Board Members

Becky Accettura

Becky Accettura

Becky has been an East Isles resident since June of 2018. She has a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology and Religion from St. Olaf College. You can find her eating snacks and drinking tea while walking around the neighborhood looking for cats and/or frogs.

Julia Curran

Julia Curran

Andrew Degerstrom

Andrew Degerstrom

Treasurer

Andrew loves East Isles for its many amenities, its compactness and walkability, and its easy transit access. He can usually be seen walking around the neighborhood or around Lake of the Isles, so stop and say hi if you see him! Andrew has a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, both from the University of Minnesota. He is also Chair of the Transportation & Land Use Committee.

Emma Erdahl

Emma Erdahl

Emma is excited to get involved in the East Isles community after moving to the neighborhood with her partner in May 2018. When she's not working at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota she can often be found at local coffee shops.

Mike Erlandson

Mike Erlandson

Vice President

Mike and his wife Dawn have lived in East Isles since returning to Minnesota from DC in 1998. Today they share their home on the lake with John and Lily. Mike's best estimate is he has logged over 10,000 miles running, walking and biking around the Chain of Lakes.

John Erlandson

John Erlandson

Board Alternate

Deborah Gold

Deborah Gold

Secretary

Debbie is a brand and content professional who has lived with her family in the neighborhood for 23 years. In addition to serving as secretary of the board, Debbie is the architect of the East Isles Farmers Market and chairs the East Isles Farmers Market Committee with fellow board member, Steve Havig.

John Grochala

John Grochala

Eric Hausman

Eric Hausman

Board Alternate

Steve Havig

Steve Havig

Steve Havig is a long-time Minneapolis resident and Founder/President of Lakes Area Realty. Steve has served as President of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors® and also as Chair of the Community Services Committee, member of the Board of Directors, Treasurer, and Secretary. You can find Steve at the Uptown office of Lakes Area Realty or buzzing about the neighborhood on his yellow and black Vespa.

John Morrow

John Morrow

John, his wife Megan and their son Flynn have lived in East Isles for Flynn’s whole life (6 years). Megan and John have lived here six years on top of that. They all enjoy spending time outside in the parks and experiencing the fun activities that Uptown has to offer.

Molly Simmons

Molly Simmons

Ellen Van Iwaarden

Ellen Van Iwaarden

President

Ellen van Iwaarden is a retired attorney and nonprofit consultant who is grateful for all the East Isles neighborhood has to offer. She enjoys serving on the board, walking and skiing around the Lake, gardening, and golfing.