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Vicki Leaderbrand
Executive Director


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 o...

Melissa Kain
Human Resources/Payroll Manager


Melissa Kain is the Human Resources/Payroll Manager who oversees the Human Resources aspects of Rural Minnesota CEP.  This includes staff policies and procedures, safety, EEO/AA compliance, and training.  

Nancy Bisek


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.

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Tina Jaster
Director of Operations


David Schumacher
IT Manager


David Schumacher provides the management, direction, coordination, and maintenance of the technology infrastructure for RMCEP.

Arlyce Cucich
Program Manager - West


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.

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Brian Gapinksi
Program Manager - East


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Mischale Buhr
Operations Tech Supervisor


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Dana Gulson
Office Manager


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financially independent

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

I work full time now

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

This program was awesome

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

If it wasn't for RMCEP

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


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

I love my RN job

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