Karen Keenan, Chair
Karen recently gave a Tedx Talk about Communities of Belonging. Her effort had a big impact on a school district modifying its mission statement. Karen and her husband, Brian, have a young daughter, Chloe, who has Down syndrome.
Anne Sundberg Siess, Vice Chair
In her “former life,” Anne had the opportunity to take notes at a special education lobbying group for a professor at the University of Minnesota. She vividly remembered the severe passion of the parents in the group. Fast forward 2o years, Anne found herself being one of those parents in her son’s first IEP meeting. Anne lives in Stillwater with her husband and three children.
Kristeen Anderson, Secretary
Kristeen studied developmental psychology as an undergraduate and never knew that someday her passion for understanding how people learn would be so valuable to her oldest child who has Down syndrome. Kristeen lives in Grant on her family’s budding apple orchard with her husband and two children.