Board of Directors


Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors engages in defining CMSP’s mission, and are our key leaders in the strategic direction of CMSP. It is with their great efforts that CMSP is able to strive and grow as an active part of the community.


Christy Benesh, Treasurer & Acting Chair
Former Math Professor, St. Cloud State University; Board Director, Good Earth Food Coop


Ann-Marie Finan, Vice Chair
Sociology Professor, Saint Cloud State University


Dan Michaels, Secretary
Information Technology, Saint Cloud State University


Christopher Thoms
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies, St. John’s University


Isaac Owens
Assistant Director of Retail, Dept. of Food and Nutrition Services, Hennepin County Medical Center; Owner, Kalahari Foods


Zachary Dorholt
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Central Minnesota Health Center; Co-Owner, Old Capital Tavern; Former State Representative, District 14B


Richard Walter, Programs & Education Chair
ESL Teacher; Former Garden Manager; Owner, Granite City Granola


Julie Joplin
Former grants writer/manager, Ridgewater College; Membership Coordinator, Public TV


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