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SEMAC employs a small part-time staff which includes an executive director and a grants program manager. Patricia Alcott, who passed away in July 2021, served as executive director of SEMAC from its inception in 1978 until she retired in June 2008.

  • Robin Pearson has been Executive Director since July 2008, having joined SEMAC in January 2001. She has an educational background in art history and public policy. Robin may be reached by emailing the director(at) or by phone at 507-281-4848.
  • Karen Miller was hired as an administrative assistant in June 2008 and soon added grants management to her duties. Before moving to southeastern Minnesota, Karen worked in higher education administration utilizing her background in political science and office administration. Karen may be reached by emailing staff(at) or by phone at 507-281-4848.