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

Rhona E. Shwaid
Attorney, Fredrikson & Bryon P.A.

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

Daniel Johnson
President, M.A. Mortenson Company

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

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

Kristi Sidel, Sioux Falls Leadership Board Member
Director of Quality Initiatives, Avera Health

Paul Zagaria
Executive Vice President, Beltmann Group