ST. PAUL — Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman has appointed Lisa Eder, Kimberly Lund Voss, Amy Christiansen and Dr. Steven Kiester to the Minnesota Crime Victims Reparations Board, a program that provides compensation to victims and their families for losses incurred due to a violent crime.
- Dr. Steven Kiester, of Woodbury, replaces Dr. Philip Eckman as the board’s physician representative. Dr. Kiester has practiced in the Twin Cities for more than 30 years. Dr. Kiester has been active in the Aspen/Allina Medical Groups for the past 25 years and is a past president of the Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association.
- Amy Christiansen replaces Ellyn Rapaport as the board’s victim representative. Christiansen is currently employed with Health Partners. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of people who have been impacted by crime and is looking forward to this opportunity.
- Lisa Eder, of Minneapolis, has worked in the area of criminal justice and crime victim services over the past 28 years. As a manager in the Hennepin County Attorney Victim Services Division, Eder supervises advocates who work on a variety of crimes against persons and property cases within Hennepin County. She also manages the Hennepin County Juvenile Prosecution Victim Services Unit as well as Adult and Juvenile Gang Prosecution Victim Services. This is her second term on the board.
- Lt. Kimberly Lund Voss, of the Minneapolis Police Department, was also reappointed to another term on the board. Lund has been a police officer for 29 years and is a resident of Roseville.
The Minnesota Crime Victims Reparations Board provides compensation to victims of violent crime and their families. Since its creation in 1974, the program has eased the financial burdens of thousands of crime victims.The Reparations Board is a unit of the Office of Justice Programs, a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.