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Executive Director & Founder – Alan M. Peters
Mr. Peters serves as Executive Director of Can Do Canines and founded the organization in 1987. He is responsible for general management as well as fundraising, publicity and public relations. Mr. Peters has a B.A. in Psychology and Human Development from St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota. He has completed the College of St. Thomas Mini MBA Program for Managers of Non-Profit Organizations, was selected to attend the I.D.S. Excellence in Community Leadership Academy and completed 11 days of specialized training in The Fundraising School.
Mr. Peters has received a Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship and a Pillsbury Fellowship, enabling him to progress on an MBA in Non-Profit Management at the College of St. Thomas. In 1994, he was selected to receive the Minneapolis Award from Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton. Mr. Peters has been a member of the Spring Lake Park Lions Club since 1995 and was selected to receive the Helen Keller Award in 2009.
Can Do Canines Board of Directors
Mitch Peterson, President
Dianne Ward, Vice President
Ross Thorfinnson, Jr. Treasurer
Ann Curme Shaw, Secretary
Judy Sharken Simon
Ross Thorfinnson, Jr.