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The Salolampi Foundation is composed of volunteers who have the mission to support the Finnish Language Village called Salolampi that is one of 14 Concordia Language Villages affiliated with Concordia College of Moorhead Minnesota. Interested individuals are nominated and elected to a 3-year term on the Salolampi Foundation Board of Directors. Members may serve beyond 3 years for succeeding 1 year terms. Board meetings are held 3 times a year, normally in different locations within Minnesota. The active membership of over 30 individuals divide into groups to serve on numerous committees. Currently the Board of Directors has two generations of a family serving and a third generation of another family serving actively with his grandfather. The executive committee, consisting of the President and 3 or more officers, meet as necessary between board meetings to handle matters that require immediate attention.

Officers

Susan Harstad

Susan Harstad

President
Mankato, MN

John Hanson III

John Hanson III

President Elect
New Brighton, MN

Tiina Watts

Tiina Watts

Past President
Provo, UT

Mauno Silpala

Mauno Silpala

Treasurer
Siren, WI

Dana Halberg

Dana Halberg

Secretary
St. Paul, MN

Directors

Claudia Atkins

Claudia Atkins

Tampa, FL

Michael Anuta

Michael Anuta

White Bear Township, MN

Marlene Banttari

Marlene Banttari

St. Paul, MN

Joanne Bergman

Joanne Bergman

College Station, TX

Sara Ahlgren Bogie

Sara Ahlgren Bogie

St. Paul, MN

Ken Daniels

Ken Daniels

Blaine, MN

Linda Warpula Davis

Linda Warpula Davis

Maple Grove, MN

Gil Kinnunen

Gil Kinnunen

West St. Paul, MN

Beverly Kallio Kmett

Beverly Kallio Kmett

Cook, MN

Donna Kovala

Donna Kovala

Osage, MN

Jim Kurtti

Jim Kurtti

Hancock, MI

Steve Leppälä

Steve Leppälä

Hermantown, MI

Eric Maki

Eric Maki

Hayward, WI

Heidi Marttila-Losure

Heidi Marttila-Losure

Frederick, SD

Kaisa Oja

Kaisa Oja

Bemidji, MN

Arlene Putikka Tucker

Arlene Putikka Tucker

Hermantown, MN

Lauri Saukko

Lauri Saukko

Bemidji, MN

Ruthann Rintala Swanson

Ruthann Rintala Swanson

Minneapolis, MN

Paavo Taipale

Paavo Taipale

Lauderdale, MN

Aino Wheler

Aino Wheler

Astoria, NY

Advisory Committee

Erikki Daniels

Erikki Daniels

St. Anthony, MN

Evelyn Eskeli

Evelyn Eskeli

Minneapolis, MN

Mary Ann Gomsi

Mary Ann Gomsi

Hibbing, MN

Dan Karvonen

Dan Karvonen

Crystal, MN

Ove Lilja

Ove Lilja

Inver Grove Heights, MN

Ivy Nevala

Ivy Nevala

Cedar Grove, WI

Marvin Nevala

Marvin Nevala

Amery, WI

Jack Rajala

Jack Rajala

Bigfork, MN

Ed Watts

Ed Watts

Provo, UT

Rosann Wulff Angeli

Rosann Wulff Angeli

Ironwood, MI

Regional Representatives

Jean Chapman

Jean Chapman

Escanaba, MI

Chris Durden

Chris Durden

Raleigh, NC

Dennis Harrington

Dennis Harrington

Deland, FL

Valerie Knuuttila

Valerie Knuuttila

Stockholm, SK

David Meyers

David Meyers

Holiday, FL

Karen Käkelä Michael

Karen Käkelä Michael

Sun Lakes, AZ

Emeritus Directors

Elaine Anuta

Elaine Anuta

St. Paul, MN

Ken Lahti

Ken Lahti

Eveleth, MN

Claire Seppi

Claire Seppi

Virginia, MN

Mark Wirtanen

Mark Wirtanen

Hibbing, MN

Dean

Amy Tervola-Hultberg

Amy Tervola-Hultberg

New York Mills, MN

Adult Week Program Leader

Susan Harstad

Susan Harstad

Mankato, MN

Exofficio & Concordia Language Villages Officials

Christine Schulze

Christine Schulze

Vice President Concordia Language Villages
Moorhead, MN

Martin Graefe

Martin Graefe

Director for Year-Round Programs Concordia Language Villages
Bemidji, MN

Heather Vick

Heather Vick

Assistant Director for Program Management Concordia Language Villages
St. Paul, MN

Sara Williams

Sara Williams

Registration Specialist
Concordia Language Villages
St. Paul, MN