Joy Vander Heiden
In Human Resources, no two days are alike. I enjoy making connections and helping my clients - Ehlers' employees - be successful in their careers.

Joy Vander Heiden

Director of Human Resources
Joy Vander Heiden

Joy brings more than 25 years’ human resources experience to her role as Ehlers’ Director of Human Resources  A valued member of our Leadership Team, Joy oversees all areas of human capital management including recruiting and selection, employee relations and benefits administration.

A native of Green Bay, Joy moved to Minnesota after college and currently lives in Vadnais Heights with her husband and two children. When she’s not busy with work and family, she enjoys travel, golf, yoga and reading.

Focus Areas

  • Recruiting
  • Candidate Selection
  • Employee Relations
  • Benefit Administration


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Human Resources Management, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Community Involvement

Current Advisor (Oct 2023 – Present) – Upturnships
Former Board Member/Secretary (6 years) – Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corp (VHEDC)