Board of Directors & Staff


2017 Board Members

The volunteer Board of Directors of the Cultural Center actively participates in policy development for the Center, in strategic planning, and financial oversight for the organization.

Nick Leonard
Chair, Fergus Falls

Sarah Carlson
Vice Chair, New York Mills

Teresa Pederson
Treasurer, New York Mills

Vicki Chepulis

Rebecca Imsande
New York Mills

Carol Myhre

Kirstin Roberts

Not pictured

Judith Brockway, Board Secretary, Deer Creek
Latham Hetland, New York Mills
Matt Holtberg, New York Mills


Cultural Center staff members carry out the mission of the organization through program and activity planning and execution, and assisting in making connections between artists and community members.

Betsy Roder
Executive Director

Erika Leija
Gift Store & Membership Coordinator

Cheryl Bannes
Education & Outreach Coordinator

Not pictured

Tammy Kasma, Facilities & Program Assistant
Tyler Perish, Maintenance

Derek Henderson
Curator & Marketing Coordinator


Most Board and Staff photos courtesy of Sarah Wilhelmi of Impressions by Sarah Photography. Visit Sarah’s website: