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Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc.

Ed Bolas
Private Sector

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CFO, DyCast Specialties, Starbuck, MN Term Ends 6/30/2021

John Tormanen
Private Sector

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Director of Mission & Human Resources, CHI St. Joseph's Area Health Svcs, Park Rapids, MN Term Ends 6/30/2020

Sandy King
Community-Based Organizations

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Vice President , West Central Initiative, Fergus Falls, MN  Term Ends 6/30/2020

Sandy Voigt
Economic Development

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Director, Women's Business Alliance Entrepreneur Fund, Little Falls, MN Term Ends 6/30/2020

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Sue Boehland
Education

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Central Lakes Perkins Secondary Coordinator, Perkins Consultant, Hewitt, MN WDB Vice Chair Term Ends 6/30/2021

Tammy Schatz
Education

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Program Manager Adult Basic Education/Community Education, Moorhead, MN Term Ends 6/30/2022

Rebekah Kent
Higher Education

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Dean of Career & Technical Programs/Customized Training, Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN Term Ends 6/30/2022

Julie Sachs
Job Service

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Field Operations Area Manager Job Service, Detroit Lakes, MN Term Ends 6/30/2022

Darrell Lende
Labor

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Business Agent, Cement Masons & Plasterers Local 633, Erskine, MN Term Ends 6/30/2022

Durant C. Thoen, Sr
Labor

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Business Agent, Plumbers & Pipefitters, UA Local 11, Zone 2, Detroit Lakes, MN Term Ends 6/30/2022

Eric Wittbrodt
Rehabilitation

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Rehabilitation Area Manager, MN Dept of Employment & Economic Dev., Fergus Falls, MN Term Ends 6/30/2022  

Matthew Gordon
Private Sector

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Vice President/Director of Operations, Gordon Contruction, Inc., Mahnomen, MN Term Ends 6/30/2023

Lori Meader
Private Sector

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Human Resources Director, Arvig Enterprises Inc., Perham, MN Term Ends 6/30/2023

Teresa Johnson
Private Sector

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Chief Human Resources Officer, Tri-County Health Care, Wadena MN Term Ends 6/30/2023

Vicki Leaderbrand
Executive Director

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 o...

Terry Blake
Private Sector

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Owner, Felton-Ada Country Store, Felton, MN WDB Secretary Term Ends 6/30/2021  

Carol Anderson
Private Sector

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Owner/Operator Anderson Farm, Little Falls, MN WDB Chair Term Ends 6/30/2021

Eloise Grave-Jallen
Private Sector

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COO/Controller, Red Lake Builders, Red Lake, MN Term Ends 6/30/2020

Amanda Hanson
Private Sector

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Human Resources Director, Midwest MN Community Development Corp., Detroit Lakes, MN Term Ends 6/30/2022

Kathleen Guess
Private Sector

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Owner, Guess Enterprises, Bemidji, MN Term Ends 6/30/2021

Don Martodam
Private Sector

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Owner, Martodam Holdings, Hawley, MN Term Ends 6/30/2022

Jerry Arneson
Private Sector

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SVP/Ag Commercial Lender, Bell State Bank & Trust, Moorhead, MN Term Ends 6/30/2021

Jose Alba
Chief Ambulatory Officer, Tri-County Health Care, Wadena, MN

Board

Current Term Ends:  9/30/22 Representing:  At-Large Member

Esther Ames
Tribal Employment Rights Coordinator, TERO, Naytahwaush, MN

Board

Current Term Ends:  9/30/22 Representing:  White Earth Nation

Janelle Klinke
Chief People Officer, Goldmark Property Management, Fargo, ND

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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.

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Tina Jaster
Director of Operations

Administration

Craig Nathan
Director of Regional Initiatives

Administration

Craig Nathan serves as the Director of Regional Initiatives 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.

David Schumacher
IT Manager

Administration

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

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.

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Brian Gapinksi
Program Manager - East

Administration

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Mischale Buhr
Operations Tech Supervisor

Administration

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Nancy Stensgard
Local Disability Resource Coordinator

Administration

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Michael Loreno
Operations Specialist

Administration

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Dana Gulson
Office Manager

Administration

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

Don Martodam
Vice Chair-Owner, Martodam Holdings, Hawley, MN

Board

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

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

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/21 Representing: Leech Lake Bank of Ojibwe

Patrice O'Leary
Associate Vice President, Family Services, Lutheran Social Service, Brainerd, MN

Board

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

Tharen Stillday
Director, Red Lake Constituion Reform Initiative, Red Lake, MN

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/21 Representing: Red Lake Nation

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

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/22 Representing: At-Large Member

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

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/22 Representing: At-Large Member

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

Board

Current Term Ends: 9/30/22 Representing: At-Large Member

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Re-Employment

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

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

I love my RN job

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

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

financially independent

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

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