Board of Directors & Staff


2021 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.

Latham Hetland
Chair, New York Mills

Teresa Pederson
Treasurer, New York Mills

Sarah Carlson
New York Mills

Kirstin Roberts
New York Mills

Rebecca Imsande

Jennifer Parta
Vice Chair, Perham

Nicole Lalum
Secretary, New York Mills

Mary Jo Roberts
New York Mills

Lynne Penke Valdes

Alison Francis

Not pictured

Matt Kaul, Ottertail


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

Cheryl Bannes
Artistic Director

Missy Sundheim
Gift Shop Manager

Tyler Perish
Maintenance / Facilities

Tammy Kasma
Facilities & Program Assistant

Morgyn O’Dea
Program Assistant



Not pictured

Lindsay Kennedy, Summer Student Intern (M-State)
LaVonne Lindberg, Summer Student Volunteer (Perham High School)
Jaime Kopveiler, Overflow Creative, Marketing & Design Contractor


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