Board of Directors

Board Members 4.2016

Partners for Affordable Housing Board of Directors



Mark Piepho

Board President

Company & Position: Blue Earth County Commissioner;  Third District

Why you joined the PAH Board:  As a County Commissioner I saw first hand through our County Human Services the need and the value for Partners for Affordable Housing and wanted to be a part of reducing homelessness  in Blue Earth County.

Officer Term Expires Nov. 2014

Doug Lago

Board Vice President 

Position & Company: Market President, United Prairie Bank

Why you joined the PAH Board: I want to help those in the community who have needs to provide shelter and security for themselves and their families. I hope to widen the knowledge and exposure of the need of those who are homeless and less fortunate. 



Sally Erdahl

Board Treasurer

Position & Company:  Retired

Why you joined the PAH Board: When I retired I wanted to use my skills to give back to the community.  I recognized that homelessness and housing insecurity were problems in the Mankato area and wanted to do what I could to help address those problems.  PAH has dedicated employees, volunteers and board members who are great to work with.

Officer Term Expires November 2014                                                                  

David Cowan

Position & Company:  Facilities Services Director, Minnesota State University – Mankato

Why you joined the PAH Board: Doing something that few others think about, is satisfaction enough for me, and getting Mankato Area folks to recognize that homelessness exists in “River City” is my on-going challenge.


Brenda Heuss

Position & Company:  IT Analyst/Project Manager, Scholarship America

Why you joined the PAH Board: I became familiar with PAH through some work my daughter did with the Theresa House. I believe the mission of PAH is admirable and I want to help if I can. 

Jerry Hicks

Position & Company:  Retired

Why you joined the PAH Board: I love the mission of PAH and what they do. I hope to help the organization progress. 

Lindsey Northenscold

Position & Company:  Early Childhood Special Education School Social Worker, Mankato School District 

Why you joined the PAH Board: Growing up in Mankato, I never realized the chronic homelessness issues that happened right here in our community. I hope to give back in the same way by being a part of the PAH Board. 

Elaine Schoeneberger

Position & Company:  Retired Social Services, Salvation Army 

Why you joined the PAH Board: I worked with the staff at the Welcome Inn and was on the board of the Theresa House.  I became aware of the homeless in Mankato and learned of the many reasons for their situation.

Michelle Johnson

Position & Company: Product Manager, Label Works 

Why you joined the PAH Board: I want to help bring awareness to the community and make a difference in people’s life. Everyone can make a difference if they are aware of what’s happening. I want to help eliminate the stigma around homelessness and bring a basic need that everyone has a right to!

 Kris Wuller

 Christian Bailey

Jake Sherlock

 Beth Fasnacht


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