Leadership

Mary Jo Prinsen

Board of Directors
Founder, President
As founder of Bundles of Love Charity, I feel I am fulfilling part of my life mission by combining my educational background with my lifelong hobby of creating handmade gifts and my passion for volunteering. My husband and I, parents to 3 adult children, 2 sons and a daughter, are very close to “empty nest” stage. I earned a BA in Economics from St. Olaf College and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Carlson School of Management. I currently am employed at Thomson Reuters as a Sr. Financial Analyst supporting Global Legal Technology leadership.

Claudia Brau

Board of Directors
Vice President
I began volunteering for BOLC in 2009. I recently retired from a long career, I picked up my crochet hook to volunteer making things for newborn babies. Being around the caring volunteers who make the handmade items is a real joy. Their warm hearts and generous spirit is what keeps me volunteering for Bundles of Love Charity. My husband and I have two daughters and 4 grandchildren. While family occupies most of my time, there is always moments for crocheting or reading.

Sandy Hamlin

Board of Directors
Treasurer
I first started volunteering for Bundles of Love Charity during an employee event to share and learn new crafting skills on items for Bundles of Love. While giving back to others, I met individuals with similar interests and utilized my sewing skills. I enjoy the friends I have made through volunteering at Bundles of Love Charity and the sense of community. Volunteering at Bundles of Love is a nice change of pace from my full-time job as an IT Project Manager.

Julie Nagorski

Board of Directors
Secretary
Actively giving back to the community and providing services and supporting those with the greatest needs has long been important to Julie on a personal and professional level. Julie is a general practice litigator with DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., where she litigates disputes of all sorts and also devotes substantial time to providing pro bono services. She is excited to serve the Board and those it assists and looks forward to continuing and furthering the positive impacts by Bundles of Love Charity in the lives of others within our communities.

Sam Snell

Board of Directors
IT/Technology
I have been a BOLC volunteer since I moved to Minnesota in 2008. I love planning events and working with the fundraising team. Knowing that even the smallest of things that are done in BOLC make the biggest impact is an amazing feeling. Outside of BOLC, I am an IT professional and a professional wedding/special event DJ. My family is my life and I love to spend time with them whenever I can. I greatly enjoy music, fishing, food, spending time with my cats, and traveling.

Michele Thacker

Board of Directors
Fundraising
I was drawn to Bundles of Love because of their simple message of care and love. I have worked with other organizations developing fundraising strategies, planning events and creating a dedicated donor base. My hope is to reach a wider audience and offer more opportunities for a new generation of crafters to learn about our mission. I am honored to be part of an organization that steps in when being cared for means the very most.

Nageen Moghaddam

Board of Directors
Marketing

David Buzzone

Board of Directors
Director
Having just relocated to Minneapolis area from New York City, I wanted to become active in my community and was drawn to Bundles of Love. I really like what they do and I am super excited that I am able to be a part of their board and help them prosper. My expertise is in advertising and I have worked in this field for the last 16+ years. In addition, I have Bachelor’s in Mass Communications and look forward to bringing my experience to Bundles of Love to help them reach a wider audience and get more people involved.

Ben Kaan

Board of Directors
Director

Janene Meisch

Workgroup Leader
Burnsville

Sharon Vogelgesang

Workgroup Leader
Burnsville

Susan Moses

Workgroup Leader
Chatfield/Winona/St. Charles
Volunteering for Bundles of Love has been a great experience. I started a group in the small town of Chatfield and it has now grown to serve 5 counties and we have 5 or more meetings a month. I thought we would just make a few bundles but our group got the “bug” and just kept on growing. It is a joyful experience to help babies and families in need. There are many ladies that it has helped as well as they have wanted to give of themselves and use their skills in this endeavor.

Susie Erickson

Workgroup Leader
Detroit Lakes

Jan Winstead

Workgroup Leader
Minnetonka

Cindy Johnson

Workgroup Leader
New Brighton
I have been working with Bundles of Love for 8 years. On my first visit to the warehouse a woman gave me a tour and she had tears in her eyes. I knew this was the place that God was calling me to serve. I started out by sewing quilts together in my home and later came to work in the warehouse. Bundles has given me the opportunity to use many of the gifts and talents God has given me. Making new friends while meeting the needs of babies in my own community brings me much joy.

Cal Moyer

Workgroup Leader
New Brighton

Donna Rooney

Workgroup Leader
New Brighton

Marilyn Rukavina

Workgroup Leader
New Brighton
I am one of the original four women who started Bundles of Love Charity. I enjoy using the talents and gifts God has given me to help mothers and their babies who are less fortunate than I am. I sew and knit for the babies. I love seeing all the beautiful items our talented volunteers have created. My Accounting degree and years at U.S. Bank have helped me to be a leader at New Brighton. I always tell people that volunteering is addicting – and I am VERY addicted to volunteering.

Phyllis Bopp

Workgroup Leader
Plymouth

Elaine Oldenburg

Workgroup Leader
Rochester

Mary Rossman

Workgroup Leader
Rochester

Phyllis Buresh

Workgroup Leader
Spring Valley

Courtney Hawkinson

Workgroup Leader
Woodbury
I joined Bundles of Love in order to put my God-given gifts to good use. So that I might use them for His purposes instead of just my own. As a mother of two healthy young boys, I could not imagine not being able to give them everything that they need to survive: food, shelter, clothing and love. I was loved so that I could love others. The mission of this charity group helps me to do that and two-fold. I am providing clothing for the newborn and love for a newly formed family. I could not ask for a better opportunity to serve.