HNA is seeking applicants for several vacant Board seats


HNA is a growing place-based nonprofit organization committed to creating a prosperous and peaceful community that equitably benefits all of Harrison neighborhood’s diverse racial, cultural, and economic groups. We look for Board of Director members who are energetic and willing to help their community thrive.

If you live (homeowners and renters), own or manage a business within the Harrison boundaries you can nominate yourself (most common); or any HNA member can nominate a resident as an applicant for the Board.


For more information call Dave Colling at 612-374-4849, or email at

The success of Harrison is created and sustained by the residents, business leaders and our partners.  As the saying goes, "It takes a village..."

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Dave Colling
Executive Director -

With over 20 years’ experience working with government agencies, political and nonprofit organizations, and inside the marketing communications industry, Dave Colling brings a community-focused approach to his work. Growing up in an economically challenged area of Detroit, MI, he learned first-hand the many benefits and challenges of building strong, inclusive communities.

 Dave’s passion for community building started early and he took that passion into the world of politics, first as a volunteer and eventually as a highly sought after political strategist. Success managing Congressman Keith Ellison’s first campaign through the 2006 primary and general elections reinforced his belief that diversity is strength and the key to thriving neighborhoods and communities. Dave’s work with grassroots organizations has continued including his last position with the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association as their Program and Communications Manager. He is also a graduate student at Hamline University in the Masters of Nonprofit Management program.



Nestor Garcia
Community Outreach Coordinator -


I've been a resident in the Harrison neighborhood for 3 years. I look forward to continuing work with community members in Harrison as the new community outreach director. I've volunteered in the community through Redeemer Lutheran Church, HNA and the last year I've been an organizer with 15now MN campaign to raise the minimum wage. In this new role I will do my best to ensure that the voice of this community is being heard especially with all of the new development that will be happening in Harrison.  



Nichole Buehler

Program Manger

Nichole recently joined HNA as the new Program Manager.  Her previous experience includes working as a case manager in social services, and as a licensed attorney representing low-income clients in matters of landlord-tenant law, employment discrimination, and criminal defense. Nichole discovered her passion for community organizing when she joined her local neighborhood association and witnessed the the power residents can exert when they come together to fight for a common cause.  She looks forward to working with Harrison residents to create meaningful and lasting social change, in the place where it must start- the neighborhood. 

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Board of Directors

The HNA board is elected by residents and of Harrison Neighborhood annually.  Each board member represents one of the six areas of Harrison and/or a particular business, institution or property in the neighborhood.

Updated February 6, 2017

Board Representatives

Leslie Brancheau - Co-Chair

Open - Co-Chair

Kari Anderson - Treasurer 

Claire Amsden - Secretary 


Nelli Thomas- Area 1

Open - Area 1

Richard Panzironi - Area 2

Open - Area 2

Rebecca Fairbanks Dickinson - Area 3

Open - Area 3

Chomkham  Soudaly - Area 4

Open -Area 4

Monica Arons - Area 5

Tim Davis - Area 5

Laura Dickinson - Area 6

Steve Arons - Area 6

Kelly Chatman - At-Large

Rebecca Sabot - At-Large

Sunny Chanthanouvong - At-Large 

Kent Goodroad - At-Large



Brian Marfuca

Nina Coleman

Angela Bonfiglio

Dannielle Turnipseed

Gwen Whittaker