Blue Zones Leadership Team

The Albert Lea Blue Zones Leadership Team consists of many community partners who represent a broad spectrum of local sectors. If you would like to join the team or a subcommittee, please contact Cathy Malakowsky, project lead and community enrichment/engagement director, at 507-377-4316 or [email protected].

Members and affiliations:

    • Albert Lea Area Schools: John Double, community ed director
    • Albert Lea Area Schools: Ron Wagner, superintendent
    • ALEDA: Phillip Johnson, director
    • Albert Lea Family Y: Dennis Dieser
    • Albert Lea Family Y/Senior Center: April Jeppson
    • City of Albert Lea: Bob Furland, recreation manager
    • City of Albert Lea: Rachel Christensen, city councilor
    • City of Albert Lea: Cathy Malakowsky, chair, project lead
    • City of Albert Lea: Ian Rigg, city manager
    • CVB/Main Street: Holly Babcock, director
    • Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce: Shari Sprague, director
    • Freeborn County SHIP: Lana Howe, coordinator
    • Freeborn County Public Health: Anita Majerus
    • Freeborn County Public Health: Say Rober
    • Freeborn County Public Health: Sue Yost, director
    • Freeborn County STARS Mentoring: Mary Jo Volkman
    • Mayo Clinic Health System: Susan Loch
    • Mayo Clinic Health System: Tricia Dahl
    • Riverland Community College: Kim Nelson
    • SEMCAC: Linda Lares
    • Senior Resources of Freeborn County, April Schuur
    • Thorne-Crest: Catherine Buboltz
    • United Way: Erin Haag, director