, MBA
Senior Manager – Field Reporting & Analytics, Thrivent Financial

Ed Surko, MBA
Vice President, Deposit and Payment Solutions, U.S. Bank Minneapolis

Mary Jo Hegge-Swanson, DNP, MPH, RN, Chair
Fairview Health Services

Richard Tepe, CFA, Treasurer
Finance Director – Investor Relations, Target Corporation

Michael Vinyon, JD
Regional Director – Private Banking, Wells Fargo

Chad Wonderling
Corporate Controller, Ceres Global Ag Corporation

Michael Wirth-Davis, DPA
President & CEO, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota