Carver-Scott Humane Society (CSHS) is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Executive Director reports to the Executive Committee of the Board. The Executive Committee is comprised of the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Board members are elected by the Board of Directors on an annual basis and serve two-year terms, with a three-term limit.
Mandi Wyman, Executive Director. Mandi has lived in the Twin Cities for the past 10 years, and bought her first home in Minneapolis in 2015. She has three rescue animals: an 11-year old tortoiseshell cat named Bailey; a 9-year old grey and white tuxedo cat named Edison; and a 6-year old Doberman mix named Samson. Mandi graduated from the University of Michigan in 2000 with a BA in Corporate Communication/Public Relations, and received her Masters of Nonprofit Management from Hamline University in 2014. Prior to her appointment at CSHS, she held positions at The Salvation Army and the Scott, Carver, Dakota CAP Agency. Mandi is a self-proclaimed nonprofit nerd, and loves sharing her education and experience with others. She is a four-time presenter at the Humane Society of the United States’ International Animal Care Expo. On the rare occasion Mandi isn’t working, she enjoys time with friends and family and catching up on her latest Netflix binge.
2017-2018 Board of Directors:
Mandy Malecek. Mandy is a long-time volunteer in the animal rescue community with a soft spot for special-needs animals. She has worked with several local rescue organizations, in a number of leadership and board positions. She, her husband, and her daughter have five dogs, two cats, and seven chickens – all rescues. Their dogs are: Gixxer, a 10-year-old pitbull; Roxy, a 6-year-old Doberman; Guthrie, a 6-year-old Border Collie/Whippet mix; Stewie, a 5-year-old Maltese; and Etta, a 2-year-old pitbull. Their cats are Duchess, a 3-year-old Ragdoll, and Gilroy, a 2-year-old DSH. Mandy works full-time as a Patient Representative for United Hospital and part-time as an obedience trainer for AllBreed Obedience. She also is pursuing a Master of Public and Nonprofit Administration degree.
Brian Ulrich, Treasurer. Brian grew up in Brooklyn Park and is a current resident of Hopkins. He works in project management for Optum Health, and the favorite part of his day is spoiling his rescue dog, Theo. When he isn’t working or walking his dog, Brian serves as Board President of his condo association. He has been an active member of the National Ski Patrol for over 10 years, holding various volunteer leadership positions. He joined the board in December of 2016.
Mike Turpin. Mike is a software application developer, and he and his wife Sara are cat fosters for CSHS. He currently serves as a board member, as well as on our IT team, where he manages the growing technology and security infrastructure of the organization. As CSHS moves to utilize more technology to improve outreach and help more animals, Mike’s technical background will help guide the board in their decisions.
Dr. Steve Barghusen. Steve is a veterinarian and co-owner of Pet Crossing Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic in Bloomington. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and is a board certified specialist in dog and cat practice. He is the proud owner of a CSHS alumna (Peep the Wonder Dog) as well as a White’s Tree Frog named Gordon. Steve joined the board in May of 2016.
Brian Christiansen. Brian is an attorney with Hellmuth & Johnson, where he specializes in businesses, franchises, and commercial entities. He joined the board in 2017 and has been an active and engaged contributor and currently serves as a member of the Policy Committee, which consists of both staff and board members working collaboratively to update and develop organizational policies and processes.
Rob Schug. Bio coming soon!
Jeni Super. Jeni Super is a resident of Chanhassen where she lives with her husband and daughter. All pet lovers, they are the happy owners of two 6 year old German Shepherds, Jax and Anna and two kitties, 14 year old Merlin and 11 year old Cali. They also foster dogs and puppies. Jeni has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota and a Master’s in Human Resources from St. Mary’s. Jeni works at Hennepin County as an HR Manager.