Board of Directors

Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota

Our Board

The Board of the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota is comprised of volunteers who wish to be active in the Czech and Slovak community in Minnesota.  Past and present board members have included professors, veterinarians, retired military, public sector employees, and more.

If there is currently a vacancy and you are interested in joining the board, please contact us!

Dr. Renáta Tichá


Dr. Cheryl Nelson Theuninck

Vice President

Programs & Facebook Communication

Liaison to UMN Immigration History Research Center

Jan Knudtson

Vice President

Publicity & Public Relations, Web Management, Social Media, Volunteer Match

Beatrice Flaming


Andrej Gadzo

Website Management Support


Class of 2017

Andrew Kozak

Dr. Gwen Willems – Literary Ventures Program

Marit Lee Kucera

Honorary Member

Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic for Minnesota,  Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota


Vacant Board Positions

Education Chair

Interested in serving on the CSCC Board? Contact us!

In Memory Of:

Dr. Josef Mestenhauser (1925-2015) CSCC Founder and past Board President. Mestenhauser Legacy Initiative

Don Pafko (1939-2017) Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic.