General Inquiries

GAI Office
office@gaimn.org
651-222-7027 ext. 0

German Language Classes and Services
language@gaimn.org
651-222-7027 ext. 101

GAI Staff

Jeana Anderson
Executive Director

Katrin Erdmann 
Interim Director of Language Education

Caroline Blank
Education Outreach Coordinator

Erin Hart
Director of Communications and Development

Bettina Dehnhard
Communications Manager

Audra Grigus
Communications Coordinator 

Olivia Felland
Development Coordinator

Casey Horn
Office Manager

Lisa Matejka
Finance Manager

Babett Larimer
Kinderstube Preschool Director

Emily Ruggles Johnson
Kinderstube Assistant Director, St. Paul

Lisa Ragan
Kinderstube Assistant Director, Minneapolis

Board of Directors

Danika Hoffmann, Board Chair
WinWin Strategy LLC

Gary Shipp, Vice Chair
The ALS Association

Carla Passon, Secretary
Ameriprise Financial Inc. (retired)

Scott Bentrup, Treasurer
Allianz Life

Andrea Bork
Nonprofit Development Consultant

Ines Davis
Ameriprise Financial Inc.

Ryan Doubet
KPMG

Miles Eakins
Harland Medical Systems

Ron Gerdes
3M

Carrie Hess
NACEL Open Door

Jeff Jones
AREA Corporate Real Estate

Dustin Massie
Taylor Corporation

Laurence Reszetar
Minnesota Trade Office

Advisory Board

Dr. Heino Beckmann
Honorarkonsul a.D.

Tom Felling
Felling Executive Search

Ron Okenfuss
CPR Global Business Solutions LLC

Ted Sherman
Medtronic

Nancy Zinter
Securian Financial Group (retired)