Our leadership

Meet our Board of Directors

Chair: Jacqueline Cournia

Vice Chair: Nell DeBoer

Secretary: Marley Melbye

Treasurer: Sarah Olmstead

Executive Director: Lori Wagner

Meet our Board Members

  • Jess Bengtson

  • Jana Brekken

  • Rich Clauson

  • Allan Dragseth

  • Shane Heldstab

  • Betsy Larson

  • Tracy Kuchan

  • Tammy Moe

  • Eric Morgan

  • Sarah Ringdahl

  • Laurie Stahlecker

  • Nicole Volker

United Way of Crookston Structure


The role of the Board is to make policy in areas of finance, personnel, and legal issues and to provide leadership in setting the vision and developing goals for the organization.

Executive Director:

The United Way Executive Director is a paid, part time position. The Executive Director acts as the liaison between the UW Board and the agencies we serve. They are ultimately responsible for the campaign and fundraising efforts. The Executive Director presents Leader training, is a Leader for the larger businesses in Crookston and generally promotes the United Way.

Office Staff:

One part time staff person is available to assist the Executive Director. Office staff is responsible for depositing, setting up all campaign packets and tracking funds received during campaign.