Catherine Blonigen Appointed as First Ever Executive Director of Family Services Collaborative
The Family Services Collaborative of the Lakes Area recently announced the appointment of Catherine Blonigen as the first-ever executive director of the organization.
Blonigen has nearly two decades of executive leadership expertise with experience in fund development, service innovation, program development, communication and collaboration and an extensive network of regional, statewide, and national partners.
The appointment of Blonigen reinforces the Family Services Collaborative’s mission to empower children and families by increasing equitable access to person-centered services and resources to support physical and mental health, improving academic outcomes and enhancing community wellness.
The Family Services Collaborative has served thousands of children and families across the communities of Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton and Pequot Lakes for nearly 25 years through an interagency partnership with Crow Wing County Community Services as its fiscal host.