The leaders of Living Well Disability Services are responsible for providing strength and insight. Their direction allows the organization to maintain the tradition of integrity and quality care for people with disabilities in our community.

Senior Leadership Team

Rod Carlson
Interim CEO & President
Phone: 651.242.5118

Ghazi Akailvi
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 651.242.5113

Pat Connelly
Director of Human Resources
Phone: 651.242.5126

Laurie Eggers
Director of Advancement
Phone: 651.242.5116

Heather Lake
Regional Director

Matt Sharp
Regional Director

Annelies Stevens
Director of Nursing & Therapy

Beth Tollefson
Regional Director

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Melissa Bayne — Attorney
Larkin Hoffman

Dennis Scott Jolley, MPH, Med — Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Vice Chair

Michael Morrow — Vice President, Finance & Administration
Luther Seminary

JoAnne Zoff — Retired, Former Secretary of the Senate

Paul Hillen — President and Chief Operating Officer
Revier Brand Group, LLC at Revier Cattle Company
At-Large Director

Anne Losby — Vice President, Organization Effectiveness
Thomson Reuters
At-Large Director

Kevin Pleasant —  Senior Vice President, Treasury Management
MidwestOne Bank
At-Large Director


Herve Gindre — Managing Partner
Timmaron Group

Jay Johnson — Assistant Vice President
Wealth Management/Third Party Risk Management
US Bank

Lisa Krocak — Senior Director, Financial Efficiency
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Susan Leppke —

Judy Marder — Retired; Community Volunteer
Volunteer leader of Best Life Alliance

Kris Olson — Senior Facilitator
Carpe Solution

Vince Opat — Retired, Former The Valspar Corporation
Community Volunteer

Carole Lee Randall — Retired, Former Business Owner

Rob Wagner — Retired, Former Associate Medical Director for Adult
Services at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Licensed physician in the State of MN