​​A family-focused long-term care residence

Granite House

Granite House

Granite House

Granite House

As we welcome our residents and begin operations, we proudly
 introduce our management team!
Please welcome Anna Bohnen, RN, ​as our Nursing Director and
Amber Rolewicz as the House Manager.

Anna M. Bohnen, RN
Executive Director of Granite House 

Co-founder and former board member of the nonprofit
Native of the Twin Cities, Minnesota area
B.S. in Retail and Interior Decoration from U. of Wisconsin, Stout
A.S. in Nursing from Century College, White Bear Lake, MN
Experienced in senor group homes and served as the RN/Director           at two separate assisted living residences for seniors

Started health care career as a caregiver for the Insleys’ son
Enjoys getting to know the residents and providing care
Has a passion for excellence in health care
Enjoys gardening, walking the dog, spending time with family

We are fortunate to have a talented and dedicated team of volunteer board members. Board members adopt the policies and procedures for the operations of the nonprofit and share ideas to implement our mission and goals. Everyone 

has worked very hard to make our dream into a reality for our residents. 

Amber A. Rolewicz
Operations Manager; House Manager at residence
Home town Cottage Grove, MN
Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Assistant
​           training from Century College, White Bear Lake, MN
Previously worked in nursing homes and at Metro Urology

Started career in home care as caregiver for the Insley’s son
Has training in Phlebotomy and Medical Assistant fields
Passionate about improving the quality of life for people with disabilities
Enjoys spending time with her family and going to their cabin 

Full board as of July, 2018:
​Back row, L to R: Frank, Tom, Lucas, Kirk

Front row: Donna, Carol, Carla

Carol T. Insley
Board Chair, Founder 
Grew up in Washington, DC
BS from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina
Eight years in retail management in DC and Bozeman, MT
MS in Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Teaching in River Falls, WI School District prior to 11/25/2007

After Nov. 2007, became Aaron’s advocate and primary caregiver,
    managing PCA caregivers at home for 11 years starting Nov 2008
Hobbies: quilting, volunteering in schools, laughing at the dogs
Current occupation is President and CEO of Granite House, Inc.
Former member of the Minnesota Department of Human Services
      Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee

Kirk R. Dahl
Board Vice-Chair
Home town Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attended Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
BS and DDS from the University of Minnesota
Dental practice 32 years in Lake Elmo

Family dentist and neighbor of the entire Insley family
Small business owner, connections to community
Interested in history, economics, and politics
Enjoys gardening, reading, hiking

Thomas I. Insley
Born in Baltimore, Maryland
BS in Chemical Engineering from U. of Maryland, College Park
MS in Chemical Engineering from U. of Montana, Bozeman
32 years with 3M as inventor and patent manager
Career total of over 50 Patents

Retired, devotes much of his time to working on Granite House
Project manager, general contractor for construction 
Experienced with project management and home building
Active in mountaineering, cross-country skiing, and kayaking
Cared for Aaron at home for 11 years with Carol

Not Pictured: 

Kathleen M. Lohmer
Charter and Board Member Emeritus
Long-time resident of St. Croix Valley, Minnesota
Served three terms in Minnesota State House, District 39B
35 years’ experience as small business owner
Helping children with disabilities for four decades

Contacted by the Insleys early on with plans for Granite House
Well connected in the community, an asset to our cause
Advising on Legislative actions which affect resident capacity
“Excited about the concept of Granite House, the creation of a 
   unique type of living situation for young adults with brain injury.” 
Continues to be an advisor to the board on policy issues

Carla Dahl
Home town St. Paul, Minnesota
BS in Elementary Education from
               the University of Minnesota
Office Business Manager for Kirk Dahl, DDS

Interests are reading, gardening, hiking, and yoga
Member of the Lake Elmo community for 40 years
Friend and neighbor of the Insley family 

Frank J. Ritter
Board Member
Native of Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Utah School of Medicine

Practiced at Minnesota Epilepsy Group PA 

Retired, friend and neighbor of the Insleys
Enjoys downhill skiing in the Rockies

Lucas A. Gahler
Board Member
Home town Madelia, Minnesota
BA in Financial Economics at Gustavus Adolphus College
Started in banking, then IT security
Currently Information Security Engineer at ICF Olson

College roommate of both the Insley boys
Enjoys motorcycles, cars, computers, model rockets & airplanes
“Granite House is an opportunity to help a good friend, Aaron,
     and honor the memory of another good friend, Richard.”

Donna M. Koning, MD
Board Member
Native of Larimore, ND
Long-time resident of the Twin Cities, Minnesota area
Chemical Engineer at 3M before career change to Neurology
University of Minnesota Medical School, Neurology
Member of Stillwater Medical Group, Stillwater MN

Has cared for Aaron Insley for five years as his Neurologist
Fascinated with the study of the brain
Passion for helping people overcome difficulties
Enthusiastic and creative as a board member

Sees all the Granite House residents on site