Board of Directors
David Erickson, Chair
David Erickson joined Reach’s board of directors in October 2018. He is a Principal Project Manager with HealthPartners and Owner of Stub Enterprises, Inc., which provides small business and nonprofit consulting services. David chose to serve on the board to “be part of the an organization delivering critical services to our community and to be part of Reach’s future growth.”
Patrick Boley, Vice Chair
Patrick Boley is an attorney at Eckberg Lammers in their Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate practice area. Patrick obtained his LL.M. (Master of Law) in Taxation and a Certificate of Estate Planning from Georgetown University. He has more than 18 years of experience in legal practice. Patrick has been on our board of directors since January 2017, and has been involved with the organization since 2006.
Danny Ngo, Secretary
Danny joined the board in June of 2020 and currently works as a Human Resources Training Manager at Ecolab Inc. within their Global Talent and Organizational Development division. He holds a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management. Danny spent the early part of his career working at Hammer Residences and managed a home of young adults with developmental disabilities. He has a passion for helping others grow, whether it’s in their lives or their jobs, and appreciates the opportunity to drive Reach’s mission to help others achieve their full potential. In his free time, he enjoys screaming at his favorite sports teams, cooking extravagant but inedible dishes, dancing with his young daughter and making terrible jokes with loved ones.
Anna Hulstein, Treasurer
Anna joined the board of directors in June 2021. She is a Business Solutions Partner working in the Financial Planning & Analysis department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. Anna has family members with developmental disabilities and has experienced first hand how the types of services Reach provides impacts individuals and their positive outlook on life. She is passionate about helping people live independently and to their full potential. Anna is excited to use her business acumen to help Reach for Resources deliver its mission and vision to the people they serve.
Ellen became a board member in spring of 2018 after several years of participation with Reach for Resources inclusion services for her autistic son. She is a senior technical writer for CliftonLarsonAllen. She lives in the Hopkins/Minnetonka area and enjoys digging in her yard and knitting comfort bears for Mother Bear Project. Ellen says, “It is an honor and privilege to be accepted as a board member and give back to other families and the community.”
Cody joined the board in December 2021. He has spent more than a decade working in and around the Minnesota State Capitol and currently he works as a lobbyist within the Government Relations group at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. His policy work is primarily focused in the area of health and human services. Cody is passionate about advocacy and hopes to use the knowledge and relationships that he has built at the Capitol to aid Reach in their own advocacy efforts.
Anna joined the board of directors in January 2020. She is a Senior Recruiter for a management consulting firm. Anna previously worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness, and is passionate about advocating for those who cannot do so themselves. She is looking forward to supporting Reach’s mission and vision.
Melanie joined the board in October 2021. She has spent the last 20 years of her career in public, private and non-profit sectors helping organizations streamline operational and technical processes. Melanie cares about Reach’s mission and vision as she understands the limitations mental illness and other mental disabilities can pose in an individual’s life as well as the people that surround them. She was drawn to join the board to not only support the organization but also to ensure serving the community remains a priority in her life. Melanie enjoys working on creative projects in her free time.
Peter N. Thompson
Peter joined the board in April 2022. He was a professor and dean at the Hamline University School of Law where he was selected as one of the “150 Lives that Make a Difference.” He has written a treatise on Minnesota Evidence and has co- authored books on mediation, class action suits and courtroom practice. He serves as an arbitrator for AAA and FINRA. Peter was a founding Board Member of the Peace Foundation in North Minneapolis and the Founding Chair of the Grief Club of Minnesota. He served as President of the Board at ResourceWest in Hopkins and Personnel Director at the Wayzata Community Church. Peter volunteers with the IOCP Neighborhood Program, Hammer’s Adopt a Hammer House, Families Moving Forward and Loaves and Fishes. He has nine grandchildren and is a full-time spectator at hockey, soccer, choir, basketball, track, swimming and baseball events.
Senja joined the board in April 2022. She is a Recruiter at U.S. Bank.
Carol joined the board in July of 2022. She is a retired paralegal. During her career in the Twin Cities, she worked at law firms and in corporate legal departments. She has a special needs son who’s involvement with Reach has been very positive and has enriched his life. She is passionate about helping people with special needs to live a full and rewarding life.