Executive Team

  • Gretchen Hanson

    With the death of her father to cancer in 1983, Gretchen realized how unprepared she and her family were to deal with the emotional issues and the needs of a dying loved one. Committed to finding a way to help…...Read More

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    Shelly Palashewski

    Shelly Palashewski is a Board member and the interim Tamarisk Director of Program. Shelly handles volunteer recruitment and training, as well as matching volunteers to clients and families. She meets with individual families, assessing needs to determine the best options…...Read More

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    Kathy Dahl

    Kathy Dahl is the Board Chair and will be acting as the interim Director of Development until a more permanent solution is found....Read More

Volunteer Caregivers

Compassionate volunteer caregivers are truly the heart of Tamarisk. Our professional and caring volunteers complete our mission, meeting the very personal and individual non-medical needs of the families we serve by providing comfort, support, and companionship.

Interested in becoming a volunteer caregiver? Go to our Volunteer page to learn more.

Volunteer Today

  • Bev Anderson
  • Patty Balthazor
  • Holly Berger
  • Cathy Bishop
  • JoAnn Borders
  • Kathy Csargo-Hove
  • Carme Coleman
  • Rol Evans
  • Pamela Field
  • Deb Fry
  • Pamela Fussy
  • Gretchen Hanson
  • Nan Heffken
  • Bridget Hart
  • Diana Hunter
  • Stephanie Jones
  • Maureen Kenney
  • Dennis Kuik
  • Emily Larson
  • Fay Leyden
  • Susan McGuire
  • Marcy Moravec
  • Anita Muonio
  • Lonie Nei
  • Paul Nei
  • Marlene Nelson
  • Steve Ober
  • Barb Otterness
  • Shelly Palashewski
  • Tom Palmer
  • Carol Palmer
  • Marni Peck
  • Bob Peltier
  • Tammy Peterson
  • Kathy Pixley
  • Michele Prokott
  • Wendy Pudlick
  • Troy Riesberg
  • Barbara¬†¬† Schachtschneider
  • Pam Scott
  • Sheryl Skulley
  • Fred Soucie
  • Sandy Stolee
  • Linda Stonecash
  • Cynthia Talbot
  • Janell Tibodeau
  • William Vossberg
  • Lilian Wacker
  • Edie Wagner
  • Judy Wories
  • Tami Wright
  • Susan Zappo

Board of Directors

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    Karen Ho

    Woodbury, MN Head of Client Servicing, Corporate Payment Systems – US Bank  ...

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    Diana Hunter

    Andover, MN RN, PHN...

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    Greg Gilborn

    Ham Lake, MN Financial Systems Analyst, State of MN (retired)...

  • Anna Roberts

    St. Paul, MN Music Therapist – Allina Hospice...

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    Lyn Stepaniak

    Blaine, MN Director of Technical and Patient Services, Medtronic...

  • Charles Edge

    Minneapolis, MN Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software...

Join Our Team

Interested in being a part of the Tamarisk team? Contact us today.

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