Two new people have been elected as members of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation’s board of directors.

Mary Battista and Tom Wargolet were elected on June 20 to replace Bev Aho and Joan Grootwassink, who both completed their two terms of volunteer board service, the foundation said in a news release.

Battista is a national board-certified health and wellness coach, certified personal trainer and is the col proprietor of Prairie Health Companion, a private health coaching business in Eden Prairie. Battista and her husband have lived in Eden Prairie for 27 years.

Wargolet is the vice president and COO at Lifetouch Inc. in Eden Prairie and is a former board member and treasurer for PROP, the nonprofit and social services provider in Eden Prairie. He and his wife have lived in Eden Prairie for 26 years.

Also on June 20, PG Narayanan was elected to chair the foundation’s board for a second year. The Eden Prairie City Council member is also the founder and CEO of SmiForce, Inc. The other board officers for 2019-20 are Ron Case, Ranee Jacobus and Jay Lotthammer.

Narayanan, Lotthammer and Carlos Berger agreed to a second three-year term on the board. The other directors are Pastor Rod Anderson, Hanadi Chehabeddine, Alfonso Chicre, Jeff Jiang, Elaine Larabee, Pastor Paul Nelson and Tina Palmer. Mark Weber serves as the organization’s executive director.

The Eden Prairie Community Foundation’s mission is to fill unmet needs and encourage philanthropy in Eden Prairie as a grantmaker, fiscal sponsor and a host to fund holders. The foundation’s website is


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