All staff can be reached via email or by phone at 651-439-7434.
Kathryn Bolinder has an undergraduate degree in social work and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree and Master of Management degree from St. Mary’s University. Before coming to Community Thread, Kathryn worked as Long Term Care Administrator, Clinic Manager and Director of Operations in several not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. She continues to volunteer with several local organizations.
Allissa 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 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
Sarah has a degree in Studio Arts/Graphic Design from Augsburg University. Sarah shares her talents as a part-time graphic design intern for the United Way of Washington County-East and also works as a manager at Caribou Coffee in her home town of Saint Paul. She looks forward to deepening her relationships with nonprofits throughout the St. Croix Valley in her role at Community Thread. Email Sarah@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.
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
Jennifer holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas. She brings 10 years of non-profit experience to Community Thread, including work in the areas of program and fund development, volunteer management and strategic planning. Jennifer is a 2013-14 class participant of Leadership Twin Cities where she continues to be involved as a steering committee member and past co-chair for the 2016-17 class. Jennifer and her family live in Chisago City, MN.
Jessica has a degree in Early Childhood Education and worked as the director of a child care center for 12 years. She and her family live in Chisago City, MN. Email JessicaH@CommunityThreadMN.org
St. Paul. Email Jenny@CommunityThreadMN.org