APAC Staff and Board of Directors

Staff

Dave Anderson

Dave joined APAC as its Executive Director in 2004 and, in July 2016, moved into the role of part-time Senior Advisor & Management Consultant. In this new role, he continues to work on state public policy, community organizing, community outreach, staff management, board development, fundraising, and financial management. Dave has worked and volunteered in the nonprofit sector for 25 years. In July 2016, he became executive director of the National Manufactured Home Owners Association (NMHOA). In the past, he was also executive director of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG), interim executive director of the Minnesota State University Student Association (MSUSA), and associate state director of the Minnesota Senior Federation. Dave holds a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and is pursuing a Doctorate of Leadership from the University of St. Thomas. He is now a member of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Manufactured Housing Consensus Council, City of Vadnais Heights planning commission, the Housing Justice Foundation board of directors, the Humphrey School alumni board, and the Oak Hill Montessori Parent Association. Dave can be reached by email at dave (at) allparksallianceforchange (dot) org.


Owen Hawkins

Owen joined APAC in January 2016 as a part-time Program Associate. He is conducting research on the use of manufactured housing in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and providing policy alternatives to metro cities on how they can incorporate manufactured housing into their 2018 Comprehensive Plan updates. Owen received his Masters of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and earned a bachelor’s degree at Reed College in Portland, OR. He can be reached at: owen (at) allparksallianceforchange (dot) org


Lao Yang

Lao joined APAC first, in September 2015, as an intern enrolled in the HECUA Inequality in America program and is currently a part-time Community Organizer. She is organizing residents in the east metro and advocating for the needs and concerns of manufactured home park residents in the development of the Rush Line transit corridor. Lao is a student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Family Social Science BS. She can be reached at: lao (at) allparksallianceforchange (dot) org


Emily Pirkl

Emily joined APAC first, in February 2016, as an intern enrolled in the HECUA Inequality in America program and is currently a part-time Community Organizer. She is working with manufactured home park residents in both Minnesota and North Dakota and is helping to organize the Fargo Area Park Resident Association (FAPRA). Emily is a student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, pursuing her a Bachelor of Individualized Studies: Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology degree. She can be reached at: emily (at) allparksallianceforchange (dot) org


Jacki DeVore

Jacki has been a resident member, board member, and volunteer since 2011. In 2013, she moved into the role of Office Support / Tenant Advocate; providing information and responding to questions from manufactured home park residents who contact the office. She is currently the Midwest Area Vice President for the National Manufactured Home Owners Association (NMHOA) and an officer of the Arden Manor Resident Association. She can be reached at: jacki (at) allparksallianceforchange (dot) org.


Denise Bricher

Denise joined APAC in the summer of 2015 and is currently serving on the Board of Directors. She holds an Associate in Arts degree from Century College and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota. A past resident of Roseville Estates, she currently lives in Beaver Lake Estates in Maplewood and is very interested in manufactured homes/affordable housing issues. In 2016, she moved into the role of Office Support / Tenant Advocate; providing information and responding to questions from manufactured home park residents who contact the office. She can be reached at: denise (at) allparksallianceforchange (dot) org.


Board of Directors


Denise Bricher

Denise Bricher, President, joined APAC in the summer of 2015 and is currently serving on the Board of Directors. She holds an Associate in Arts degree from Century College and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota. A past resident of Roseville Estates, she currently lives in Beaver Lake Estates in Maplewood and is very interested in manufactured homes/affordable housing issues. She previously served as Second Vice President and Secretary.


Stephanie Ibarra

Stephanie Ibarra, First Vice President, joined the board in 2015 as a resident of Madelia Mobile Village (Madelia). She is the current park manager and the past board president of her resident-owned park community.


Gary Babcock

Gary Babcock, Second Vice President, joined the board in 2011 as a resident of Arden Manor (Arden Hills). He is currently part of the Arden Manor Resident Association. He has been a leader in the fight to protect his community from proposed expansions to highways bordering his community that would cause many of his neighbors to lose their homes. He previously served as Board Secretary, First Vice President, and President.


Jacki DeVore

Jacki DeVore, Board Treasurer, joined the board in 2011 as a resident of Arden Manor (Arden Hills). She is currently the Midwest Area Vice President for the National Manufactured Home Owners Association (NMHOA) and an officer of the Arden Manor Resident Association. She has been a leader in the fight to protect her community from proposed expansions to highways bordering her community that would cause many of her neighbors to lose their homes.


Emily Fuller

Emily Fuller joined the board as an alternate in 2010 as a resident of Fischer Garden (Sauk Rapids). She has been a leader in forming her park's resident association and working to improve the community for all residents. Previously, she served as President, First Vice President, and Second Vice President.


Barb Dean

Barb Dean joined the board in 2015 as a resident of Arden Manor (Arden Hills). She has also been a leader in the Arden Manor Resident Association.


Bill Dean

Bill Dean joined the board in 2015 as a resident of Arden Manor (Arden Hills). He has also been a leader in the Arden Manor Resident Association.