peration No Limits 2018
Sue Cardinal, Community Outreach
Registrar at the Pines School, Centennial ISD 12
“I have been with the Centennial School District since 2003. I started volunteering with Operation No Limits a few years ago and working with Lori has changed my life. Most of these kids don’t have families or people in their lives that care. We teach them life skills and do transitioning with them so that they can leave here feeling better about themselves. My Dad once told me 'The reason they put erasers on pencils are for people that make mistakes.' These kids deserve a second chance."
Enriching the lives of at-risk youth
The Operation No Limits Board consists of members that live and work in the community. The board members support our mission of enriching the lives of at-risk youth.
Lori Kordell, Founder and Executive Director
B.S. in Human Resource Management and Speech Communications from the University of MN – Twin Cities
Lori founded Operation No Limits after working with the kids as a substitute teacher. “Our community’s at-risk youth are underrepresented. There is a void that needs to be filled. After hearing stories of their lives and the paths that got them where they are today, I had to do something – thus Operation No Limits. I am proud of the outpouring of support from; the kids, their families, the County staff, Pines School staff, the ONL Board and volunteers, and the community. My passion is to provide them with a positive outlook and a new set of skills they can take with them to become productive members of our neighborhoods.”
Mike M, At-Large Strategic Planning
Rhona Hubbell, Vice President
Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, Duluth
Rhona has worked for the last 17 years as the Financial Manager at Advance Family Dental, a family dental practice in Vadnais Heights. She brings her experience with running a successful business and managing people to the Operation No Limits board. Previously serving the board as Treasurer, she began her term as Vice President this year.
"As a longtime resident of Lino Lakes, I felt very lucky to have raised my family in a great supportive community. I am pleased that I can give back through Operation No Limits and help at-risk kids make positive changes in their lives."
Christi Weber, 2018 Gala Chair
Megan Mattice, Secretary
Probation Officer. Masters of Criminal Justice. She has been a Juvenile Probation Officer for Anoka County since 2013.
"I am serving on the board of ONL because I've seen youth in the system fall through the cracks; due to loss of support, social skills, and independent living skills they become institutionalized as that is how they know how to live. I want to assist in planting seeds in today's youth to educate and stop the cycle."
Kris Stiebler, Fundraising Director
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources/Training & Development – University of Minnesota
Worked for the last 20 years in different Human Resources roles in both the private and public sector. Latest position is as a Human Resources Supervisor with the State of Minnesota – Minnesota IT Services, which provides the Information Technology for State Government.
"I chose to serve on the ONL Board for a couple different reasons. As a family member of Lori’s, I would hear stories about her work at the Pines School as well as her starting up the ONL foundation and her passion became contagious so, I too, wanted to be able to help give these kids a chance. I started out as a volunteer for ONL and as positions on the Board became open I decided I wanted to be able to offer more time to this great cause."
Jeanne Mack, President
B.S. degree in Microbiology (1986) and a B.A. degree in Elementary Education (1999) from St. Cloud State University
Masters degree in Administrative Services (1993) from Northern Michigan University
For the past 17 years, Jeanne has worked with youth as an elementary education teacher at an International Baccalaureate PYP school in the White Bear Lake School District. She worked with ONL since its infancy as a volunteer at the Juvenile Center. Previously, she had worked in higher education on several college campuses in Student Services departments involved in leadership training and assisting young adults as they adapted to the everyday rigors of college life. She worked to give them opportunities to develop their social, leadership and academic skills by helping them to understand the multitude of systems they needed to navigate in order to function successfully in today's world.
"I enjoy working with children and young adults and helping them to reflect on their past mistakes and give them the opportunity to build life skills while taking responsibility for their future. Operation No Limits has given me an avenue to share my knowledge and make a difference where it counts- with today's youth."