From The Executive Director
Spring Is In The Air!
Lynn MacKenzie - Executive Director
Edith Hernandez-Fussy - Hernandez Law Firm
Spring is here! Every year at this time, I find myself eager to see the blooms that will blossom from the bulbs I planted in the fall, take the first breath of the fresh morning air, and hear the sweet sounds of the birds chirping and signaling a bright new day. It seems Spring Fever has struck Light the Legacy as well, with the installation of three new esteemed board members who have generously donated their time and talent. We have also hired a new development director to assist in supporting the tremendous amount of growth we have realized with our education and training programs. I'd like to take this opportunity to present these new members of the Light the Legacy team, and share with you a few updates on the work we are currently doing to honor life's choices in Central Minnesota.
Welcome New Board Members
We are pleased to have added three new board members to the Light the Legacy family. Welcome aboard and thank you so much for your service!
Joy Hornung, CPA - Clifton Larson Allen
George Schoephoerster, MD - Collaboration with CentraCare Clinic
Board Member Updates
Chad Roggeman, Attorney - Rajkowski Hansmeier, Ltd has accepted the role of chairperson of the Development Committee.
Development Director Hired
On behalf of the entire board of directors, I am pleased to introduce our new development director, Lisa Chernick. Lisa comes with over 24 years of high-level nonprofit experience with national organizations such as Alzheimer’s Association and Boys & Girls of America. Recently moving to Central Minnesota from Chicago, she resides in Long Prairie. We are grateful to have her expertise and passion. Be sure to check out the Q&A with Lisa in this newsletter for more information.
Light the Legacy has big things planned for this spring, and with the new talent provided by our new additions, we are confident you will be hearing many more great things as the year progresses. I wish you all the very best and hope your spring brings great things. Blessings to you!