District
School Board

Jamie Johnson, President

Jamie was elected to the Board of Education in April 2013. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carthage College and a juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a senior trial attorney and shareholder with Lommen Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, P.A. law firm and has worked in their Hudson office since 1990.

Jamie has served the community in various capacities including president of the Hudson Daybreak Rotary, church council president and Sunday School teacher at Bethel Lutheran Church, Hudson SAFE board member and officer, co-chair of the All Night Senior Party, STRIVE Mentor, YMCA and Hudson Booster coach and volunteer, Hudson Food Shelf board member and volunteer, and other various volunteer opportunities in the Hudson School District.

Jamie and his wife, Jean, live in the Town of Hudson and have three adult children who all graduated from Hudson High School.


Bruce Hanson, Vice President

Bruce Hanson joined RR Donnelley out of college in January 1997 and has worked his way up through sales, sales management and now serves as Vice President of Enterprise Healthcare. Outside of the office, Bruce is married with two young children that keep him very busy in his family life. Also, Bruce is very active in the community as a STRIVE mentor, a volunteer at his church and he sits Board of Trustees, serves on the Board of Junior Achievement of Hudson and is a Board member of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, and is active in Hudson Daybreak Rotary serving as the Community Service Chairperson.


Carrie Whitacre, Clerk

Carrie was elected to the Board of Education in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simpson College in Indianola, IA. She and her husband Lance have lived in Hudson since 2003 with their two daughters, who both graduated from Hudson High School.

Carrie is a homemaker whose involvement in the community includes: coaching positions with the Hudson Boosters and Hudson Basketball Association, treasurer position with the HBCC, and various volunteer leadership roles at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.


Rob Brown, Treasurer

Rob Brown was elected to the Board of Education in April 2015. He graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (Economics/Finance). He is a Regional Director for a firm who consults with school districts and municipalities across the mid- and upper-Midwest.

Rob is married to Tara Brown. They have three children who are developing into fine young adults, in part, due to their involvement within the Hudson School District.

Rob actively participates in Junior Achievement at the elementary level and is a large group leader serving youth ministry at Bethel Lutheran Church.


Sandy Gehrke, Member

Graduated Illinois Central College. Past Service: President of Western WI Realtor’s Association, Board of Directors of the WWRA, recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the WWRA, President East Troy Chamber of Commerce, Bethel Lutheran Church Council. Current Service: Professional Standards Ethics Committee MN Association of Realtors, Hudson Chamber of Commerce. Work and business background: Licensed Real Estate Broker, WI and MN; owned a tax preparation business for 25 years; court reporter for 10 years; owned and operated a number of retail businesses.

Has lived in Hudson for 25 years. Has 14 grandchildren.


Heather Logelin, Member

Heather Logelin has more than 20 years experience in nonprofit management in leadership.

In her current role with Allina Health, Heather is the community engagement lead for western Wisconsin, working with the hospital board of trustees’ community engagement committee and other community partners to develop and implement community health improvement initiatives throughout the region. She also oversees philanthropic initiatives at River Falls Area Hospital.

Heather serves on several local boards and committees, including the St. Croix County Health & Human Services Board, the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties, Habitat for Humanity St. Croix Valley, the United Way Success by 6, and the River Falls Rotary Club.

Heather has an MBA in nonprofit management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.

Heather lives in North Hudson with her husband, Greg Meyer, and two school-aged children, Jack and Addie.


Sue Kattas, Member

Sue Kattas was first elected to the Board of Education, April 2015. She has a Masters Degree from St. Cloud State University with additional graduate work from the University of Minnesota. Sue is an artist and retired from a career of teaching studio arts and art history at Inver Hills Community College, MN. Sue conducted numerous tours to Italy for her adult students.

Sue volunteers at The Phipps Center for the Arts and is a mentor at EP Rock Elementary School.

Sue has lived in North Hudson for 33 years with her life partner Deb.