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Tonia Teasley, Executive Director

Tonia brings to PACER deep experience in business, as well as a passion for our mission of championing children with disabilities and their families. Most recently, she served as the Regional Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross for Minnesota and the Dakotas. Tonia also has held executive-level positions with Capella Education Company, Thomson Reuters, and the Emmerich Group. She is a graduate of St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota Law School and is the parent of adult children with disabilities.

PACER Boards

PACER maintains several boards and committees that support the mission and activities of the organization. The majority of PACER’s Board of Directors are parents of children with disabilities.

PACER Center Board of Directors 2023-2024

  • Alison Bakken

    Jeff Betchwars

    Lisa Elm

    Dr. Timothy Feyma

    Daniel Goldberg

    Jessica Graft

    Kathy Graves

    John Guthmann

    Jay Jackson

    Daniel Levinson

    Shannan Paul

    Sara Sagedahl

    Beth Simermeyer

    Tina Smith

    Dorothy Slegman

    Margery Webb

    Matthew Woods

Paula Goldberg, Leading PACER 1977-2022

Paula Goldberg

With tremendous sadness, PACER Center announces the death of its executive director and co-founder, Paula F. Goldberg.

PACER’s board and staff invite you to share a tribute or favorite memory.

View the Memoriam