Director of HR/Board Services
Since joining the Blandin Foundation in October 1986, Janet has held various positions, including office manager and human resources manager. In 2005, she was named to the Foundation's senior management team, as director of human resources and board services. In this position, she works closely with the President and the Board in support of issues related to organizational governance, board meeting planning and preparation. As assistant secretary to the board, Janet is a corporate officer, responsible for providing oversight to the maintenance of all board/governance related records. She also directs and oversees the development and implementation of organizational policies and programs within the areas of human resources management and organizational development. Along with the President and other members of the senior management team, she contributes to organizational strategic planning and organizational leadership efforts.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Janet held positions at the Itasca County Courthouse and Grand Rapids State Bank. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in management from St. Scholastica and an associates of applied science degree from Itasca Community College. Janet currently serves on the Finance Committee for the Minnesota Council on Foundations and is a member of the Greenway Community Advisory Committee. A native of the Itasca County area, Janet and her family live in rural Bovey.