Board of Directors

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Highland Friendship Club is governed by an elevenĀ member Board of Directors, fourĀ 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

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

Pat Leseman

Past Chair, Co-Founder and HFC Parent

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

Sara Russell

Board Member, HFC Parent

U.S. Bank Operations

Colleen Langford

Board Member

Re/Max Results Realty

Liz Boyd

Board Member

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

Ginger Giefer

Board Member

Retired Registered Nurse

Stephanie Johnson

Board Member

Senior Manager, Community Relations, Minnesota Twins

Hannah Gikling

Board Member

Paul Bender

Board Member

Treasurer, HFC Parent
Retired, Senior Manager, Internal Revenue Service

Joseph Feldmeier

Board Member

John Bobzien

Board Member


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."