Board of Directors

KOOTASCA Community Action is lead by a passionate group of Board members. They live and work in Itasca and Koochiching Counties, are committed to serving the bests interests of the community, and provide core leadership and strategic direction for KOOTASCA.

As a Community Action Agency, KOOTASCA Community Action is governed by a tripartite board system that is composed of one-third representation from low-income individuals and representatives democratically elected by their peers, one-third representation from elected officials holding public office, and one-third representation from the private sector.

To apply for a position on the KOOTASCA Board of Directors, please complete and submit an Application for Appointment to the Board of Directors.

Rick Blake – Board Chair

Itasca County Private Representative

Molly French – Vice-Chair

Koochiching County Private Representative

Mona Johnson- Treasurer

Koochiching County Private Representative

VACANT – Secretary

Itasca County Policy Council Consumer Representative

Roxanne Skogstad-Ditsch

Koochiching County Public Representative

Steve Winkelman

Koochiching County Consumer Representative

Leann Landrus

Itasca County Private Representative

Obed Matus

Itasca County Private Representative

Charlene Waldron

Itasca County Consumer Representative

Deb Krueth

Itasca County Consumer Representative

Cory Smith

Itasca County Public Representative

Austin Rohling

Itasca County Public Representative

Pete Kalar

Koochiching County Public Representative

Ricky Roche

Koochiching County Public Representative

Valarie Winkelman

Koochiching County Policy Council Consumer Representative