The Board of Directors provides strategic direction and oversight to the management team to our supporters and our communities.
The current Board of Directors:
David S. Mathias, Chair
Dave Mathias is currently the Chair of Ally People Solutions’ Board of Directors. He is an entrepreneur running Beyond the Data and NorthRupt Labs. Dave is an advocate of the Twin Cities community and is engaged with many community groups and causes. He first came to Minnesota to attend Univ. of Minnesota and eventually graduated with a chemistry degree. Dave lives in Richfield with his wife Jenn Mathias and their dog Maxie. In his limited free time, he likes to learn new things, meet new people, play any sport with a racquet, and travel.
Dave has been on the board of Ally for nearly six years and is proud to be part of Ally and its ability to adapt while still serving its customers expertly. According to Dave, “[i]t is all about how people and community can find a way together to make a difference. I am glad that Ally is serving such a critical mission with great customers, clients, staff, leadership, and volunteers.”
David Dominick, Vice Chair
Amy Harris-Overby, Past Chair
Amy Harris-Overby is Population Health Program Director for Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, a safety net integrated delivery system. Amy is responsible for the overall planning, management, and alignment of population health initiatives at HCMC, which is actively involved in new care and payment models across all payer segments. HCMC strives to improve the health outcomes—cost, quality, and experience—for patients.
Before joining HCMC, Amy was Population Health Infrastructure Director for Fairview Health Services. Previously, she held other roles within Fairview and with the Minnesota Hospital Association. She has a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Hamline University and a Bachelor’s in Communications from Bethel University.
Melodie Carlson, Secretary/Treasurer
Melodie is the Chief Operating Officer for Sunrise Banks, a community bank with branches in St. Paul and Minneapolis. She has been in that role since September 2015 and one of her primary duties has been to manage all phases of the construction of the newly opened Corporate Headquarters. Prior to joining Sunrise Melodie worked twelve years at Target with management duties in Internal Audits, Accounts Payable Operations Control, and Finance Operations.
Greg is a Corporate Controller with a strong history of success working across functions and geographies as a financial business partner. He is killed at obtaining favorable results through hands-on management and team development and has 15 years of business leadership experience along with professional certifications and education.
Todd has 20 years of successful management and leadership experience with a reputation for meeting the most challenging organizational goals and objectives. A strategic and focused individual recognized for leading multiple sites and hundreds of employees to excellent performance and profitability. Achieved key performance metrics, including sales growth, profitability, staff development, retention, talent recruitment, inventory management and client and vendor relationships. Known for recruiting, training and developing topflight workforces in dynamic environments.
Jim Hodgson: Jim is the Regional Chief of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs. He is responsible for leadership, direction, and oversight of $280 million in Federal grants awarded to eight Midwestern states. He manages twenty professional employees and providers oversight of 1.5 million acres of land purchased with USFWS funds. Prior to joining the Fish and Wildlife Service in 2009, he held various positions with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency over 23 years. Jim is also the father of two ALLY program participants.
Joan Humphrey Linck
Jeanette has over 35 years of management experience leading people and business operations. She is recognized for her success facilitating and implementing new automated systems and process redesign efforts to streamline and update existing processes that improve productivity and efficiency. Jeanette worked as an Information Security Manager at U.S. Bank until she retired in June 2017. Prior to this she worked over 25 years in the property-casualty insurance industry in various management and underwriting positions. Jeanette lives in St. Paul with her husband Wayne. They have three daughters and six grandchildren. Jeanette likes to volunteer, spend time with family and friends, garden and travel.
Jeanette joined the ALLY board in October 2015. Jeanette stated, “My greatest passion is helping and working with others and that is what ALLY is all about. The work and services provided by ALLY are invaluable for our community and people. I am not only excited but also very proud to be a member of the ALLY team.”