Board of Directors 2019-2020
Myron Bailey, Chair
Mayor, City of Cottage Grove
Myron was appointed to the board in January of 2018. He has been married for 35 years and is the father of 3 boys and grandfather of 2, with one more grandchild on the way. Myron and his wife have served as foster parents for a family of 4 kids, who were all adopted earlier this year. Myron also serves as the Mayor of Cottage Grove has been for the past 11 years.
“I truly love the work that the Youth Service Bureau Staff do to help youth and families in need. The level of love and support given to those who have nowhere else to turn is truly amazing. To see the tangible results shared by those who have used the YSB services is a testament to our important role within our communities.”- Myron
Brian Zeller, Vice Chair
Managing Partner and Broker, Greystone Commercial
Brian was born and raised in the river valley. He attended St. Thomas academy and the university of St Thomas. He is currently the Mayor of Lakeland Shores. Brian was previously Mayor of Lakeland for six years, present Commissioner on the Washington County CDA, board chair of the MSCWMO, past chair of Washington county library board, Washington county parks and rec board and former executive board member of the Stillwater and Hudson Chambers of commerce.
Ryan Baldwin, Treasurer
Principal Financial Analyst, Medtronic
Ryan Baldwin is a Regional Finance Leader at Medtronic. He has over 15 of experience in Corporate Finance at various organizations in the Twin Cities. Ryan was appointed to the board in 2016, and has served as treasurer since 2017. Ryan is married with two daughters. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa, and his MBA at the University of Minnesota.
“Youth Service Bureau makes a great difference in the lives of the children and families it serves. I am extremely proud to be a small part of such an organization.”
Brent Wartner, Secretary
First Assistant, Washington County Attorney’s Office
Brent Wartner has been the First Assistant Washington County Attorney since October of 2012. He came to Washington County from the Department of Corrections and is a former Assistant Attorney General with the State of Minnesota. Brent became connected to YSB while working on the Washington County truancy program and joined the Board of YSB in February of 2017.
“I am incredibly proud to support the talented group of passionate professionals at YSB who are committed to helping youth and families be successful at home, school, and throughout the community.”
Branch Manager, Merchants Bank
Chief of Police, Saint Paul Park
Jessica is a mother of two daughters and has been a police officer for 20 years. She graduated from Metropolitan State University and received her Master’s degree from Concordia University. Jessica returned to her hometown area after being hired as Chief of St. Paul Park in 2016.
“Having grown up in Newport I am very familiar with the area and now have a chance to give back to the community, especially by serving as a board member with the Youth Service Bureau. I understand children are challenged with many difficult obstacles to overcome and the Youth Service Bureau does what they can to help them overcome and conquer those obstacles. They are a great asset to the community.”
Psychologist, Stillwater High School
Colleen is a School Psychologist at Stillwater Area High School. She has started her 17th year in the Stillwater School District this fall, but has been a school psychologist for over 30 years. Colleen graduated from Bethel University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Psychology, with graduate level work in school psychology at University of River Falls-Wisconsin. Colleen completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Bethel University, in 2015. Colleen is passionate about helping students and families as they journey through the educational system, especially students with disabilities.
Colleen has been on the board of YSB for 4 years. She believes in the mission of YSB, as they support students and families. “I have seen lives changed through the support and counseling provided at YSB. YSB has been supportive of the Stillwater School District coming to help in times of crisis to support students, families, and staff. YSB cares about the students, families and schools in this community. We are lucky to have such an organization partnering with us.”
President, Werner Electric
Ben Granley is currently the President of Werner Electric, a Minnesota based electrical wholesale company headquartered in Cottage Grove, MN. Werner Electric has 8 branch locations serving the Industrial Automation, Electrical Construction, and Solar Energy markets. Under Ben’s leadership Werner has been recognized as a Top Workplace in MN for 10 years in a row all while doubling their business in the last 6 years. Ben has been with Werner for 15 years holding such roles as Operations Manager, Lean Implementation Lead, Corporate Relocation Manager, Director of Operations, and President.
Ben has received degrees in Electrical Design and Business Management from Dunwoody College and received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Ben, his wife, Mandy, and two sons, Mason and Jackson, reside in Afton, MN.
Assistant Vice President Wealth Management,Technology & Operations Services US Bank
Khurram has been married for 12 years and is the father of 2 girls and 1 boy. He has been working at US Bank over the last 4 years and in the IT world for over 14 years. He was born and raised in Pakistan and moved to the Unites States for college. He graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato and received his Masters degree from University of St. Thomas in Business Analytics, with an emphasis on Big Data and Business Intelligence. Khurram joined the Youth Service Bureau board as a member in Dec 2018.
“The mission of this organization is very near and dear to my heart. Having young kids, I can feel the suffering of the families going through the issues. What YSB does is beyond belief, and I am very excited for the new program around military families. I am hoping to help in providing some insight for cultural issues that occur with these topics. I have a strong community of people from various cultures and feel that it is important to make sure we reach out to all of these areas.”
Director of Learning and Student Engagement, Stillwater School District (#834)
Rachel larson has served Stillwater Area Public Schools since 2013 and has beenin public education for 21 years. Prior to serving as Director, Rachel was the prinicipal at Marine and Withrow Elementary and served as Coordinator o Learning Supports. Before coming to Stillwater she served as principal at Byron Middle School in Byron, Minnesota. Rachel’s administrative career began at St. Peter High School in St. Peter, MN where she served as Assistant Principal. Her educational career began at St. James High School where she taught Social Studies and English learners.
Rachel holds administrative degrees and licensures from the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State University-Mankato. She earned her Masters degree from St. Mary’s University and her Social and Behavioral Sciences/Political Science degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Rachel has proudly served on the Youth Service Bureau Board of Directors for the past seven years.
Assistant Superintendent, ISD 622
Troy Miller has worked in education his entire career. He currently works in District 622 where he has been the Assistant Superintendent for the past 13 years.
Over the past few years, Troy has been working closely with YSB. “I appreciate all that they do to support our students and staff. YSB has been a great partner with our district and the work they are doing is exceptional.”
Assistant Superintendent, South Washington County School District
Julie Nielsen has worked in education for 27 years and is passionate about education and working with student and their families. She currently works in District 833 where she has been an Assistant Superintendent for the past 5 years. Julie joined the Youth Service Bureau Board two years ago as a way to connect and support the partnership the district has with the Youth Service Bureau.
“We appreciate the support, consultation and resources that YSB has provided our district students, staff and families. We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with them. YSB is a huge asset to our community.”
Detective, City of Woodbury Police
Kim has been an officer for Woodbury for 13 years and Detective for 2.5 years. Before becoming Detective, Kim was SRO for 4 years. Kim is married with two kids. She loves camping, being outdoors, four-wheeling and snowmobiling.
“I joined Youth Service Bureau as a volunteer leader, because I wanted to help bridge the communication gaps between the diversion specialists and the police departments. At the time I joined I was a school resource officer at Woodbury High School and saw the amazing potential of what diversion classes could do for youth instead of a citation. I worked with YSB staff to help create new diversion classes for the trends we saw youth are struggling with. Mistakes and bad judgement calls happen, especially among young people, but one mistake should not ruin their future. Diversion classes, along with the mental and chemical health counseling, make our community stronger and I am proud to be a part of YSB to make this happen.”
Mary Giuliani Stephens
Former Mayor of Woobury, MN, Candidate for Minnesota State Senate District 53
Mary and her husband, Greg, have lived in Woodbury for 35 years. They have 2 married adult children and 2 grandchildren. Mary attended the University of Michigan and received her law degree from William Mitchell College of law. Mary served as the Mayor of Woodbury from 2010-2018 and on city council from 2007-2010. She is a Woodbury Area Chamber member and past board member, past board member of the Woodbury Community Foundation, a member of the Woodbury Lion’s Club and candidate for state senate.
VP of Revenue, Dedicated Networks, Inc.
Tom and his wife, Temre, have been married for 23 years and have 4 teenage daughters. They have lived in Stillwater their entire working life. Tom has spent most of his career at 3M and Andersen Windows and is now working at the VP of Revenue for Dedicated Networks, Inc. Dedicated Networks is a high growth reseller of refurbished networking equipment serving customers around the world, and Tom serves as the leadership for all customer and market facing teams including Sales, Marketing, eCommerce, Purchasing and Customer Care. Tom has been on the board since 2018 and is currently serving as the Development Committee Chairman.
“I know firsthand the pressures facing our youth and YSB has a rich history and is well-positioned to be even more valuable moving forward.”
Stream Manager, 3M – Film & Materials Resource Division
With 14+ years of experience at 3M Company, Stephanie is currently working at 3M Cottage Grove as Value Stream Manager for the Film & Materials Resource Division. She grew up in northern Michigan and attended Michigan Tech University. With a chemical engineering degree, she started with 3M with time spent in Menomonie, WI and Valley, NE prior to coming to Minnesota. The last 12+ years has been at the 3M Cottage Grove site with varying roles. She lives in Eagan with her husband and two young boys.