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Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa announces four new board members

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Melissa Cuff
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
651-209-9900, ext. 26
melissa.cuff@conservationcorps.org

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa announces four new board members

January 15, 2020 – Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is proud to announce that four new board members have joined its Board of Directors. Their announcements with bios are shown below.

Vern Fish, former executive director of Black Hawk County Conservation Board, has joined Conservation Corps MN & IA’s board of directors. Passionate preserving clean water in Iowa, Vern serves as a community leader with several conservation organizations. He enjoys paddling wild rivers from the Mexican border to the Arctic Circle. https://www.conservationcorps.org/vern-fish.

Jan Gerstenberger, director of partnerships and development for the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, brings significant development and communications expertise to her role as a new board member of Conservation Corps MN & IA. Up North is her true north. Minnesota parks and trails are frequent touchstones for Jan and her family. https://www.conservationcorps.org/jan-gerstenberger.

Stephanie Stein, business initiatives consultant with Wells Fargo, has joined Conservation Corps MN & IA’s board of directors. Stephanie brings over 17 years of experience integrating sustainability and corporate responsibility into operations. In her free time, she enjoys getting outdoors with her husband and four sons. https://www.conservationcorps.org/stephanie-stein.

Katie Tedson, human resources manager of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, has joined Conservation Corps MN & IA’s board of directors. Katie is an AmeriCorps VISTA alum and advocate for national service. She is passionate about helping organizations improve human resources practices. In her free time, Katie enjoys hiking, camping, and canoeing. https://www.conservationcorps.org/katie-tedson.

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About Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa: A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities for youth and young adults. They perform conservation, natural resource management and emergency response work throughout Minnesota, Iowa and surrounding states. www.conservationcorps.org

About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and service. Each year, more than 80,000 men and women serve at more than 20,000 schools, nonprofits, and faith-based groups, joining the more than 1 million Americans who’ve taken the pledge to ‘get things done’ since the program’s inception in 1994. www.nationalservice.gov