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.

Joe Chandler –  Board Chair

Private Representative

View Bio

Ben DeNucci – Treasurer

Public Representative

View Bio

Gina Maki – Secretary

Consumer Representative

View Bio

Kevin Adee

Public Representative

View Bio

Dee Bretti

Private Representative

View Bio

Rick Blake

Public Representative

View Bio

Matthew Broadrick

Consumer Representative

View Bio

Mike Fort

Public Representative

View Bio

Amanda Gordon

Consumer Representative

View Bio

Mona Johnson

Private Representative

View Bio

Wanye Skoe

Public Representative

View Bio

Melissa Weidendorf

Private Representative

View Bio

Bridgett Wertz

Consumer Representative

View Bio

Judith Leolich

Consumer Representative

View Bio