Governing Board

Andrew Elofson

Chairman of the Board / Founder

Andrew Elofson, the Founder of PCs for People, has worked as a Licensed Social Worker for over 30 years.   In this time, Andrew has developed an expertise in the areas of Youth Development, Child Mental Health, Adult Mental Health, and is currently working with adults and families who are homeless. Andrew utilizes his efforts as a social worker to help distribute computers to those most in need. Andrew lives in St. Peter MN with his wife Jessica.  They have 6 children. In 1998,  Andrew gave a young boy the first computer to be donated. After 4 months, 30 more computers were donated and Andrew knew he needed help to grow the program. He obtained a county-owned house, developed relationships throughout the community, found a group of interested high school students and established PCs for People.

Zeb Anderson

Vice Chair

Zeb Anderson is currently in the Corporate Strategy / Channel Management function of Medtronic PLC where he uses data analytics to drive strategic insights. He has a Juris Doctor and is licensed to practice law in Minnesota. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Certified Information Systems Auditor with a passion for strategy, data, security, and process efficiency. He lives in NE Minneapolis and loves walks through the neighborhood with his wife and kids.

Jeff Shellberg

Treasurer

Mr. Shellberg is a founder of the Company and founding director of the board. He has worked in the regulatory and commercial banking industry for over 30 years. As Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Mr. Shellberg is responsible for all aspects of the Bank’s credit policies and risk management systems. Prior to 2013, Mr. Shellberg oversaw the lending division in addition to his responsibilities as Chief Credit Officer. He currently chairs the loan and appraisal committees and plays an integral role in credit actions on the Bank’s largest lending relationships. Mr. Shellberg received his B.S. from Iowa State University and is an alumnus of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, Boulder.

Srilekha Akula

Board member

Srilekha Akula is currently with UnitedHealth Group (Optum) as Director of PMO, Shared Services. Srilekha started her career as a Software Engineer and now enjoys strategic problem solving and bringing order to the chaos in software development. Srilekha finds giving back to the community fulfilling. She lives in Shakopee with her husband and two daughters.

Adrianne Benton Furniss

Board member

Adrianne is Executive Director, Board Member and Trustee of the Benton Foundation, a private operating foundation with offices in Evanston, IL. Adrianne spent her professional career in the media business, specializing in distribution and marketing strategies, management, strategic planning and acquisitions. For 13 years, she worked at Chicago-based Home Vision Entertainment (HVe), a publisher and distributor of classic and independent films on DVD. She rose from Executive Vice President to President/CEO and majority owner before selling the business in 2005. Before that, Adrianne spent fourteen years in New York City, the last eight traveling the world for Children’s Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) where she served as VP of International Television.

Bill Coleman

Board member

Bill Coleman leads Community Technology Advisors, a consultancy focused on community broadband and economic development services.  With his advice and facilitation, community-based leadership teams assess and improve their access and use of technology to improve community vitality, including initiatives in network deployment, application development, and digital inclusion.  Bill has worked extensively in greater Minnesota throughout his career – with a regional planning commission in Mora, with the State of Minnesota as staff to the Star City Program, and with a regional telecommunications provider working in market development.  Bill has a degree in Urban Studies from MSU-Mankato.

Jeffrey Kannas

Board member

Jeffrey Kannas is a Director in the Manufacturing Practice at Deloitte Consulting. Jeffrey has spent more than 12 years leading global large scale ERP implementations and has over 17 years of Manufacturing Industry expertise. Beyond developing quality solutions that drive value for his clients Jeffrey is a family man interested in helping his community by serving on PCs for People’s board.

Michael A. Levine

Board member

Michael A. Levine is the director of growth marketing for Barkley, one of the nation’s largest employee-owned creative idea agencies. His role oversees all integrated communications strategy and channel-specific execution. In his past roles, Michael has helped raise more than $35+ million through various campaigns and special events from 20 to 20,000. His fundraising and communications efforts have led to multiple awards for engagement and funds generated. Outside of work, Michael serves on several nonprofit boards including Social Media Club, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, and most recently, as the board chairman for PCs for People. Michael and his wife Julie both love traveling, live music, social media, and food/drink. They live in Kansas City, MO with their twin daughters.

Kathy Rasmussen

Board Member

Kathy Rasmussen is the Vice President of Human Resources at Dominium, one of the leading affordable housing property management companies with over 30,000 apartment homes and 1,000 employees nationwide. Key areas of responsibility include: staffing, compensation, benefits, talent management, training, employee relations and risk management. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Metropolitan State University and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation. Kathy feels that being a PCs for People Board Member provides an expansion of her fulfilling work. Born and raised in Minnesota, Kathy now resides with her family in Chanhassen where she spends time watching her kids in high school sports or going out to see live music.

Brendt Rusten

Board Member

As Partner and Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Dominium, Brendt Rusten is responsible for the firms owned portfolio representing more than 3.5 billion in multifamily assets and approximately 30,000 apartments. Mr. Rusten has been actively involved in multifamily acquisition, development and management for more than 35 years. He serves on Dominium’s Executive Committee, providing oversight of all dispositions, refinancing of existing assets, and quality control of its assets. In addition, Mr. Rusten serves as a member of Dominium’s Credit Committee bringing his 35 years of affordable and market rate housing experience to the underwriting of new developments and acquisitions.

Tim Feathers

Board Member

Tim Feathers is a partner with Stinson LLP. As an intellectual property and technology lawyer focused on helping clients leverage their knowledge capital, Tim offers clients a deep understanding of transactions and disputes involving technology development and licensing and the intellectual property issues that underlie those disciplines. Prior to joining the board of PCs for People, Tim served as a board member of Connecting for Good and he is passionate about the cause of closing the digital divide and providing educational equity for underserved groups.

Andrea Dale

Board Member

Andrea Dale is a servant leader who brings a unique perspective, intellectual curiosity, and the courage to explore the tough questions in order to advocate for student communities of color. After 18 years in Senior Leadership positions in Corporate Telecommunication, High Tech-Start-Up companies and Public Relations, she made the transition to Education. This is where she found her true “calling” to work with Middle School students and their families. She is intentional about building and maintaining authentic relationships to cultivate cultural competency, promote empathy, and deepen inclusion for all she encounters.