Board Members

Beverly Gillund

Beverly Gillund – Vice Chair – Hendricks, MN

Beverly Gillund of Hendricks is a registered nurse, a licensed social worker and has conducted professional speaking engagements throughout the country about telehealth and other technology improvements in rural health care. She recently retired from thirty years of service with the Hendricks Community Hospital Association, where she held numerous positions including the director of clinical services, director of hospice, director of home care and interim nursing director. Ms. Gillund is currently active with her local church and is a member of the Hendricks Kiwanis Club.

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Khou Lor – Chair – Hutchinson, MN

As a first-generation immigrant, Khou spent many of her younger years advocating and navigating systems to be the voice for her immigrant parents. Through these lived experiences, she realized her love for creating space for people to speak courageously on behalf of themselves, in their truest form.
As the Rural Equity Specialist with Southwest Initiative Foundation Khou works to build and strengthen local Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) leaders and organizations by defining strengths and challenges, building skills, and being a resource in the region. Khou currently serves as the Rural Equity Specialist at Southwest Initiative Foundation and has a background in community engagement work and as well as a passion for sharing resources and knowledge. She hopes to use her experience of bringing communities together to expand program reach and bridge support to older adults of all groups in the region.
In her free time, Khou appreciates visual arts and any opportunity to be creative. She is involved with the Hmong community in southwest Minnesota as a leader and organizer and is part of various community groups in the Tracy community. Khou makes her home in rural Minnesota, with her husband and daughter.

Dianne Crowley – Slayton, MN

Dianne Crowley of Slayton recently retired as the Finance Director for the Southwest Regional Development Commission (SRDC). During her tenure at SRDC, Crowley worked closely with the Southwest Area Agency on Aging from its inception and through the transition of Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. into a separate entity. Crowley is familiar with many of the programs of MNRAAA and values them, especially the Senior Linkage Line, as a vital link for seniors and caregivers in the area.  Crowley continues to work with her husband on the family farm. Crowley has been active in numerous organizations in Southwest Minnesota, including Girl Scouts, Hospice of Murray County, 4-H and Lake Wilson Study Club. Crowley is interested in assisting caregivers in finding services for their loved ones.

Rosie Dehli

Rosie Dehli – Secretary – Montevideo, MN

Rosie Dehli from Montevideo, MN, is a retired educator who formerly worked with the Montevideo School District as a teacher and administrator and most recently held an Educational Specialist position with the Minnesota Department of Education. Rosie was in the charter graduating class of Southwest State University and received the Alumni Achievement Award in 1985.  She received her master degrees and administrative licensure degree through St Cloud State and has taught in the Administrative licensure program with St. Mary’s University. In addition, she worked with the Reading First Program within the University of Minnesota and has been a Trainer within the Institute of School Leadership (Mn Principal’s Academy) and a board representative for the Minnesota Elementary Principal’s Association as well as a recipient of the National Association of Federal Programs Award. Throughout her 54 years in Montevideo Ms. Dehli was instrumental in the cross generational groups held between local elementary students and area seniors as well as getting a successful Grandparents Day in the elementary schools off the ground. Her involvement within the community has included Chairperson of the United Way, Board Member of the Montevideo Area Chamber of Commerce, and fulfilling numerous positions within her local church as well as volunteering with a variety of organizations and committees throughout the area.

Pam Radunz – Treasurer – Hutchinson, MN

Pam Radunz is the Resident Services Director at Harmony River Living Center and is a resident of Hutchinson. Radunz holds a Master of Science in Gerontology from Saint Cloud State University, a certified Independent Trainer for Dementia through Positive Approach, LLC, and a certified Teepa Snow trainer on Dementia. She has been an integral part of numerous committees, such as, Well Being at Work Wellness (consortium for McLeod, Meeker, and Sibley Counties), Meeker County Fair Board, Meeker Area Care Connections, and McLeod County Senior Providers.

“I have a passion for older people that I have grown and developed all my life,” said Radunz when asked why she was interested in joining MNRAAA.

Sheila Westfield – Trosky, MN

Sheila Westfield currently works as the Director of Nursing and Clinical Services at Sanford-Luverne Medical Center. She is active in her community as she has served as Scoutmaster for Troop 220 Pipestone Boy Scouts of America and coordinates or leads church music. A graduate of South Dakota State University, Sheila stated that her interest in joining the board is twofold: raise awareness of services available in the area and assist in filling gaps in services in the Pipestone, Rock County areas, specifically transportation and mental health.

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Catherine (Catie) Lee – Benson, MN

Catie is the Director of Swift County Human Services. Swift County is located in West Central Minnesota, a primarily agricultural county with 9,329 residents. Catie completed the Equity Works Leadership Institute in 2019 and became the Equity Chair for MACSSA the following year and continues in this role. Catie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota TC in Child Psychology and her Masters in Business Administration from Capella University.

Catie brings extensive experience in behavioral health from the provider to payor end of the spectrum birth to death and everything in-between. She brings a rural perspective to equity, which has a different growth process in their equity journey. Catie is married to a seed farmer in Benson and has 3 adult children and is really starting to embrace the empty nest.

Kellian Clink

Kellian Clink – Mankato, MN 

Kellian Clink, of Mankato, currently serves as a Professor at Minnesota State University-Mankato within the library and has been an active member on campus and in her communities. She has experience volunteering with hospice and at the Connections Ministry. Ms. Clink also has worked with the Blue Earth County Social Services Task Force and acts as a liaison between the student government and the faculty association. A member of the American Library Association and the Minnesota Library Association, Ms. Clink has received awards from Minnesota State University-Mankato and the Being a Difference Award from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public Trust.

When asked why she was interested in serving with MNRAAA, she responded with, “As with other marginalized populations, it is hard to get it right. Is it hard to age? Yes! Is there much to celebrate in aging? Yes. What are the struggles? How do we, as a community, respond to the needs? With strong listening and research skills, concern and sensitivity, we can discern the needs, celebrate the triumphs and lived experiences and make our community the best place to age!”