Board of Directors
Sheila joined the board in June of 2015. Sheila is originally from Wisconsin and admittedly, a Packer fan. She received her undergrad from the University of MN Duluth and her graduate degree in finance from the University of St. Thomas. Sheila works at US Bank within the treasury department and is married to Mark, a full-time and very busy dad! Sheila and Mark have three children - Kayla, Lucas and MJ. Kayla has a rare chromosome disorder making genetic disorders very dear to their hearts. During their spare time they enjoy a number of outdoor activities with the kids.
Johnny Leuthard, Board Member
Originally from Fairfax, Virginia, NF Upper Midwest's newest board member, Johnny Leuthard, has lived in Minnesota most of his life. Johnny joined the board of directors in May 2012. Johnny is a Windows System Engineer Consultant with over 25 years of IT experience and still very much enjoys his work. Johnny has NF 1 and looks to share his experience with neurofibromatosis with the greater NF community. Johnny considers himself kind of a foodie; he likes to explore new and fun places to eat, hang out with friends, and though he doesn't do it often, he enjoys yoga quite a bit.
Renee Mark, Board Member
Renee Mark has been a member of the board since October 2011. Renee (who has NF 1) stays busy as a full time stay at home mom to three daughters, and is married to Ron, a wickedly funny professional children's story teller. Their youngest daughter has NF 1. Renee enjoys trying new recipes, family fun nights, and nights out with friends.
Claire Chamberlin, Board Member
Claire joined the board in October of 2015. She has lived in Minneapolis all of her life, with a brief foray into St. Paul for college. For the past ten years she has helmed Planet Claire Creative, a firm focused on website design and development. She holds a BA in history from Hamline University.
Nick Mattison, Board Member
Nick joined the board in September, 2016. He is the Director of Analytics at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Nick holds degrees from the Universities of Wisconsin and Minnesota, and is passionate about healthcare and helping others. In his spare time, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife Nikki and their dog, Russell, keeping up with sports teams and spending time outside.
Patrick joined the board in February 2017. He is the Marketing and Communications Associate for Stonebridge Capital Advisors and has a background in marketing, sales and client relations. Patrick holds a degree from the University of Iowa State and is currently working towards his Financial Services Certified Professional certification. He is deeply committed to the local community and is involved with Eastview High school Investment Club, St. Paul Chamber of Commerce and the local chapters of the American Marketing Association and Financial Planning Association. On his free time Patrick enjoys relaxing at the cabin and supporting the MN United FC Loons.