Board of Directors

Left to Right

Front: Charity Bullick, Robin McNamar, Teresa Gustafson, Donny Wohlers, Marlene Cihlar, Jessica Boyer, Jerrel Olson

Back: Larry Lindor, Ken Johnson, Michelle Rinke, Bob Staples  

Not pictured: Keith Englund, Hannah Michaelson, Lori Triebenbach, Janel Mendoza

Executive Committee

Jessica Boyer

Bob Staples

Ken Johnson

Personnel Committee

Larry Lindor

Donny Wohlers

Keith Englund

Ken Johnson

Janel Mendoza

Audit Committee

Chad Van Santen

Marlene Cihlar

Bob Staples


Justin Anderson

Chad Van Santen

Linda Saari

Governance Committee

Charity Shah

Jerrel Olson

Lori Triebenbach

Teresa Gustafson

Marlene Cihlar

Jessica Boyer

Michelle Rinke

Bob Staples

Robin McNamar

Hannah Michaelson

The Board of Directors provides the continuity on which the organization is based.

Individual members of the staff and the Board come and go, but the entity of the Board exists as long as the organization does. Individual members of the Board, together, form a corporate body that has the overall responsibility for the organization. Board members generally assume responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Attend Board meetings and know how to actively participate
  • Set policy and establish goals for the Agency
  • Provide guidance to the Executive Director
  • Maintain a proper relationship with staff
  • Ensure adequate financing of the Agency and see that money is responsibly spent
  • Actively support the Agency and Chief Executive Officer and Fiscal Services Director
  • Make a written plan that outlines the long-term goals of the Agency


West Central MN Communities Action, Inc. governing documents, Conflict of Interest policy, and financial statements are available by contacting Missy Becker-Cook or Heather Carlson at 218.685.4486, Ext. 0.