All staff can be reached via email or by phone at 651-439-7434.
Allissa Obler has a Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Hamline University. Prior to joining Community Thread, Allissa worked at St. Croix River Association where she managed donor relations and provided support for grant writing and event planning. Her professional experience includes public and private fundraising, communications and marketing. She currently serves as Communications Director at Silver Sobriety™, an Ambassador with the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and on the board of the Stillwater Area Kiwanis Club. Allissa lives in Bayport. Email Allissa@CommunityThreadMN.org
Paige Stein has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies, Nonprofit Management, and Sociology from Hamline University. Paige is experienced in the field of volunteer management and is an active member of MAVA. Prior to working at Community Thread, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA Outreach Specialist with Heads of the Lakes United Way Volunteer Center. Paige is an active volunteer at various community organizations, including JCI St. Paul. She currently resides in North Saint Paul. Email Paige@CommunityThreadMN.org
Sue Elmer has a degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. Prior to joining Community Thread, she was the Program Director at YMCA Camp St. Croix in Hudson, Wisconsin for 10 years where she was responsible for the operation of retreats and meetings. Sue has volunteer management, event planning and marketing experience and has been an active community volunteer, assisting with a variety of festivals and events in the St. Croix Valley. Sue was also an active volunteer in the Stillwater Schools for over 13 years with her children and for many sports teams and associations. Sue is a native of Stillwater and resides in Lakeland, Minnesota. Email Sue@CommunityThreadMN.org
Kim has a background in insurance and retail settings and has worked as a health paraprofessional in the Stillwater School district. She has been an active volunteer in her children’s schools and sport organizations. Kim and her family have been very active in fostering dogs for a local dog rescue. She serves on the executive board of the St Croix Valley Athletic Association and is a charter member of the Afton Bayport Lakeland Lions Club. Email KimM@CommunityThreadMN.org
Cathy Dyball has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Human Relations Degree from the University of Oklahoma. She also has a Training and Development Certificate from the University of Oklahoma. Cathy has worked with Community Thread since 1998 and has over 35 years of experience as a volunteer administrator, consultant and trainer in human service and health care agencies. She is a member of the Transportation Collaborative Leadership Team, which she started in 2005. She is a member of Community Health Action Team and other community groups that serve Washington County residents. She has volunteered with a variety of organizations in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and Oklahoma. Prior to Community Thread, Cathy worked as the Volunteer Director for Carter Hospice Care in Oklahoma City, OK and Volunteer Coordinator for North Memorial Hospice in Robbinsdale, MN. Email Cathy@CommunityThreadMN.org
Wendy Habib joined the Community Thread staff in November 2012. Wendy has served as an invaluable volunteer for many local nonprofit organizations including the CCP Foundation, Hope Adoption, and many more. She is active in her church and family life. Wendy and her family live in Stillwater. Email Wendy@CommunityThreadMN.org
Jodi joined the Community Thread staff in August 2016 and brings with her over 30 years of customer service experience from healthcare and education fields. Her skills include management, scheduling community education and senior programming events, and administrative support. She and her husband live in Oakdale, where they are active in Boy Scouts and baseball with their youngest son. Jodi volunteers in the Oakdale school district and enjoys bird watching, cooking, baking, and bargain shopping. Email Jodi@CommunityThreadMN.org