Paula Eklund-Fisher joined Riverwood’s Foundation team as administrative assistant in November. In this role, she supports all functions of the Foundation by providing organizational and recordkeeping expertise, including maintenance of donor files and special events assistance. She also provides part-time administrative support to the human resources team.
Previously, Eklund-Fisher worked in Riverwood’s clinic reception and billing departments. She also worked as a real estate appraiser for many years. An Aitkin High School graduate, she earned a bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in economics from theUniversity of Minnesota, Duluth.
“I am so thrilled to have Paula on our Foundation team atRiverwoodHealthcareCenter,” says Jodie Johnson, Riverwood Foundation director. “With her outstanding organizational and computer skills, she will bring a new dimension to our work with donors and the community.”
Eklund-Fisher enjoys connecting with the community through her volunteer work. She coaches the All Stars dance (jazz and kick) teams atAitkinHigh School, of which her daughter, Shellby, is a member. She also helps organize special events for the Mille Lacs Snowmobile Club, including doing some grant writing.
“I love working for a nonprofit organization where I know that the work I’m doing is contributing to the quality of life in our community,” Eklund-Fisher says. “I’m looking forward to supporting the Foundation’s annual fundraising events like the July hospice golf tournament and dinner and the fall gala.”
Eklund-Fisher lives with her husband, Dean, and two daughters, Shellby and McKenzie, in the Malmo area where her husband operates Fishers Resort on Lake Mille Lacs with his father, Greg Fisher.