Our Staff

Janet Golden, Executive Director

Janet Golden, Executive Director

Janet joined the team at East Side Elders (formerly Dayton’s Bluff Seniors) in mid-June 2015. Janet comes to the organization with a rich background in non-profit management, most recently working with seniors and vulnerable adults at Tubman where she established and managed the Elder Care & Rights Center.

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Lynn Rabbitts, Program Director

Lynn Rabbitts, Program Director

Lynn brings her background as a Licensed Practical Nurse and her many years of experience in the healthcare and senior services field to her role as Program Director at East Side Elders.

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Kala Hotakainen, Volunteer Coordinator

Kala Hotakainen, Volunteer Coordinator

Kala joined the East Side Elders (formerly Dayton’s Bluff Seniors) team in February of 2016. She brings both a passion for volunteerism and experience in volunteer management gained from her internships with the Minnesota Literacy Council and Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties.

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Rebecca Nelson, Service Coordinator

Rebecca Nelson, Service Coordinator

Rebecca Nelson joined the East Side Elders team in October 2016. Rebecca’s upbeat personality and comprehensive knowledge of the East Side of Saint Paul serve her well in her position as Service Coordinator. Whether she’s coordinating a ride, checking in on a senior, or making connections with other organizations, Rebecca’s friendly and professional attitude shines.

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