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EAI Board & Staff

The Emotions Anonymous International Board of Trustees are voted into office at the beginning of each fiscal year (July 1) and serve three year terms. The Board makes policy decisions throughout the year during their monthly phone meetings. There are several committees that report to the Board that may include non-Trustees. When applications are being accepted for board positions that information will be available on the website homepage. Application deadline is June 1 of each year.

2020-2021 Board of Trustees

Name: Scott Jakel
State, Country: Minnesota, USA
Phone: 507-276-0323
Role: President

Name: John Werner
State, Country: Minnesota, USA
Phone: 612-760-0313
Role: Vice President

Name: Paul Nouri
State, Country: New Jersey, USA
Phone: 929-399-6515
Role: Treasurer

Name: Colleen Coyne
State, Country: Minnesota, USA
Phone: 651-245-5461
Role: Secretary

Name: Derita Pippen
State, Country: Ohio, USA
Phone: 216-624-3559
Role: Board Member

Name: Steven Bell
State, Country: California, USA
Phone: 909-438-4938 
Role: Board Member

Name: Kelsey Weissman
State, Country: Illinois, USA
Phone: 618-334-6658 
Role: Board Member

Name: Behzad Arabpour Dahouei
Region, Country: Kerman, Iran
Phone: 0098 913 341 4015
Role: Board Member

*Officers are determined by Trustees.


Executive Director: Elaine Weber Nelson
Elaine works 16 hours/week

Accountant: Sandy Wells
Sandy works 13 hours/week

Database Coordinator: Claire Horton
Claire works 24 hours/week

Shipping Coordinator: Carleen Schmidt
Carleen works 12 hours/week


*Please note that not everyone is here every day of the work week. Some staff are working remotely from home part of the week as well.

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Office Information:

Main office phone: 651-647-9712

Office hours depend on availability of staff. Generally staff is in the office Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT but please call ahead before coming to the EAI office to be sure someone is available to help you. Currently we are not allowing anyone other than staff in the EAI offices due to COVID-19. 


Mailing Address:
Emotions Anonymous International
PO Box 4245
Saint Paul, MN 55104-0245