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Board of Directors

Daniel J. Wenner
Executive Director

Administration

Daniel J. Wenner serves as the agency Chief Executive Director, providing successful leadership, management, and direction for RMCEP. In this position, Mr. Wenner guides the consistent achievement of the mission of RMCEP, as well as meeting its financial objectives. Mr. Wenner has served RMCEP for...

Nancy Bisek
Comptroller

Administration

Nancy Bisek serves as the agency Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of agency operations. In this position, Ms. Bisek establishes financial strategies, controls and growth plans for the agency. Ms. Bisek has been with the agency for over 18...

Craig Nathan
Director of Regional Initiatives

Administration

Craig Nathan serves as the Director of Field Operations covering our 19 county service area.  Mr. Nathan provides management and delivery of client focused services, develops regional partnerships, and coordinates quality operational services and special projects.  Mr. Nathan has been with RMCEP for over 15...

David Schumacher
IT Manager

Administration

David Schumacher provides the management, direction, coordination, and maintenance of the technology infrastructure for RMCEP. Mr. Schumacher has served RMCEP for over 42 years.

Vicki Leaderbrand
Director of Operations/Human Resources

Administration

Vicki Leaderbrand serves as the Organizational Planner and Human Resources Director for RMCEP. In this capacity, Ms. Leaderbrand develops operational programming plans and special project services, agency strategic plans, and conducts research and analysis. Ms. Leaderbrand also provides oversight for the human resource functions of...

Arlyce Cucich
Program Manager - West

Administration

Arlyce Cucich coordinates the creation and maintenance of quality operational program services and special projects, and analyzes data to ensure positive program outcomes for the agency. She also coordinates the work of the Youth Council. Ms. Cucich has served with RMCEP for over 22 years.

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Dana Gulson
Office Manager

Administration

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Mischale Buhr
Operations Tech Supervisor

Administration

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Sue Hilgart
Program Manager - East

Administration

Deb Allison
Former Executive Director, Bi-County CAP, Bemidji, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/19 Representing: At-Large Member

Carol Anderson
Owner-Operator, Anderson Farm, Little Falls, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: Workforce Development Board Chair, has seat on Board Representing: Workforce Development Board

Terry Blake
Owner, Ada-Felton Country Store, Felton, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: Serving at the discretion of the Workforce Development Board Representing: Workforce Development Board

Nathan Fetting
Chair • Red Pine Consulting, Detroit Lakes, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/20 Representing: At-Large Member

Robert Goodwin
Retired Director, White Earth Employment & Training, White Earth, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/19 Representing: White Earth Nation

Janet Green
Former Executive Director, Ecumen, Detroit Lakes, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/19 Representing: At-Large Member

Don Martodam
Owner, Martodam Holdings, Hawly, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: Serving at the discretion of the Workforce Development Board Representing: Workforce Development Board

Larry Lundblad (Vice Chair)
Vice Chair • Retired President, Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/19 Representing: At-Large Member

Charles Lussier
Job Counselor, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Cass Lake, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/19 Representing: Leech Lake Bank of Ojibwe

Patrice O'Leary
Operations Director, Lutheran Social Service, Brainerd, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/20 Representing: At-Large Member

Jermey Olson
Superintendent Henning School District, Henning, MN • Superintendent Underwood School District, Underwood, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/19 Representing: At-Large Member

Tharen Stillday
Executive Assistant, Office of the Tribal Treasurer, Red Lake, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/19 Representing: Red Lake Nation

Stephen Jones
Superintendent Little Falls Community Schools, Little Falls, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/19 Representing: At-Large Member

Lori Schwartz
Executive Director, Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership, Moorhead, MN

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Current Term Ends: 9/30/19 Representing: At-Large Member

Karen Szczodroski
Income Maintenance Supervisor, Morrison County Social Services, Little Falls, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/19 Representing: At-Large Member

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Tina Jaster
Operations Specialist

Administration

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Nancy Stensgard
Local Disability Resource Coordinator

Administration

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I work full time now, feel great about myself and setting a good example for my kids.  Staff helped me make a plan for my son who is disabled.  They made me feel like they really cared about what they were doing. ~ AN

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This program was awesome and helped me get started in my nursing career, when I was unable to afford it.  Thank you so much! ~ SH

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Thank you!  Without the help from CEP I would not be financially independent ~ RK

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Re-Employment presented many unforeseen challenges for me.  Rural Minnesota CEP provided much needed, and greatly appreciated support.  Thank You. ~ MM

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I love my RN job & couldn't have gotten here without the help of CEP!  Thank You! ~ CR

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I know if it wasn't for Rural Mn CEP I would not be in the positive situation that they helped me get to in my life.  I  am so grateful!  Thank you Rural Mn CEP! ~ TC