Staff & Board of Directors

Our staff has a long history of effectively and compassionately training people and dogs to work together. A volunteer Board of Directors governs the business and vision of Helping Paws. Board members demonstrate a variety of skills and backgrounds and include business and community leaders, volunteers who foster and train dogs, and clients successfully paired with a dog.

Our main phone number is 952-988-9359. Direct dial extensions are listed below.

Executive Director, Alyssa Golob: Ext.101 Email Alyssa

Sue Kliewer, Director of Training and Client Services: Ext. 107 Email Sue

Jenny Beem, Client Services Coordinator : Ext. 111 Email Jenny
Chelsey Bosak, Foster Home Trainer Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator : Ext. 103 Email Chelsey
Judy Campbell, Breeding Program Coordinator: Ext. 104 Email Judy
Tony Craidon, Veteran/First Responder Program Coordinator: Ext. 108 Email Tony
Laura Gentry, Behavioral and Canine Care Coordinator: Ext. 105 Email Laura
Barb Martenson, Development Assistant: Ext 109 Email Barb
Mara Heck, Assistance Dog Puppy Class Instructor, Email Mara

Pat Hook, Assistance Dog Puppy Class Instructor, Email Pat
Marla Jean Huisman, Office Assistant: Ext.102 Email Marla Jean
Sam Kewatt, Career Change Coordinator: Ext. 105 Email Sam

Jonathan Kramer, Marketing Manager: Ext. 106 Email Jonathan
Kristie Niemi, Assistance Dog Puppy Class Instructor: Email Kristie
Linda Theil, Accountant: Email Linda
Luis Ventura, Development and Events Manager: Ext. 110 Email Luis

Board of Directors
Mike Urbanos – President

Alison Lienau – Vice President
Jim Ryan – Treasurer
Mike Jacobs – Vice Treasurer
Ryan Evers – Secretary

Ashley Groshek
Judy Hovanes
William Huffman
Reid Mason
Ryan Radunzel
Maryanne Mahowald 
Lynn Walker
Kathy Statler 

For more information, please contact us at Board of Directors.