New directors join Dakota Communities board

Eagan-based Dakota Communities, a nonprofit delivering services to people impacted by disabilities in the greater Twin Cities, has appointed six new members to its board of directors.

Stephen Baker has been a real estate appraiser for 25 years and is the current Ramsey County Assessor. Baker is the elected treasurer of the Dakota Communities Board.

Jonelle Burnham works as associate general counsel at Patterson Companies, Inc., a specialty distributor based in Mendota Heights serving the dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supply markets.

Mary Komornicka is an attorney at Larkin Hoffman.

Nadine Paitich, RN, BSN, MBA, is the operations executive for community care at HealthEast Care System.

Steve Polski is the senior manager of corporate responsibility for Cargill, Inc.

Jason Schuller is senior vice president and manager of wealth management services at Securian Trust Company.

These additions ensure that Dakota Communities will continue to benefit from a diversity of perspectives and experience, and bring the total number of directors to 15.

Anne Losby, head of solution delivery and organizational development at Thomson Reuters, will chair the 2013 board. Julie Manworren is the president and CEO for Dakota Communities.