CIRCLE OF DISCIPLINE, INC. BOARD MEMBERS
Jeanne had career with the federal government for over thirty (30) years with the Department of Justice at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Attorneys' Office (USAO) in Minneapolis. She was selected for a detail to the Executive Office for US Attorneys (EOUSA) in Washington, DC and when the detail ended she was offered a position with EOUSA. Miss Montrese ended her career working for the Department of Defense with the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) in DC.
She has been committed to working for the betterment of Minnesota's youth by working as a volunteer with various agencies, such as, Uptown YWCA's Bernadette Teen Club, St. Joseph's Home for Children, Hennepin County Foster Care and Taylor-Ludlow Elementary School in Washington, DC.
She is also on the Board of Directors for the Lake Street Council and Cedar Parkway Condominiums and recently elected as a Commissioner for the City of Minneapolis-Neighborhood Community Engagement Commission and Member of the Minneapolis Police Athletic League (PAL) Board of Directors.
Ms. Frazier has worked in the public school systems for over ten years. She worked as a special education teacher in the New York Public School system before relocating to Minneapolis and working for the Osseo Area Schools system. Her focus was students with learning disabilities and emotional behavioral disorders. In addition to education Ms. Frazier has worked in the non-profit sector as a program assistant and advocate for agencies like the International Longevity center in New York City and ARC Greater Twin Cities in St. Paul. Mrs. Frazier is currently an Administrative Intern with St. Paul Public Schools where she is working on her credentials to become a leader in the district. She has valuable experience working with youth and has been a volunteer for the Circle of Discipline for over seven years.
Mr. Rich has been an active supporter of the Circle of Discipline since shortly after its inception in 1993. He has been one of our faithful and trusted volunteers, involving himself as coach/trainer, mentor, and now as a board member. He continues to volunteer at many of our tournaments and events. Mr. Rich recently retired from The Star & Tribune after 31 years of service.
Donna "DeDe" Sandberg
Ms. Sandberg is a native of Minneapolis, MN and is a past participant of the Circle of Discipline programs. She is currently a fulltime student at Northwestern Health Sciences University pursuing a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine and works at Regions Hospital as a Laboratory Service Technician. She has a desire and passion to work with inner city youth to help them with their needs.
Deborah Boatman is a newcomer to the Circle of Discipline. After experiencing the positive energy and sense of community at COD, she began working out there and volunteering.
Ms. Boatman spent her career as an administrative assistant at Winona Area Public Schools and Bloomington Public Schools where she supported district-level administrators. She attended Kansas State University and is a graduate on Winona State University.
In addition to her work at COD, Ms. Boatman is part of a group of volunteers that makes quilts for area hospitals and shelters. She is a certified amateur boxing official.
Larry is a husband, father of three, Bloomington resident and founder/lead agent of the Boatman Realty Team. He has served as a local church pastor and a fund-raising executive for faith-based non-profits. Larry is a graduate of Kansas State University and has a Master's Degree in Counseling from Winona State University.
Larry's involvement with the Circle of Discipline began in 2013 when he accepted an invitation from Adonis Frazier to visit the COD gym. "What I experienced there on my first visit showed me something special was happening at COD. As I have become more involved as a participant, volunteer and eventual board member, I have come to love my brothers and sisters at COD as family and am so grateful for all that happens there to transform and literally save the lives of at-risk young people. COD is truly a life-changing place for me as well. I want to do everything I can to see this vital work continue to grow."