Community Advisory Board
The Hormel Institute Community Advisory Board provides recommendations and actions related to community engagement and educational opportunities in Southeastern Minnesota and surrounding states related to the biomedical research, training and education happening at The Hormel Institute. This Community Advisory Board also monitors the effectiveness of authentic community engagement approaches and current Hormel Institute community outreach and education activities.
Chair: Oballa Oballa — Hormel Foods and City of Austin City Counsel
Chris Weis — Mower County Public Health
Sara Lee — Mayo Clinic
Trish Harren — Mower County
Gema Alvarado-Guerrero — Parenting Resource Center, Inc.
Dewey Schara — Austin Public Schools
Laura Helle — Austin Area Arts
Catherine Haslag — Riverland Community College, Science Fair Mentoring
Jessica Vasquez — U of MN Extension, Youth Development