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Who We Are

Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Community Action Partnership is governed by a uniquely structured Board of Directors whose members are derived from three diverse sectors of the counties we serve. 

  • Diana Sanderson

    Bottineau County, Public Sector

  • Mary Pandolfo

    Burke County, Private Sector

  • Lori Ganje

    McHenry County, Low-Income Sector

  • Lynn Price

    Renville County, Low-Income Sector

  • Jim Blomberg

    Ward County, Public Sector

  • Hank Ripplinger

    Ward County, Private Sector

  • Wayne Olson

    Mountrail County, Public Sector

  • Ann Gibson

    Pierce County, Low-income Sector

Our Staff

  • Willy Soderholm

    Executive Director

  • Rachel Haskins

    Finance Director

  • Tena Dewanz

    Program Manager

  • John Meyer

    Energy Conservation Coordinator

  • Cindy Clark


  • Montanna Raynne

    Administrative Assistant

  • Christy Spletto

    Financial Program Specialist

  • Max Pontenila

    Supportive Services for Veteran Families

  • Dominica (Nica) Granada

    Housing/IDA Program Specialist

  • Payden Garaas

    Energy Conservation Administrative Assistant

  • Terry Magnuson

    Energy Conservation Estimator/Inspector

  • Dave Berntson

    Energy Conservation Estimator/ Inspector

  • Bill Swartwout

    Energy Conservation Foreman

  • Bill Dunn

    Energy Conservation Foreman

  • Steve Hansen

    Energy Conservation Specialist

  • Jacob King

    Energy Conservation Specialist

  • Mason Marsh

    Energy Conservation Specialist

The Promise of Community Action

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.  We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Community Action makes a difference.

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

  • Souris Valley United Way