Board of Directors

2023-2024 UMCF Board of Directors and Committee Chairs

Each spring the chair elect recruits Forum members to become board members. Elections are held at the annual conference. Board members hold their positions for one year. See descriptions of duties for each board position. Please contact the current chair if you are interested in joining the board and providing leadership within the Forum.

Board of Directors

  • Chair : Brooklyn Hofstad, University of Minnesota Foundation
  • Vice Chair: Open
  • Treasurer: LeeAnne Hoekstra, Center for Bioethics
  • Recorder: Patrice Johnson, Extension Learning Technologies
  • Chair Emerita: (none)
  • Membership Manager: Michelle Penna, Minitex
  • At-Large Director: Meagan Pierluissi, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Conference and Awards Committee

  • Co-chair: Rachel Kraft Mattson, Dept. of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
  • Co-chair: Shawn Sullivan, University of Minnesota Foundation

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

  • Chair: Emily Newhall, Global Programs & Strategy

Membership and Marketing Committee

  • Chair: Mia Boos, College of Continuing and Professional Studies

Program Committee

  • Co-chair: Ashley Bergman Carlin, Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Co-chair: Shelly Gustafson, Strategic Partnerships and Research Collaborative

Technology Committee

  • Co-chair: Nick Mabee, U Card Office
  • Co-chair: Stephanie O'Donnell, Extension Learning Technologies