Annual Meeting Brings Change to Board of Directors
Our Annual Meeting brought change to our Board of Directors. Please join us in welcoming three new members, and in thanking departing members for their service and commitment to our mission.
Melissa Scanlan-Duncan, MSW, LICSW, RPT, is the clinic manager and leader of North Suburban Family Physicians, a group primary care practice subsidiary of Health Partners, where she directs the operations and provides financial management. Melissa began her career in hospital social work and program development, and operates a private practice in addition to her work in primary care. She was introduced to Guild’s work by a board member, and did some research of her own, including attending a Get to Know Guild event. “As a therapist, I was relieved to hear that there was a group ensuring that those clients with significant needs weren’t being forgotten and more importantly were being treated as valued and contributing members of our community,” Melissa says. “I decided to join Guild’s board to help further the organization’s mission and ensure a wide range of health professionals could be introduced to their work.”
Ross Eggers has a MBA in Information Technology, and works for a technology startup company, based in Silicon Valley. Ross recalls feeling a connection to Guild while attending Bash4Guild, an annual fundraiser for Equilibrium Youth Services “Once I learned about the mission of Guild, I became instantly involved because of who the organization helps,” he says. The passion Ross has for the mission is personal. “My Dad is an end-stage alcoholic, suffers mental illness, and is currently homeless without contact from family. While it might be too late to reach my dad, Guild offers me the ability to help someone else’s dad, brother, or son,” he says. “I joined Guild’s board of directors, so that I can be more involved with spreading the message of hope that Guild brings to the stigmatized and forgotten.”
Bill Marzolf is President and CEO of Anodyne, Inc., a Minnetonka-based medical equipment distribution company he founded. He has over 35 years of experience in the distribution of medical equipment, possesses broad knowledge of third party reimbursement issues, and has established relationships with payers in the upper Midwest. Bill has served on a health-related PAC, has been active with the St. Thomas Academy Alumni Association as a board member and past president, and has participated as an ad hoc and formal member of several community organizations and charities. After being introduced to Guild’s work by a friend, Bill became a volunteer Ambassador. But, he wanted to do something more. “I came to understand that the best way for me to participate would be to share what I have learned through my administrative work in the healthcare field,” he says. “What I am most looking forward to as a board member is providing support to the people who are doing the heavy lifting within the organization; the nurses, case managers, aids and administrators. I am very grateful for the opportunity, very excited about the challenges ahead and very hopeful for the possibilities of what the Guild can and will be.”
While we welcome three new members, we also extend our gratitude to those who depart. Norman “Butch” Goldberg joined the board in 2011, and served in a variety of additional volunteer roles, including sharing his family’s personal experience with mental illness, and helping to move furniture and other belongings for many clients. Lou Gomez joined the board in 2015, serving as the board liaison to the ambassador team, and, also giving his time as a friendship volunteer. Kari Rominski joined in 2011, and George Stone joined in 2015.
August 25, 2017