2019 Board of Directors


Hayden Howland, President

Peter Rhoades, Vice-President

Abhi Andley, Treasurer

Rachael Dettmann Spiegel, Secretary

Bridget Alan Ales, Chair, Pedestrian Safety & Traffic Calming

Denise Aldrich, Chair, Zoning & Land Use

David Kratz, Chair, Neighborhood Comprehensive Plan

Mark Lindley, Chair, Communications/Outreach

Susan Schultze, Chair, Environment & Beautification

Mary Beidler Gearen

Katie Bergstrom

Jason Betchkal

Jeremy Dowd

Holly Geck

Karrie Knutson

Sonja Mason

Rene Meyer-Grimberg

Peter Stitzel

Ann O’Callaghan

Hillary Parsons

Peter Stitzel


Monica Haas, Executive Director


SHA Board & Staff


The Summit Hill Association District 16 Planning Council is part of the larger Saint Paul Planning Council system, serving as a liaison between the neighborhood and the various City departments and entities.

In order to effectively serve our neighborhood and fulfill our mission, it is critical that we have a Board of Directors who are willing and able to take an active, hands-on, forward-thinking role in not only understanding the needs of our constituents and reflecting them in our policies and activities, but also in making sure they are implemented successfully and thoughtfully.  For that reason, each Board member is required to sit on at least one of our standing committees.

SHA’s all-volunteer Board of Directors is made up of 21 members.  Each year, one third of the Board members are elected, and are eligible to run for up to two consecutive three-year terms.   Also, one of our Board members is an official representative of the Grand Avenue Business Association (GABA); one of our Board members also sits on the GABA board.

The Board of Directors and staff are governed by our Bylaws and Policies.

The Board is supported in its efforts by a full-time executive director, Monica Haas, who is located in our office at the Linwood Recreation Center.