Board of Directors

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Highland Friendship Club is governed by a tenĀ member Board of Directors, fiveĀ of whom have a child or sibling with developmental disabilities. The Board sets the strategic direction of the organization in alignment with HFC's mission, provides financial oversight and carries out a variety of fundraising activities.

Board of Directors

Pat Leseman

Past Chair, Co-Founder and HFC Parent

Retired: Contract Officer, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Rosemary Fagrelius

Chair, Co-Founder and HFC Parent

Housing Development Director, Minnesota Housing Partnership, St. Paul

Catherine Dienhart

Vice Chair

Retired Teacher and Private Tutor

Sara Russell

Board Treasurer, Parent

U.S. Bank Operations

Helen Barrett

Board Member

Retired Licensed Occupational Therapist at St. Paul Public Schools

Michael Corrigan

Board Member, HFC Sibling

The Advocate Group, Inc.

Sherrie Kenny

Board Secretary

Retired from Autism Society of Minnesota

Colleen Langford

Board Member

Re/Max Results Realty

Ginger Giefer

Board Member

Retired Registered Nurse

Liz Boyd

Board Member

Director of Special Events, Friends of the St. Paul Public Library


HFC Member

"The Friendship Club has helped me to express myself both physically and emotionally. It gives me the opportunity to join in social activities and make new friends. Movie making has been one of my favorite activities because it's helped me grow as a person and become more confident."