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.


Marc Gorelick MD, MSCE

Children’s Minnesota

President and Chief Executive Officer


Fredrick Blocton

Upnet Client Solutions



Jaime Adam Taets

Keystone Group International

Chief Executive Officer


Werner Loots

US Bank

EVP- Direct Consumer Lending Product


Megan Lindahl Goodrich

Community Advocate
Former Public School Teacher


Chris Thomas

General Mills

Business Continuity Manager


Mary Schrock

Community Advocate

Chief Operating Officer, PACER Center (retired) 


Martin Peyer

Community Advocate
Former President and CEO of TADS (retired)


Jim Hoopes

United Financials Capital, LLC

Chief Lending Officer


Stephanie Carlson

University of Minnesota – Institute of Child Development

Distinguished Mcknight Professor


Erin Driscoll

Allianz Life

Sr Director of Distribution Marketing

Dan Goodrich

Former Public School Teacher

Community Advocate

Josh King

Twelve Consulting Group

Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Brown

Propel Nonprofit

Vice President and Chief Program Officer


Emeritus Board Members

Dan Starkey – Chair

Minnesota Twins

Senior Director

Steve Kelley

Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy

Lecturer Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Former Commissioner of Commerce, and State Senator

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