Board of Directors

The UND Alumni Association & Foundation’s Board of Directors is composed of true philanthropists who’ve given their time, talent, and treasure to the University of North Dakota. They are elected every three years and serve maximum three-year terms. 

The Board meets twice a year to provide strategic direction and governance to the 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization. Task forces within the board, based on professional expertise, provide ongoing advisement.

The 2019-20 Board of Directors for the UND Alumni Association & Foundation's dedication to UND is greatly appreciated by the alumni family and also the administration, faculty and students.

Board Chair

Board Vice Chair

Sara Garland, ’68, '72
Former Chief of Staff & Committee Staff Director
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.

John Gray, M.D., ’87
Kidney Specialists of Minnesota
Robbinsdale, Minn.

Board Members


Darla Adams

Darla Adams, '84, '95, '07 
Grand Forks

Lisa Barnes, '88
Retired Director of Engineering
Honeywell Aerospace Engineering Technology
Glendale, Ariz.

Cindy Blikre, ‘91
Chicago, Ill.

Angie Freeman

Angie Freeman, '91
Chief Human Resources Officer
CH Robinson Worldwide
Eden Prairie, Minn.

Phil Gisi, '82
Vice President/CEO
Edgewood Management Group LLC
Grand Forks

Mike Haerlik

Mike Hamerlik, '84, '88
Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation
Fitchburg, Wisc. 


Marten Hoekstra, ’82
Fallline Securities
New York, N.Y. 

Jonathan Holth
Community & Client Development Manager
JLG Architects
Grand Forks, N.D.

Linda Laskowski, ’72, ’73
Former Vice President
MediaOne Group
Berkeley, Calif. 

Rick Lee, '78

Retired Partner
Eide Bailly
Bismarck, N.D.

Dr. Michael LeBeau, '02
Physician, Internal Medicine/Nephrology
Sanford Health
Bismarck, N.D.

Chuck MacFarlane, '87

Otter Tail Corporation
Fergus Falls, Minn.

Doug Mark, ’86
Founder and Managing Partner
Northstar Capital, LLC.
West Fargo, N.D.

Rob Mitchell, ‘74
K & L Gates LLP

Carrie McIntyre Panetta, '88
Monterey County (Calif.) Superior Court Judge
Carmel Valley, Calif.

Karen (Borlaug) Phillips, '77
President, Policy & Advocacy Associates
Alexandria, Va.

Doug Podolak, ’72
Greenwood Associates, Inc.
Chaska, Minn.

Jim Poolman, '92
Owner, Jim Poolman Consulting, Inc.

Jodi Rolland, '92
Divisional Director of the Greater West Division
JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA
Littleton, Colo.

Karen Thingelstad, '89
Vice President & CFO
Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc.

Chad Wachter
Investcore, Inc.


Ex-Officio Members

Joshua Wynne, M.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, School of Medicine & Health Sciences
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks
Jed Shivers
Vice President for Finance and Operations/COO
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks

Thomas DiLorenzo
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks

DeAnna Carlson Zink '86
UND Alumni Association & Foundation
Grand Forks

Nancy PetersonNancy Pederson '90
Vice President of Finance
UND Alumni Association & Foundation
Grand Forks

Alumni Association & Foundation Committee Leadership

Alumni Relations and Development Committee Chair - Jim Poolman
Audit Committee Chair - Mike Hamerlik
Finance Committee Chair - Rick Lee
Governance Committee Chair - Rob Mitchell
Investment Committee Chair - Marten Hoekstra
Recruitment Committee Chair - Cindy Blikre