Join our Virtual Luncheon Tables

The MVSEF Board of Trustees is proud to share personal connections to this Partnering for Education initiative. Click on a board member name below to see the their personal story and join their virtual luncheon table.


Erik Rasmussen

Senior Vice President, Voya Financial

Ann Claridge

Community Volunteer, Reading Corps 

Board Members

Heidi Danielson | Director of Administration, Gallagher Foundation; Administrative Director, Quincy House; Member, Mounds View School Board

Jim DeMay | Director of Public Affairs, Pfizer Inc.; Member, Mounds View School Board

Shelley Diffley | Real Estate Professional, Edina Realty; Ambassador, Ralph Reeder Food Shelf

Ann Gentry | Educator and Coach

Kim Gulli | Ophthalmologist and Medical Missionary

Darin Johnson | Principal, Turtle Lake Elementary

J.J. Killins | Owner, J.J. Killins Photography; Facilities Task Force


Jen Lodin | Executive Director Student Support & Engagement, Mounds View Public Schools

Joanne Messerly | Owner, Best Day Ever! Weddings + Events

John Peck | Real Estate Professional, RE/MAX Results

Erin Stalsberg | Executive Fellow, University of St. Thomas, School of Education

Dave Stimpson | Retired, MVSEF Historian

Louise Wilson | Associate Professor Emerita, Bethel University

Nick Wold | Biostatistician, Boston Scientific

Ex Officio

Mindy Handberg | Director of Community Partnerships, Mounds View Public Schools

Chris Lennox | Superintendent, Mounds View Public Schools


Heather Meyer
Executive Director

Amanda DePhillips
Director of Communications & Special Projects

Eric Tell
Director of Operations



The mission of the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation (MVSEF) is to challenge the community to invest in the continuing excellence of the Mounds View Public Schools, one of the top school districts in the state.

The Mounds View School District has nearly 12,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade and serves the cities of Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, Shoreview, and Vadnais Heights.

Established in 1987, the MVSEF has effectively partnered with the Mounds View Schools District leadership to identify programs that reach every school and student in the district.