Contact us

For information or requests please email to



Ryc Lyden, ARRL/Amateur Radio Emergency Services



Vice President:

Maj. Michele Heaver, Salvation Army


Alexis Rouches, International Orthodox Christian Charities

Work: 612-454-9452


Cheryl Vennerstrom, Headwaters Relief

Cell: 612-239-3768 

Members at Large:

Marie Putnam, Salvation Army

Minnesota Region V Liaison

Phone: 763-754-1144

Cell: 320-219-8088

Dick Anderson, LDS Charities

Cell: 763-442-3789

William Heegaard, Footprint Project

Chair: Marketing and Social Media

Cell: 612-701-5400 

Ed Olson, MN-WI Baptist Convention

Chair: Membership

Cell: 507-403-9832

Dorothy Maples, Nechama Jewish Response to Disaster

Cell: 206-419-6731

Steve Hartman, American Red Cross

Chair: Planning Team


Terry Davenport, Team Rubicon

310-640-8787 (Office)

Immediate Past Presidents:

Kim Dettmer, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

Work: 651-969-2313  Cell: 612-598-7811

Dan Christopulos


International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)

HSEM Representative:

Jeanne Rasmussen, Voluntary Resource Coordinator

P.O. Box 131622, Roseville, MN 55113 

To request MNVOAD or Individual Member Organizations in times of disaster, choose one of the following options:

  1. Call the MN State Duty Officer (651-649-5451 or 1-800-422-0798)
  2. Make the request to the MNVOAD Desk at the SEOC, if activated
  3. Contact MNVOAD leadership, listed on this page
  4. Ask a member voluntary agency already on the ground in your community.


Region 1 (South East)

Dan Hoeft

Region 2 (North East)

David Gearou

Region 3 (North West)

Ken Vertin 

Region 4 (Central)

Marie Putnam

Region 5 (South West)

Thomas Keaveny

Region 6 (Metro)

Dennis Walter

Minnesota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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