Jocelyn Beard (chair)
Work: Community Relations Manager at Tubman
Fun Fact: I love dogs and to brighten my day, I watch videos that include puppies and babies; it certainly brightens my day.
Barry Schade (treasurer)
Work: Retired after 35 years working in environmental protection
Fun Fact: I love taking care of plants and digging in the dirt.
Jessica Jerney (secretary)
Work: MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Fun Fact: I volunteered for the Annex for 6 years as a receptionist.
Martha Pakan (past chair)
Fun Fact: I run half marathons and play handbells.
Work: Retired. Former family physician at Fremont Community Clinic and volunteer physician at the Annex and N.I.P. clinic.
Fun Fact: I grow vegetables in my backyard garden, including up to 40 tomato plants which provide a freezer full of roasted tomatoes for a taste of summer through the winter.
Work: Faculty in Adolescent Health at the University of Minnesota
Fun Fact: I like big dogs. I’ve had ones that weigh as much or more than I do!
Work: Health Educator for Health Start, a program of West Side Community Health Services
Fun Fact: I just completed my third triathlon as one of the more “senior” participants…. and also one of the slower finishers.
Work: Strategist and Client Consultant at Lockton Companies
Fun Fact: Jen is a Manchu-Miler, completing a grueling 25-mile overnight ruck march amid the northernmost reaches of the Republic of Korea while she served in the U.S. Army. The movement takes its name from a march undertaken by the 9th Infantry Regiment soldiers during the Chinese “Boxer Rebellion” in 1900.