Advisory Board

The Playworks Minnesota Advisory Board is a group of change-makers who believe in the power of play and are active ambassadors for Playworks. These playful professionals contribute their personal time to share the mission of Playworks: to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.


Dan Starkey – Chair

Minnesota Twins

Senior Director


Marc Gorelick MD, MSCE

Children’s Minnesota

President and Chief Executive Officer


Steve Kelley

State of Minnesota

Commissioner of Commerce


Jim Maietta (Honorary Member)

TruChoice Financial

Chief Distribution Officer


Jaime Adam Taets

Keystone Group International

Chief Executive Officer


Dana Ripley

Community Advocate


Megan Lindahl Goodrich

Community Advocate
Former Public School Teacher


Chris Thomas

Allianz Life Insurance



Mary Schrock

Community Advocate


Jessie Houlihan

Stahl Construction



Martin Peyer

Community Advocate
Former President and CEO of TADS (retired)


Jim Hoopes

Northmarq Capital

Senior Vice President

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