Board members work on a variety of committees to oversee the operations, management and planning for the Winona Community Foundation. These committees include: granting, finance and investments, audit, fund development, nominations, personnel, governance, executive, and special purpose funds.

Board of Directors

Chair: Kathleen Peterson

Community Leader, Retired from WSU

Vice-Chair: Corey Hancock

Benchmark Electronics

Treasurer: Aaron Young

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Secretary: Ann Gibson

Whetstone Machinery, Community Leader

Andrew Guzzo

Merchants Bank

Angela Lallemont

Lallemont Law

Kevin O’Reilly

Peerless Chain Company

Jolene Vaselaar

Altra Federal Credit Union

Jackie Czaplewski


Maurella Cunningham


Rebecca Franzen

La Crosse County

Dave Jensen

Farmers Insurance Dave Jensen Agencies

Cindy Telstad

Retired Lawyer
Streater & Murphy, P.A.

Jacob Woodworth

WKM Properties


Nancy Brown


Nancy Brown, CFRE, was appointed the leader of the Winona Community Foundation unanimously by the board of directors in May 2019. She has a B.A. degree from UW-Madison and a M.S. degree in Administration from Notre Dame. She is also a CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive). Nancy will be guiding the overall operations, growth and expansion of the Foundation. Nancy resides in Trempealeau with her husband.

Mandi Olson

Finance Director

Mandi Olson has worked in Winona for over fourteen years in administrative roles at non-profits. She has an A.A.S. degree in Marketing from Western Technical College and a B.B.A. degree in Organization Management from Viterbo University. In her part-time role, her primary responsibility will be the accounting and recordkeeping at the Winona Community Foundation, along with working with agency funds and overseeing investment returns. She also serves as the Director of Ready Set School in Winona. Mandi resides in Winona with her husband and two young daughters.