Meet our Board Members

Officers and Directors

Luke Gamble, President
Facility Assistant Coordinator, St. Luke's Hospital

Dr. Maryjane Burdge, Vice President & Treasurer
Special Education Director, retired

Barbara Larson, Secretary - MA, OTR/L
Adjunct Faculty, College of St. Scholastica

Dr. Todd Brittain, DO
Ophthalmologist, Relf Eyecare

Dr. Catherine McCarty
Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School

Emily Norenberg
Disability and Accessibility Consultant, U.S. Bank

Debbie Sauer Retired
Elementary School Teacher

Dr. Diane Vertin
Chief Operating Officer, College of St. Scholastica


We are currently accepting applications for new Board Members.

Volunteers from the Northland who offer an array of skills and backgrounds compose our Board of Directors. If you are interested in applying to be on our Board, click the link below to download the application form. When complete, please submit it to our Executive Director Mary Junnila at or mail it to 309 W. 1st St. Duluth, MN 55802

Board Member Application Form The latest board member application form, uploaded 2/12/24