Meet the Board of Education

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 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.

Heather Logelin, Treasurer

Heather Logelin is President of the St. Croix Valley Foundation and has more than 20 years of nonprofit experience, including leadership roles with Allina Health and Planned Parenthood.

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 is an active Rotarian, serving as the 2017-2018 President of the River Falls Rotary Club. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley, St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity, and the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties. She has also served as an appointed member of the St. Croix County Health and Human Services Board.

A native of southern Minnesota, Heather now lives in North Hudson with her husband, Greg Meyer, and two teenage children, Jack and Addie. In her free time, she enjoys walking, kayaking, canoeing, camping, and cross-country skiing.

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 the Administrative Assistant at St. Patrick’s School in Hudson. She also a member of the St. Patrick’s Church music ministry. Carrie participates in the River City Chorale as an ensemble choir member and serves on their Board of Directors.

Carrie resides in Hudson with her husband Lance and their two dogs. Their two adult daughters are Hudson High School alumni.

Bob Baumann, Member

Bob Baumann was elected to the Board of Education in April of 2018. He is an Environmental Services Director for The Goodman Group which operates assisted living communities.
Bob has lived in the Hudson School District since 1996 and has three children (Hudson class of 2015, 2018, 2020).
Bob has been an active volunteer over the years for Hudson schools, hockey and soccer associations, Phipps Center for the Arts, and Grand View’s Castle Park construction.

Rob Brown, Member

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.

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 student tours to Italy to view art and architecture.

Sue is passionate about fostering student learning achievements and helping to navigate the decision-making policies on the Board of Education.

Sue volunteers at The Phipps Center for the Arts as a member of the Visual Arts Council, serves as a Mentor at EP Rock Elementary School, and is a member of the Counselor Advisory Committee at Willow River Elementary School.

Sue is a 35 year resident of North Hudson where she resides with her life partner Deborah.