Our Team

Kim Vanderwall

Kim Vanderwall consults with nonprofit organizations in the areas of strategic planning, board development and research. Kim is particularly effective with small, community-based or culturally-based organizations. She is the coauthor of the groundbreaking study, Coloring Outside the box: One Size Does Not Fit All in Nonprofit Governance, a study of governance in small cultural, rural and community-based organizations; and the subsequent Ten Dimensions that Shape your Board, a workbook to help boards soar within their own cultures and values.

Before founding Vanderwall Consulting, she held a variety of positions with small and large human service and social justice organizations. Among her highest achievements is the ability to build a great outhouse or clay oven; both of which she learned to do while in the Peace Corps in Paraguay.

Kim has an MA in Human Development from St. Mary’s University and a BA in Experimental Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has extensive training and experience in cross-cultural dynamics, is fluent in Spanish and has been fluent in Portuguese and Guarani.

Kim is currently the Chair of Jeremiah Program National Governing Board of Directors and the Ramsey County Library Board. She is a Past President of the Girl Scout Council of the St. Croix Valley and the Minnesota Women’s Golf Association. Other past community involvement includes board roles with St. Paul Neighborhood Network, Colors Magazine, Institute for Renewing Community Leadership and Minnesota Women’s Golf Association Foundation; serving as a volunteer mediator through the Dispute Resolution Center, and being the lead bicyclist for the Melpomene race and the 623 Walk/Run. She also likes to travel, eat, cross-country ski, and do crossword puzzles.



Jan Vanderwall

Jan Vanderwall is recognized as one of Minnesota’s most experienced student transportation experts. He assists school districts in solving complex transportation issues, including contracting and negotiation processes, development and implementation of fee structures, and school time alignment analysis and options – always working to build the district’s expertise along the way. He frequently helps school districts find ways to save up to hundreds of thousands of dollars through more strategic and efficient use of transportation resources.

Jan has been in charge of student transportation for Roseville Area Schools since 1975; and has been a consultant through the MN Department of Education and independently for many years. He is past President of the MN Association for Pupil Transportation, the Minnesota State School Bus Safety Roadeo, and a developer of the Wide Area Transportation Service (WATS)  that provides service for low density programs operating between districts.

Jan was awarded the 2006 Outstanding Service to Youth Award by North Suburban Youth and Family Services, as well as 2007 Transportation Administrator of the Year by the MN Association for Pupil Transportation.
Jan is also very involved in the civic life of his community. He is an active member of Roseville Rotary, as well as being on Roseville’s Public Works, Environment and Transportation Commission, and Active Living Ramsey County. His past involvement includes Imagine Roseville 2025, Roseville City Center Task Force and several Roseville Pathway Committees.

Jan has been involved for years in community race volunteering, including hosting the ISD 623 Walk/Run since 1986 and serving for several years as Vice President of Race Operations for the Twin Cities Marathon. He is an avid golfer and recently served as conehead of the US Women’s Open VIP Transportation Committee.