Chapter Board

 Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter Board

Every Chapter, whether staffed or volunteer, has a local Chapter Board.  The Boards are designed to support CCFA through fundraising, support programs and patient and professional education.  We look to Chapter Boards to support our mission, to maintain a strong presence in the community and partner with chapter staff to reach the Foundation's goals.  As volunteer leaders of the organization, we ask that boards share their wisdom, professional expertise and financial resources. The Minnesota/Dakota Chapter proudly recognizes our volunteer leaders:


Amber Backhaus, President
Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Auto Dealers Association
Term 2013-2016

Daniel Johnson, Nominating Chair
President, M.A. Mortenson Company

Rhona E. Shwaid, Chair of Evening of Hope
Attorney, Medtronic

Scott Russett, Chair of Corporate Engagement Committee
Vice President & CFO, Okabena Company

Chris Collette, National Trustee (2015-2017)
Senior Vice President Corporate Services, UnitedHealth Group 

Dr. Neil Phelan, Chair of the Chapter Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC)
Physician, Minnesota Gastroenterology

Dr. Jeanne Tung, Co-Medical Director of Camp Oasis
Physician, Mayo Clinic

Glenn Schreiner
Vice President, Area Manager, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff

Craig Bongart
Senior Vice President, National Sales Manager, U.S. Bank

Jim Hynes
Executive Administrator, Pipe Trades Services MN