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Highland Friendship Club is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; some board members 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

Former MHP Deputy ED/Community Dev Director

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

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

Director of Community Relations, SPIRE Credit Union

Hannah Larson (Gikling)

Board Member

Paul Bender

Board Member

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

Joseph Feldmeier

Board Member

John Bobzien

Board Member

Notre Dame MBA Candidate

Lisamarie Meyer

Board Member

Currently SVP, MN Director of Minnesota Branches for TruStone Financial Credit Union. I have over 25 years of Financial Experience; which includes many different types of financial sectors. I reside in the Highland Area for the last 20 years and love this community.

Mike Fleming

MTF Inc Owner

Ginny Bisanz

Board Member

My husband, John and I are longtime supporters of HFC. We are proud parents of 5 children and 14 grandchildren.
I am a retired RN, having worked 25 years in the OR at United Hospital.
I served as a committee member for the Philanthropy & Advancement for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.


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."