Board of Directors

Our board of directors makes important decisions about the goals, governance, and strategic direction of Community Involvement Programs (CIP). They are a group of individuals who care about sharing our mission and vision.

If you care about bettering the lives and protecting the interests of individuals with disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and severe and persistent mental illness, why not consider volunteering for one of our board committees? You can learn about this and other volunteer opportunities.

Board Officers

Gwen CarlsonGwen Carlson, Chair
Retired, Hennepin County


John OttmanJohn Ottman, Vice Chair
Consultant, Marketing Advisors


Kyle HoltzKyle Holtz, Treasurer
Technology, Media & Telecom Group
Wells Fargo Bank



Tom Fafinski, Secretary
Co-Founder, Virtus Law PLLC


Members At-Large

Sonja BigalkSonja Bigalk
Human Resources Business Partner


John Evenstad
Business Development Executive


Gay GonnermanGay Gonnerman
Senior Annual Giving Officer
Dunwoody College of Technology


John Klinck
Founding Partner


Mike Mason

Michael Mason
Monument Energy Works


Steve Moss
Moss Re-skilling


nate-nelsonNathan Nelson
Virtus Law PLLC


Susan O’Nell
Director – DirectCourse Content Quality Assurance & Enhancement
Institute on Community Integration