HPDL Board

The Board of Directors consists of twelve elected members: two representatives from each of the three neighborhoods (Hale, Page, and Diamond Lake) and six at large members. There is no term limit but we ask for a two year commitment. Board members are expected to attend monthly meetings, serve on a committee, and support events that take place throughout the year.


The Board of Directors holds monthly meetings (the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 PM) at the HPDL offices and all HPDL meetings are open to the public.

**Note:  Due to the Covid Pandemic the board is meeting via Zoom for our monthly meeting.  If you have any items for the agenda please email our office at office@hpdl.org 


Ben Osborn and his wife moved to Minneapolis from out of state.  After trying out a few neighborhoods, they moved to Hale in 2015. Now they can’t imagine living anywhere else with their two young boys and one old dog. They enjoy spending time with neighbors, exploring Minnehaha Creek, Lake Nokomis, and Pearl Park.  Ben was motivated to join the board to meet neighbors, build community and see if he could help make our part of the city a little better.  Also the snacks.  

Vice President

Cory has lived in south Minneapolis for 8 years and the Hale neighborhood for 4. He and his wife moved frequently until arriving in the neighborhood and are happy to feel like this place will be home for their 2 kids, aged 8 and 11, and 2 dogs and 2 cats. He enjoys building boats to take out on city lakes and exploring the parks and trails by foot and bike with his family. Cory has enjoyed taking up gardening in recent years and has helped manage the HPDL garden and seed library.


Carrie has lived in south Minneapolis since 2010 and in the Page neighborhood since 2018. Altogether, she's lived in seven states, including both coasts (and some time abroad), but the Midwest will always feel like home to her, having grown up mostly in Wisconsin. Professionally, she works in public health, with a focus on how the places we live impact our health and quality of life. Personally, she loves exploring the neighborhood's many parks, Minnehaha Creek, and Lake Nokomis with her husband, two young kids, and rescue pup. 


Katie has lived in South Minneapolis since 2011 and in the Hale neighborhood since 2017.  Katie and her husband both grew up in the Twin Cities and love living close to Minnehaha Creek with their rescue puppy.  Katie decided to join the board to get to know more of her neighbors and to help keep Hale a great place to live.

Board Member

Cassie Batinich moved to Hale, Minneapolis in 2020 and has been a resident of Minneapolis since 2015. She works in public relations as a media strategist for a professional gaming and entertainment company, Version1, in Eagan. Cassie spends her free time reading on her porch, walking her dog Miles around the neighborhood, and traveling and biking through Minneapolis. She is also a dog foster and volunteer with Wags and Whiskers Animal Rescue.  She joined the HPDL board in 2020 to stay in the loop about happenings in the community and to make connections with fellow neighbors. 

Board Member

Allan Cummins is a Minnesota native and 21 year HPDL resident.  Having recently retired from a 37 year engineering career, Allan would like to apply his experience "building bridges" to get things done in the corporate world towards building bridges amongst his fellow HPDL residents.  Our neighborhood, like most other neighborhoods in Minneapolis, is currently facing many challenges that weren't evident not so long ago, but working together we will keep HPDL as the wonderful place it has been to live.

Rhonda Fields

Board Member

I  live, work and worship in South Minneapolis.  I have lived in Minneapolis for over 25 years, living in the Powderhorn, Bancroft and Diamond Lake communities. 


I am an active member in my neighborhood.  I joined the HPDL Neighborhood Association to support and implement the mission of the association.  I enjoy engaging neighbors in community events and building strong communities in Minneapolis. 

Board Member

Bob has lived in the Diamond Lake neighborhood for many years. His previous background is in urban and regional planning where he has a master’s degree.  He has worked in the past with the University of Minnesota in transportation safety, and with the city of Burnsville in research and city zoning.  He enjoys biking and using the city of Minneapolis’s city parks and lakes.

Board Member

My wife Ann and I are living in my childhood home again after 10 years in Farmington, so I feel I know the area pretty well. I’ve seen it change -- and not change much at all -- in 50 years residing here.  I work overnights as an LPN at Veterans Home and was an entertainment reporter in town many years.

Board Member

I am a wife, mom, daughter, neighbor, and lover of a REALLY hot cup of coffee who recently moved to the Diamond Lake neighborhood. A Georgia girl at heart, I am grateful to have been adopted by beautiful, snowy Minnesota. By profession, I'm a fundraiser with 16+ years of experience locally and nationally. When not fundraising, I can be found running very, very slowly around Lake Nokomis, playing dinosaurs with my son, chasing my crazy cat around the block, or enjoying a cocktail with my husband.

Board Member

My name is Nathan Sterner and I am the oldest of 5 and grew up in Rosemount, MN.  I have been away from Minnesota since high school and this year bought a house in the Hale neighborhood.  I only looked in this area and enjoy walking along the creek everyday and love the tight knit community and friendliness of my neighbors. I started my career as an Air Force Officer where I was an engineer working with space technologies and traveled to all 7 continents.  I then spent some time on wall street and then the last few years I have been involved in start-ups. I love being active with tennis, biking, and skiing, reading + learning, and trying new superfoods.