Board of Directors


Nancy Abel

Nancy is a Licensed Social Worker, currently working at Allina Health New Ulm Medical Center. Nancy has been working in the human services field for over 25 years. Nancy has been a member of the Horizon Homes board since 2012.


Beverly Linnes

Beverly has been a Horizon Homes board member since 1989. She has been a nurse since 1968 and has specialized in psychiatric and mental health nursing. She has experience with inpatient behavior health, and outpatient experience at the Psychaiatric Clinic and community mental health. Beverly rerited as a Registered Nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System on the behavioral health unit. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and was a certified as a psychiatric and mental health nurse until her retirement. 


Chris Roe

Board Chair

Chris is an attorney at Blethen, Gage & Krause, PLLP focusing on business, estate planning and real estate matters. Chris serves as a director on a number of local non-profit boards. He has been on the Board of Directors of Horizon Homes, Inc since 2005. In his free time, Chris enjoys golf and spending time with his wife and 3 children. 


Deanna Steffensmeier

Vice Chair

Deann has been with the State of Minnesota for 32 years.  She spent 14 years working with the Department of Human Services and since has moved on to work as a Rehabilitation Counselor, assisting individuals with disabilities in returning to employment in the community for the Department of Employment and the Department of Economic Development.  Deanna also teaches American Sign Language as an adjunct at Minnesota State University, Mankato. 


Gayle Bofferding

Information coming soon. 


Jack Norman

Jack is a Certified Public Accountant at Andring, Collins, Norman and Company in Mankato for 28 years. Jack has worked as a CPA since 1986 and has served on the Board of Directors at Horizon Homes, Inc. since 1994.


Randy Wells

Information coming soon.