Tara Onken (Chair)
Edina Realty
Managing Broker – Balaton, MN

Dawn Hegland (Vice-Chair / Secretary-Treasurer)
Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission
Executive Director – Appleton, MN

Scott Marquardt (Past-Chair)
Southwest Initiative Foundation
Senior Vice President – Montevideo, MN

David Thompson
First Farmers & Merchants National Bank
President – Pipestone, MN

Liz Danielson
McLeod County
Economic Development Coordinator – Glencoe, MN

April Chouinard
Resident Representative – St. Peter, MN

Matthew Ust
First Independent Bank
Senior Vice President – Marshall, MN 

Emily Masters
Windom Area Health 
Human Resources Director – Windom, MN

Martha Croyle
Edina Realty
Realtor – Mankato, MN

We are currently seeking present and future candidates who wish to join our board of directors! SWMHP is looking for diverse representation throughout our region in terms of background, location, skill area, position, and lived experience for our Board of Directors. If you are passionate about building community throughout Southwest and South Central Minnesota and are eager to work collaboratively to support our organization’s work and mission, we want to hear from you! Please contact for questions, or fill out the form below and email to Tracie.