Meet The Staff
Jody, Executive Director
Jody brings 25 plus years experience working in community health and wellness. She has been the executive director since 2009. As executive director, she is responsible for ensuring the organizational goals and mission are lived out daily. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Minnesota.
Julie, Homemaker & Companion Care ($25/hr)
–Julie joined the Block Nurse Program in March 2016. She lives in the Como Park area and is an active community member. She holds a bachelor's degree in music therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She enjoys serving seniors at all stages of their lives and is the youngest member of the Lyngblomsten Community Choir. She loves gardening and camping and is passionate about things like organics recycling. You may see her wearing her “Como Composts” T-shirt when she is out walking or biking.
Jennifer, Volunteer Coordinator
Jennifer joined the Block Nurse Program in 2014. A native Iowan, she holds bachelor's degrees in geology and geography. She lives in the Como Park neighborhood with her family and black Lab, Scout. As a devoted dog walker, she enjoys her daily walk around Como Park and the abundance of wildlife found in the middle of the city. When not digging in her garden, she can be found relaxing in the kitchen, cooking. Check out her blog entries at "Cooking for One" on our website.
Maria, RN, BSN
Maria is a registered nurse with 25 years' experience working in home health care and as a public health nurse. When Maria is not working, she is enjoying the great outdoors.