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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

John Hanson

John Hanson

President
New Brighton, MN

Kaisa Syväoja

Kaisa Syväoja

President Elect
Bemidji, MN

Susan Harstad

Susan Harstad

Past President
Mankato, MN

Mauno Silpala

Mauno Silpala

Treasurer
Champlin, MN

Richard Castro

Richard Castro

Secretary
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Directors

Marlene Banttari

Marlene Banttari

St. Paul, MN

Joanne Bergman

Joanne Bergman

College Station, TX

Sara Ahlgren Bogie

Sara Ahlgren Bogie

St. Paul, MN

Elizabeth Brauer

Elizabeth Brauer

Minneapolis, MN

Katherine Brauer

Katherine Brauer

Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies

Ken Daniels

Ken Daniels

Blaine, MN

Linda Warpula Davis

Linda Warpula Davis

Maple Grove, MN

Gil Kinnunen

Gil Kinnunen

West St. Paul, MN

Kaarina Kotkavuori

Kaarina Kotkavuori

St. Paul, MN

Donna Kovala

Donna Kovala

Osage, MN

Eric Maki

Eric Maki

Hayward, WI

Heidi Marttila-Losure

Heidi Marttila-Losure

Frederick, SD

Ruthann Rintala Swanson

Ruthann Rintala Swanson

Minneapolis, MN

Paavo Taipale

Paavo Taipale

Lauderdale, MN

Aino Wheler

Aino Wheler

Astoria, NY

Tina Watts

Tina Watts

Provo, UT

Advisory Committee

Rosanne Wulff Angeli

Rosanne Wulff Angeli

Ironwood, MI

Michael Anuta

Michael Anuta

White Bear Township, MN

Erikki Daniels

Erikki Daniels

St. Anthony, MN

Evelyn Eskeli

Evelyn Eskeli

Minneapolis, MN

Mary Ann Gomsi

Mary Ann Gomsi

Hibbing, MN

Dana Halberg

Dana Halberg

Little Canada, 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

Arlene Putikka Tucker

Arlene Putikka Tucker

Hermantown, MN

Ed Watts

Ed Watts

Provo, UT

Regional Directors

Claudia Atkins

Claudia Atkins

Tampa, FL

Valerie Knuuttila

Valerie Knuuttila

Stockholm, SK, Canada

Jim Kurtti

Jim Kurtti

Painesdale, MI

Steve Leppälä

Steve Leppälä

Hermantown, MN

Crystal Patterson

Crystal Patterson

Owensboro, KY

Jennifer Porter

Jennifer Porter

Espoo, Finland

Larry Saukko

Larry Saukko

Duluth, MN

Honorary Members

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

Exofficio & Concordia Language Villages Officials

Christine Schulze

Christine Schulze

Executive Director, Concordia Language Villages
Moorhead, MN

Martin Graefe

Martin Graefe

Group Director, Concordia Language Villages
Bemidji, MN

Ross Dybvig

Ross Dybvig

Assistant to the Group Director, Concordia Language Villages
Minneapolis, MN

Sara Williams

Sara Williams

Registration Specialist Concordia Language Villages Bemidji, MN