Board of Directors

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is governed by a team of distinguished advisors in the greater Mankato area. CMSM strives to achieve a balanced representation on the board with respect to institutional, organizational, and personal diversity. Our dedicated board members consistently volunteer their time and resources to CMSM.  

Ann Hendricks

Ann Hendricks


Retired Educator

Christi WIlking

Christi Wilking

Vice Chair

Community Relations Officer, Mayo Clinic Health System

Trevor Park

Trevor Park


Assistant Vice President (AVP)/Relationship Manager, United Prairie Bank

Heather Von Bank

Heather Von Bank, PhD.


Department of Family and Consumer Science Chair, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Heather Carlson

Heather Carlson, D.O.

OB/GYN, Mankato Clinic

Mat Greiner CMSM Board Member

Mat Greiner

Executive Director, Twin River Council for the Arts

Rick J Halbur, Attorney

Rick Halbur

Partner Attorney, Gislason & Hunter

Mohamed Ibrahim CMSM Board Member

Mohamed Ibrahim

Lead Internal Consultant, WellShare International

Linda Leiding

Linda Leiding

Executive Director, Harry Meyering Center

Sarah Richards

Sarah Richards

President & CEO, Jones Metal

Sue Schwickert CMSM Board Member

Sue Schwickert

Retired Technology Director, Le Sueur/Henderson School District

Paul Schneider

Paul Shneider

Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A.

Parker Skophammer CMSM Board Member

Parker Skophammer

Director Administrative Services, City of Mankato

Jerhod Smithback

Jerhod Smithback

Vice President, Nidec

DQ Spencer CMSM Board Member

DQ Spencer, Ph.D.

Professor, College of Business, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Tara Torseth CMSM Board Member

Tara Torseth

CPA, MBT, Partner, Abdo

Chastity Valvick

Chastity Valvick

Communications Consultant, Compeer Financial

Shane Van Engen

Shane VanEngen

Market President, Bremer Bank

Gwen Westerman CMSM Board Member

Gwen Westerman, PhD.

Professor, College of Arts and Humanities, Minnesota State University, Mankato